An asterisk (*) invites the Assembly to stand.
Words in bold indicate the responses of the Assembly.
Prelude Praeludium in g minor Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Call to Worship
Gospel Reading of the Palms Luke 19: 28 – 40
*Procession of Palms/Hymn No. 88 All Glory, Laud and Honor
*Unison Prayer of Invocation and New Life
God of Jesus Christ, who teaches us the way, come and lead our journey today. Be with us in honesty and hope. Be with us as we seek the humble path to your kingdom. Hear us as we call out Hosanna — O save us — and empower us as we commit to serve and heal others. Bless us to stay with you, O Jesus, even when the crowds disperse during Good Friday’s darkness. Bless us in our journey to Jerusalem, to the cross, and throughout life, Amen.
*Assurance of Reconciliation
Leader: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them up to God.
*Response In Praise Tallis’ Canon
All praise to thee my God this day, for all the blessings of thy way. Keep me, O keep me safe from harm within the shelter of thine arm.
*Exchange of Peace
Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
The Day’s Psalm Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-27
The Children’s Time
*Hymn No. 91 Ride On, Ride On in Majesty
(children depart for their classrooms during the 2nd verse)
The Epistle Reading Philippians 2: 5-11
Offertory Anthem Ride On, King Jesus arr. Larry Shackley
The Way to Jerusalem
Pastoral Prayer & the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father and Mother, 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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
*The Passion Begins Luke 23: 1-49 sel.
*The Hymn No. 85 What Wondrous Love
*Benediction Response Jesus, Remember Me Taizé
Postlude Sonata in A major, Movement I Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Chancel Flowers for next week — can be ordered in the Parlor: tulips and lilies for Easter, for a modest donation.
After worship everyone is invited to greet the leaders
and each other in the Parlor, during our fellowship time.
Assisting Deacons: Yumiko Matsuoka, Tony Rudié, Carol Jensen
Facing the Evil Empire: join us at 1 pm today on zoom to discuss how Jesus transformed the injustice of his day, as an inspiration to our own work with refugees, anti-racist Christianity and more. The link is on our website.
Good Friday April 15: Tenebrae worship in the Great Hall, 7:30 pm
Friday April 29, 7 pm: