April 2nd 2023 – “Following Jesus”

2023-04-02 "Following Jesus" 11 AM

Dear friends, 

This Sunday Edythe Arnott will be leading us in worship. 

Our Special Easter offering (the yellow envelope in your envelope box) has been designated toward the work of Camp d’Action Biblique (CAB), our Presbyterian summer camp in Richmond, QC – a roughly 90 minute drive from the South Shore.  It is a camp where children and youth can spend a week in the summer and live in Christian community while having a great time.  For more information, visit: www.cabqc.ca

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, where we commemorate our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  Our Gospel reading is taken from Matthew 21: 1-11, “The Triumphal Entry”.  Everywhere Jesus went, he seemed to gather crowds and followers.   As Jesus came closer to Jerusalem, he knew what lay ahead of Him, but probably most of those following didn’t.  Even the twelve disciples didn’t fully understand.  As we follow Jesus on our journey through life, maybe Palm Sunday and Holy Week are good times to reflect on what following Jesus means for us today.   

Order of Service

Waving of the Palms Processional; Hymn 214: “All glory laud & honour”
Lenten Liturgy
Hymn 78: “This is the day”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 416: “Blessed Jesus, at your word”
Responsive reading: Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29
Gloria Patri
New Testament reading Matthew 21: 1-11 (en français, English on the screen)
Sermon: “Following Jesus”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 379: “The servant king”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 218: “Hosanna, loud hosanna”