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BUC Worship Service – Mar 24

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BUC Worship Service – Mar 24

Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada 

 Sunday March 24, 2024 Palm Sunday 
Minister: Kelly Grittner, DLM 
Music Ministry: Lee Dowan and Dr Alex Shawn 

Processional Sing Hosanna – arr B. Harlan 

Prelude: Worthy Is the Lamb – arr. M. McDonald 

Welcome and Announcements
 Portions of today’s service is used with thanks from “Worship with the Moderator and Team for Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday” 

Land Acknowledgement 
“As we gather together, let us pause to remember that we live, work and worship on lands that are, by law, the unceded territories of the nations of Treaty 7. As Christ’s people, may we be people of love, of truth, and of reconciliation. May we live with respect on this land, and in peace and friendship with its people.” 

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Opening Reading “The Way to Jerusalem is Cluttered” Anne Weems Kneeling in Jerusalem 

Lighting of the Christ Candle 

Hymn I Am the Dream MV 106 

Call To Worship 
As we travel on the Way, 
we find that we travel both night and day – 
Sometimes, in our wandering, 
we need light to show us what is around. 
Sometimes, in our wandering, 
we need light as a signpost or guide. 
Sometimes, in our wandering, 
we need light to show us safe haven. 
We are on our own wilderness wander, through a time of change from our normal order of things. So, let us look to the light that shines in our lives and in our world, let us look to the light of Christ – to guide us, to strengthen us, to keep us moving on! 

Opening Prayer 
Will you let us walk with you, Jesus, on the road to Jerusalem; 
to hear the cheers of the crowd, 
with “hosannah” and more? 
Will you let us walk with you, Jesus, 
to the temple, to the challenge, 
to the room where you’ll teach, 
share communion, and more? 
Will you let us walk with you, Jesus, 
to the garden, to prayer; 
though our eyes may be heavy, 
our hearts burdened, and more? 
Will you let us walk with you, Jesus, 
in this week we call “Holy,” 
that, through trial and temptation, 
we might understand love, grace, and much more? 
Will you let us walk with you, Jesus… 
As far as we can go? Amen. 

Children and youth are welcome to go to Sunday School 

Hymn Ride On! Ride On in Majesty VU 127 A: 558 

Scripture Reading Mark 11: 1- 11 

Reflection: “Currency of the Heart” Listen here

Special Music Cantata
At His Name 
Composed & Arranged by J. Raney 
A Miracle Man 
Open the Gates 
If You Love Me 
At His Name 


Presentation of the Offering & Offertory: Give Thanks – arr. M. Hayes 

Dedication of the Offering 
We do give you thanks, God of all creation, 
for the gifts in our hands, and the gifts in our hearts, 
help us to use all that we have to share your life, 
in all of its abundance, everywhere in your world. Amen. 

Prayers of the People and 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, the power and the glory, 
forever and ever. Amen 

Hymn Hosanna, Loud Hosanna VU 123 

Let us go in peace and in all that we do, let us do it for love, and by the power of the Holy Spirit. And let us always remember – we are never alone! 
The peace of Christ holds us all creation. The love of the Creator enfolds all that has been, all that is, and all that will be. And the wings of the Holy Spirit carry it – in the moments of grief, and in the celebration of life made new – now, and always. Amen? 
Amen! Let us go in peace, to love and to serve. Thanks be to God! 

Postlude Praise the Name of the Lord – arr. M. Hayes