Serving God, Serving our Community

Palm Sunday Morning Worship

United Benefice of Sissinghurst with Frittenden

10am Sunday 5th April 2020

Welcome back, it’s good to be together again in God’s presence – I’m glad you’re here… 

[As you follow the service click on the coloured text to hear the recording of songs, readings, sermon and Church Family News. Each time the words are displayed you are invited to sing along…] 

Welcome including verses from Isaiah 12   

We begin in praise:

Praise to the Holiest in the Height   or  Light of the World

We affirm our faith in our Triune God: 

We believe in one body, the church,
one Holy Spirit,
one hope to which we are called,
one Lord Jesus,
one faith,
one baptism,
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all. Amen.

 An encouragement to pray in faith: Brenda Croucher

We continue in praise: All glory laud and honour

We listen to God’s Word:

Psalm 118 v1-2 and 19-29.

Matthew 21 v1-11. Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.’

This took place to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet:

‘Say to Daughter Zion,
“See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”’

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’

‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’

‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’

11 The crowds answered, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.’

We hear God’s Word addressing us: Palm Sunday Sermon – Hubert Ashton

We continue in praise: Ride on in Majesty

We lift before God the needs of our community and our world:

Liz Macfarlane and Holly and Heidi

Church Family News:

Prayer Hub. 10-10:30 Tuesday morning – click on https://us04web.zoom.us/j/352987984 anytime from 9:45 Tuesday morning.

Dial in to join the meeting via a local number 0330 088 5830. When it asks for the meeting number type in 352 987 984.

Giving: you can make a donation to Hastings Foodbank via their website.

We receive God’s blessing:

God the Father,

who has given to his Son the name above every name,

strengthen you to proclaim Christ as Lord;

and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

fill your hearts and homes, now and for evermore… Amen

We finish in praise: At the name of Jesus