Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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Lectionary Readings:   Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11


(Children, Pastor and Lay Leader gather in narthex.)


Gathering Song                        “King of Kings”                        TFWS #2075 (2 times)


Psalm                                           Psalms 118: 1-2, 19-29

Lay Leader:  Open to me the gates of righteousness that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.           

Pastor:         This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it.


Procession into the Worship Space

(Children will hand out palms to worshippers and then take extras to front of sanctuary.)

“King of Kings” (reprise)

Lay Leader: I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.           

People:       This is the Lord's doing. It is marvelous in our eyes!

All:              This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.


Reading                                          Mark 11:1-11   


Praise                                       “He Has Made Me Glad”                   TFWS 2270 (2 times)


Call to Worship

Pastor:         Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!

                   O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

People:       Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.

Lay Leader The Lord is God, and has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches up to the altar.
Children may place palm branches immediately in front of the Lord’s table.

Pastor (facing table):
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.           

Pastor         O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good;

People:       God’s steadfast love endures forever!


Response                           “He Has Made Me Glad”                   TFWS 2270 (2 times)



Brief Word about the Psalm and Procession


Reading                                  Philippians 2:5-11


Sermon        Love Leads the Way         Pastor Mary


Hymn                                “Lord of All Hopefulness”                              TFWS #2197


Children’s Time


Special Music and Testimonies





Praises, Joys and Concerns


Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.




Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord


Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving                “Doxology”            UMH #9




*Hymn                                  “Lord of the Dance”                                      UMH #261





Sunday, March 25        9:30 a.m.           Worship—Palm Sunday

                               11:00 a.m.         Adult Sunday School

Thursday, March 29     7:00 p.m.          Maundy Thursday Communion Service

                                                            at Trinity UMC, 3952 Pine Ave.

Friday, March 30          7:00 p.m.          Good Friday Service at Asbury UMC,

                                                            4703 West Ridge Rd

Sunday, April 1                        9:30 a.m.           Easter Celebration

Sunday, April 8                        9:30 a.m.           Worship—Sacrament of Holy Baptism



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