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WORSHIP FOR April 5, 2020

PALM SUNDAY

DRAWING NEAR TO GOD

WORDS OF WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: In this time of quarantine, let us not forget our church. Also, even though we are not meeting in-person, we still have bills to pay; please do your best to keep up your pledge. If this has become financially difficult, please let Jean Folsom know. Thank you all and God bless.

Holy Week Reflections each day at 7:00 p.m. on our Facebook page.

CALL TO WORSHIP From Psalm 118
Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
People: Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
People: Save us, we beseech you, O Lord! O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!
Leader: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord.
People: The Lord is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.
Leader: You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.
People: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

OPENING SONG “He Has Made Me Glad” TFWS #2270
I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter his courts with praise.
I will say, “This is the day that the Lord has made.”
I will rejoice for he has made me glad.
He has made me glad, he has made me glad.
I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.
He has made me glad, he has made me glad.
I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.

OPENING PRAYER
Almighty God, you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to suffer death on the cross. Grant that we may share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and ever. Amen.

A TIME OF PRAYER

PREPARING TO PRAY
Sharing of Prayers, Joys and Concerns:
Joys: “Thanks be to God.”
Concerns: “Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayers”.

PASTORAL PRAYER

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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass 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.

SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 21:1-11
Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ” 6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. 8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” 10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.

SERMON “Save Us, O God” Pastor Nancy Allen

CLOSING HYMN “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” UMH # 278
Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.
From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd,
the victor palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of earth and heaven rode on lowly state,
nor scorned that little children should on his bidding wait.
“Hosanna in the highest!” that ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of heaven our King.
O may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence eternally rejoice!
THE BLESSING AND SENDING FORTH (BENEDICTION)

Please read aloud words marked in “Bold” print.

The Fount

WELLSPRING WELCOMES YOU! April 5, 2020

We hope your time with us has been a blessing and wish you God’s peace in the coming week. Please feel free to contact Pastor Nancy with any questions.
(Church office 508-842-4665). Join us again!

April Birthdays –
Annie K. (10), Tammy K. (14) and Stephen C. (4/29).

April Anniversaries –
Paul & Joan Culliton (4/1) and Fran & Carol Ledoux (4/22).

Standing in the Need of Prayer … Joy S. and her mother; all those families around the dealing with the coronavirus; Barbara S., Nancy’s sister; Nancy’s cousins Debbie and Betty; Pastor Ron D.; Maddie; Sandy’s aunt; Colin B.; Joan Culliton’s family; Sandy’s niece, Falynne; Rich; Sybil and Bob L.; Gina’s friend David; Paul C.; Marti D.; Norma and John C., Marilyn; Debbie, Michelle’s friend; Sue H.; Katie, who has a date for her surgery in May; Althea J.; Ruth M.; Melissa; Richard; Julie’s sister-in-law; Cindy; Colin B.; Marie; Michael; Diana; Dyla; the Bongiovi family; Amanda; Todd H.; Jean L.; Margaret; Roger; Lillian A.; Marion C.; Sandy M.; Rev. Agunwamba; Sharon and Alden; Jack; Kimberly; Marion S.; special needs children – may those with autism find acceptance; those battling cancer and their friends and family who battle it with them; those in mourning; those in transitions; the lost and lonely, the homeless and hungry; all who don’t have families or have been given up on them; …