We invite you to join us for our Palm Sunday worship, with the message given for our DisciplesNet listeners by New Testament scholar and professor, Ronald J. Allen, who is also an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ron Allen is the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Miller Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana, www.cts.edu, and author of over 30 scholarly books.
Allen sheds light on the traditional Palm Sunday scripture, Mark 11:1-11, sharing some cultural insight as to what they Jewish crowd may have seen and felt as they welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem with leafy branches and shouts of "Hosanna!"
Our music is the traditional Palm Sunday hymn, "All Glory, Laud, and Honor," as well as, "Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley," "Eat This Bread," and a special Blessed Be the Name, sung by mother-daughter duo, Kate and Liz Terlep, and accompanied by Dean Phelps. As always, we hope that you will join in as we sing, adding your own voice, mentally or physically as we sing.
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Songs (numbers are those in Chalice hymnal):
"All Glory, Laud and Honor," #192
"Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley," #211
"Blessed Be Your Name"
"Eat This Bread," #414
Message: Ron Allen
Communion: Bob Shaw
Pastor's Prayer: Susan McNeely
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11 (NRSV) Ron Allen
Communion Prayer Blanche Edwards
Video and video editing: Deb Phelps, Susan McNeely