April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday Online Bulletin



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship (note right and left parts)

One: Have you heard? Jesus of Nazareth is coming to town!

Right: The man who has been doing all the amazing things we have heard about?

Left: Come, people are gathering from all over the place to see this Jesus.

One: Some are calling him the Messiah!

Right: Some are calling him a king!

Left: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the Messiah – a savior for us! Wouldn’t it be amazing to live with a different king – a king who ruled with love and compassion.

One: Perhaps this is the one!

All : Perhaps this is the one! Hosanna! Save us! Let’s join the parade!

*Opening Hymn

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” UMH 277

Opening Prayer (liturgist only)

We are not people of power, Holy Creator. We do not have our hands on the policies of the land. We do not have the resources to make a great difference in anyone’s life today. But we are a people of faith and hope, and today we raise our palms high in celebration of our Sovereign – the one who rode into town on a colt to remind us of these great strengths. Be with us as we worship. Ride into our hearts again and help us to remember your abiding presence, and that your love for us is our great and indomitable power. Amen.

Special Music The children sing!

Children’s Moment Noisy Offering

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

Stay near to us, O God, as we hear your Word and journey through Holy Week. May remembrances of innocent suffering summon our words and deeds for justice today. May qw recollect you steadfast love and be transformed to walk by faith when sight is clouded. This we pray in the name of the Christ we follow. Amen.

Reading of the Gospel  

Luke 19:28–40               NT p. 83

Message Hosanna FTW

Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 OT p.565

Philippians 2:5–11   NT p.197

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

Hosanna, Loud, Hosanna”     UMH 278

*The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose 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 holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People

Invitation to the Table UMH p. 12


*Doxology & Prayer

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Great Thanksgiving UMH p. 13

The Lord’s Prayer

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. 

Receiving the bread and cup

*Sending Hymn

Oh, How I Love Jesus”     UMH 170


*Benediction Response

“Where ever He leads I’ll go, Where ever He leads I’ll go,

I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so,

Where ever He leads I’ll go.”


Everyone is invited for snacks in the 

fellowship hall following worship. 

UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack

TFWS –  The Faith We Sing (little black book in pew rack)

NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible

OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible

*Please stand as able

Nursery available for children 3 and under.

Address: 6156 Studley Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116