For the latest updates, and to stay connected throughout the week, check out this week’s:
HOLY WEEK Opportunities (PDF)
Meeting Rooms (Full List PDF)
Have candle and lighter/match available if possible. Bring a leafy green branch or plant into your worship space. Alternatively, you can make a paper palm. For instructions, click here.
Click on the corresponding links below to access videos, recordings, and print forms of the content for your worship-in-place experience. If you have difficulty accessing any of the content, please let Pastor Megan know. THE PEACE OF CHRIST BE WITH YOU.
Prelude (Video)…..….…………………………………………………..…………Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Listen and center yourself for worship. If you are so moved, sing or hum along.
Call to Worship
Hosanna to the Son of David!
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!
Almighty God, on this say your Son Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem and was proclaimed King by those who spread their garments and palm branches along his way. Let those branches be for us signs of his victory, and grant that we who bear them in his name may ever hail him as our Lord, and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
*Welcoming the Light of Christ
Light your candle(s) while singing / listening to symbolize the light of Christ in the world, in your life, and in your space.
Passing of the Peace If you are with others, Pass the Peace in ways that do not require physical contact. For ideas click here.
The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
**Gather your palms and prepare to wave them as you sing!**
This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.
Good News for Kids (Bible story video) (Full Sunday School Lesson with Activities and Coloring Pages)
.RISKY PRAISE…………………..…..……….Rev. Megan Dean Tobola
The ministries of Good Shepherd continue during this time of physical isolation. To give online click here. You can give by texting the dollar amount ($X.XX) to 630-364-4154. You will receive a registration link the first time. Every time after that just enter the dollar amount. You can also mail a check if you so choose. If you would like an EFT form please contact the church office. Thank you for your giving.
Prayers of the People ~ Next week we will celebrate the Great Thanksgiving together! HOLY WEEK Opportunities
We will join one another in prayer at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings and Wednesday 8:00 p.m. CST
- Landline: Dial (312) 626 6799 and wait for the prompt that asks for the Meeting ID which is 924 624 201.
- Cellphone 1-touch/tap dialing: +13126266799,,924624201#
- Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/924624201
Please send your prayer requests during the week to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 830-3003.
If you have care needs, we have a Care Team ready to help! Contact the office or Pastor Megan’s cell: (312) 715-8752.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
*Following the Light of Christ
You can choose to either keep your candle burning throughout the day, or extinguish it as you sing/listen.
Worship Resources Used: Ministry Matters, United Methodist Hymnal, United Methodist Book of Worship