MARCH 28, 2021
PALM SUNDAY

The Order for the Worship of God

Faith Presbyterian Church     9:30 a.m.

Follow along by watching our livestream on our YouTube channel at 930a on Sunday.

Let the first tone of the organ be a call to quiet meditation in which all

may become aware of God’s presence, and lift up a prayer for yourself

and for Faith Church.

 

Prelude     Hosanna!          Théodore Dubois



Welcome and Greeting



Hymn     # 378     Hosanna, Loud Hosanna         (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Psalter:     Psalm 31:9-16 NRSV (read responsively)          Ray Graham


9Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also.

10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away.

11I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors, an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me. 

12I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.

13For I heard the whispering of many—terror all around!—as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.    

14But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”

15My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors. 

16Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love.



Prayer for Illumination          Ray Graham



First Lesson:     Isaiah 52:13-53:12 NRSV          Ray Graham


       13See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. 14Just as there were many who were astonished at him—so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals—15so he shall startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which had not been told them they shall see, and that which they had not heard they shall contemplate.

       53 Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces he was despised, and we held him of no account.

       4Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

       7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8By a perversion of justice he was taken away. Who could have imagined his future? For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgressions of my people. 9They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

       10Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the Lord shall prosper. 11Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. 12Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.



Lector:     “This is the Word of the Lord.”



Congregation:     “Thanks be to God for His Word.”



Special Music     Hosanna     by G. Alan Smith          Carol Goodrich & Grieke Toebes



Children’s Sermon          



Hymn     # 386     Ah, Holy Jesus (vs. 1, 2, & 3)          (Supplemental Hymnal)


Second Lesson:     Phillipians 2:5-11 NRSV


       5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross.

       9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.



Sermon     “Even Death on a Cross”          Pastor Andrew Winter

 

Joys and Concerns

Prayer of Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession


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Hymn     # 64     How Deep the Father’s Love for Us          (Supplemental Hymnal)


           

Benediction  



Postlude     All Glory, Laud, and Honor          setting James Southbridge


Am I a soldier of the cross,

A foll’wer of the Lamb,

And shall I fear to own his cause,

Or blush to speak his name?

 

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