April 09

“The Many Faces of Jesus” (Mark 11:1-11) Palm Sunday April 9, 2017

Lenten Candle Extinguishing:          

(5 unlit, 1 lit purple candles)        

L1:       Today is Palm Sunday, the sixth Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.

 

L2:       For three years Jesus has engaged in actions with Jerusalem, yet now his hour draws near.

 

P:         The Temple was cleansed of moneychangers as Jesus made a whip of cords to drive them out, overturning tables. None laid a hand on him, for his hour had not yet come. 

 

L1:       By the Sheep Gate of Jerusalem a man laid on a mat, unable to get into the pool of Bethsaida. Jesus heals the man on the Sabbath, yet none laid a hand on him, for his hour had not yet come.

 

P:         At the festival of the Temple’s Dedication, Jesus is asked whether he’s the Messiah. He tells them, “The Father and I are one.” They wished to stone him for blasphemy, but none laid a hand on him, for his hour had not yet come.

 

L2:       Now, however, he has given his final sign: just outside of Jerusalem, in Bethany, he has raised Lazarus from the dead. Passover is approaching and the authorities fear such signs will prompt Roman reprisals, the destruction of both the Temple and the nation.

 

P:         Today Jesus throws pitch onto the fire by deliberately riding a donkey, a sign of kingship from ancient Israel. Crowds shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is the King of Israel!”

 

L1:       Yet by week’s end the crowds will shout to the Roman governor Pilate, “We have no king but the emperor!”

 

P:         And the light of the world will be extinguished.

 

L2:       (Leading unison prayer): Let us pray in one voice:

 

U:         The world has grown darker over these past six weeks. The hour had not yet drawn near when Jesus would be lifted up. Yet now that hour approaches, when the sun itself will be darkened, the curtain of the temple torn in two, the earth shake and rocks split. Our shadows will be there, too, darkening that light. (Extinguish candle). Forgive us, O God, in your great mercy. Amen.

Hosanna 

exclamation
 (especially in biblical, Judaic, and Christian use) used to express adoration, praise, or joy.

Scripture (Mark 11:1-11)                

Our reading comes from the good news according to Mark.     

The crowd said to Jesus,
1When Jesus and the disciples were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples
2and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it.
3If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’”
4They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it,
5some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?”
 6They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it.
 7Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.
8Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields.
9Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
11Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.

Sermon Video:

 

Sermon Slides:

Palm Sunday pictures taken by Dave D. (thanks Dave)

 

https://hyperperformance.smugmug.com/Church/Compass-Christian-Church/2017/April-9th-2017-Worship-Service-Palm-Sunday/i-D56SSHx

Holy Week: 

 

APRIL 13, 6:30 P.M.

@Compass Christian Church 6771 Tylersville Road Mason OH 45040

WHILE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST CELEBRATE THE LORD’S SUPPER WEEKLY, THIS PRACTICE COMES FROM THE PASSOVER MEAL THAT JESUS CELEBRATED WITH HIS DISCIPLES ON THE NIGHT  BEFORE HIS DEATH.

 WE’LL HAVE A LIGHT DINNER OF SOUP AND SIDES BEGINNING AT 6:30 AND A KID-FRIENDLY PROGRAM STARTING AT 7 P.M. THERE WILL BE MUSIC, SINGING, READINGS, AND SAMPLING OF PASSOVER MEAL ITEMS BEFORE SHARING THE LORD’S SUPPER.
 ALL ARE INVITED

The word Maundy is derived from the Latin word for “command.” The “Maundy” in “Maundy Thursday” refers to the command Jesus gave to the disciples at the Last Supper, that they should love and serve one another.

April 14, 7 P.M. Good Friday Service

 @ Carthage Christian Church
Disciples congregations from all over the Greater Cincinnati Area are coming together for a Good Friday Service. All are welcome to join in this special service during Holy Week!

Carthage Christian Church

19 W 73rd St, Cincinnati 45216

EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 16

@Compass Christian Church 6771 Tylersville Road Mason OH 45040

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die – John 11:25-26

DEATH WAS NOT THE END OF JESUS STORY, AS WE FOLLOW JESUS WE KNOW THAT DEATH IS NOT THE END OF OUR STORY EITHER. HALLELUJAH!

Easter Brunch 9-10:15 Mueller Funeral Home

(across the street from the church)

Easter Service 10:30 am

LORD, BE THE TRUE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE WITHIN US EACH AND EVERY DAY.

 The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) in South Korea and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) in North Korea worked together to prepare this Joint Easter Community Prayer.

Join us in our mission to receive and share the Good News of Jesus Christ by joining with global and local partners to work for justice, reconciliation and peace.
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Today is the 1st Sunday of Easter offering. Find out about the many ministries supported http://ow.ly/GtL430agw3r #ccdoc

Did you know it and Disciples Mission Fund support more than 70 ministries of wholeness?

Get moving! Family and Children’s Ministries of Disciples Home Missions is organizing a 5K/10K “virtual” walk. But it’s more than a fundraiser for the Easter offering. Check out this page to see how the General Youth Council is involved.

“The YWCA of Palestine welcomes you to Jerusalem, the city of peace, where violence still erupts daily in the lives of the women and youth we serve. We invite you to walk the path of nonviolence and peacemaking with us by supporting our efforts to create peacemakers for a future where all will be able to live in peace, dignity, and freedom.”

Join us in praying for Israel/Palestine :

http://www.globalministries.org/pray_for_israel_palestine_o…

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General Minister and President Sharon Watkins joins others in the Circle of Protection speaking up on hunger and poverty issues. Find out more about the Circle of Protection at http://circleofprotection.us/

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