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Order of Worship for Palm Sunday
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Prelude
Passagio
by Ludovico Einaudi
Pianist: Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry

Welcome
with Palm Sunday reading from Matthew 21:1-9

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.[a]” 4 This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
   5 “Tell the daughter of Zion,
   Look, your king is coming to you,
   humble, and mounted on a donkey,
   and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8 A very large crowd[b] spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
   “Hosanna to the Son of David!
   Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
   Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Palm Processional
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Opening Prayer/Blessing of Palms

Virtual Passing of the Peace

Opening Song
Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord
by Stephen Schwartz
with OnCenter Band

Prepare ye the way of The Lord x 9

Prepare ye the way of The Lord
(Everybody now)
Prepare ye the way of The Lord
(Everybody now)
Prepare ye the way of The Lord

Time for Young Disciples
with Beth Buffington

Scripture Reading
Matthew 27:11-16, 21-24

Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You say so.” 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?” 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
15 Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to release a prisoner for the crowd, anyone whom they wanted. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Jesus[a] Barabbas.
21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?”[a] All of them said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 Then he asked, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”
24 So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood;[b] see to it yourselves.”

Drama
Pilate, written by Graham Wills
Actor: Dale Zimmerman

Anthem
The Lamb
by Theodore Chanler
Soloist: Mary Elliott

Sermon
Palm Sunday
Preacher: Pastor Hannah

Offertory Invitation

Offertory Music
Rustic Idyll
by Stephen Reynolds
Pianist: Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry
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Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Hymn UMH 504
Old Rugged Cross
(sheet music is here)
Vocalist: Luke Musgrave, Baritone

Verse 1
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.

Refrain
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

Verse 2
O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary.

Refrain

Verse 3
In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
a wondrous beauty I see,
for ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
to pardon and sanctify me.

Refrain

Verse 4

To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he’ll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I’ll share.

Refrain

Sharing Faith
with June Green

Announcements

Sending Forth

Postlude
Sonatina by George Frideric Handel
Harpsichord: Chris Garofalo


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