Today is a day of great joy! But it is also one that directs us to be in God's presence, not just doing things.
From whichever platform your participating in worship today, let us know in the comments that you're here. Say hi! Its good to see you all there.
You can also sign-in and let us know you're here
We are worshipping online and in person. There are multiple ways that you can join in worship.
Youtube: Worship Service, Playlist (with music)
Facebook: Service starts at 9am
In person: 10:10am in the Sanctuary
And you can continue on in this post. Included in the service here is music and written announcements and other information.
No matter how you worship with us, know that you are in our prayers and we're glad to worship with you today.
When you're ready, click on the first video to join in singing.
What follows is the order of service that you'll find in the video. You can read through it here, or scroll down to the video for the main part of the service.
Holy Week! Check our website for where the Ministerial Alliance services are being held each morning at 7am
Tuesday 3/30: 4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
5:30pm Prayer Group in the Elementary Sunday School room
Thursday 4/1: 7pm Maundy Thursday Service in the parking lot
Friday 4/2: 6pm Good Friday Service in the Sanctuary
Saturday 4/3: Prayers on Facebook at 7am, Noon, and 7pm
Sunday 4/4: Easter! 9:30am Easter Egg Hunt, 10:10am Worship in the Parking Lot. That service will be streamed on Facebook
Call to Worship
Leader: Open the gates and let him in!
People: As we love to give thanks to our Lord.
Leader: Clear a path and call on his name.
People: As we shout our praises to our Lord!
Leader: Wave your palms and welcome him.
People: As our home is forever your home, our Lord.
Leader: Lay you palms at his feet for each step he takes.
People: As we bless the holy land you walk on, our Lord.
Leader: Shout your wishes and pray for relief!
People: As we know you will gift our faith, our Lord.
Leader: Stand tall, with your heads held high.
People: As we breathe in the presence of grace, our Lord.
Leader: Raise your voices and sound your horns!
People: As we live to play, in your name, our Lord.
Leader: Bow your heads and clasp your hands.
People: As we will always exalt you, our Lord.
Leader: Give thanks to him.
People: For you are good, our Lord.
Leader: Love him.
People: You are the only one, our Lord!
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you; righteous and having salvation,
gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.(Zechariah 9:9)
As the people spread their coats palm branches on the ground to welcome Jesus into Jerusalem, so we welcome him into our lives this morning. King of Glory, King of Peace, Servant King, reign in our hearts and lives this day and all days, that we might praise your holy name.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest! Amen.
Today our Children's message comes from Mary Beth and helps us to understand what all the palms are about
Offering our Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness
I invite you, either in the comments to the Facebook video or in the YouTube video to share your joys and concerns. As we go forward I'll make sure they get shared with the rest of the church (and I'm looking forward to doing that, so share away!)
If you want to make sure we get a prayer request, but don't want to put it in the comments, please follow this link:
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
During this time I invite you to give as well. Thank you for your continued offerings to the church, and to the many other places around us that you’ve been giving of your time and your money.
Remember that you can mail in your offerings to:
321 N Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658
You can also give online.
Your gifts and commitment to your faith help us reach out and tell Jesus’ story in so many different ways.
Take some time for some personal prayer, and take some time to give. This could be the time when you go online, or you write a check to the church, or when you make that commitment to give in a different way.
After the personal prayer, I'll say a prayer (if you're watching the video), and then join in saying the Lord's Prayer below.
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.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
Our scripture reading for worship comes from Mark 11:1-11
1When Jesus and his followers approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives. Jesus gave two disciples a task, 2saying to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter it, you will find tied up there a colt that no one has ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘Its master needs it, and he will send it back right away.’”
4They went and found a colt tied to a gate outside on the street, and they untied it. 5Some people standing around said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6They told them just what Jesus said, and they left them alone. 7They brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes upon it, and he sat on it. 8Many people spread out their clothes on the road while others spread branches cut from the fields. 9Those in front of him and those following were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessings on the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest!” 11Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. After he looked around at everything, because it was already late in the evening, he returned to Bethany with the Twelve.
Leader: This is the word of God, for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God!
Today's Message: Hosanna in the Highest!
How can you work to be in God's presence on a more regular basis?
1. What do you really enjoy doing that helps you let go of everything else?
2. What is the most challenging part of doing that with your faith?
When you're ready, join in our final song
Lord God, as we sing our ‘Hosannas’ today may we remember also that which you were riding toward; the suffering and rejection, pain and humiliation, the cruel Cross. And let us look forward to the joy of Easter Day when you rose from death to reign forever.
Help us, as we daily lay our lives before you, to live the resurrection life that acknowledges Jesus as Lord and King over our lives. Amen, go in peace
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