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We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. 

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1633 Louisville Road

Alcoa, TN 37701

Phone: 865-982-5800

Email: greenmeadowpastor@gmail.com

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© 2019 Green Meadow United Methodist Church. 

SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE

Palm Sunday | April 5, 2020

This service will not be available until 10:30 a.m.  Sunday, April 5, 2020

ORDER OF WORSHIP

GREETINGS/ANNOUNCEMENT

WORSHIP INVOCATION
Holy God, help us to be present in worship this day, even as you are present.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM: Bonnie West

Matthew 21:1-11

THE PEOPLE'S RESPONSE

One: Hosanna to the Son of David!

Many: Hosanna in the highest!

One: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

Many: Hosanna in the highest!

SONG

"Hosanna, Loud Hosanna," No. 278, The United Methodist Hymnal

 

Hosanna, loud hosanna,

the little children sang;

through pillared court and temple

the lovely anthem rang.

To Jesus, who had blessed them

close folded to his breast,

the children sang their praises,

the simplest and the best

From Olivet they followed

mid an exultant crowd,

the victor palm branch waving,

and chanting clear and loud.

The Lord of earth and heaven

rode on in lowly state,

nor scorned that little children

should on his bidding wait.

"Hosanna in the highest!"

that ancient song we sing

for Christ is our Redeemer,

the Lord of heaven our King.

O may we ever praise him

with heart and life and voice,

and in his blissful presence

eternally rejoice!

Public Domain

OPENING PRAYER

SONG

"Tell Me the Stories of Jesus," No. 277, The United Methodist Hymnal

 

Tell me the stories of Jesus

I love to hear;

things I would ask him to tell me

if he were here;

scenes by the wayside,

tales of the sea,

stories of Jesus,

tell them to me.

First let me hear how the children

stood round his knee,

and I shall fancy his blessing

resting on me;

words full of kindness,

deeds full of grace,

all in the lovelight

of Jesus' face.

Into the city I'd follow

the children's band,

waving a branch of the palm tree

high in my hand;

one of his heralds,

Yes, I would sing

Loudest hosannas,

"Jesus is King!"

Public Domain

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION: Ginny West Case

Almighty God, you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to suffer death on the cross. Grant that we ma share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and ever. Amen.

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Philippians 2:5-11

SONG

"Worthy the Lamb That Was Slain"

Don Moen

 

Worthy the Lamb that was slain

Worthy the Lamb that was slain
To receive glory and honor
Wisdom and power
Worthy the Lamb that was slain

© 1986 Integrity's Hosanna! Music 
CCLI License No. 2335186 

THE MESSAGE: Pastor Buzz Trexler

"Bound by the Cross"

PASTORAL 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.

CLOSING SONG

"Lamb of God"

Twila Paris

Verse 1

Your only Son no sin to hide
But You have sent Him from Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God

Verse 2
Your gift of love they crucified
They laughed and scorned Him as He died
The humble King they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God

Chorus

Oh Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God
I love the holy Lamb of God
Oh wash me in His precious blood
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

Verse 2

YI was so lost I should have died
But You have brought me to Your side
To be led by Your staff and rod
And to be called a lamb of God

Chorus

© 1985 Mountain Spring Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Straightway Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

CCLI License # 2335186
 

BENEDICTION

SENDING FORTH

  • Pastor: Buzz Trexler

  • Music Leader: Jerry Sullivan

  • Liturgists: Bonnie West, Ginny West Case

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE ...

Whether you label yourself a "Christian," or are uncertain whether you believe in anything any more, you are welcome to worship at Green Meadow United Methodist Church. Single, married, partnered, divorced, gay, rich, poor, USAmerican, or immigrant, you are welcome here. Burned out on religion -- whether organized, or disorganized -- bedraggled and hungover, addicted or in recovery, just out of jail, you are welcome here. Have no idea about Holy Communion, hymnals, or when to stand or sit? Don't worry, the pastor didn't either when he first stepped into a United Methodist Church as an adult -- and he was welcomed, too. 

We're glad you're here! 

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. Our mission is to be an open gathering place to nurture Christians in training who, equipped by the Holy Spirit, go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ.

A MISSIONAL CHURCH

Whether it's building mission kits for flood victims, sending food buckets to Zimbabwe, working with Family Promise of Blount County, helping the Salvation Army's lunch ministry, or gathering peanut butter for the Community Food Connection, "Meadow Folk" are engaged in the missio Dei ... God's mission of love.

SUNDAY ACTIVITIES

Sunday mornings at Green Meadow are, in a way, much of what you would expect when you come to a United Methodist Church: we gather for Sunday School and we worship together. We also share a breakfast once a month, and in months where we have a fifth Sunday, we have a potluck dinner.