BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
April 10, 2022
From power over to power with
Palm Sunday: Seeking God’s Ways
Prelude—All Hail the Power of Jesus Name (arr. McDonald)
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (arr. La Plante)—Will Wiebe Friesen, organ
Lighting the Christ Candle—Todd Schlosser
Welcome and Prayer
Leader: Your ways, O God, are higher than our ways.
People: Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts.
Leader: We seek God’s ways.
People: Lord, move us from seeking the power to control others to instead using power with them for everyone’s healing and wholeness.
Lenten Prayer of Confession
Leader: Holy One, we seek you while you may be found.
People: We call upon you while you are near.
Leader: Have mercy on us, O God, for our thoughts are not your thoughts, and our ways are not your ways.
People: Forgive us for seeking power over others and let us instead seek power with and for the most vulnerable.
Leader: As we walk with Christ on this Lenten journey, let us see your way more clearly.
ALL: and follow your way more faithfully.
Palm Procession—Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (arr. Morris)—Chancel Bells; Verlene Garber, director
Children’s Conversation—Esther Koontz
*Hymn—Ride on, Ride on in Majesty—verses. 1, 2, 4— VT 316
Scripture Reading—Matthew 21:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11—Patricia Shelly
Sermon—Coming up Empty—Dale Schrag
*Hymn—All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name—VT 364
Prayers of God’s people—Todd Schlosser
*Hymn—All Glory, Laud, and Honor—VT 315
Benediction Response—Ride on, Ride on in Majesty (Joel Raney)—Chancel Bells
Postlude—Grand Choeur Grégorienne (by A. Guilmant)—Will Wiebe Friesen
VT = Voices Together
Audio visual—Francis Toews
Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, and Todd Schlosser