Other Friends

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Minister: Rev. James Feairs, B. A., M. Div., Retired Supply.
Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming and song leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

April 5th, 2020                                                                                        Palm Sunday

Livestreaming from Eldad during pandemic precautions

We Gather with Praise

Gospel Jam: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (123)

Call to Worship

Prayer

Song of Assurance: You shall go out with joy (884 sung 2x)

Life and Work of the Community of Faith:

We Encounter God’s Word

Letter: Philippians 2:5-11. Jesus let go of all glory to be one with us.
The Gospel of Luke 22:7-13. The disciples must trust some people they don’t know ( but Jesus does.)
Reader: The word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God.

Special Music: Instrumental/Song/Duet.

Message: Other Friends.

We Respond with Prayer and Thanks-giving

Song: This is Gods wondrous world (296)

Prayer for Gifts and Givers: We are before you, O God, apart but together. We remember all churches and communities of faith in our Region of East Central Ontario. We hold up in our Cycle of Prayer today the people and minister of Wolfe Island United, and pray that their gifts and their ministry, as well as ours, may be blessed with your spirit of care and cooperation in these testing days. We give thanks for the generosity of all who give of themselves to help others. In Christ’s name, Amen.

Prayers of the People
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 that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: Ride On! Ride on in majesty (127)
Benediction
Postlude



April 2/2020 – Palm Sunday Bible Study

Folks: greetings and blessings in this uncertain and testing time.

It is always good to connect our life to our scriptures, and our scriptures to our life.
To paraphrase a Psalm: “You, God, will keep them in perfect peace – those whose minds and hearts focus on you.”
So Palm Sunday is this Sunday!
Please read the gospel of Mark, chapter 11, verses 1-11, the ‘triumphal entry’.
Please take each question slowly, with time for your own memories.
If  you are in a household with more than one person, you could ask each other these questions, and take time to answer.
1] Do you have a memory of marching somewhere? A parade? Into a stadium? A protest? A beauty pageant?
2] Did you get to march around church with a Palm as a child on Palm Sunday? Did the adults march too? Why not?

Verse 7: Is there any other place in the gospels where Jesus rode instead of walked?
Background: Kings coming in peace rode donkeys. For war: horses.
Reflection: People cheered then, but the mood would change suddenly, wouldn’t it?

Do I sometimes praise God one day and blame God the next?
How do I praise and find peace while in pandemic restrictions?

In addition, feel free to read Luke 22:7-13, getting ready for their last supper. Does it seem that Jesus knew other folks the disciples weren’t aware of? What might that say to us about God in these times?

Blessings as you prepare and are strengthened by your faith. There will be a live webcast of music, message and prayer on Sunday at 11, (God willing) –Rev. Jim