April 17, 2011


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April 17, 2011

  1. 1. Week of April 17, 2011<br />Parson’s parish<br />
  2. 2. Call to worship<br />Leader: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.<br />People: WE BLESS YOU FROM THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.<br />Leader: The LORD is God, and he has given us light;<br />People: BIND THE FESTAL PROCESSION WITH BRANCHES.<br />Leader: O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,<br />People: FOR HIS STEADFAST LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.<br /> Psalm 118:26-27, 29<br />
  3. 3. Opening Song<br />Where Could I Go?<br />Gaither Vocal Band<br />
  4. 4. Opening PRAYer<br />God of our moments and our years,<br />help us this morning to truly worship—<br />not just to mouth the right words,<br />not just to sing the right notes,<br />not just to stand and sit at the right times,<br />but to open our spirits to your Spirit,<br />to agonize in prayer, to celebrate our new life,<br />to sing and say our hosannas,<br />and to seek your will for our lives.<br />
  5. 5. Isaiah 50:4-9<br />4The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.5The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.6I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.7The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame;8he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me.9It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty? All of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.<br />
  6. 6. Psalm 31:9-16<br />9Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also.<br />10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away.<br />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.<br />12I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.<br />13For I hear the whispering of many— terror all around!— as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.<br />14But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”<br />15My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.<br />16Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love.<br />
  7. 7. The Martins<br />I Remember How I Feel<br />
  8. 8. Confession of Sin<br />God of the ages, whose love is eternal,<br />we confess that sometimes our faith has been shallow, our enthusiasm has been temporary,<br />and our commitment has been halfhearted.<br />Restore to us the joy and excitement of our faith, and energize us in our mission to be a positive influence in our world.<br />
  9. 9. ASSURANCE of PARDON<br />Surely God is my salvation;<br />I will trust, and will not be afraid,<br />for the LORD God is my <br />strength and my might;<br />he has become my salvation<br />
  10. 10. Philippians 2:5-11 <br />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.<br />
  11. 11. Matthew 26:1-5<br />When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,2“You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,4and they conspired to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.5But they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.”<br />
  12. 12. sermon<br />
  13. 13. offering<br />We can shout hosannas with our mouths, we can model <br />hosannas with our lives, <br />and we can express hosannas with our gifts—which we will do at this time.<br />
  14. 14. BENEDICTION<br />As we depart in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, Remember:<br />It is by the Goodness of God that we were brought into this world.<br />It is by the Grace of God that we have been kept until the very hour.<br />It is by the Love of God, revealed in the face of Jesus Christ that we are being redeemed both now and forevermore.<br />Amen.<br />