Digital Worship Program

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April 5 | Order of Worship

Palm Sunday | 6th Sunday of Lent


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Welcome


Call to Worship from Psalm 118:1, 26-29


Leader:    

O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;


ALL:        

His steadfast love endures forever!


Leader:    

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.


ALL:         

We bless you from the house of the LORD.


Leader:   

The LORD is God, and he has given us light.

With palm branches in hand, join in the procession!


ALL:         

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;

you are my God, I will extol you.


Leader:   

O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;


ALL:         

His steadfast love endures forever!


Hosanna (Praise is Rising)


Praise is rising

Eyes are turning to you

We turn to you

Hope is stirring

Hearts are yearning for you

We long for you


'Cause when we see you

We find strength to face the day

In your presence

All our fears are washed away

Washed away


Hosanna hosanna

You are the God who saves us

Worthy of all our praises

Hosanna hosanna

Come have your way among us

We welcome you here Lord Jesus


Hear the sound of

Hearts returning to you

We turn to you

In your Kingdom

Broken lives are made new

You make us new


'Cause when we see you

We find strength to face the day

In your presence

All our fears are washed away

Washed away


Hosanna hosanna

You are the God who saves us

Worthy of all our praises

Hosanna hosanna

Come have your way among us

We welcome you here Lord Jesus


'Cause when we see you

We find strength to face the day

In your presence

All our fears are washed away

Washed away


Hosanna hosanna

You are the God who saves us

Worthy of all our praises

Hosanna hosanna

Come have your way among us

We welcome you here Lord Jesus


By Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown © 2005, 2006 Integrity's Hosanna! Music

and Thankyou Music CCLI Song #4662491 - CCLI License # 166558


Call to Confession


Leader:    

As we celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem,

we sing, we wave our branches, we shout “Hosanna!”

Then, so often, we turn away,

back to our old ways of life.

But our God is steadfast in love

and faithful to forgive,

filling us with new life.

In honesty and hope,

let us confess our sin together.


Prayer of Confession


Leader:    

Sustainer of the weary,

We have hidden our faces

from the pain and suffering of our world.

We have turned a deaf ear to the cries

of the poor, the hungry, the oppressed. 

         

ALL:         

Forgive us, Steadfast God,

and shine your face upon us.

Help us to have the same mind as Christ,

so we would know your promises;

help us to have the same heart as Christ,

so we might serve your children;

help us to have the same Spirit as Christ,

so we might go wherever you lead us.


Silent Prayers of Confession


Assurance of Forgiveness based on Psalm 118:4-5, 14, 17


Leader:    

Hear the Word of the Lord from Psalm 118:

“Let those who fear the Lord say,

‘His steadfast love endures forever.’

Out of my distress I called on the Lord;

the Lord answered me and set me free.

The Lord is my strength and my song;

he has become my salvation.

I shall not die, but I shall live,

and recount the deeds of the Lord.”


ALL:        

In Christ, God answers us and sets us free!

In Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God.


Psalm 136 (Your Mercy Endures)


Give thanks to the Lord

For God is good

God is good good

Give thanks to the Lord

For God is good

God is good good


Your mercy endures

Forever and ever

Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures

Forever and ever

Your mercy endures


To God who alone

Does great wonders

Does great wonders be praise

To God who spread out

The earth upon the waters

The earth upon the waters we say


Your mercy endures

Forever and ever

Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures

Forever and ever

Your mercy endures


God of gods and Lord of lords

Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures

God of gods and Lord of lords

Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures


Give thanks to the Lord

For God is good

God is good good

Give thanks to the Lord

For God is good

God is good good


Your mercy endures

Forever and ever

Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures

Forever and ever

Your mercy endures


God of gods and Lord of lords

Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures

God of gods and Lord of lords

Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures


Your mercy endures

Your mercy endures


By Gregory W. LaFollette© 2017 Late Model Leadfoot Music

(Admin. by Gregory W. LaFollette), CCLI Song #7098320 -- CCLI License #166558 


Prayers of the People & The Lord's Prayer

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Leader:

O God, from whose eyes the measure of our faith is not hidden, 

wrench from us now all religiosity, all rules and regulations 

from our scheduled selves that separate us from your Holy Spirit. 


ALL:

Your mercy endures forever. 


Leader:

O God, who calls each of us by name to be the church, 

give us love enough to make a difference, 

give us vision enough to follow, 

give us endurance enough to hold steadfast 

in the face of the unholy. 


ALL:

Your steadfast love endures forever. 


Leader:

O God, who claims us as disciples, 

bless us now and touch us with your holiness 

that we might have commitment enough to be good news 

to the poor and to all who suffer this day. 


ALL:

Your blessing endures forever. 


Leader:

O God of the bruised, we pray for healing.

Comfort those who cry in dark corners; 

the lonely, the strangers, the weary, the fearful, 

the disappointed, the anxious, the depressed,

the forsaken, the dispirited, the grieving, 

and those who lie in sickness and in pain. 


ALL:

O Lamb of God, have mercy on us!


Leader:

O God who wept over Jerusalem, 

open our eyes to those around us who scream in silence 

the depth of their despair. 

