Worship at Home for Palm Sunday 2021

Palm Sunday and Confirmation Sunday

Call to Worship (Based on Psalm 118)

One: Give thanks for God is good!

Many: God’s love endures forever!

One: This is the day that the Lord has made!

Many: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

One: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Many: With palms in hand let us join in the festival procession!
Let us sing songs of praise and worship God!

 

Passing of the Peace (Wave your palms!)

*Hymn: “All Glory Laud and Honor”

All glory, laud, and honor

to you, Redeemer, King,

to whom the lips of children

made sweet hosannas ring.

You are the King of Israel

and David's royal Son,

now in the Lord's name coming,

the King and Blessed One.

All glory, laud, and honor

Translator: J. M. Neale (1854); Author: Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans (c. 820)

Tune: ST. THEODULPH (Teschner), Public Domain.

 

Children’s Message

 

Scripture Lesson: Please read these passages in your Bible at home. If you do not have a Bible, we have many at church and would love to give you one.

The Sermon this Sunday at St. Peter’s will be the confirmands sharing their Statements of Faith, Bible Verses and Catechism Questions as they Confirm their Baptism today.

Those of you worshiping at home may wish to read through the Palm Sunday Story in all four of the Gospels. You will see that each Gospel writer has a different perspective on the story.

Matthew 21:1-17

Mark 11:1-11

Luke 19:28-41

John 12:12-19

What differences do you note in the stories? In Matthew, Mark and Luke we are told that Jesus’ sent two disciples to get the donkey/colt. It sounds as though Jesus had this whole entry planned. What do you think?

Have you ever thought about the crowds? Do you think that the same people who shouted Hosana were the same as those who called for crucifixion on Friday?

How do you see yourself in the story? Do you imagine yourself laying down your jacket or waving branches? Are you anticipating that Jesus will say or do something awesome? Are you praying that you will be healed?

Take time to collect a budding branch from outside and place it in your prayer corner. Meditate on the meaning of Palm Sunday in your life.

 

Prayer

Hosanna we cry to you O God, Hosanna in the Highest!

Our hearts are open to your love, will and way. Yet often fears and doubts creep into our thoughts. We wonder if this Jesus is truly real. If God is so good, how can bad things happen to me. Instead of triumph and joy, the week turns to moments of sadness and denial. God forgive us when we doubt. Give us strength when we are afraid.

May the Holy Spirit surround those who need your comfort and your peace. Give the strength to heal to those who suffer from illness and injury. May your peace be present in places of conflict and hate.

During this Holy Week remind us that you cared enough to give us new loving commandments to serve. Through Jesus you show us what true love and service means. Through the cross we are saved and can live again.

Let us take time to lift up the joys and concerns of our hearts in prayer.

Silent Prayer followed by the 

The Lord's Prayer 

Prayer list: I’ve removed some of the names that have been on here quite a while. If I removed someone who I shouldn’t have please let me know.

Ahna, Priscilla, Grandpa David, Virginia, Vic, Liz’s sister in law, Butch, Marcie, Anonymous Cancer Patient, Linda, Pat, Laurie Lee, Gail, Brenda, Jeff, Terry, Bev, Mark, Dave, Peggy, youth struggling with mental health issues, Shawn, Lindsey, Sue, Diann, Danna, Janet, Lisa, Joyce, Sara, Cheyenne, Katelyn and Michelle, Bonnie's Niece.

Special Prayers:

  • For Bob and Ruth Depperman as they mourn the passing of Bob’s brother Richard Depperman on March 14 at age 90 years and 9 days.

 

Offering of Gifts and Selves

  • Give to One Great Hour of Sharing our Mission of the Month

Prayer of Dedication

Holy God cleanse us and restore us with the new covenant in Jesus. Help us to let go of our old ways of being and restore us with your Holy Spirit. Bless these gifts of our offerings and ourselves. Amen.

Affirmation of Faith

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son, our Lord;

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;

he descended into hell, the third day he rose from the dead;

he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the one holy universal Christian church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

*Closing Hymn “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Author: Jennette Threlfall (1873), Tune: ELLACOMBE, Public Domain.

 

*Benediction: May the Hosannas of this day be sung in truth and joy in your lives today and always. Amen.

 

 

 

 

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