Order of Service for Palm Sunday, 5th April 2020

Live stream Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

This Service, broadcast live, can be found via Facebook – www.facebook.com/wokingurc  – or the front page of the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk   The Service will be available to see during the week as well.  If you would like some help to access either of them please email – office@wokingurc.org.uk or telephone 01483 763078 (press 2).  There may be a delay in responding to a telephone message.

This order of Service has been prepared so that you may fully participate at home and the sound of praise may ring across the town and many other parts of the country!

Most of the Services while the Church building is closed will continue to be recorded.  If you would like an mp3 (audio) file sent by a Dropbox link by email every week please send a message to the Church office (as above).  CDs and DVDs will also be available for those not on email and can be delivered or posted to you.

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Call to Worship

Lord God, loving Friend and Parent,

You deserve our worship, our love and our devotion,

Because You have entered our broken world,

You have joined us on our journey of pain and

happiness, of sorrow and joy.

We praise You, O God.

We celebrate Your coming to us,

Not with political power or military might,

Not with glamour or fame or wealth,

But in humility and love, gently and with great


We praise You, O God

Hymn – Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Lord, we lift up your name, with hearts full of praise.

Be exalted, O Lord my God – hosanna in the highest

Glory, glory, glory to the King of kings;

Glory, glory, glory to the King of kings;

Lord, we lift up your name, with hearts full of praise.

Be exalted, O Lord my God – glory to the King of kings.

Carl Tuttle

Hymn – Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Words as Jesus enters Jerusalem (the crowd wave palm leaves)

Jesus is coming


He’s riding on a donkey


Open the gates


Open the ancient doors


Don’t be afraid


Wave the branches


Spread out your coats


Peace in heaven


Glory in the highest heaven


Hymn – We have a king who rides a donkey

Bible Readings—

Psalm 118, v1-2, 19-29

Matthew 21 v1-11

Hymn – My song is love unknown (v 1,2,3,6,7)


Hymn – From heaven you came, helpless babe

Prayers for Others

Hymn – Lift high the cross

Blessing and The Grace

We tell your story

We follow in your footsteps

Lead us into Holy Week

We walk towards the city

We wait in the garden

Lead us onto holy ground

We journey towards death

We hope for resurrection

Lead us on into holy joy