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13 April 2014

Palm Sunday

28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013 ph. (03) 379 2456, fax (03) 379 2466 [email protected]

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 am-12 noon

Minister: Rev. Dr Matthew Jack ph. (03) 428 6615, [email protected]

Pastoral Ministry Assistant:

Rev. Bob Fendall, ph. (03) 386 1579

Session Clerk: Janet Wilson, ph. (03) 338 7203

Church Secretary: Diane Harrington, ph. (03) 379 2456

Visit us on the internet at

www.knoxchurch.co.nz

Knox Church is a congregation within the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. We aim to create Christian community in which people of all ages, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic situations are included as equally valued participants in our congregational life. We cherish our diversity, offering a safe place of belonging to any who wish to explore their beliefs in an atmosphere promoting discussion, the development of healthy relationships and spiritual growth. We strive to be open to dialogue and shared experiences with people of other faiths. We enjoy worshipping the God made known in Jesus, endeavouring to do so in ways that are relevant to our daily lives, respect the integrity of creation, and make a positive difference to our wider world.

THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY

Introduction:

Palm Sunday is the day we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem at the beginning of the tumultuous week during which he was betrayed, arrested and executed. Jesus’

“triumphal entry” was marked by crowds of people waving palm branches in celebration.

In remembrance of this, our service this morning begins with the congregation processing from the Lounge into the hall. Please gather in the Lounge before the service.

The Call to Worship:

Kia noho a Ihowa ki a koutou. God be with you.

MA IHOWA KOE E MANAAKI. GOD BLESS YOU.

Jesus enters the city.

The people gather.

HOSANNA TO THE SON OF DAVID!

BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF GOD!

HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!

Processional Hymn:

St Theodulph Later form of melody by Melchior Teschner (1584-1635)

Refrain

All glory, praise and honour to you, redeemer, king, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.

1. Your are the king of Israel, and David's royal son, now in the Lord's name coming the king and blessèd one.

All glory, praise and honour . . .

2. The company of angels are praising you on high, and we and all creation exultant make reply.

All glory, praise and honour . . .

3. The people of the Hebrews with palms before you went: our praise and prayer and anthems before you we present.

All glory, praise and honour . . .

4. To you before your passion they sang their hymns of praise: to you now high exalted our melody we raise.

All glory, praise and honour . . .

5. Their praises you accepted: accept the prayers we bring, who in all good take pleasure, our good and gracious king.

All glory, praise and honour . . .

Theodulph of Oreleans (d. 821) tr. John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

Prayer of Approach

. . . Lord have mercy.

CHRIST HAVE MERCY.

Lord have mercy.

Assurance and Response

In the name of Christ I say to you:

You are forgiven and you are free.

THANKS BE TO GOD.

Prayer of Supplication

. . . OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN

HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME,

YOUR KINGDOM COME,

YOUR WILL BE DONE,

ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD.

FORGIVE US OUR SINS

AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US.

SAVE US FROM THE TIME OF TRIAL

AND DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

FOR THE KINGDOM,

THE POWER AND THE GLORY ARE YOURS

NOW AND FOR EVER. AMEN.

The Passing of the Peace

Kia tau tonu te rangimarie o te Ariki ki a koutou.

The peace of Christ be with you all.

A KI A KOE ANO HOKI;

AND ALSO WITH YOU.

We exchange a sign of peace with one another.

A Conversation with the Younger Ones

The First Lesson:

Philippians 2:5-11

Knox Singers:

Gospel Lesson:

In this is the Word of God

THANKS BE TO GOD.

Hosanna in the highest

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Matthew 21:1-11

Hymn:

All For Jesus

This is the gospel of Christ.

PRAISE TO CHRIST THE WORD.

John Stainer (1840-1901)

1. All who love and serve your city, all who bear its daily stress, all who cry for peace and justice, all who curse and all who bless,

2. In your day of loss and sorrow, in your day of helpless strife, honor, peace, and love retreating, seek the Lord, who is your life.

3. In your day of wrath and plenty, wasted work and wasted play, call to mind the word of Jesus,

"I must work while it is day."

4. For all days are days of judgment, and the Lord is waiting still, drawing near a world that spurns him, offering peace from Calvary's hill.

5. Risen Lord! shall yet the city be the city of despair?

Come today, our Judge, our Glory; be its name, "The Lord is there!"

