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Hear from the Gospel according to Matthew 21:1-11 how our Lord Jesus entered
The people’s response: Hosanna to the Son of David!
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!

Hymns and parade: Sing and wave your branches. Parade around in the house. Post images of your branches to our Avent Ferry UMC Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @aventferryumc
#278 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

1. Hosanna, loud hosanna,
the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple
the lovely anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them
close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises,
the simplest and the best.

2. From Olivet they followed
mid an exultant crowd,
the victor palm branch waving,
and chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of earth and heaven
rode on in lowly state,
nor scorned that little children
should on his bidding wait.

3. “Hosanna in the highest!”
that ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer,
the Lord of heaven our King.
O may we ever praise him
with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence
eternally rejoice!

#280 All Glory, Laud, and Honor (vs 1, 2, & 3)

All glory, laud, and honor,
to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.

1. Thou art the King of Israel,
thou David’s royal Son,
who in the Lord’s name comest,
the King and Blessed One. [Refrain]

2. The company of angels
are praising thee on high,
and we with all creation
in chorus make reply. [Refrain]

3. The people of the Hebrews
with palms before thee went;
our prayer and praise and anthems
before thee we present. [Refrain]

4. To thee, before thy passion,
they sang their hymns of praise;
to thee, now high exalted,
our melody we raise. [Refrain]

5. Thou didst accept their praises;
accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest,
thou good and gracious King. [Refrain]

Opening Prayer from the BOW:
Almighty God,

On this day your Son Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem and was
proclaimed King by those who spread their garments and palm branches along his

Let those branches be for us signs of his victory, and grant that we who bear them
in his name may ever hail him as our Lord, and follow him in the way that leads to
eternal life.

In his name we pray. Amen.

(Wish Wendell & Shirley a happy 62 nd anniversary!) Others?
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

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,
and the power, and the glory,
forever. Amen.

Solo: Medley sung by Marcel Pietrus

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (I may not use this on the livestream but hope you will read
it at home.)

Sermon (on Facebook livestream)
Reflect on the scriptures during this time at

Spiritual Communion:
We cannot receive Holy Communion while we are apart,
but the importance of the sacrament is that Christ is present with us.

So, this morning we will celebrate a spiritual communion.
I invite you to pray after me:

Lord Jesus Christ

You are present in the bread and wine
But today, we cannot receive the sacrament.
Even so, I believe you are here with me
as you are with all of your Church.

I long for you.

Overwhelm me with your presence.
As you fill my heart with your love,
I offer my love back to you.
As you nourish my soul,
prepare me for the week ahead,
that I might see people and situations
the way you see them
and act accordingly to your will.
Let nothing separate me from you.
It is in your name, Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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Hymn: #277 Tell Me The Stories of Jesus

1. Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear;
things I would ask him to tell me if he were here:
scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,
stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

2. First let me hear how the children stood round his knee,
and I shall fancy his blessing resting on me;
words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,
all in the lovelight of Jesus’ face.

3. Into the city I’d follow the children’s band,
waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand;
one of his heralds, yes, I would sing
loudest hosannas, “Jesus is King!”

Dismissal with blessing:
May the love of the Father enfold us,
the wisdom of the Son enlighten us,
and the fire of the Spirit kindle us;
and may the blessing of the Lord God
come down upon us
and remain with us always. Amen.
(from The Weslminster Hymnal) Worship and Song Leadership Ed. #173

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