. . and Holy Week.
[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – March 21st 2021.]
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Holy Week services from Hillside Methodist Church can be found at the Good News page at this link.
Sunday Service from Connexion for March 28th 2021:
Sunday Services from Hillside Circuit for March 28th 2021:
Theme: Untie it and bring it to Jesus
Occasion: Palm Sunday:
Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29
Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Philippians 2: 5-11
Mark 11: 1-11
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Here are the songs for Sunday morning service. Click or tap on a song to open it in YouTube, or go to the Songs for worship webpage to find them embedded.
All glory, laud and honour.
Make way, make way.
Ride on, ride on in majesty.
You can listen and join in with prayers from the English Methodist Service Book. They can be found at the Prayers for worship webpage.
1 Tell the LORD how thankful you are,
because he is kind and always merciful.
2 Let Israel shout, “God is always merciful!”
19 Open the gates of justice!
I will enter and tell the LORD how thankful I am.
20 Here is the gate of the LORD!
Everyone who does right may enter this gate.
21 I praise the LORD
for answering my prayers and saving me.
22 The stone that the builders tossed aside
has now become the most important stone.
23 The LORD has done this, and it is amazing to us.
24 This day belongs to the LORD!
Let’s celebrate and be glad today.
25 We’ll ask the LORD to save us!
We’ll sincerely ask the LORD to let us win.
26 God bless the one who comes in the name of the LORD!
We praise you from here in the house of the LORD.
27 The LORD is our God, and he has given us light!
Start the celebration!
March with palm branches all the way to the altar.
28 The LORD is my God!
I will praise him and tell him how thankful I am.
29 Tell the LORD how thankful you are,
because he is kind and always merciful.
4 The LORD God gives me the right words
to encourage the weary.
Each morning he awakens me eager to learn his teaching;
5 he made me willing to listen and not rebel or run away.
6 I let them beat my back and pull out my beard.
I didn’t turn aside when they insulted me
and spit in my face.
7 But the LORD God keeps me from being disgraced.
So I refuse to give up,
because I know God will never let me down.
8 My protector is nearby; no one can stand here
to accuse me of wrong.
9 The LORD God will help me and prove I am innocent.
5 and think the same way that Christ Jesus thought:
6 Christ was truly God.
But he did not try to remain equal with God.
7 He gave up everything and became a slave,
when he became like one of us.
8 Christ was humble. He obeyed God
and even died on a cross.
9 Then God gave Christ the highest place
and honoured his name above all others.
10 So at the name of Jesus everyone will bow down,
those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
11 And to the glory of God the Father
everyone will openly agree,
“Jesus Christ is Lord!”
1 Jesus and his disciples reached Bethphage and Bethany near the Mount of Olives. When they were getting close to Jerusalem, Jesus sent two of them on ahead. 2 He told them, “Go into the next village. As soon as you enter it, you will find a young donkey that has never been ridden. Untie the donkey and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks why you are doing that, say, ‘The Lord needs it and will soon bring it back.’ “
4 The disciples left and found the donkey tied near a door that faced the street. While they were untying it, 5 some of the people standing there asked, “Why are you untying the donkey?” 6 They told them what Jesus had said, and the people let them take it.
7 The disciples led the donkey to Jesus. They put some of their clothes on its back, and Jesus got on. 8 Many people spread clothes on the road, while others went to cut branches from the fields.
9 In front of Jesus and behind him, people went along shouting,
“Hooray! God bless the one
who comes in the name of the Lord!
10 God bless the coming kingdom of our ancestor David.
Hooray for God in heaven above!”
11 After Jesus had gone to Jerusalem, he went into the temple and looked around at everything. But since it was already late in the day, he went back to Bethany with the twelve disciples.