O God of compassion heal our hard hearts to tenderness.  


ALL:

O Lamb of God, have mercy on us!


Leader:

O God of the oppressed, 

fire us with justice that we might proclaim liberty to the captives. 

O God who gave us the rainbow and parted the Red Sea, 

we dare to pray for miracles, 

especially we pray this day for all who suffer 

in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bless patients, bless medical providers and essential workers, 

bless all who mourn. 


ALL:

O Lamb of God, have mercy on us!


Leader:

Hear us now as we share together in the prayer your Son, 

Jesus our Lord, taught us saying…


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 sins

         as we forgive those who sin 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


Children’s Message


Offering

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Doxology


Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise God all creatures here below

Praise God above ye heavenly host

Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost Amen


Scripture Mark 8:27-33 (NRSV)


27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” 30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.


31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”


Leader:    This is the Gospel of the Lord.


ALL:        Praise to you, O Christ.


Sermon

Go To Galilee: ""  

Rev. Jonathan Saur, Associate Pastor for

Children, Youth & Families


Questions for Reflection

1.  What do you hope for from Jesus, the Messiah?

2.  How do you identify with Peter?

3.  What does going toward the cross look like in our current situation?


Invitation to the Table & Words of Institution


Come To The Table


Come to the table all who are able

Bring all your weary your sick and your poor

Come to the table as you are able

There is eternally a place for you


Come taste the feast of heaven made new

Come to the table

Come to the table

Come taste the depth of God's love for you

By Kyle Turver, @ 2012 Kyle Turver


Prayer


Invitations


Sending Song


The Wonderful Cross


When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the Prince of Glory died

My richest gain I count but loss

And pour contempt on all my pride


See from his head his hands his feet

Sorrow and love flow mingled down

Did e’er such love and sorrow meet

Or thorns compose so rich a crown


O the wonderful cross

O the wonderful cross

Bids me come and die and find

That I may truly live

O the wonderful cross

O the wonderful cross

All who gather here by grace

Draw near and bless your name


Were the whole realm of nature mine

That were an offering far too small

Love so amazing, so divine

Demands my soul my life my all


O the wonderful cross

O the wonderful cross

Bids me come and die and find

That I may truly live

O the wonderful cross

O the wonderful cross

All who gather here by grace

Draw near and bless your name


By Lowell Mason, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin, J.D. Walt, and Isaac Watts © 2000 worshiptogether.com songs and sixsteps Music, CCLI Song #3148435 - CCLI License #166558


Benediction


Sharing the Peace of Christ


Leader:    The peace of Christ be with you all.


ALL:        And also with you.




 

Sermon Notes

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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

INTERGENERATIONAL PEN PAL PROGRAM (IGP3)

JOHN KNOXERS OF ALL AGES ARE NEEDED

FOR A JK “CONNECT” ACTIVITY!

Email your first name, gender, age/age group to: [email protected]

You will be paired with someone for e-letter sharing (over email through [email protected]).


Once our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order is lifted, we will have a fun event to meet our mystery pen pals!


Guidelines found in the attached pdf and in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNoAxeADYC8&list=PLh8ilByfOCibkPpmC-AeuPmgqNUXvyF8P&index=3&t=38s


HOLY WEEK AT HOME

LITURGIES TO CELEBRATE CHRIST’S PASSION, DEATH, & RESURRECTION

At JKPC we celebrate the Triduum – or “The Three Days” – beginning Maundy Thursday and ending on Easter Sunday. These three days recall the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We have created liturgies to help you celebrate these three days at home – by yourself or with your family. We hope these liturgies will be meaningful for you and help to prepare you to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday! Liturgies for Maundy Thursday (April 9), Good Friday (April 10), and Easter Sunrise (April 12) will be made available through Realm and johnknox.life.


EASTER SUNDAY ONLINE WORSHIP

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT 10:30 AM

Join us online on Sunday, April 12 at 10:30 AM as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! We encourage you to invite friends and family to join us from their homes for this joyful and unique online worship experience. The link to Easter Sunday Online Worship will be available at www.jkpcusa.org, Realm, and JKPC’s YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


CHRISTIAN FORMATION AFTER EASTER?

EASTERTIDE OPPORTUNITIES

After Easter, JKPC will be hosting Christian Formation seminars. We will have our on-line Membership Exploration class, which will help those interested understand what church membership is and the covenantal relationship of church membership. For information on Membership Exploration, e-mail Pastor Shari at [email protected]. We will also be offering an on-line seminar on the reading and interpretation of the Bible. For information on this seminar, e-mail Pastor Jon at [email protected]. 


JKPC VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT

WHERE ARE YOU SEEING NEW LIFE?

As we prepare to celebrate the Easter Season, we are creating a Virtual Art Exhibit around the theme “Alive.” Where are you seeing new life in this unusual season? What brings you hope? Where do you find beauty? We invite folks of ALL ages to submit one original work of art (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, poetry, song, etc.) based on the theme of “Alive” to be considered for the Virtual Art Exhibit. To submit an entry, send a photo of your work of visual art, a recording of your song, or a digital copy of your writing, along with your name, medium, and a short description of the piece. All submissions and questions can be sent to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 20.