April 5 Liturgy

Palm Sunday Worship Outline

Chilmark Community Church

April 4, 2020, Palm Sunday

Rev. Ernest Belisle, Pastor

Thought for the week

Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem to face the cross

to show how much he loves you and me!

Welcome Pastor



Intension of today’s worship: Pastor

*Call to Worship                                                   Pastor, Liturgist and People

Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Lay Leader: “Hosanna! Loud Hosanna,” the little children sang.

Pastor:  Blessed be the One who comes on the name of the Lord. Blessed is the Son of David!

Lay Leader:        Hosanna!  Save us now O Son of David! (loudly)

Passion/Palm Sunday Prayer for the Day Pastor


*The Palm Sunday Gospel Reading is from      Matthew 21:1-11  Lay Leader

Leader:   This is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

People:  Praise be to Christ our Lord.

The significance of Palms and the meaning Pastor

Prayers: Pastor


Hymn:           O Sacred Head, Now Wounded UMH 286

Prayer for the Day Pastor

Scripture Readings:

(Reading the Passion Narrative from the Gospel according to St Matthew [portions of] chapters 26 and 27 from the New International Version [NIV])

First Reading: Pastor

St Matthew chapter 26 verses 36 to 50 

Jesus in Gethsemane

Second Reading: Lay Leader

St Matthew chapter 27 verses 1-2, 11-18, and 20 to 26

Jesus is taken to Pilate

Hymn:       When I Survive the Wondrous Cross – UMH 299

Third Reading: Lay Leader

St Matthew chapter 27 verses 32, and 34 – 42,

The Crucifixion of Jesus

Fourth Reading: Pastor

St Matthew chapter 27 verses 45 to 50, and 54 to 56

The Death of Jesus

Hymn: Were Your There When the Crucified My Lord   UMH 288

THE PROMISE OF GOD’S MERCY                                         Pastor

Leader: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

People: By a perversion of justice he was taken away. 

Who could have imagined his future?

For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people.

Pastor:   Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he 

was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,

People:   he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death–even death on a cross.

Pastor:   Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,

People:  so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

All:         and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Hymn:   Bless be the Ties that Binds UMH 557

Benediction   Pastor

As we continue to journey through life, may we continue to remember, “Hosanna to the Son of David, may we know that even in the midst of life’s greatest uncertainties and sufferings the sovereign God of time and eternity is with us.  May the blessing and guidance God the first mover, God the Son the redeemer, and God the Holy Spirit the great comforter be us always.  Amen.

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