Welcome to our Sunday liturgy recap. If you missed our service this Sunday or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.
Call to Worship Good morning and welcome to our Sunday gathering at Redemption! Today is the beginning of Holy Week and Palm Sunday — a celebration that looks back to Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem — a day when he was honored as a King who’d come to conquer the enemies of God. The people lined roads, waving palm branches and hailing him as Lord. Today we join those shouts of praise to Christ — the one who unites us, saves us and rules over our lives.
Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise!
For the Lord Most High is awesome.
He is the great King of all the earth.
He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises to our King!
God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne.
The rulers of the world have gathered together with the people of the God of Abraham.
For all the kings of the earth belong to God.
He is highly honored everywhere.
– based on Psalm 47 NLT
Worship in Song
Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)
Confession / Lament Let’s pray together:
Jesus, our Lord, we shout hosannas and worship you.
With eager hands, we place our palms of praise on the path before you.Yet, Lord, we confess that our mouths often deny or defy you.
And we confess that the hands that seek to serve you
often become clinched fists.
Just as the people of Jerusalem did long ago —
We shout “Hosanna,” but cry “Crucify.”
We so easily want to rule our own lives rather than bow before you.
Jesus, you came in weakness to give us strength
and a place in your kingdom.
Forgive us, lift us up and help us to follow you.
Jesus, you are and forever will be the only Lord over our lives. Amen.
Worship in Song
Lead Us Back
Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace Be assured of our reality in Christ:
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves.
Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
– Romans 8:14-16 NLT
And because of this truth we know that God has reconciled His children to Himself through Christ, so now in Christ we are reconciled to each other. Let’s enjoy greeting each other with the peace this good news brings for the next few moments.
Sermon | Love Under Pressure| Luke 22:47-23:49, Philippians 2:6-9
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper
As you go today, remember that there is One who goes before you. So, be
steadfast, enduring, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Go now in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Peace be with you!
And also with you!