Home Worship for

Palm Sunday March 28 2021

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. Think about it, you may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you.


If you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain safe as much as possible. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to do the same, so as to not jeopardize their loved ones. If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch!

Prelude: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

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A Call to Worship for Palm/Passion Sunday

Leader: Let us worship the Lord—not just with our voices, but also with our entire being.


People: We gather to worship the One who is highly exalted and whose name is above every name, Jesus the Christ.


Leader: Your presence demands our participation. Our worship is never wasteful.


People: Be gracious to us, O Lord. We are your servants; empty us for your use.

We are Christ’s servants and may we be of the same mind.


All: We declare that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Praise be unto God!


Alexis Carter, Lenten Liturgical Resources from Africana Writers, edited by Safiya Fosua, 2020.

Opening Hymn: Many Gifts, One Spirit


1. God of change and glory, God of time and space, when we fear the future, give to us your grace. In the midst of changing ways give us still the grace to praise. Many gifts, one Spirit, one love known in many ways. In our difference is blessing, from diversity we praise one Giver, one Lord, one Spirit, one Word known in many ways, hallowing our days. For the Giver, for the gifts, praise, praise, praise! 

2. God of many colors, God of many signs, you have made us different, blessing many kinds. As the old ways disappear, let your love cast out our fear. Many gifts, one Spirit, one love known in many ways. In our difference is blessing, from diversity we praise one Giver, one Lord, one Spirit, one Word known in many ways, hallowing our days. For the Giver, for the gifts, praise, praise, praise!

3. Freshness of the morning, newness of each night, you are still creating endless love and light. This we see, as shadows part, many gifts from one great heart. Many gifts, one Spirit, one love known in many ways. In our difference is blessing, from diversity we praise one Giver, one Lord, one Spirit, one Word known in many ways, hallowing our days. For the Giver, for the  gifts, praise, praise, praise! 




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The Lord's Prayer

Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us:

Our Father, 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.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.

Amen

The Love Connection Five

Rev. Gewanda Parker

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Colossians 3:12-17 CEB

12 Therefore, as God’s choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Be tolerant with each other and, if someone has a complaint against anyone, forgive each other. As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other. 14 And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 The peace of Christ must control your hearts—a peace into which you were called in one body. And be thankful people. 16 The word of Christ must live in you richly. Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 Whatever you do, whether in speech or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him.

Love is the Way: "E Pluribus Unum"

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Offering Prayer

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Offering Prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, as we bring our gifts and lay them at your altar, we remember the crowds in Jerusalem who laid 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 that the Messiah for whom we long is the one you know we need – Jesus Christ, your anointed one, in whose name we pray. Amen. (Mark 11:1-11)

Intro to Worship Dance

You'll never walk alone....

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You'll Never Walk Alone

Oceanview Worship Dance


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A Choral Benediction for Lent

O Love Divine verse three

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Blessing: You have Waved Your Palms at Him

Now you have waved your palms at him. 

Now you have followed him on the parade route. 

You have seen Jesus for yourself. You know that he is real. 

Go forth and continue to see him in the world! 

Go where he goes and do what he commands. 

And may the peace of God rule and abide with you now and forever! 

Amen.


B. Kevin Smalls, The Africana Worship Book for Year B, Discipleship Resources, 2007, p. 215.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Liturgy of the Passion, March 28, 2021, the Sixth Sunday in Lent from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.


1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm: Psalm 31:9-16

2nd Reading: Philippians 2:5-11

Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47


https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/