Bulletin: PALM-PASSION SUNDAY – April 9, 2017

PALM-PASSION SUNDAY
“Come, Touch the Robe” Cantata
THE WORD IN MUSIC, SCRIPTURE, AND STORY
New Street United Methodist Church Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor
April 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
“The crowds in front of him and behind him shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!’” Matthew 21:9 CEB

PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS

WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION
NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHORAL INTROIT “Come, Touch the Robe” Pepper Choplin
*CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Open to us the gates of righteousness,
P: That we may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
L: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
P: God’s steadfast love endures forever!

*SHARING OF THE PEACE
L: The peace of Christ be with you. P: And also with you.

SPECIAL MUSIC: “Shine On, Great Savior”

PRAYER: (prayed by all)
Thank you, our God, for calling us to follow you, just as Jesus called the disciples long ago. Thank you for your many blessings to us. Keep us close to you in this week that begins in triumph but contains the horrible death of Jesus whom we love. Help us hold blessing and passion together in tension in worship and in our lives. Through your Holy Spirit we pray. Amen.

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 21:1-11
SPECIAL MUSIC: “Hosanna in the Streets”

A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Pastor Dee-Ann
SUNG DISMISSAL FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL: “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” verse 3 No. 277
3. Into the city I’d follow the children’s band, waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand; one of his heralds, yes, I would sing loudest hosannas, “Jesus is King.”

SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 13:12-15, 34-35
SPECIAL MUSIC: “Wash Their Feet”

GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER: prayed by all
We respond to your love and love and gratitude, O God. We are touched by the story of the one you sent to save us. In gratitude and thanks, we dedicate this offering and our very selves to the ones you care so much about. Amen.

CHORAL OFFERTORY: “King of Suffering”
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE: “Lamb of God” verses 1, 2 FWS, No. 2113

BENEDICTION: Go now in the name of Jesus Christ, the crucified. Tell the world with your mouths and your lives that God so loved the world that God was willing to die for us. May the blessing of the One who made us, the One who faced death for us, and the One who sustains our lives, the Holy Trinity, be with us all, now and forever more. Amen.

CLOSING: “Soldiers of the Cross”
*POSTLUDE
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*Indicates standing as you are able.
~We welcome all visitors to the morning worship. We are blessed to have you with us.
~The altar flowers are given in memory of Sam & Margaret Skinner by Margaret Rose & Steve
Smith
~Palm Sunday Palms are given in memory of Evelyn Mason by her beloved husband George
Fellowship Hour is hosted by Margaret Rose Smith, Shirley Wiltshire, Nancy Cleaver, Barbara Cleaver, & Meg Peterson
THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:
Music Director: Nancy Cleaver
Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin
Acolyte: Elle Jarrott
Reader: Nancy Whalen
Nursery: Sarah Raines
Greeters: Kathy Blue

FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal
Worship resources come from “Just In Time: Palm Sunday and Holy Week Services” by Robin Knowles Wallace.
Scripture references include: Luke 8:43-48; Luke 8:28-37; Matthew 21:1-11; John 13:4-17; Philippians 2:5-11; John 19:23-24; Matthew 27:54

New Street United Methodist Church
Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon
P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Street Address: 202 West New Street – Corners of Church and New Streets
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Phone: (304) 876-2362
nsumc@frontiernet.net & www.newstreetumc.com

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