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PRELUDE – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN (UMH) No. 278 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
CALL TO WORSHIP from “Psalm 31” Dr. John
RESPONSE No. 2087 “We Will Glorify”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Steve
– Join us in prayer for: Corine C, Gary C, Mary Len S, Anna Beth W
– Share a new prayer request.
THE LORD’S PRAYER (UMH) No 895
ANTHEM “I Then Shall Live” by Gaither/Sibelius
J T Hauser, Oliver Rodriguez, Adam Samuels
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Pastor Steve
The Guy With The Donkey – Matthew 21:1-11 (NRSV)
When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.”
This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
“Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?”
The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
II. “Andante ma Adagio” from Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K.191 by W A Mozart
Emily Amthauer & Bill Harden, Bassoon
You can make your gift to our 2020 Easter Offering online. The Easter offering is our annual campaign to support local missions.
HYMN (FWS) No. No. 2087 “We Will Glorify”
POSTLUDE – “Ellacombe” arr Al Travis – Dustin Tatro, Organ