Worship Bulletin: 4/10/22

Worship Bulletin: 4/10/22

Welcome to Worship at the McPherson Church of the Brethren
We invite your active participation in the life of this congregation, as together we continue to grow in grace and seek justice for God’s creation.
The McPherson Church of the Brethren Leadership Team approved unanimously to open the church building to all functions with masks being
optional at the discretion of each individual beginning March 6, 2022.

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | Palm/Passion Sunday | “Waiting for the Light”

Sometimes darkness seems to last forever. We gaze toward the horizon for any gleams of light, rays of hope.
This is the nature of Lent, a season . . . given to wilderness wandering and discernment, prayer and preparation . . .
embrace the journey, but keep an eye on the horizon. The light is coming. Walt Wiltschek

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys and Concerns | Dan Lichty

Music Celebrating Jerusalem | “The Holy City” | arr. Joshua Tamayo
Jean Hendricks and Dan Masterson, piano

Scripture of the Triumphal Entry | Mark 11:1-11/Luke 19:28-40
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage [beth-phage] and Bethany – at the Mount of Olives – Jesus sent two of his
disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever
ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”
4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, 5 some people standing there asked, “What are you
doing, untying that colt?” 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. 7 When they brought the colt to Jesus
and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the
fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” 10 
“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the
temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Hymn of the Palms | “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” | #238

Story for the Children | Barbara Wagoner

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “Let It Rise” Holland Davis with “Bless His Holy Name” Andrae Crouch
Worship Band

Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460

Scripture Focus | Luke 19:28-40

Message | “Palm Branches Swaying Make the Best Protest Signs” | Jerry Bowen
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message

Prayer for Palm/Passion Sunday | Rev. Mindi/Cheryl Lawrie/K. Whitacre

Hymn of the Passion | “Go to Dark Gethsemane” | #240

Scripture of the Passion | Mark 1 thru 15:47 – excerpts
14:1 It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way
to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him;
14:2 for they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.”

14:10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them.
14:11 When they heard it, they were greatly pleased, and promised to give him money. So he began to look for an opportunity to betray him.

14:17 When it was evening, Jesus came [to be] with the twelve.
14:18 And when they had taken their places and were eating, Jesus said,
“Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”
14:19 They began to be distressed and to say to him one after another, “Surely, not I?”

14:26b … [after the meal] they went out to the Mount of Olives.
14:27 And Jesus said to them,
“You will all become deserters; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’
14:28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”
14:29 Peter said to him, “Even though all become deserters, I will not.”
14:30 Jesus said to him,
“Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.”

14:32 They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”
14:33 He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated.
14:34 And said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.”
14:35 And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
14:36 He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.”

14:41b …[and then he said] The hour has come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
14:42 Get up, let us be going. See, my betrayer is at hand.”
14:43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and
clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.
14:44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying,
“The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.”
14:45 So when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him.
14:46 Then they laid hands on Jesus and arrested him.

15:1b … They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.
15:2 Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” He answered him, “You say so.”
15:3 Then the chief priests accused him of many things.
15:4 Pilate asked him again, “Have you no answer? See how many charges they bring against you.”
15:5 But Jesus made no further reply, so that Pilate was amazed.
15:6 Now at the festival Pilate used to release a prisoner for them, anyone for whom they asked.
15:7 Now a man called Barabbas was in prison with the rebels who had committed murder during the insurrection.
15:8 So the crowd came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom.
15:9 Then he answered them, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”
15:10 For he realized that it was out of jealousy that the chief priests had handed him over.
15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead.
15:12 Pilate spoke to them again,
“Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?”
15:13 They shouted back, “Crucify him!”
15:14 Pilate asked them, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him!”
15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified

Music for Meditation | “O Sacred Head” | J.S. Bach
Ellen Gilbert, organ 

When you are ready, please leave in silence

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

Choir Director: Becky Snell
Technical Crew: Eric Goering, Ryan Goering, Shane Kirchner, Steve Lolling & Chris Whitacre
Chancel Decoration Team: Jill Brax, Colleen Gustafson, Michele Johnson, Shane Kirchner & Lara Schoming