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Rev. Kendra Lovelace Balliet
Organist: Jim Ross

Prelude -Variations on St. Theodulph- Margaretha de Jong-Jon Spong

*Call to Worship
Leader: We come to prepare for the holiest of weeks.
People: We will journey through praise, with joy on our lips;
 we will travel through betrayal and death,
 cradling hope deep in our hearts.
Leader: Jesus leads us through this week, and we will follow,
 for he is the life we long for,
 he is the Word who sustains us.
People: We wave palm branches in anticipation;
 we lay our love before him, to cushion his walk
Leader: Setting aside all power, glory, and might, he comes:
 modeling humility and obedience for all of us.
All: Hosanna! Hosanna!
 Blessed is the One who brings us the kingdom of God.
*Opening Hymn "    Hosanna, Loud Hosanna" #278
*Prayer of Confession 
Leader: When we offer God our confession, we join the beautiful work of reconciliation, which begins with our reconciling with God. Trusting in our Partner in grace, let us make our confession, first in silent prayer.
Offer prayers of silent confession
Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to the home of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus
 and received hospitality like no one had seen before -
 generous, loving, whole-hearted, and even a little bit undignified.
 His disciple Judas could only see the inefficiency of the gift,
 not the spirit of loving-kindness with which it was offered.
 We, like Judas, often want to expedite our giving
 without really engaging with those we are called to serve.
 Let us consider the depth of our relationships with those we encounter
 and with the One who calls us to faith,
 as we confess our sin in silence.
[pause for silence]
Prayer of Confession (unison)
We confess, Anointed One, that we excuse ourselves
 from reaching out to those who need your care.
 We take your words – that there will always be unmet needs –
 as a reason not to try to meet the needs we can.
 Forgive us and help us to change.
 Renew our determination to live
 as faithful followers, faithful disciples, faithful Christians.
 Help us to work with you for the well-being of your creation,
 that the fortunes of all your peoples may be restored. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
We, too, are a part of the Way-Maker’s will for restoration.
 We are called, through Christ Jesus, to strive for restoration,
 but we are not called to do this work alone.
 The One who has made a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert,
 will surely equip us for all we are asked to do in Christ’s name.
 God will empower us to attain all the potential God has placed within us.
 Thanks be to God!
Psalter 118 #839-840 with Sung Response 1
Gloria Patri
Children's Chat

 Music Ministry and Offertory-Largo on All Glory Laud and Honor-Michael Burkhardt
Doxology and Prayer of Gratitude
Scripture Luke 19:29-40 
Sermon Series “Journey of Stones
Sermon: “Crying Stones” 
Stone - Baptismal Covenant I - p.33-39 ¶1-4, 8-10, 13-16

Laying Stones at the Foot of the Cross

Hymn “All Glory, Laud and Honor” #280


Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
Closing Hymn "Old Rugged Cross" #504
Action Steps & Benediction

 Postlude-The Palms-Jean Baptiste Faure
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