Prelude  Fantasy on “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”  Bell Choir

Proclamation    Zechariah 9:9 & Psalm 118:26a NRSV   

Processional Hymn Hosanna, Loud Hosanna  (UMH 278)

Call to Worship
Leader:  Hosanna to the Son of David!
People: Hosanna in the highest!
Leader:  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
People: Hosanna in the highest!

Hymn  All Glory, Laud, and Honor, v.1-3,5 (UMH 280)

Children’s Message  

Children’s Hymn  All Glory, Laud, and Honor, refrain (UMH 280)

Prayer for Illumination (UMH 602)  
Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy Scriptures to be written for
our learning. Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and
inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the
blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our
Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
Gospel Reading   
Matthew 21:1-17
     Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
     All: Thanks be to God.
The Way: A Pilgrimage of Parables

Hymn  Fairest Lord Jesus (UMH 189)
Giving Our Tithes and Offerings  

Offertory  Fantasy on “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”  Bell Choir                                      

Doxology  UMH 94
Prayer of Thanksgiving

Holy God, when you followed your path into Jerusalem, the crowds laid out coats for you to walk on and waved palm branches to honor your presence. As still we seek to walk in your ways, we offer forth these gifts and our lives, as humble tokens of our love for you. Give us courage to follow after you, to honor you even when the paths of peace become difficult and dangerous. In the name of the King of kings, we pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People 
     The Lord’s Prayer  UMH 895

Hymn  Were You There, v.1-3(UMH 288)

Holy Week Readings                      

The Last Supper  Matthew 26:26-30 

Jesus Dies           Matthew 27:38-40, 45-50

Hymn: Were You There, v.4 (UMH 288)

Sacrament of Holy Communion
Confession and Pardon  
 (UMH 12)
The Great Thanksgiving                                                                                            

Sharing the Bread and Cup

Sending Forth  Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (UMH 301)