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Worship Service for March 24, 2024

Updated: Apr 6

Welcome

 

Call to Worship

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 

Psalm 118:1


Hymn # 235 All Glory, Laud, and Honor 

1 All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! Thou art the King of Israel, thou David's royal Son, who in the Lord's name comest, the King and blessed One!


2 The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee went; our praise and prayer and anthems before thee we present:to thee, before thy passion, they sang their hymns of praise; to thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise.


3 Thou didst accept their praises; accept the prayers we bring, who in all good delights, thou good and gracious King!All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!

 

Call To Confession

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For,

 

“Whoever would love life and see good days

must keep their tongue from evil

and their lips from deceitful speech.

They must turn from evil and do good;

they must seek peace and pursue it.

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous

and his ears are attentive to their prayer,

but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 

1 Peter 3:8–12 citing Psalm 34:12-16 (NIV):

 

Confession of Sins

Let us pray to the Lord confessing our sin, saying together:

 

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;

may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

For troubles without number surround me;

my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.

They are more than the hairs of my head,

and my heart fails within me.

Be pleased to save me, Lord;

come quickly, Lord, to help me.

Psalm 40:11–13 (NIV)

 

Word of Comfort 

As we are weary and burdened by our sin and our troubles, our Lord Jesus says to us:

 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28–30 (NIV)

 

Song of Renewal

Jesus! I do now receive him,

more than all in him I find;

he hath granted me forgiveness,

I am his, and he is mine.


Hallelujah! what a Savior!

Hallelujah, what a Friend!

Saving, helping, keeping, loving,

he is with me to the end.

Trinity Hymnal # 498, stanza 5

 

Scripture Lesson: John 12:12-16

The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:

“Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!”

14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:

15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”

16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.


Sermon

 

Hymn # 342 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

1 Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ the head and cornerstone, chosen of the Lord and precious, binding all the church in one; holy Zion's help forever and her confidence alone.


2 All that dedicated city, dearly loved of God on high, in exultant jubilation pours perpetual melody; God the One in Three adoring in glad hymns eternally.


3 To this temple, where we call thee, come, O Lord of hosts today:with thy wonted loving-kindness hear thy people as they pray; and thy fullest benediction shed within its walls alway.


4 Here vouch safe to all thy servants what they ask of thee to gain, what they gain from thee forever with the blessed to retain, and hereafter in thy glory evermore with thee to reign.


5 Laud and honor to the Father, laud and honor to the Son, laud and honor to the Spirit, ever Three and ever One, One in might, and One in glory, while unending ages run.

 

Prayer of the Church and 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 debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

 

Hymn – Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

1 Come behold the wondrous myst’ry in the dawning of the King;

He the theme of heaven's praises Robed in frail humanity. 

In our longing, in our darkness now the Light of Life has come; 

Look to Christ who condescended Took on flesh to ransom us.

 

2 Come behold the wondrous myst’ry He the perfect Son of Man;

In His living, in His suffering Never trace nor stain of sin. 

See the true and better Adam Come to save the hell bound man; 

Christ the great and sure fulfillment Of the law; in Him we stand.

 

3 Come behold the wondrous myst’ry, Christ the Lord upon the tree; 

In the stead of ruined sinners Hangs the Lamb in victory. 

See the price of our redemption, see the Father's plan unfold; 

Bringing many sons to glory, Grace unmeasured, love untold.

 

4 Come behold the wondrous myst’ry Slain by death the God of life; 

but no grave could e'er restrain him, Praise the Lord, He is alive!

What a foretaste of deliv’rance, How unwavering our hope; 

Christ in power resurrected As we will be when he comes.

 

Benediction




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