March 28, 2021
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
~ Harper Lee
“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.”
~ Madeleine L’Engle
“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
~ Mark Twain
If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
~ Brené Brown
Call to Worship
We come to prepare for the holiest of weeks.
We will journey through praise, with joy on our lips;
we will travel through betrayal and death,
cradling hope deep in our hearts.
Jesus leads us through this week, and we will follow,
for he is the life we long for,
he is the Word who sustains us.
We wave palm branches in anticipation,
we lay our love before him, to cushion his walk.
Setting aside all power, glory, and might, he comes:
modeling humility and obedience for all of us.
Blessed is the One who brings us
the kingdom of God.
Time for Youth
Robbie Frederiksen, Youth Ministries Director
Pastor Kate Conolly“He Set His Face Toward Jerusalem”
As we offer these tangible gifts, Holy One, remind us of those who could use the clothes hanging in our closets unworn, those who could be feed by the food stored in our pantries, those who could be healed by the grace and hope we keep locked away in our hearts. May we be as generous with others as you are with us, we pray. Amen.
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
Go out into the world in as God’s people.
We will journey with praise on our lips.
Go out into the world as followers of Jesus.
We will join the parade of the broken, the lost, the hopeless,
for that is where Jesus may be found.
Go out into the world as the Spirit’s peace.
We will share the warm breath of reconciliation with all we meet.