Erik Reginald Routley (1917-1982)

The Sermon:

Entering the City: Volatility, Trigger Points and Eternal Purposes

Music for Reflection

Hymn:

Noël Nouvelet

French Melody

1.

3.

Jesus Christ is waiting, waiting in the streets; no one is his neighbour, all alone he eats.

Listen, Lord Jesus,

I am lonely too.

Make me, friend or stranger, fit to wait on you.

Jesus Christ is healing, healing in the streets; curing those who suffer, touching those he greets.

Listen, Lord Jesus,

I have pity too.

Let my care be active, healing just like you.

2.

4.

Jesus Christ is raging, raging in the streets, where injustice spirals and real hope retreats.

Listen, Lord Jesus,

I am angry too.

In the Kingdom’s causes let me rage with you.

Jesus Christ is dancing, dancing in the streets, where each sign of hatred he, with love, defeats.

Listen, Lord Jesus,

I should triumph too.

On suspicion’s graveyard let me dance with you.

5. Jesus Christ is calling, calling in the streets,

”Who will join my journey?

I will guide their feet.”

Listen, Lord Jesus, let my fears be few.

Walk one step before me;

I will follow you.

John Bell (b.1949)

Prayers for Others and Ourselves

The Offering and Dedication

We stand for the dedication of the Offering.

Notices

Please stand for

The Lenten Litany

:

O Christ, Lord over praise and betrayal, the cross looms large on this week.

Along the Lenten path

LEAD US LORD JESUS

O Christ, where human feet falter, you dare to tread.

Along the Lenten path

LEAD US LORD JESUS

O Christ, as Holy Week begins, you guard our hopes: you are our hope.

Along the Lenten path

LEAD US LORD JESUS

God of love, as in Jesus Christ you gave yourself to us,

SO MAY WE GIVE OURSELVES TO YOU,

LIVING ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL,

THIS LENT AND EVERY DAY.

AMEN.

Hymn:

Winchester New William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)

1. Ride on, ride on in majesty; hark, all the tribes hosanna cry!

O Saviour, meek, pursue your road with palms and scattered garments strowed.

2. Ride on, ride on in majesty, in lowly pomp ride on to die;

O Christ, your triumphs now begin o'er captive death and conquered sin.

3. Ride on, ride on in majesty; the wingèd squadrons of the sky look down with sad and wondering eyes to see the approaching sacrifice.

4. Ride on, ride on in majesty; your last and fiercest strife is nigh; the Father on his sapphire throne awaits his own anointed Son.

5. Ride on, ride on in majesty, in lowly pomp ride on to die; bow your meek head to mortal pain, then take, O God, your power and reign!

Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868) alt.

Benediction

(Sung Amen)

Postlude

Following the postlude, please join us for conversation over tea or coffee in the lounge.

NOTICES

This Week:

Today

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Next Week:

Sunday

Wednesday

13 April 2014 - 19 April 2014

10.00 am Morning Worship

– Palm Sunday

10.00 am Bible study in committee room

7.30 pm Council meeting in lounge

7.30 pm Tenebrae Service in chapel

10.00 am Good Friday Service

20 April 2014 - 26 April 2014

10.00 am Morning Worship

– Easter Day

10.00 am Bible Study in committee room

Easter Services

Thursday 17 April 7.30 pm Tenebrae

Friday 18 April 10.00 am

Sunday 20 April 10.00 am

Good Friday

Easter Day

Request for help from APW

The Open Home Foundation of NZ , a Christian based fostering agency, need donations or small bags with toiletries, toys, books, crayons etc for children in their care. Articles can be left in labelled box in foyer or in the office.

Knitting

Slippers and beanies are still required for children in need. Please use double knit (8 ply) synthetic yarn as it wears longer than wool. Patterns from Noeline

Bain.

Dancing to a New Tune

Wed 23 April one day workshop with Brian McLaren at St

Mark’s Methodist church, Cnr Barrington and Somerfield Streets. Commencing 9.30 am. $40.00 per person

– see noticeboard.

Knox church values the support of all who are involved in our community’s life. For those who wish to contribute financially, charitable donations are eligible for a tax rebate of 33 %. Options are available for giving; for information please contact our Donation Secretary, Janet Wilson, ph 338 7203, email [email protected]

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