UMH – United Methodist Hymnal

FWS – The Faith We Sing Hymnal



Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Call to Worship

Leader: We come to worship the Lord today.

People: There is joy in this place!

Leader: God’s love pours over all.

People: God reaches out to every person.

Leader: We celebrate God with joy and gladness.

All:        Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Hymn  Tell Me the Stories of Jesus  (UMH 277)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message 

Hymn  Hosanna, Loud Hosanna  (UMH 278)

Scripture   Matthew 21:1-11

   Leader:  The word of God for the people of God.

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Wave the Palms

Hymn  All Glory, Laud and Honor (v.2,4,5)  (UMH 280)

Prayer of Confession

God of Creation, Jesus the Redeemer, Holy Spirit who guides us—we turn to you. We know the many ways that we have fallen short of your call on our lives. Forgive us. Restore us by your grace. Make us people of service, justice, mercy, and peace. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Blessed Lord, we are moved to be your faithful disciples. Like the palms laid long ago in honor of your Son, we present these gifts for your reverent design. We proclaim that your sovereign existence will transform the lives of all who believe in your Son, Jesus Christ. Hosanna in the Highest! Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Affirmation of Faith (UMH 884)   

We believe in the one God, creator and sustainer of all things, Father of all nations, the source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love. We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our teacher, example, and Redeemer, the Savior of the world. We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present with us for guidance, for comfort, and for strength. We believe in the forgiveness of sins, in the life of love and prayer, and in grace equal to every need. We believe in the Word of God contained in the Old and New Testaments as the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice. We believe in the church, those who are united in the living Lord for the purpose of worship and service. We believe in the reign of God as the divine will realized in human society, and in the family of God, where we are all brothers and sisters. We believe in the final triumph of righteousness and in the life everlasting. Amen.

Sending Forth  The Lily of the Valley  (FWS 2062)