Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

March 29, 2015

*Those that are able are invited to stand




Welcome and Announcements                                                Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


-Gathering into worship-


*Opening Psalm                                                                           Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29


*Visual Call to Worship         We Will Worship You”


*Call to Worship

Leader: On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered the Holy City, Jerusalem.

               The crowds cheered and cried out:

People: Hosanna to the Son of David!

Leader: Jesus rode upon a donkey and the crowds spread their garments before him,


People: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Leader: When the leaders asked, "Who is this?" the crowds said:

All: This is the prophet, Jesus of Nazareth, from Galilee.


*Opening Hymn                 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”                                        #278          


*Opening Prayer


Anthem                                          “Antiphonal Hosanna”                                                Choir


 -Offering our prayers-

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the

Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Prayer Hymn                “Please Enter My Heart, Hosanna”                                 #2154  

in The Faith We Sing


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer


-Becoming a family of faith-


Video                                         “Baby Dedication”


The Sacrament of Baptism                                                                                             #33

Catelynn Brianna Johnson


*Baptism Hymn          “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”                                 #611


Receiving New Members                                                                                                   #38

Brian and Melissa Johnson


-Reflecting on THE WORDs of God-


Children’s Sermon

         (After the Children’s Sermon, Children K through 3rd grade are invited to Junior Church)


Scripture                                                                                                 Mark 11:1-11




-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes


*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                #95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


*Offering Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, as we bring our gifts and lay them at your altar, we remember the crowds in Jerusalem who lay their cloaks on the road, shouting “Hosanna” as Jesus passed. We know they were looking for a Messiah who was different from who you sent Jesus to be – not one of political power and military might, but one who came in compassion and mercy to heal, love, and save. Search our hearts that we might be confident the Messiah for whom we long is the one you know we need – Jesus Christ, your anointed one, in whose name we pray. Amen.


-Taking the Word to the World- 


*Closing Hymn                  “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”                                            #297                                      




*Hymn                                   “Where He Leads Me” (refrain only)                                 #338

             Where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow,

Where he leads me I will follow, I’ll go with him, with him all the way.