Palm Sunday - April 5 2020

Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.


Praise the Lord With Drums and Cymbals | Sigfrid Karg-Elert < - On Computer right click and choose "open in new tab" . When the song is finished "X" out of that page. 

Call to Service

Hymn 197 | Hosanna, Loud Hosanna | Ellacombe <- On Computer right click and open link in new tab,  to sing along click "back" main page.

Hymn Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Prayer of confession

Loving God, we like to wave palm branches and celebrate. Instead we are aware that we know hard days are ahead. Jesus knew the same thing. Help us to have as much trust in you as He did. When fear and doubt creep in, forgive us. Amen.


1 Timothy 1:15-16
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life.

Moment with our Children

Moment For The Children  (video) <-- On Computer right click and choose "open in new tab" .  When the video is finished "X" out of that page.
May load slowly.


Pastor Dudley | Psalm 31:9-16 | Common English Bible (CEB) < - On Computer right click and choose "open in new tab" .  When the video is finished "X" out of that page.

Sermonette | Just Like Jesus | Pastor Dudley

Just Like Jesus  (video) <-- On Computer right click  and choose "open in new tab." When the video is finished "X" out of that page.

Cantata | Portraits in Grace | Joseph M. Martin

PART One: 

  1. Prelude - Musicians [0-2:56]

    Narration 1 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Creator [2:57-4:51]
  2. Portrait  [4:55 - 8:15]

    Narration 2 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Savior [8:17 - 9:07]
  3. Fairest Lord Jesus [9:07 - 12:05]

    Narration 3 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Healer [12:06-13:00]
  4. The Healer [13:00-16:17]

    Narration 4 - The Beauty of Jesus, the King [16:18 - 17:41]
  5. Behold the King [17:42  - 21:35]

    Narration 5 - The Beauty of Jesus, the King  [21:35 - 22:35]
  6. We Remember  [22:36 - 26:03]

    Narration 6 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Man of Sorrows [26:06 - 26:52]
  7. A Sacred Garden  [26:53 - 31:19]


    Narration 7 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Redeemer [0:00 - 1:46]
  8. Let Us Gather in the Shadow of the Cross [1:47 - 4:41 ]

    Narration 8 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Grace-Giver [4:42 - 6:21]
  9. Portrait of the Cross [6:22 - 11:50]
  10. Recessional of Shadows [11:55 - 14:16]

    Portraits in Grace A Cantata for Holy Week, by Joseph M. Martin
    Directed by Tim VanNasdale
    Narrator, Pastor Dudley Elvery
    Musicians, Pianist Tim VanNasdale;  Flautist, Tricia Hentschel;  Cellist: David Keller
    Choir, Janet Wahl, Li Hilario, Jan Bunker, Kathleen O'Hanlon, Laurie Ulrich, Kathie Darman
    Verne Moore, Paul Gerrish, Rod Dunlap, Emmanuel Hilario, Evelyn Dixon, Melodee Leimnetzer


If you are so moved to give a monetary offering please send your contribution to: 
First Presbyterian Church of Homewood
P.O.Box 1519
Homewood IL 60430


Jesus was beloved by the poor and the outcast
and he was a threat to people with power.
Jesus stood against the Temple,
so he was a threat to the Sadducees.
Jesus healed on the Sabbath and ate with sinners,
so he was a threat to the Pharisees.
Jesus took the titles of “Lord,” “Son of God,” and “King.”
those were the Caesar’s titles: he was a threat to the government.
Jesus came without violence
yet he disturbed the peace.
Jesus came proclaiming the Kingdom of God
and the kingdoms of this world were frightened.
Lord, help us to love your Kingdom more than the kingdoms of this world.
For thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Hymn 686 | God of Our Life | SANDON <- On Computer right click and open link in new tab,  to sing along click "back" main page.

Words | God of our life 

1 God of our life, through all the circling years,
we trust in you;
in all the past, through all our hopes and fears,
your hand we view.
With each new day, when morning lifts the veil,
we own your mercies, Lord, which never fail.

2 God of the past, our times are in your hand;
with us abide.
Lead us by faith, to hope's true Promised Land;
be now our guide.
With you to bless, the darkness shines as light,
and faith's fair vision changes into sight.

3 God of the coming years, thro' paths unknown
we follow you;
when we are strong, Lord, leave us not alone;
our faith renew.
Be now for us in life our daily bread,
our heart's true home when all our years have sped.

We Go to our places of ministry

Closing prayer and Blessing

I arise today through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun, Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today through God's strength to pilot me;
God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me,
God's hosts to save me Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.
Christ shield me today against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

Postlude | Tim vannasdale

All Glory, Laud, and Honor | Marvin Gaspard <- On Computer right click and open link in new tab.

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