Sunday of the Passion:Palm
April 5, 2020


"Be still, and know
that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

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 COLLECT AND READINGS
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 The readings may be found here .

March 29th " Almighty God, you alone... "
 


 
 
 
 
Print: Gustave Dore ,
"Entry Of Jesus Into Jerusalem"
Salvador Dali , Apocalyptic Christ; Christ with Flames (Private Collection, 1965), watercolor/gouache/paper.
Processional Hymn


Gospel Hymn
O Sacred head, sore wounded (Herzlich tut mich verlangen)


Offertory Hymns


Communion Hymns
Old Rugged Cross (A3#166) ( story )




Recessional Hymn     

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A Morsel for Meditation

Palm Sunday by Malcolm Guite
 
Now to the gate of my Jerusalem,
The seething holy city of my heart,
The saviour comes. But will I welcome him?
Oh crowds of easy feelings make a start;
They raise their hands, get caught up in the singing,
And think the battle won. Too soon they'll find
The challenge, the reversal he is bringing
Changes their tune. I know what lies behind
The surface flourish that so quickly fades;
Self-interest, and fearful guardedness,
The hardness of the heart, its barricades,
And at the core, the dreadful emptiness
Of a perverted temple. Jesus come
Break my resistance and make me your home.

© Malcolm Guite from Sounding the Seasons ,
Canterbury Press 2012

04/08: Wednesday - Noonday prayer at Noon via Zoom

04/10: Good Friday - Noon Live Streaming on

04/12 Easter Service
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Bible Study will pickup back up, 8am - Friday, April 17th
with Chapter 3 of Philippians



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Rector’s Update – April 3 rd

Greeting to the saints of St. Paul’s,

Wherever there are challenges, God provides His people with opportunities. Most of us see a challenge with sharing the Gospel while we’re sitting in our homes (when we’re not giving the dog yet another walk). Yet many are doing precisely that. Many have now found the time to call friends and neighbors who we’ve thought about, but not called. Facebook and other social networking have crackled with life and commentary. My wife gathered some of the ladies in our neighbor for a front yard wine chat (with greater than 6’ distance between each lady). These communication venues give us the opportunity to share faith rather than fear and hope rather than doubt. We have great things share!

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Explorer the Diocese

An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry

Opportunity to Serve or Be Served
STEWARDSHIP TODAY
Frank McKee

Today is a day of jarring contrast. We have welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem, but we have also participated in the story of his crucifixion. In a short period of time those who have sung his praises turn against Jesus and cry out, “Crucify him!” This contrast says something sobering about human nature. It is easy to give lip service or even to become excited about something new. When we discover that it may cost us, especially if that cost is personal or dear, it may be much more difficult to keep our enthusiasm. Serving God as a steward requires that we really give of ourselves for the long term. God calls us to respond with more than lip service. True discipleship manifests itself in giving our all-giving of our time, our talents, and our resources-that the work of God can be done and the blessings we have can be shared.
The Rt. Rev. Robert Ihloff Episcopal Bishop of Maryland

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Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:
Judy Shaddox, Chris Bynum,
Lily Stipe, Beverly Gish,
Family of Paula Backus,
Lily Stipe, Chris Wiltz,
Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson, Elaine Hodge,
Cyndi Sehr, Faye Hamann,
Dana Medford, Bob Lanier, Alice Cooney, Eileen Jenkins, Wayne and Lillian McHenry, Dru Ann Jamison, Mike Lavigne, and Paula Reeves,
Fr. Gordon, Dolores Miltenberger
 We also pray for our Daughters of the King Ministry as they bring their strength and service together by praying for friends and for the people.

You may add people to the list by filling out a DOK confidential prayer card and putting them in the blue box located in the Narthex.
Contact our church office to add a name to our prayer list: 903-455-5030. Names remain for one month unless renewed or canceled.
DOK PRAYER REQUESTS & BOX
The Daughters of the King support your prayer needs and wishes. Each Sunday a prayer team will be available to pray with you after the Worship Service in the choir area after the 10:30 service. If you would like additional information, please see a DOK member.

They also have a intercessory prayer box on the table in the Narthex to deposit prayer requests. Prayer request cards may be found in the pews and beside the box in the Narthex. Daughters pray daily. All prayers are confidential. Each person is prayed for one month. If you wish for continued prayers, please complete another request card or contact a Daughter. You may call the church office (903-455-5030) and specify it is for the DOK intercessory prayer list. You can hand the card to a Daughter (she is always wearing her cross).
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