UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
March 28, 2021 * Palm Sunday
The Peace of Christ be with you! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!
Call To Worship
We come to prepare for the holiest of weeks. We will journey through praise, with joy on our lips; we will travel through betrayal and death, cradling hope deep in our hearts Jesus leads us through this week, and we will follow, for he is the life we long for, he is the Word who sustains us. We wave palm branches in anticipation, we lay our love before him, to cushion his walk Setting aside all power, glory, and might, he comes: modeling humility and obedience for all of us. Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is the One who brings us the kingdom of God. (ts)
Song of Centering
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time & Virtual Procession of Palms. Rev. Sungrae Kim
Japanese Scripture Reading Psalm 131 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Choral Anthem “On That Day When He Rode Into Jerusalem” UJCC Choir
Sermon “A Long Obedience: Humility and Obedience” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Time of Confession
I would never betray you, never deny you.
give me the faith to doubt
Give me the assurance to question,
to examine myself honestly,
Give me the confidence to wonder
how I might betray your perfect love,
Give me grace to confess
how my promises are broken, my heart
Give me the peace to be troubled
by my smugness,
(time of silent prayer and confession)
Words of Assurance
Open my eyes to see that you see,
you know, and knowing, you keep right on
eating with me.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you forgive us.
Thanks be to God. (sgh)
Song of Reflection “Hosanna”
You are invited to continue your spiritual practice of giving to the church. Please either mail your offering to the church (136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, CA 93612) or try our online giving option (LINK HERE). Thank you!
Doxology Youth Band
Joys and Concerns & Time of Prayer
You are invited to share your joys and concerns with one another using our usual format:
Person lifting the prayer: “O God of Mercy;” everyone’s response: “This is our prayer.”
After you share your joys and concerns, go around the circle and offer prayer, praying freely or using this format:
“God, I thank you for…” and “God, I ask for…”
You are invited to close together with The Lord’s Prayer.
* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30 am
Meeting ID: 892 8141 6160
Or call: +1 669 900 6833
* Sunday School at 1 pm
Meeting ID: 833 3556 5421
* If you or your kids would like to contribute to our virtual worship by music, painting, photos, recipes, or anything, please contact Rev. Rae: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Now in Peace Becky Messer
Worship Resources: (ts) Thom Shuman, “Palm Sunday Call To Worship,” http://www.lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.ca/; (sgh) Steve Garnaas-Holmes, slightly adapted “Prayer: Surely Not I?” https://www.unfoldinglight.net/
Psalm 131 (The Message Translation)
God, I’m not trying to rule the roost, I don’t want to be king of the mountain. I haven’t meddled where I have no business or fantasized grandiose plans.
2 I’ve kept my feet on the ground, I’ve cultivated a quiet heart. Like a baby content in its mother’s arms, my soul is a baby content.
3 Wait, Israel, for God. Wait with hope. Hope now; hope always!