Fellowship Baptist Home Worship Guide
Palm Sunday 2020
This Sunday, 5 April 2020 is a special day in the Christian calendar. It is Palm Sunday. We usually start our worship services on this special day by waving palm fronds and singing “Hosanna”. You probably don’t have palm fronds, but perhaps in the area you are occupying for worship today you might want to put some natural greenery in view.
It is also a good idea to prepare ahead of time the elements you’ll need if you choose to observe the Lord’s Supper in your home worship experience. For a primer, link here to a video I made this week to help you.
Open up the service with a song. You may choose any you like, but if you have the capability, I recommend the song Darrell wrote about in his email on Tuesday, “I Shall Not Want” by Audrey Assad.
When the song is complete, move on to our last study in spiritual strength from Daniel, which is Daniel in the lion’s den of Chapter Six. You can read it yourself and discuss it or do extensive study, or listen to the podcast I made with Darrell and Misti which can be found at www.fmf.life.
It will be available Sunday.
When the podcast/Daniel 6 is over, begin the Communion portion of the morning’s worship. It starts with Bible readings—in this order:
Then make your prayers. If you are able, I recommend this be done kneeling. Finish your prayers with everyone praying the Lord’s Prayer:
The Lord’s Prayer
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,
for ever and ever. Amen.
The Words of Institution – These are the words we say which connect what we are doing to that upper room.
The Exhortation – Emphasize the doctrinal aspect that though we are spread around our community because of the virus, we are still connected spiritual and present with one another in the Spirit through the act of worship – one loaf, one cup, one baptism, one body, one church.
Invitation to the Table – We are invited to partake as an act of worship and devotion, not as something we have to do, but as something we may do.
The Lord’s Supper – This is the actual meal.
He Broke – Read Matthew 26:26 and serve the bread. A separate prayer may be made for the bread. Say “Eat this and remember Jesus” then eat.
He Gave – Read Matthew 26:27-29 and serve the cups. A separate prayer may be made for the cup. Say “Drink this and remember Jesus” then drink.
Conclude the service with the Gloria Patri
Say or sing: “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever: world without end. Amen.”
This concludes the service. If you wish to at this time include your tithe and offering, you may send it by mail to P. O. Box 749 Marble Falls, Texas 78654 or utilize online giving through our website www.fmf.life. Also consider we normally on communion Sundays collect a benevolence offering. If you include extra for that, please note it so we can use it appropriately.