Palm Sunday


Prelude | “Hosanna Loud Hosanna” | Orchestra

Welcome Message | Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan

Call to Worship | Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan
Leader: Hosanna to the Son of David!
ALL: Hosanna in the highest!
Leader: Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
ALL: Hosanna in the highest!

Opening Hymn | “All Glory Laud and Honor” | UMH 280, verses 1, 3, 5
[Refrain:] All glory, laud, and honor, to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.

[Verse 1:] Thou art the King of Israel, thou David’s royal Son,
who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and Blessed One.

~[Repeat Refrain]~

[Verse 3:] The people of the Hebrews with psalms before thee went;
our prayer and praise and anthems before thee we present.

~[Repeat Refrain]~

[Verse 5:] Thou didst accept their praises; accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious King.

~[Repeat Refrain]~

A Prayer of Confession, Pastoral Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer | Rev. Beth Chenault

“Prayer of Confession” led by Pastor Beth
Leader: Let us pray together

ALL: O God, you know us well. We are quick to speak of faith, but slow to live it fully. We shout “hosanna” as Jesus approaches, as did the people of Jerusalem many years ago; but we do not want him to come too close — not close enough to really see.
(Silent Confession)

ALL: O God, you know us well. We are quick to claim faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior; but, like the throng who greeted his entry into Jerusalem, we are fickle, slow to live fully and everywhere as faithful disciples. We know where we fail.
(Silent Confession)

ALL: O God, you know us well. We are quick to want the blessings of faithfulness; but, like the Twelve who spent the last week with him, we are slow to accept the pain and suffering of authentic Christ-like living. Forgive our weakness and fear.
(Silent Confession)

“The Lord’s Prayer” led by Pastor Beth
ALL: 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 trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass 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.

Anthem | “Filled with Excitement” | Children’s Choir

Scripture Reading | Mark 11:15-19 | Rev. Eric Pugh
15 Then they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves;
16 and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
17 He was teaching and saying, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”
18 And when the chief priests and the scribes heard it, they kept looking for a way to kill him; for they were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was spellbound by his teaching.
19 And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.

Sermon | “Jesus Cleanses the Temple” | Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan
Referenced Scriptures (links open in a new tab/page):
Mark 11:11
Mark 7:9-13
Mark 12:40
Mark 12:41-44

Closing Hymn | “There is a Redeemer” | Verses 1, 2, 1
[Verse 1:] There is a redeemer
Jesus, God’s own Son
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah
Holy One

[Refrain:] Thank you, oh my father
For giving us Your Son
And leaving Your Spirit
Till the work on Earth is done

[Verse 2:] Jesus my redeemer
Name above all names
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah
Hope for sinners slain

~[Repeat Refrain]~

[Repeat Verse 1:] There is a redeemer
Jesus, God’s own Son
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah
Holy One

~[Repeat Refrain]~

Benediction | Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan

Postlude | “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” | Orchestra