PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019
Dorchester United Church
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
WELCOME & ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE LAND:
We acknowledge that we worship and live on the traditional
territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wedat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: The Lord be with you!
All: And also with you!
One: Open to us the gates of righteousness,
that we may enter, and give thanks to the Lord.
All: We will give You thanks, for You have answered us; You have become our salvation.
One: The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.
All: This is God's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
One: This is the day that the Lord has made;
All: We will rejoice and be glad in it.
PASSING OF THE PEACE-
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship of
the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you.
As you are able and comfortable, let us make peace with one another.
SANCTUS (Holy, Holy, Holy V.U 934)
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's
Time during the Sanctus.
LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 19:28-40
PALM PARADE WHILE WE SING,
"Hosanna, Loud Hosanna" V.U. 123
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON
"All Glory, Laud and Honour" V.U. 122
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 22: 14 23:56
"Paths of Green"
"Were You There" V.U. 144
"Please take time for prayerful silence as we exit the sanctuary
and enter into Holy Week".