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HOLY WEEK WORSHIP
Maundy Thursday, March 24 7:00 PM Worship in the Sanctuary
featuring the Lord’s Supper around the cross, music led by the
Chancel Choir, Carillon Choir, and the stripping of the chancel.
First Service of Easter, March 26 7:30 p.m. This service has as
it’s focus the primary symbols of the Christian faith, The Service
of Light, Word, Baptismal Covenant and Holy Communion.
Good Friday, March 25 12 noon through 3 pm. The church will be
open for these three hours for the “Journey to the Cross.” These self
-guided worship stations will include readings, reflections and
actions for each station. Come as you wish during that time period.
Easter Resurrection Worship, March 27 – Both worship services
(8:45 and 11:00) will have special music and an uplifting message.
The outdoor cross will be decorated by our children with multicolored flowers to celebrate the resurrection.
Sunday, March 20
Thursday, March 24
5:00 PM - Cross Connection (10)
UMW Bake Sale
6:00 PM - Youth Group (Pit)
5:00 AM - El Buen Prayer Time (C)
6:00 PM - Sprouts (3,4,5)
7:00 PM - Maunday Thursday Worship (S)
8:45 AM - Worship - Classic Service (S)
6:00 PM - El Buen Worship & SS (S)
7:00 PM - Chess Club (6,7)
Monday, March 21
Nursery (104), 2’s-5’s (Splash),
8:00 PM - Chancel Choir (10)
Kids’ Church K-3rd grade (6,7)
9:30 AM - Mom’s Morning Out (11)
8:00 PM - Praise Team (FC)
10:00 AM - Sunday School
7:00 PM - Boy Scouts (3,4,5)
7:15 PM - AA(12)
Friday, March 25
2/3’s (1), 4/5’s (2), Grades 1-5 (4,5),
7:00 PM - El Buen Groups (6,7)
Tuesday, March 22
Grades 6-8 (10), Grades 9-12 (Pit),
Adults (C, 6&7, 12, 208)
7:00 PM - Stephen Ministry Supervision (7)
12-3 PM - Self-Guided
7:00 PM - El Buen Liturgical Dance (12)
Wednesday, March 23
New Traditions Service (FC)
7:00 PM - El Buen Liturgical Dance (6,7)
NO Wednesday Night Out
Nursery (104), 2’s-5’s (Splash)
7:00 PM - El Buen Small Group (12)
Saturday, March 26
Kids’ Church: K-3rd grade (6,7)
8:00 PM - El Buen Bible Study (10)
2:45 PM - Cub Scouts (6,7)
5:00 AM - El Buen Morning Prayer (C)
3:00 PM - El Buen Band (S)
7:00 PM - El Buen Family
5:00 PM - El Buen New Beginners (6,7)
Saturday (3-10, pit)
5:00 PM - Celebration Ringers (12)
7:30 PM - First Service of Easter (S
Senior Pastor...……….Rev. Dr. Truman T. Brooks III
Associate Pastor ……….Rev. Molly Dee Rounsley
Deacon……………………………..Rev. Allen Keller
Visitation Pastor ….Rev. Dr. Lauren B. Meiswinkel
Worship & Music..………………………Mike Muzzo
Student Ministries &……………………...Cory Smith
Praise Team Leader [email protected]
Children’s Ministries……………………..Karen Rotz
Church Administrator………………..Susan Haugh
Facilities………………………………… Bill Johnston
Finance………………...………………... Bob Wilcox
Web Master…………………………….Luanne Sims
Hospitality Ministries………………… Janet Bauver
Parish Nurse…………………………….. Kay McCoy
Organist……………………….. Stephen Campitelli
Sexton ……………………………………..Brian Huss
Church Council Chair………………….Brad Oliver
Leadership Chair………………………...Vince Paul
Property Chair……………………........John Hogan
Finance Chair…………………………... Bob Mullett
D.S…………………..…….. Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm
Resident Bishop ……….. Rev. Dr. Peggy Johnson
Ministers to the World ………….. ALL OUR PEOPLE
PALM SUNDAY BAKE SALE – Be sure to get your Easter
desserts and bread today in the Gathering Area.
Funds go to local and world-wide non-profits who benefit
women and youth/children.
