Mitchells Presbyterian Church
Order of Worship for Sunday March 28, 2021
PRELUDE – “Palm Sunday Processional” (Organ Solo)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP – (from Psalm 118)
L: Awake to the day of triumph for our Savior!
P: Come with your branches, hosannas, and songs!
L: Fill the air with welcome to the Lord!
P: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
HYMN OF ADORATION – #88 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (Verses 1&2)
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (IN UNISON)
Lord, you hold nothing back, not even your Son. The lengths you will go to be in relationship with us are astounding. Jesus pours himself out for our sake and enters Jerusalem in order to take upon himself the sin of the world. Yet, we fail to respond with gratitude. We neglect to hear and heed your saving Word. We turn aside from your way and withhold that of which you have need. Forgive our fleeting faithfulness and our hollow shouts of Hosanna. Humble us, turn us toward you, help us to look to the interests of others, shape us into a closer imitation of Christ, our Savior (silent confession). Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
ANTHEM – “Jesus, the King” (sung by the MPC Choir)
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE READING – Mark 11:1-11 & Philippians 2:3-8
SERMON – “Do You See What I See?”
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Apostle’s Creed)
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION FOR THE GIFTS RECEIVED
PASTORAL PRAYER (with the Lord’s Prayer)
HYMN OF DEDICATION – #89 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” (v.1&2)
POSTLUDE – “Ride on! Ride On in Majesty!” (Organ Solo)
Choir Director & Organist – Mary Scott Gyory
Covenant Pastor – Reverend Michael Clang
Evening Prayer for the Week
Although I have sought to serve you this day,
I have failed to keep your love.
You know my strengths and weaknesses more than I.
Reveal them to me that I may be healed this night
and begin afresh tomorrow.