Welcome To Worship

 

at

 

East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, March 20, 2016

10:00 a.m.

 

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 20, 2016

 

We begin our service outside the narthex & process in.

 

We Gather to Worship God

 

   Thought before Worship

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his steadfast love endures forever!

Out of my distress I called on the Lord;

the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. - Psalm 118:1,5

 

Processional “When Christ Comes Riding In”

(Tune of “When the Saints, Go Marching In”)

Oh When Christ

Comes Riding In

Oh when Christ Comes Riding In

We will lay our cloaks before him

When Christ Comes Riding In.

 

Oh when Christ

Comes Riding In

Oh when Christ Comes Riding In

We will wave our palm leaves high

When Christ Comes Riding In

 

Oh when Christ

Comes Riding In

Oh when Christ Comes Riding In

We will all shout “Hosanna!

When Christ Comes Riding In

 

Oh when Christ

Comes Riding In

Oh when Christ Comes Riding In

We will worship Christ the King

When He Comes Riding In.

 

*Call to Worship

Reader: The crowds that went ahead of him and the crowds that followed him were shouting,

Children: Hosanna! Hosanna!

Reader: And others said,

Women: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Reader: And others said,

Men: Hosanna in the highest heaven!

Reader: But some said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” In response, Jesus said, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

Children: Hosanna!

Women: Hosanna!

Men: Hosanna!

All: Hosanna!

 

*Hymn 197 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

 

Lenten Reflection The Johnson Family

(Our Time With The Children takes place during the Lenten Reflection.)

Lord may we flourish like great palm trees as we bask in your glory on this day of celebration. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

 

“A Cheering, Chanting, Dizzy Crowd”

Hymn #200 Vs. 1

A cheering, chanting, dizzy crowd had stripped the green trees bare, and hailing Christ as king aloud, waved branches in the air

Passing of the Peace

Leader: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

People: Hosanna!

Leader: May the Peace of Christ be in you.

People: And also in you!

 

*Gloria Patri #581

 

(Children are dismissed to go upstairs for Children’s Worship.)

 

Anthem “King Triumphant” Schram

© 2007 Lorenz Publishing Company (Admin. by Lorenz Corporation)

 

We Listen for the Word of God

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

First Lesson Philippians 2:5-11 NT p. 197

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Lesson Luke 19:28-40 NT p. 83

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon “Cultivating a Life Well-Lived: John R. Hilley

New Ways of Being Alive”

 

Time of Reflection

 

We Respond to God’s Love

 

Prayer of the People—Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

*Hymn #196 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

 

Offering

 

Offertory

 

*Doxology #606

 

*Prayer of Thanksgiving & Dedication

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with a triumphal procession, but he was soon left alone in humiliation. The cries of “Hosanna” soon turned to cries of “Crucify him!”

 

As we enter into this Holy Week, we thank you for the abundant mercy you show, as you invite us again to follow Jesus on the road to the cross. Accept these our gifts as our protest against the ways we have not followed Christ in the past and as our expression of hope that we may renew our walk of faith in the days to come. This we ask through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

 

We Go from Here to Serve

 

*Hymn #215 “What Wondrous Love Is This”

 

*Parting Words

 

*Benediction

 

Postlude

 

 

*Please stand if you are able.

 

About Today’s Service & Activities

 

Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John HIlley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians: the choir; Junior Liturgists: Kevin McGuire, Connor Watts, Ryan Watts, Reed Johnson; Lenten Readers: the Johnson family.

 To Our Members and Guests: please sign our friendship pad.

Lent and Holy Week at EBPC

Cultivating a Life Well-Lived

During the season of Lent we have been reflecting upon and deepening our relationship with God. Our theme, Cultivating a Life Well-Lived, draws on the springtime gardening activities of preparing, planting, pruning, and cultivating - words that also speak to important activities in our relationship with God and with others. Notice the preparation of our worship space and how the theme of gardening and cultivation is reflected.

This week, with Holy Week, we move toward the Garden of Gethsemane on Thursday with our Maundy Thursday and then gather together on Sunday to celebrate Easter. As many from our church community will be traveling for Spring Break, we have prepared an online resource of reflections and music called Holy Week Reflections. This resource can be accessed from our website: www.eastbrentwoodpc.com.

March 24, Maundy Thursday, Dinner @ 6 p.m., Worship @ 7 p.m.: A service of reflection, communion, music and prayer. EBPC hosts Brentwood First Presbyterian Church for a joint dinner before the service.

March 27, Easter Sunday Worship @ 10 a.m.: March 27, Easter Sunday Worship 10 a.m.: Celebrate the Resurrection! There will be special music, communion, the flowering cross and an Easter egg hunt before the service at 9 a.m.