Make sure you are here for all the special services during
Maundy Thursday, March 24
7:00 PM Worship in the Sanctuary featuring the Lord’s
Supper around the cross, music led by the Chancel Choir,
Carillon Choir, and the stripping of the chancel.
Good Friday, March 25 12 noon through 3 pm. The church
will be open for these three hours for the “Journey to the
Cross.” These self-guided worship stations will include
readings, reflections and actions for each station. Come
as you wish during that time period.
First Service of Easter, March 26 7:30 p.m. This service
has as it’s focus the primary symbols of the Christian faith,
The Service of Light, Word, Baptismal Covenant and Holy
Easter Resurrection Worship, March 27 – Both worship
services (8:45 and 11:00) will have special music and an
uplifting message. The 11am service will have holy
communion. The outdoor cross will be decorated by our
children with multi-colored flowers to celebrate the
Bring a friend back to church during Holy Week.
Bring them back to Christ.
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The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of theatre of the absurd: the poor king;
truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions — even parading without a permit!
When Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem,” what was involved was direct action, an open
confrontation and public demonstration of the incompatibility of evil with the Kingdom of God. –David Kirk
Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 ~ 8:45 AM
“Only those who are truly aware of their sin can truly cherish grace.”
― C.J. Mahaney
Welcome and Announcements
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
All Glory, Laud and Honor
All on each refrain
Verses 1 and 2: All
Verse 3: Women
Verse 4: Men
Verse 5: All
Lord, it is the beginning of the week of great
adventure and sacrifice. We sense our need for you.
You ask us to read your Bible and we start, but then
get busy and put it aside. We begin to pray to you
and then the phone rings, and we are interrupted
again. Our mind wanders, our heart grows cold. Lord,
speak to us today through your Story. Let it pierce us.
Let it heal us. Let us hear your call. Guide us during
this special week so we may know the full power of
Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Amen.
Words of Grace
Signs of Peace and Unity in Christ
Cherub and Junior Choirs
Jesus rode into Jerusalem.
All the people sang their praise to him.
Came to town upon a donkey’s back;
Seemed so lowly but he’s Lord in fact.
Hosanna! Hear the people say
Hosanna! Save us today.
Hosanna! It’s a faithful song.
Hosanna! Sing it all night long!
Everybody brought their hopes and dreams
Life just isn’t always what it seems.
Need somebody who can help us be
liberated from captivity.
Hosanna! Hear the people say….
Passing of the Friendship Folders
Message for Growing Christians ~ Passing of the Palms
(During the passing of the palms, please sing #278)
Prayer for Illumination
Beloved God, open our hearts to your healing word,
our minds to your informing word, our souls to your
renewing word. May we be strengthened to live out
your love in word and deed. Amen.
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
The Passion Story According to the
Gospel of Luke
The Institution of the Lord’s Supper
Hymn For the Bread Which You Have Broken no. 614
Vs. 1: For the bread which you have broken,
for the wine which you have poured,
for the words which you have spoken,
now we give our thanks, O Lord.
Vs. 2: By this pledge that you do love us,
by your gift of peace restored,
by hour call to heaven above us,
hallow all our lives, O Lord.
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
Abide with Me
Vs. 1: Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Vs. 5: Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks,
and earth’s vain shadows flee;
in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
Peter Denies Jesus
Ah, Holy Jesus
Vs. 2: 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.
The Trial of Jesus
(Please listen for the following dialogue
and participate in the scene.)
Pilate: You brought me this man as one who was
perverting the people;...I will therefore have him
flogged and release him.
Narrator: But the chief priest, leaders and people
Choir and Congregation:
Away with this man! Release Barabbas for us!
Narrator: Barabbas was a man who had been put in
prison for an insurrection that had taken place and for
a murder. Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed
the people again but they kept shouting,
Choir and Congregation:
Crucify him! Crucify him! Crucify him!
Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs from Messiah
Surely, surely He hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows.
He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities,
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.
The Crucifixion of Jesus
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Vs. 2: What thou, My Lord, hast suffered
was all for sinners’ gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
‘Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouch-safe to me thy grace.
The Death of Jesus
Lacrymosa from Requiem
That day of tears and mourning,
when from the ashes shall arise,
all humanity to be judged.
