Holy Week: Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today marks the beginning of Holy Week, a time when we fix our eyes on Jesus’ triumphal entry, crucifixion and resurrection from the dead. On Palm Sunday we remember when Jesus set out for Jerusalem, was hailed as Messiah and King and was greeted with shouts of “Hosanna!” During this morning’s service, we followed Christ’s path from Jerusalem to the cross, seeking Him as our true Savior and King.

This week’s Sunday song review features photos by Nate Herndon. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs (where available)

1. Call to Worship (adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, John 12:12-13, and Sojourn Community Church)

2. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – Words by Edward Perronet (1780), Contemporary chorus by Judah Groveman (based on a arrangement by Jaron and Katherine Kamon)

All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

3. Here is Our King (chorus only) by David Crowder

Here is our King, here is our love,
here is our God who’s come
to bring us back to Him.
He is the One, He is Jesus.

4. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed – Words: James Montgomery (1821), Music and Arrangement: Vito Aiuto (2008), Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Hail to the Lord’s anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
To take away transgression
and rule in equity.

5. We read the Gospel of Mark’s account of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Hosanna!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest!”

6. The scripture reading was followed by a time of confession and assurance (adapted from the Worship Sourcebook) based on Matthew 21:8-9, John 3:17, and Ephesians 5:1-2.

Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

For Christ came into the world not to condemn the world,
but that the world through him should be saved.

Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children.
Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us,
a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Hosanna in the Highest!

7. Hosanna by Brooke Fraser

I see the King of Glory
coming on the clouds with fire,
the whole earth shakes,
The whole earth shakes.
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Hosanna in the highest!

8. Communion Song: Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed – Words: Isaac Watts (1707), Music: Martyrdom, Hugh Wilson, (1800), Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Alas! and did my Savior bleed
and did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
for such a wretch such as I?

My God why would You shed Your blood
so pure and undefiled,
to make a sinful one like me
Your chosen precious child?

9. Communion Song: How Deep the Father’s Love For Us by Stuart Townend, Arrangement: King’s Kaleidoscope

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished.

Music Team for Sunday, April 13, 2014:

Andrew Camp – vocals, electric guitars
Kristen Camp – vocals
Nick Havens – bass
Emily Herzog – vocals, piano
Rhett Johnson – electric guitar, vocals
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano, organ, acoustic guitar
Andrew Luley – drums
Justin Schilb – violin
Benedict Sin – violin

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