Sunday April 5th, 2020

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP
THE PEOPLE GATHER

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT

PRELUDE
The Holy City                    (Weatherly and Adams)
Derek Swift
Accompanied by Phyllis Swift

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Derek Swift

**Gathering Hymn
H
osanna, Loud Hosanna                     UMH # 278

 

PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

      Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church welcomes, affirms and extends our love to all persons regardless of age, race, income, nationality, life experiences, sexual orientation or gender identity. All are welcome into our family.  You are invited to greet one another with signs of God’s peace.  
Peace be with you.   
ALL:  And also with you.

 PRAYER OF PREPARATION

 

   CALL TO WORSHIP
enfleshed: Liturgy that Matters  

    Take heart! Love still lives and moves among us.

Love is alive among the people,
ordinary and humble.

    Love gathers our strength together
and champions the vulnerable.

Love cries out for justice
and multiplies our capacity for good.

   Be still and remember –
the steadfast love that endures forever
lives within each of us.

Thanks be to God, the source of all that saves us.
Hosanna in the highest!

 

  HYMN OF PRAISE
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus  (vs. 1 and 3)          UMH # 277

 

  OPENING    PRAYER
(spoken in unison)
adapted  from enfleshed

   Hosanna. Hosanna, we pray. Like our ancestors who cried out together in memory of your great works, we proclaim our trust in you. We long for deliverance from all that destroys life. We are desperate for an end to the greed that strips our communities of well-being. We know your kingdom is near. Let it come. Let it come. And let the needs of all your people be satisfied. Amen.

 

CHORAL RESPONSE
Kyrie                                         TFWS # 2275

Kyrie, Kyrie eleison.
Kyrie, Kyrie eleison.
Christe, Christe eleison.
Christe, Christe eleison.
Kyrie, Kyrie eleison.
Kyrie, Kyrie eleison,
eleison

(Translation: Lord, Have Mercy: Christ, Have Mercy)

 

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

CHILDREN’S TIME
Marti Law-Lowery

This, this is where children belong.
Welcomed as part of the worshiping throng.
Water, God’s word, bread and cup, prayer and song. 
This is where children belong
.

 

READING FROM THE Psalter
Psalm 31:9-16

     

A TIME OF PRAYER
O Lord, Hear My Prayer                        TFWS #2200

O Lord, hear my prayer. 
O Lord, hear my prayer. 
When I call, answer me.
O Lord, hear my prayer. 
O Lord, hear my prayer. 
Come and listen to me.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND PASTORAL PRAYER

      Joys and Concerns: 

      One:  Lord in Your Mercy           Many:  Hear our prayers.

 

**READING FROM THE GOSPEL
Matthew 21:1-11

 

SERMON
Hosanna!  Saved from or saved for???
Rev. Kathy Brown

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION
Fill My Cup, Lord                                UMH #641  

HOLY COMMUNION:     THE GREAT THANKSGIVING


The Great Thanksgiving for Lent
From the United Methodist Book of Worship, 1992

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth.
In love you made us for yourself; and when we had fallen
into sin and become subject to evil and death,
your love remained steadfast.

You bid your faithful people to cleanse their hearts
and prepare with joy for the Easter feast,
that, renewed by your Word and Sacraments
and fervent in prayer and works of justice and mercy,
we may come to the fullness of grace
that you have prepared for those who love you.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

            Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.    Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ,
whom you sent in the fullness of time to redeem the world.

He emptied himself, taking the form of a servant,
being born in our likeness.

He humbled himself and became obedient unto death,
even death on a cross.

He took upon himself our sin and death and offered himself,
a perfect sacrifice for the sin of the whole world.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,
gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

 “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup,
gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

“Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.

Make them be for us the body and life of Christ,
that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his love.

 By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his
heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy    Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever.

Amen.

 

HYMM OF INVITATION TO COMMUNION
Come to the Table of Grace

Come to the table of grace.  Come to the table of grace.
This is God’s table it’s not yours or mine.  Come to the table of grace.

 

SPECIAL MUSIC
Via Dolorosa  
(Sprague)                       Marti Law-Lowery
Accompanied by Suzy Law

PRAYER OF RESPONSE
Let Us Be Bread                                     TFWS # 2260

Let us be bread, blessed by the Lord, broken and shared, life for the world. Let us be wine, love freely poured.  Let us be one in the Lord.


GIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERING
:               

OFFERTORY PRAYER                                                        

OFFERTORY MUSIC
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
 (Bach/Schreiner)
Phyllis Swift 

**DOXOLOGY
UMH #94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures here below. Alleluia!  Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts.
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Alleluia!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!

HYMN OF INVITATION AND DISCIPLESHIP
Are Ye Able           UMH #530

BENEDICTION

Taking Out the Light of Christ

DEPARTING CHORUS
Come and Find the Quiet Center
(3rd verse)
TFWS  #2128

     In the Spirit let us travel, open to each other’s pain
Let our loves and fears unravel, celebrate the space we gain.
There’s a place for deepest dreaming, there’s a time for hearts to care.
In the Spirit’s lively scheming there is always room to spare.

POSTLUDE    At The Name Of Jesus, Every Knee Will Bow  (Williams)    Phyllis Swift

As you leave today, remember you are taking the light of Christ into the world.

Make it shine!

 

E-Mail Contact Information: St. Paul’s UMC: heartofcherrystreet@gmail.com

Rev. Kathy Brown email:
rev.kathybrown@gmail.com

Deaconess Sandy Wickberg email:
deaconesssandy@gmail.com

Steven Law Director of Music Ministry:  
midtulsa01@msn.com

Marti Law-Lowery Director of Children’s Ministry:
martilowery1968@gmail.com

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