The Order of Worship

Voluntary Pastor Brad Napier

Announcements and Welcome Liturgist

Call to Worship (Responsive) Thomas H. Troeger

A cheering, chanting, dizzy crowd had stripped the green trees bare, and hailing

Christ as King aloud, waved branches in the air.

They laid their garments in the road and spread his path with palms and

vows of lasting love bestowed with royal hymns and psalms.

When day dimmed down to deepening dark, the crowd began to fade till only

trampled leaves and bark were left from the parade.

Lest we be fooled because our hearts have surged with passing praise,

remind us, God, as this week starts where Christ has fixed his gaze.

Let us worship our King, Jesus Christ.

*Hymn #196 – All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Prayer of Confession (Unison)

I confess to God Almighty, before the whole host of heaven, and to you , my

brothers and sisters, that I have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and pray God

Almighty to have mercy on me, a sinner.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers…..(silent prayers)

Assurance of Pardon (responsive)

Almighty God, maker of all;

Have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, redeemer of the world;

Have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, giver of life;

Have mercy on us.

May Almighty God have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins and

give us time to amend our lives.


In the name of Jesus Christ, I declare that our prayers are heard and our sins forgiven.

Passing of the Peace

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

*Hymn #333 – How Our Hearts with Joy Abound

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

The Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 118:19-29

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

The Gospel John 12:0-19

The Gospel of the Lord

Thanks be to you, O Christ.

The Sermon “Save Us!” Pastor Brad Napier

“So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, Hosanna!”

The Affirmation of Faith (Unison) The Apostle’s Creed, GtG, pg. 35

Worship with Tithes and Offerings


Doxology #606 – Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn #369 – Blessing and Honor

Benediction and Blessing Pastor Brad Napier


The Week Ahead:

Wednesday: Lydia Circle, 10:30 am with Bible Study

Holy Communion, 12:15 pm, Fellowship Hall

Church School, 6:00 pm, with a meal. Classes start at

6:30 pm at Vansant Presbyterian Church for the Spring

Quarter. The class will be taught at Buchanan First for

the Summer and Fall Quarters.


Quilters, 10 am.

Worship service in the Sanctuary, 7:00 pm. This service

will feature the Sacrament of Holy Communion,

remembering the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples.


Community Cross Walk, begins at Buchanan First at 11:15 am

Community Worship Service, Theater Circle, Noon

Free showing of the movie, “The Passion of the Christ”, 1:00 pm

at the Grundy Community Theater.


Buchanan County Ministerial Association Easter Sunrise

Service, 7:00 am., at the Grundy Community Theater Circle.

Pastor Napier leaves for vacation and will return on April 10th.


Sunday, April 8: The Rev. Tim Jessen and our own Sean Murphy will be

visiting and will lead the worship service in Pastor Napier’s

absence. They will preach and provide special music. Sean was the

college student intern at our churches and at the Catholic Church

last summer. Sean will be back for a second summer internship

beginning in June.

We will be taking the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering through

Easter. The Session has set a goal of $1,000.00 for this offering. The One

Great Hour of Sharing offers opportunities for partnership, learning, and

witness and profoundly affect the life of the church as a collective witness

to Jesus Christ’s love for the whole church. Please earmark your donation

“OGHS” or use one of the envelopes provide for this offering. To date, we

have received $401.00 for the One Great Hour of Sharing.

We are purchasing lilies to place in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April

1. If you wish to provide a lily in memory of a loved one, please leave a

note in the offering plate. They will be $10.00 each.

Birthdays, March 25 – 31:

March 28 – Sandy Dailey; March 30 – Judy Osborne

Anniversaries, March 25 – 31:

March 25 – Kenny and LuAnne McClanahan