First United Methodist Church
Wadesboro,North Carolina




Order of Worship

Palm/Passion Sunday

April 13, 2014 .....10:55 a.m.



We Gather as the Church

GREETING AND PARISH NOTICES

PRELUDE ..... All Glory, Laud and Honor ..... Dale Wood

We Celebrate God’s Presence

GOSPEL ..... The Palms

Liturgy ..... Matthew 21:1-11


ANTHEM ..... Lift Up Your Heads ..... Allen Pote

Lift up your heads, O ye mighty gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, that the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Strong and mighty, he is the King. Lift up your heads, O ye mighty gates, for behold, he comes, the Savior waits. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosannas we bring, that ancient song we sing to the Son of David…Who is this King of glory? The Lord of Hosts, he is the King!

(Please stand for the entrance hymn, All Glory, Laud and Honor.)

*ENTRANCE HYMN ..... All Glory, Laud and Honor ..... 280

We Celebrate Through God’s Word

OLD COVENANT ..... Isaiah 50:4-9a ..... Pew Bible, 631

EPISTLE ..... Philippians 2:5-11 ..... Pew Bible, 1023

This is the Word of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God!

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

GIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Offertory ..... Ah. Holy Jesus ..... Dale Wood

*Doxology ..... Old 100th

Praise God throughout these forty days.
Praise Christ, our Lord, whom God did raise.
And praise the Spirit who imparts
God’s love in Christ into our hearts. Amen.

MEDITATION ..... Pastor Benny Clodfelter

Do You Remember?

The Passion According to Matthew
Please join in singing the hymns as printed.

ANTHEM ..... The Chancel Choir
Jesu, Word of God Incarnate ..... W. A. Mozart

Jesu, Word of God incarnate, of the Virgin Mary born;
On the cross your sacred body, for us with nails was torn.
Cleanse us by the blood and water streaming from your pierced side.
Feed us with your body broken, now and in death’s agony.

GOSPEL ..... Matthew 26:17-30

The Last Supper

HYMN ..... Go to Dark Gethsemane
Go to dark Gethsemane, ye that feel the tempter’s power;
Your Redeemer’s conflict see, watch with him one bitter hour.
Turn not from his griefs away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray.


GOSPEL ..... Matthew 26:31-56

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial ~ Gethsemane ~ Jesus is Arrested

HYMN ..... Ah, Holy Jesus
Ah, holy, Jesus, how hast thou offended,
That we to judge thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted!


GOSPEL ..... Matthew 26:57-75,/i>

Jesus Before the Sanhedrin ~ Peter Disowns Jesus

HYMN ..... Ah, Holy Jesus
Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee!
‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee; I crucified thee.


GOSPEL ..... Matthew 27:1-26

Judas Hangs Himself

HYMN ..... Go to Dark Gethsemane
See him at the judgment hall, beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned;
O the wormwood and the gall! O the pangs his soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross.


GOSPEL ..... Matthew 27:27-44

Soldiers Mock Jesus ~ The Crucifixion

GOSPEL ..... Matthew 27:45-54

Death of Jesus

HYMN ..... Go to Dark Gethsemane
Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; there, adoring at his feet,
Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete.
“It is finished,” hear him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die.


GOSPEL ..... Matthew 27:55-66

Burial of Jesus ~ The Guard at the Tomb

*HYMN ..... O Sacred Head, Now Wounded ..... 286

*BENEDICTION

*SILENT MEDITATION ..... Ah, Holy Jesus
Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
Think on thy pity and thy love unswerving, not my deserving.
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We have moved from the celebration of Palm Sunday
to the somber events of Holy Week.
There will be no postlude as we depart.

*Congregation standing, as you are able.

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