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April 2, 2023
Palm Sunday

Prelude—Andante Religioso (Thome); The Palms (Jean-Baptiste Faure)—Matt & Rebecca Schloneger

Land Acknowledgement and Reflection—Doug Penner

Christ Candle Lighting—Dianne Epp

Call to Worship

Leader: This is the day the Lord has made.

People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Leader: Let us rejoice in all our Lord has done,

All: for it is marvelous in our eyes. Hosanna!

We bless the One who comes in the name of the Lord!

Welcome and Prayer

*Hymn—All Glory, Laud, and Honor—VT 315

Palm Sunday Parade with Judy Harder and Company— VT 314—Congregation sing refrain two times as directed

*Hymn—Christ, on the Night He Was Betrayed—VT 491

Scripture Reading (With intro) Isaiah 50:4-9a; Matthew 21:1-11—Brad & Lincoln Kohlman

Meditation—Joy in the Mourning—Jill Robb

*Hymn—Glory to God in the Highest—VT 99

Congregation sings the refrain; Matt Schloneger sings the verses

Prayers of God’s People

*Hymn—Hosanna, Loud Hosanna–VT 313


Leader: Love God, you who are God’s holy people,

All: for God’s love endures forever.

Leader: Praise God, and give thanks,

All: for God’s love endures forever.

Leader: Expect God, and welcome God’s grace,

All: for God’s love endures forever.

Postlude—Matt & Rebecca Schloneger

* You are invited to stand

VT = Voices Together

Keyboard- Verlene Garber

Audio visual— Ken Lamp

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