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
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-
(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.
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.