March 28 Virtual Worship Service Palm Sunday

Join us for worship Sunday, March 28, 2021. A Tube version of the service is available by clicking HERE. We also have an audio version of the service available by clicking HERE. A bulletin for the service may be found HERE. If you prefer, the radio version of the service is available by clicking HERE.

Sermon:  The Promise of Humility        

Theme:  The power of humility is to center us in power as we are able to bear witness to God’s work of transformation and healing in the world.     

Purpose:  We will hear a call to know and live Christ’s humility.          

Scriptures:  Isaiah 50:4-9  The Lord has given me the tongue of a teacher, to sustain the weary with a word. A humble and gentle spirit.

                      Mark 11:1-11  Jesus enters Jerusalem in humility riding on a donkey.

Questions: What is a true life of humility? Is humility truly a sign of weakness? How do we live in the fullness of healthy relationships and freedom? How is being comfortable with ourselves and happy to be in our relationships related to humility? What was Jesus offering the people by riding into Jerusalem on a donkey? What do we seek to offer to the world through our own compassion and humility? How do we live with joy even when our humility is rejected?

Description for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
License A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights Reserved.

Hymn Glory to God #196 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
TEXT: Theodulph of Orleans, c. 820; trans. John Mason Neale, 1851, alt.
MUSIC (VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN Melchior Teschner, 1614; arr. William Henry Monk, 1861

The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”    

Public Domain   
Glory Be to the Father   
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)   

Sending Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #727 “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant” (vs. 1, 2, and 4)
TEXT: Richard Gillard, 1977, alt.; © 1977 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing

MUSIC (THE SERVANT SONG Richard Gillard, 1977; arr. Betty Pulkingham;
© 1977 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing
 All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL # A-730666

Liturgist: John Neville

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