This order of service for Palm/Passion Sunday breaks up the readings for the Revised Common Lectionary Year C throughout worship.
Call to Worship (perhaps this call to worship by Thom Shuman)
Prayer of Invocation
The Entry into Jerusalem: Luke 19:28-44
Hymn of Praise: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Prayer for Illumination
Jesus Clears the Temple: Luke 19:45-48
The Widow’s Offering: Luke 21:1-4
Offering of Our Lives and Possessions
Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
Judas Turns: Luke 22:1-6
Prayer of Confession (perhaps this by Laura Cunningham)
Assurance of Pardon
Jesus Prays in the Garden: Luke 22:39-46
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Jesus Is Arrested: Luke 22:47-53
Hymn: Go to Dark Gethsemane
Benediction Response: Ride On! Ride On in Majesty!
submitted by Rev. Evan Walker, Roxboro Presbyterian Church, Roxboro, NC
Friends, come to the table!
Bring your shouts of “Hosanna,”
bring your palms,
bring your hopes of a victorious king
to overcome the oppression and sorrow of this world.
Bring your cries of “Crucify him,”
bring your denial and wandering,
bring your hopes dashed by one who was crucified
because he would not validate the power of this world.
Just as Jesus gathered with his disciples here on the night before his execution,
just as he met his disciples in the breaking of the bread on that first resurrection evening,
so too we gather at this table,
bringing our best and our worst,
to this place where we will be made whole
as we meet Jesus again.