Spare us by your mercy, Lord,
gentle Lord Jesus,
grant them eternal rest. Amen.
The flowers on the Lord’s Table are given to the glory of God in
loving memory of her son, Glen Proud, by Barbara Bentley.
The rose on the Lord’s Table is in celebration of the birth of
Connor Clay, son of Dan and Courtney Clay, grandson of Allen
Clay, and great grandson of Janis Clay, born March 12, 2016.
Rev. Truman Brooks
Rev. Molly Dee Rounsley
Acolyte: Sophie Moscoe
Narrator: Lori Friedgen-Veitch
Jesus: Rev. Allen Keller
Peter: Jeff Skirvin
Servant Girl: Bella Paul
Speaker 1/Criminal 1:
Speaker 2/Criminal 2:
Council Member: Jim Ford
Pilate: Jon Brill
Cherub Choir Director:
Junior Choir and Chancel
Choir Director: Mike Muzzo
Cherub and Junior Choir
Accompanist: Marilyn Light
Carillon Choir Director:
Organist: Stephen Campitelli
Health: Pat Audet, Elizabeth Baderince, Carol Barton,
Don & Carol Beideman, Jim Beitel, Rita Berry, Carol Black,
Hudson Blass, Bianca Bonney, Chris Brown, Bob Casey,
Peg Chalfant, Ken Coyle, Lucas Crotchfelt, Betty Dempsey,
Kevin & Diane Donahue, Pat Donnelly, Arlo Elmo, Tom Gettings,
Madge Hall, Susan Hamilton, April Hayes and Declan, Jim Holton,
Rich & Laurie Horan, Anne Horne, Robert L. Johnson, Lillian Kent,
Barbara Kingsbury, Nancy Kinsman, Carisa Koziol, Bob Lambert,
Linda Lantz, Sue Leotta, Samuel Lewis, Kay McCoy, Virginia McDonald,
Moment of Silence
Elizabeth McGann, Sonny McMasters, Andrew McVey, Sonny Malcus,
Marysusan, Rev. Doug Metzger, Mia, Jimmy Miller, Sherry Muller,
Dan O’Brien, Sonia Ortis, Kitty Potkai, Jim Peck, Gerry Price,
The Lord’s Prayer
no. 895 Janice Rantuccio, Dinae Rafferty, Marjorie Renniesen, Kathy Rivel,
Cheryl Rozea, Rachel, Jeff, & Joy Rutledge, Ali Salverian, Billi Jo Smith,
Hymn Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle
no. 296 Ally Sheppard, Scott and Jen, Helene Subach, Jan Suda,
Kathryn Swinkey, Nikki Sylvester, Susan Thomas, Ali Thompson, Tony and
Ted, Jackie Wails, Stanley Wannop, Bliss Warner, George Wilson
Homebound & Long Term: Emma Abernethy, Barbara Bentley,
Eddie Byler, Elaine & Ed Cook, Marilyn Cornell, Lillian Hayes,
May the meanings of this Holy Week capture our
Onieta Horseman, Shirley Hurlbrink, Mildred Johnson, Ron Klenk,
John Kohl, Dorothy Millhous, Gloria & Sam Monturo, Walt Nagel,
May the journey of Jesus through these last days
Al and Ruth Offensend, Essie Poole, Ruth Raibley, Betty Shaw,
Ena Shawan, Vera Smith, Jean Sprenkle, Lorraine Steele, Lucille Stokes,
be our journey.
May we know all the joys of faith when Easter morning Barbara Stonestrom, Janet Stuchel, Iva Willis, Steve Wilson
Expectant Parents: Mark and Abby Osborne (April);
Sarah(Muzzo) and Mike Kingsley (May);
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Smith Sarah Steverman and Bobby Hutt (Ma);
Patrick and Janet (Kennedy) McKenna (August)
Military: Janos Aksz, Wilson Chambers, Maj. Nate Hier,
Cpt. Bradley Hussain, Daniel Langer, Warnetta Mack,
Please stand as you are able.
Andrew Snyder, Bryan Williams
Bold text indicates congregational response.
Transition: Amber Allen, Kierstin Aksz, Ayusa Family, Eddie,
Nick Behney, Sandra Brooks, Arienne Fernandez,
Harry Fredericksen, Ken McIntosh, Richard Stolnis