Preparing for April 1, 2018 Easter

April 1, 2018 – Easter

4-1-2018 Easter

Scripture: John 20:1-18 (pp. 990-1Pew Bible)

Title: “April Fools”

Theme: Jesus Resurrected

Music We Will Sing:

*HYMN #248     “Christ Is Risen, Shout Hosanna”  (HYMN TO JOY)

*HYMN #250        “In the Bulb There Is a Flower”            (PROMISE)

*HYMN #246                “Christ Is Alive”                                     (TRURO)

Prayer of the Day:

Loving God, With joy and unending praise we raise our voices to you, as together we sing, “Hallelujah! Jesus is risen!” Amen.

Preparing for March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018 Palm/Passion Sunday


3-25-2018 Palm - Passion Sunday

Story: Selections from John 12 – 19 (pp. 982 – 990)

Title: “From Palms to Crosses”

Theme: From Triumphal Entry to Crucified Messiah

Music We Will Sing:

HYMN #197 (vs. 1 & 3) “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”   (ELLACOMBE)            

HYMN #166 (vs. 1 & 4) “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days”(ST. FLAVIAN)    

HYMN #218 (vs. 1 & 2)           “Ah, Holy Jesus”        (HERZLIEBSTER) 

HYMN #215 (vs. 1 & 3) “What Wondrous Love is This?” (WONDROUS LOVE)           

HYMN #221 (vs. 1 & 3) “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded(PASSION CHORALE)         

HYMN #228 (vs. 1 & 4)  “Were You There?”  (WERE YOU THERE)                         

HYMN #223 (vs. 1 & 3) “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”                                                                                                               (HAMBURG)                          

 HYMN #216         (vs. 1 & 2)    “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”    (ST. CHRISTOPHER)

*HYMN  “The Very Stones Would Sing” by Rachel Frey (in bulletin)

(Tune: BEACH SPRING, #716)



Prayer of the Day:

God of honor and celebration, together we cry, “Hosanna!” to your son, who rode willingly and bravely into Jerusalem. Hear us as we celebrate your anointed one, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Preparing for March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018

3-18-2018 Jesus and Pilate


Scripture: John 19:1-16a (p. 989, Pew Bible)

Title: “Pilate’s Politics: The Art of the Possible?”

Theme: Jesus Condemned

Music We Will Sing:

          *HYMN #291         “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”                                (SPIRIT)

          *HYMN #221         “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”          (PASSION CHORALE)           *HYMN #228         “Were You There”                              (WERE YOU THERE)

Prayer of the Day:

Holy God, in this season of contemplation, help us to recognize that you revealed yourself in Jesus, who walked among us and was handed over to be crucified. May we be strengthened by his presence among us today. Amen.