Sermon 04/05/20: Palm Sunday Is About How People Welcome Jesus (Lent VI; Palm Sunday)T

WORSHIP AT HOME for 4/5/20. If illness or travel prevented you from joining us for worship Sunday, or if you would like to experience the worship again, you’re welcome to use the links below to have a time of worship at home. (Just right click on the link to play each hymn or the sermon in a new tab, and close that tab when finished.)

CALL TO WORSHIP: (Read prayerfully.)
Luke 19:35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their garments on the colt they set Jesus upon it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their garments on the road. 37 As he was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” 41 And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace!

God’s Story: Palm Sunday

Hosanna – A Palm Sunday Song – how it might have sounded that day.

A TIME OF PRAYER (Testimonies, Joys & Concerns)
Please pray for yourself and your neighbors, lifting up your needs to God while giving thanks for answered prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, who art in heaven; hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

How can we make beautiful music, when we cannot sing together in this time of social distancing, sheltering at home and not allowed to sing in church? The song below was recorded in the form of 36 completely separate voices; there was no music, no arrangement, no director; each woman sang her heart out, making up her own part. As you listen, imagine that God hears all of our voices together, even in it seems like we sing alone.

Down to the River – Virtual Choir
Aug 18, 2017
Tiffany Goodrick
The 36 voices you hear were all recorded separately at different times and in different locations. Each woman had only the melody playing in her ear and then sang the part that she wanted, no music was written out. All videos were recorded using cell phones. I’m so thankful for each of these women and their willingness to make my vision a reality. To my sweet and patient husband, thank you for making the execution of this video a possibility.

Friends, this time will pass and we will soon gather together again.


MESSAGE: Palm Sunday Is About How People Welcome Jesus
Pastor David O. Kueker
Series: A Tenacious Faith
Right-click, open in new tab to play … Sermon audioSermon slides as a PDF file.

HYMN Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Johnny Carrasquillo

BENEDICTION: And now may the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the presence of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, be with us all, now and forevermore! Amen.
Now … don’t just stand there! DO SOMETHING.

If you worship at home, please let us know so we can pray for you!

TRANSCRIPT (A transcript may be posted when it is available.)

Image by Jeff Jacobs from Pixabay.

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION: Let’s have a conversation! Please reflect upon the questions below as you consider the material presented above. In a comment, share your thoughts and additional questions. What would you like to know?

What grabbed your attention?
What is the human need or problem?
What questions do you have about any quotes provided?
Does the Bible say anything about this?
What solutions do you see for the problem?
What specifically could we begin to do to make a change?

Additional Resources
Kinmundy United Methodist Church is located at 308 E. Third Street, Kinmundy, IL 62854. Worship begins at 9 am Sundays. The building is handicap accessible.
Wesley United Methodist Church is located at 3381 Kinoka Raod, Patoka, IL 62875 in the country between Kinmundy and Patoka. Worship begins at 10.45 am Sundays.
VISION: We are a functional family of God, where Jesus is Lord and people grow.
MISSION: Every layperson is called to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20); every layperson is called to be missional. (¶126 of the 2016 Book of Discipline)
Paradigm: There are two kinds of people in this world: people who need to become disciples and disciples who need to become disciple makers.

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One Response to Sermon 04/05/20: Palm Sunday Is About How People Welcome Jesus (Lent VI; Palm Sunday)T

  1. Gerri says:

    Once again enjoyed service, eagerly awaiting the time we can have face to face service with friends at church. Until we can meet our friends at church, I will continue meeting you here!

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