Order of Worship – March 28, 2021

Below is the order of worship for Sunday, March 28, 2021. Please follow along at live on Facebook and use this to sing the lyrics to our praise music, participate in prayers, and prepare for reading scripture and hearing the sermon from the safety and comfort of your home.

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude (The light of Christ enters the world)

Call to Worship – Psalm 118

O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Mantos y Palmas

Filled with excitement, all the happy throng

Spread cloaks and branches on the city streets

There in the distance they begin to see

Riding on a donkey, come the Son of God

From every corner a thousand voices sing

Praises to him who comes in the name of God

With one great shout of acclamation loud

Triumphant song breaks forth

“Hosanna, hosanna to the King!

Hosanna, hosanna to the King!”

As in that entrance to Jerusalem

We sing hosannas to the Christ, our King

To the living Savior who still calls today

Asking us to follow him with love and faith

From every corner a thousand voices sing

Praises to him who comes in the name of God

With one great shout of acclamation loud

Triumphant song breaks forth

“Hosanna, hosanna to the King!

Hosanna, hosanna to the King!”

Congregational Greeting Time “Wave to your neighbor.”

(Social distancing must be maintained with masks)

Above All

Verse 1

Above all powers above all kings

Above all nature and all created things

Above all wisdom and all the ways of man

You were here before the world began

Verse 2

Above all kingdoms above all thrones

Above all wonders the world has ever known

Above all wealth and treasures of the earth

There’s no way to measure

What You’re worth

Chorus

Crucified laid behind the stone

You lived to die rejected and alone

Like a rose trampled on the ground

You took the fall and thought of me

Above all

Like a rose trampled on the ground

You took the fall and thought of me

Above all

Prayer & Offering

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,

For Ever And Ever

Amen

Ministry Moment

How to Register for Worship 

Starting on April 11

King Of Glory

Verse 1

Who is this King of glory

That pursues me with His love

And haunts me with each hearing

Of His softly spoken words

My conscience a reminder

Of forgiveness that I need

Who is this King of glory

Who offers it to me

Chorus 1

His name is Jesus precious Jesus

Lord Almighty King of my heart

King of glory

Verse 2

Who is this King of glory

With strength and majesty

And wisdom beyond measure

The gracious King of kings

The Lord of earth and heaven

The Creator of all things

He is the King of glory

He is ev’rything to me

Chorus 2

His name is Jesus precious Jesus

Lord Almighty King of my heart

King of glory

Lord Almighty King of my heart

King of glory

Scripture: John 18: 12 – 40 (selected verses) New Living Translation

12 So the soldiers, their commanding officer, and the Temple guards arrested Jesus and tied him up. 13 First they took him to Annas, since he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest at that time.14 Caiaphas was the one who had told the other Jewish leaders, “It’s better that one man should die for the people.”

19 Inside, the high priest began asking Jesus about his followers and what he had been teaching them. 20 Jesus replied, “Everyone knows what I teach. I have preached regularly in the synagogues and the Temple, where the people[e] gather. I have not spoken in secret. 21 Why are you asking me this question? Ask those who heard me. They know what I said.”

22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” he demanded.

23 Jesus replied, “If I said anything wrong, you must prove it. But if I’m speaking the truth, why are you beating me?”

24 Then Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the high priest.

28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor. His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and they wouldn’t be allowed to celebrate the Passover. 29 So Pilate, the governor, went out to them and asked, “What is your charge against this man?”

30 “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” they retorted.

31 “Then take him away and judge him by your own law,” Pilate told them.

“Only the Romans are permitted to execute someone,” the Jewish leaders replied. 32 (This fulfilled Jesus’ prediction about the way he would die.)

33 Then Pilate went back into his headquarters and called for Jesus to be brought to him. “Are you the king of the Jews?” he asked him.

34 Jesus replied, “Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?”

35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate retorted. “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”

36 Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”

37 Pilate said, “So you are a king?”

Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

38 “What is truth?” Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, “He is not guilty of any crime. 39 But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this ‘King of the Jews’?”

40 But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)

Sermon: “It Is Better for One Man to Die”

Lord I Lift Your Name On High

Verse

Lord I lift Your name on high

Lord I love to sing Your praises

I’m so glad You’re in my life

I’m so glad You came to save us

Chorus

You came from heaven to earth

To show the way

From the earth to the cross

My debt to pay

From the cross to the grave

From the grave to the sky

Lord I lift Your name on high

Verse

Lord I lift Your name on high

Lord I love to sing Your praises

I’m so glad You’re in my life

I’m so glad You came to save us

Chorus

You came from heaven to earth

To show the way

From the earth to the cross

My debt to pay

From the cross to the grave

From the grave to the sky

Lord I lift Your name on high

Lord I lift Your name on high

Lord I lift Your name on high

Benediction