April 14, 2019



*Those that are able are invited to stand





Visual Call to Worship             Palm Sunday is Here

Proclamation of the Entrance                                                                   Matthew 21:1-11

*Call to Worship

Jesus calls you to give…

Give up my horse, are you crazy?! I don't even know you!

"The Lord needs it and will send it back."

Give up my cup of coffee in the morning to feed an orphan?! Absurd!

"The Lord needs it and will send it back."

Give up ten minutes of my day to pray?! I don’t have enough time for that!

"The Lord needs it and will send it back."

You want me to give HOW much money to the church?! I can’t afford that!

"The Lord needs it and will send it back."

You expect me to get more involved in ministry? Do you know how many other commitments I have?

"The Lord needs it and will send it back."

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son..."

God gave us our resources. God gave us our time.

"The Lord needs it and will send it back."  Today, we give!


*Hymn                                   “Hosanna Loud Hosanna”                                              #278


*Opening Prayer

            As the people spread their coats palm branches on the ground to welcome Jesus into Jerusalem, so we welcome him into our lives this morning. King of Glory, King of Peace, Servant King, reign in our hearts and lives this day and all days, that we might praise your holy name.

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

Hosanna in the highest!


Welcome and Announcements


Kids Song                                             “Hosanna Rock”                                          *See Screen

Children’s Sermon                    


Scripture                                                                                                          1 Corinthians 13:7

Message         Love is more powerful than… Abandonment             Pastor Kelly                              


Prayers of the People / Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.)



Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

Offering of Music              In the Cross of Christ I Glory”                                         Choir

Offering Prayer


A Service of Lessons and Hymns for the Passion


Matthew 26:14 –29

Hymn                                                    “Thank You, Lord”                                                       #84

Matthew 26:30 –56

Hymn                                              “Go to Dark Gethsemane” Verse 1                               #290

Matthew 26:57 –75

Hymn                                           “What Wondrous Love Is This” Verses 1 & 2                #292

Matthew 27:1 –23, 26–30

Hymn                                         “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” Verses 1 & 2              #286

Matthew 27:31 –50

Hymn                                                 “Jesus, Remember Me”                                               #488

Matthew 27:51 –66

Hymn                                          “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”                                     #301


Visual Illustration                        Were You There



*Chorus                              Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” (Refrain)                    #301

         In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever,

                      ‘till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

Love is More Powerful than…














Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith