Online Worship – April 5, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church – Online Worship Service

for April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s worship service online!

This is the second online worship service for Trinity. We hope you are able to find a sense of the Trinity community in this day. Although we are not together, we strive to provide some of the same elements of one of our typical worship services.

For a moment, a word about the technical presentation of this service. If you are having difficulty reading the words, look for your web browser’s “Zoom” settings. The keystrokes are typically ‘Ctrl-Shift-+’ to increase the zoom or ‘Ctrl-Shift-(minus)’ to decrease the zoom. Other devices may have a different mechanism (‘finger pinch’), but most everything supports zooming.

This is Palm Sunday! Also called Sunday of the Passion. Usually, this is the start of a very busy week at the church. We hope you have subscribed to our emails (you can do so anytime at the bottom of this page) or to our Facebook page. We will strive to keep you aware of the opportunities for worship during this week.

Although the church doors will not be open, we hope you will have a meaningful and thought-provoking Palm Sunday and Passion Week!

The service this day contains:

  • A Call to Worship
  • A solo from Jason Wheeler accompanied by Heasuk Che “Be Still, My Soul”
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • The Children’s Sermon from Brooke Tucker
  • A hymn “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” played by Heasuk Che
  • Readings for Palm Sunday
  • A Meditation (with Labyrinth) from Rev Dr Jeff Beebe
  • An opportunity to give your Offering
  • And a closing hymn played by Heasuk Che “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Call to Worship

Please join in our Call to Worship


Opening Hymn “Be Still, My Soul”

Jason Wheeler performs accompanied by our Director of Music and Organist, Heasuk Che


Prayer of Confession

Let us confess our sins before God

Suffering God,
the way of the cross is a hard road.
It is draining.
It is demanding.
It is fraught with danger.

You ask us to stay by your side
as you walk toward Calvary.
But weariness and fear overtake us.
Like the first disciples, we are quick
to betray you,
to deny you,
to abandon you.

Forgive us God, and strengthen us for the journey ahead.
Give us courage to face the pain and suffering of this world and to respond with
As the darkness gathers,
renew our faith,
fill us with hope,
and startle us with your grace.

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation, has a message for you

Hymn: “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

Performed by Heasuk Che

1 Hosanna, loud hosanna,
The little children sang;
Through pillared court and temple
The joyful anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them
Close folded to His breast,
The children sang their praises,
The simplest and the best.
2 From Olivet they followed
‘Mid an exultant crowd,
The victor palm branch waving,
And chanting clear and loud;
The Lord of earth and heaven
Ride on in lowly state,
Nor scorned that little children
Should on His bidding wait.
3 “Hosanna in the highest!”
That ancient song we sing,
For Christ is our Redeemer,
The Lord of heaven our King.
O may we ever praise Him
With heart and life and voice,
And in His blissful presence
Eternally rejoice.

Scripture Reading

For the readings, you may click on the links below. The links will take you to A new window (or tab) will appear. After you finish the reading, you may close the window (or tab) to continue with the service.

If you prefer, find your Bible and read the selections.

Today’s readings are from the Old Testament Book of Psalms, the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, and the letter from Paul to the Philippians. Listen for God speaking to you today as you read along.

The first reading is Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29.

The second reading is Philippians 2:5-11.

The Gospel reading is Matthew 21:1-11.

Meditation “Hosanna! Watch Out!”

A message from Rev Dr Jeff Beebe Classical Labyrinth


Please continue to give your offering. You can click on the image to the right or you can use this link for online giving. On the Shelby Online Giving site, select “2020 Pledge” as the Fund to fulfill your 2020 pledge or use another fund if you’re directing your gift elsewhere. Please note that the church must pay a small processing fee to receive your contribution via online giving. Increasing your gift would help cover the cost of processing and would be greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to see alternatives to online giving, please take a look at our Contribute page.

Closing Hymn “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Heasuk Che performs

1 All glory, laud, and honor
to you, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.
You are the King of Israel
and David’s royal Son,
now in the Lord’s name coming,
the King and Blessed One.
2 The company of angels
is praising you on high;
and we with all creation
in chorus make reply.
The people of the Hebrews
with palms before you went;
our praise and prayer and anthems
before you we present.
3 To you before your passion
they sang their hymns of praise;
to you, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.
As you received their praises,
accept the prayers we bring,
for you delight in goodness,
O good and gracious King!
4 To Thee before Thy Passion
They sang their hymns of praise;
To Thee now high exalted
Our melody we raise.
Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the praise we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.

The Service has Ended

Thank you for joining us on-line! We hope you will join us again as long as we need to be apart. We pray for the day when we can all meet again and worship God in the sanctuary and Trinity Presbyterian Church.


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