Call to worship
Just as Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey so long ago
Jesus enters our hearts this day
Let us join in worship: Hosanna
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
Opening prayer of confession
Gracious God, our hearts are heavy this morning. As we enter into Holy Week, we long to be together. We miss our neighbors, we miss our community. We mourn for the sick, we mourn for the whole world. Merciful God, forgive us when we forget about our neighbor. Forgive us when we stew in anger. Remain with us in our grief and remind us that we are not alone. (Silent confession) Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Though we remain distant, we are one in Christ Jesus. Through the grace of Jesus, know that you are forgive and be at peace.
Thanks be to God.
Hymn 552 Holy Holy Holy
Prayers of the people and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn 227 Jesus Remember Me