Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020

 

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Gathering Song

What Kind Of King (This Is Jesus)

 

Call to Worship Psalm 24:7-10; 118:25-26

 

Leader: Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

All: Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! 

Leader: Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

All: Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!

Leader: Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!

All:  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD.

Prayer of Adoration & Lord's Prayer

 

Hymns of Adoration

All Glory Laud and Honor Hymn 235

 

Immanuel

 

Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism 100

 

Leader: Is the blaspheming of God's name by swearing and cursing such a grievous sin that God is angry also with those who do not prevent and forbid it as much as they can?
 
All: Certainly, for no sin is greater or provokes God's wrath more than the blaspheming of his name. That is why he commanded it to be punished with death.

Confession of Sin
All: Lord Jesus, you willingly went before the crowds in Jerusalem and listened to their praises, knowing that a short time later, many of them would shout for your 
death. Forgive us when we turn away from you and remind us of the goodness you give to us every day of our lives. 
 
Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon Romans 6:22-23
Leader: But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
 
All: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hymn of Assurance 
There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood Hymn 253

Church Life Announcements 

Doxology Hymn 731

 

Scripture Reading Acts 13:1-12

 

1 Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. 

4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. 6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 

11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord. 

Sermon Doug Domain

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Hymn of Rejoicing

Gloria Patri Hymn 735

 

Benediction

 

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Further Reflection

*Take some time to read the words and sing the songs before Sunday and rejoice in the Lord. This will help you to engage in the singing, especially if the songs are unfamiliar.

*Sin has separated us from God, but Jesus has done away with our sin by his death and resurrection and therefore we can have a full, intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Do you come to the worship service as someone who is separated from God? 

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More resources on worship

Weekday Worship Resources

The Victorious Lamb  Sermon 5/26/19

What is Your Song? Blog Post

Songs We Sing Together Blog Post

Then Sings My Soul Blog Post

Storied Worship Blog Post

Music at Peace Blog Post

Worship Reformation - Sermon from 10/8/17

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