Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 6th Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday (B)

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Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, fresco transferred to canvas from the hermitage of St. Baudelius of Berlanga (Soria), Indianapolis Museum of Art, Wikimedia | Public Domain

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Scriptural reflection        This Jesus Must Die/Hosanna        Jesus Christ Superstar, 1973

Priest One: Good Caiaphas, the council waits for you.
The Pharisees and priests are here for you.
Caiaphas: Ah gentlemen, you know why we are here.
We’ve not much time, and quite a problem here
Mob (outside): Hosanna! Superstar!”

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Welcome to Worship on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021.

During this time of worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion — whatever you have available will be sufficient.

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Gathering Song        Jesus is Coming, Pave the Way with Branches        Spirit Bloom

“Jesus is coming
Pave the way with branches
Jesus is coming, Hosanna.”

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Acknowledgement of Land

(An act towards reconciliation)

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

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Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip.  The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.

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Welcome · Community Candle · Scripture · Moment of Wonder · Sermon

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AFFIRMING

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Song for Reflection & Offering        Stay Here and Keep Watch with Me        Old St. Patrick’s

“Stay here and keep watch with me
the hour has come
Stay here and keep watch with me
Watch and pray

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Offering

There are a number of ways to contribute financially when we are unable to attend worship in person:

• Make a one-time donation or manage ongoing, automatic giving on our secure website page: https://fccpuyallup.com/donate

• Use our mobile app to set up one-time or ongoing giving from your phone. Download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play to your smartphone and then search for “First Christian Church” using our zip code, 98371.

• Send checks by mail to: First Christian Church 623 9th Ave. SW P.O. Box 516 Puyallup, WA  98371

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

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During this video clip you are invited to share the elements of communion which you have set aside for this worship time.  Bread, crackers, juice, wine, or water–all are signs of Christ’s abiding presence with us.

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Prayers of the People · Communion · Benediction

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Closing Song        Jesus, Remember Me        Taizé Community

“Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom
Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom

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Postlude        Don’t Be Afraid        Eastern Mennonite School Virtual Choir

“Don’t be afraid
My love is stronger
My love is stronger
than your fear”

Announcements:

Sunday:  The Possibilities of Lent gathering LIVE on Zoom (last one!) – 7 pm
Bring your Stay-Home Lent Kit, a cup of hot tea (tea bag in Palm Sunday bag), and a Bible. 
   Zoom:  zoom.us/j/95354687229

Thursday:  Open the Maundy Thursday bag in your Stay-Home Lent Kit

Maundy Thursday Worship LIVE on Zoom – 6:30 pm – Bring the communion pack from the Maundy Thursday bag in your kit, or grab something simple in your kitchen. 
   Zoom: zoom.us/j/95354687229

Good Friday:  Open the Good Friday bag in your Stay-Home Lent Kit.


Preacher: Pastor Ray Smith; Elder: Karrin Lewis; Scripture: MD Cieszynski; Moment of Wonder: Derek Olsen; Prayers of the People: Terry Forslund

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