 

For those of you with young children, please check out the shelf of children's Bibles located on the shelves in the Sanctuary. There are several different age-appropriate versions available for their use during the service. Please re-shelve them before you leave the building.

 

Children’s Worship: children’s worship helps children ages 3 through 2nd grade explore Bible units through hands-on, age appropriate, experiential activities that are designed to engage them while also instilling faith formation. We meet upstairs every Sunday following the Time with Children. Today’s story is “The King of Glory Comes” - Luke 19:28-40; 23:32-47(Help children discover God's grace in Jesus' sacrifice.) Next week’s story is “He Is Risen!” - Luke 24:1-12 (Help children find the joy in the surprises of Easter and share that joy with others.)

 

Welcome to East Brentwood

 

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.

 

To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the Calendar of Events for dates and times. Interested in joining East Brentwood? Speak to John Hilley or Dave Ford.

 

Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.

 

Our Mission

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.

 

Announcements

Flowers & Fellowship Food Sign-up: Please consider signing up for flowers, fellowship food, or both in the coming months. Please sign up from our website or E-newsletter. If you have any questions please contact Regina Montgomery at regina.montgomery@vanderbilt.edu.

 

Save Sunday, May 1st, as an opportunity to serve others by donating needed and life-saving blood to the Red Cross. The drive will be at EBPC from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Online registration details will follow shortly, but for now, just save the date. If you were planning or scheduled to give blood between now and 5/1, please hold off and wait until the 1st. For more information, contact Richard White at 615-513-4063 or rwhite@fulham.com.

 

Volunteers Needed for Worship Support Teams: The Worship Planning Team is in need of members to help in the following capacity. (If you can’t commit to every Sunday you’re slated during the year, you have the option of switching with others.) Please contact Liz Beatty at aybeatty@comcast.net if you are willing to help in any of these ways or would like additional information.

· 2nd Sunday of the Month- Open the Church- It’s about a 30 minute time commitment (1)

· 2nd Sunday of the Month (April, July-December): Greeters to help welcome guests before the service(2)

· 4th Sunday of the Month- Ushers to help pass out bulletins, collect & count the offering (2-3)

· 4th Sunday of the Month: Greeters to help welcome guests before the service (2)

· 5th Sunday of the Month: Usher to help pass out bulletins, collect offering (1)

· Substitute List: Be available to greet, usher, open or close the church if the regular person(s) is unavailable. (Multiple)

· Maundy Thursday: Help set up for the 6 pm Supper; Bring a salad or pot of soup

· Easter Sunday: Coordinate refreshments for the Music Teams; Take photos in front of the Flowering Cross

 

Presbyterian Women will meet on Friday, April 1st at 9:30 at the church. We will be discussing the 8th lesson and going to lunch after. Please join us!

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, March 20-Palm Sunday

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship—Palm Sunday Procession

Monday, March 21

Preschool Closed for Spring Break

Tuesday, March 22

9:15 a.m. Staff Meeting

Wednesday, March 23

No other WELL activities besides choir & praise band this week

6:00 p.m. Praise Band

7:00 p.m. Choir

Thursday, March 24—Maundy Thursday

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Service

Sunday, March 27—EASTER!

9:00 a.m. Fellowship and egg hunt

10:00 a.m. Easter Celebration

 

Praise and Prayers

Prayers for the family of James Montgomery, Rob Montgomery’s uncle, who passed away.

Prayers for Don Downing who is recovering at Somerfield.

Praise for the life of Dr. George Stevens, surgeon in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and husband of Mary Stevens, Martha Wolfe’s sister, who died recently.

Praise that Lily Paris’s leg healed sufficiently so she doesn’t have to have surgery! Please continue to pray for her.

Prayers of praise and celebration for the recent scan showing Carol Dison (Liz Beatty's cousin) to be cancer free after 6 months of treatment.

Prayers of thanksgiving for our Presbyterian Church’s “Living Waters for the World” program which provides clean water in the underdeveloped part of the globe.

Prayers for the families and residents of Flint, MI who have tainted, lead-laden water.

Prayers for Amy Philbrick, help in balancing family, career, and health with fibromyalgia.

Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who arrived this week to begin work in Lusaka.

Prayers for Kelly Rakow, a business associate of Susan Schellhardt, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Prayers for Laurie Byers’s husband, Will,  and his family as he is undergoing chemo for pancreatic cancer. Laurie is a teacher at the EBPC Preschool.

Prayers for Karen Owens Holloway and her husband David with her cancer diagnosis.

Prayers for Marilyn Johnson, who is at Southerland.

 

If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator by email: recomer49@aol.com or phone: 615.545.5938.