Palm Sunday on Zoom – April 5, 2020

We celebrated Palm Sunday with our own Palm Parade from the privacy of our homes. Rev. John began his Holy Week sermon series reprising a series he did in 2015 on the Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber featuring the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Today, he focused on their take on Palm Sunday and the song, Hosanna. You can watch the clip from the 1973 film version (Rev. John’s favourite) below and read the lyrics from the song too. The service follows… and we concluded today by listening to the King’s College Cambridge choir singing Ride On, Ride On in Majesty. Hosanna!

Here are the lyrics to Hosanna

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
Hey JC, JC won’t you smile at me?
Sanna Hosanna
Hey Superstar

CAIAPHAS

Tell the rabble to be quiet, we anticipate a riot.
This common crowd, is much too loud.
Tell the mob who sing your song that they are fools and they are wrong.
They are a curse. They should disperse.

CROWD

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
Hey JC, JC you’re alright by me
Sanna Hosanna
Hey Superstar

JESUS

Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd?
Nothing can be done to stop the shouting.
If every tongue were stilled
The noise would still continue.
The rocks and stone themselves would start to sing:

CROWD AND JESUS

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna

CROWD (alone)

Hey JC, JC won’t you fight for me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar

JESUS

Sing me your songs,
But not for me alone.
Sing out for yourselves,
For you are bless-ed.
There is not one of you
Who can not win the kingdom.
The slow, the suffering,
The quick, the dead.

CROWD and JESUS

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna

CROWD (alone)

Hey JC, JC won’t you die for me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar

St. Andrew’s Palm Sunday Service April 5, 2020
Closing Hymn

Closing Hymn – Ride On! Ride on in Majesty

Service From March 15th, 2020

Introit / Hymn 61 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 95, Dramatic Reading of Matthew 6: 1-18 / Hymn 660  / Message: “Your Secret Life” / Hymn 638 / Offertory / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 685 / Benediction

This week’s homework…

Decide whether you’d like to experiment with giving to

the poor, fasting, or praying in secret.

But don’t tell anyone!

Service From March 8th, 2020

Introit / Hymn 194 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 121 Matthew 5: 17-48 / Hymn 632  / Message: “A New Path to Aliveness” / Hymn 635 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Anthem / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 337 / / Benediction

This week’s homework…

Look for Opportunities to practice Jesus’ teaching

in regards to violence,

lust, marriage, oaths, and revenge.

Service from March 1st, 2020

Introit / Hymn 474 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 32 Matthew 5: 1-16 / Hymn 624  / Message: “A New Identity” / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / Hymn 730 / The Apostles Creed / The Sacrament of Communion / Post Communion Anthem / Hymn 566 / Benediction

Service from February 23rd, 2020

Introit / Hymn 412 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 2 Mark 2:1-17 / Hymn 817  / Message: “Making it Real” / Hymn 350 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s /Special Guest: Claire Knight / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 639 / Benediction

This week’s Homework

Consider beginning each day with the words “I believe.” If you would like , add the words ” Help my unbelief.”

Echo them throughout the day when they arise in your heart.

Service from February 16th, 2020

Introit / Hymn 411 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 119:1-8 Matthew 16:13 – 17:9 / Hymn 570  / Message: “Jesus, Violence and Power” / Hymn 487 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 353 / Benediction

This Week’s Homework:

Look for situations this week when you initial reaction should be questioned, especially in relation to power dynamics.

Service From January 26th, 2020

Introit / Hymn 15 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 27:` 4-9, John2:1-12, Mark 1:21-28 / Hymn 176  / Message: “Significant adn Wonderful” / Hymn 181 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Anthem / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 666 / Benediction / Postlude

Service From January 19th 2020

Hymn 425 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 40:1-11, Luke 4:1-30: 5:1-11 / Hymn 646  / Message: “Join the Adventure” / Hymn 634 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Anthem / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 355 / Benediction

This week’s homework…

Write the word “DISCIPLE” in prominent places to remind yourself of Jesus’ invitation to you.

Service From January 12, 2020

Introit / Call to Worship / Hymn 410 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 29, Luke 2:39 – 3:14, 3:21-22 / Hymn 183  / Message: “Jesus Coming of Age” / Hymn 748 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Anthem / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 468 / Benediction