Palm Sunday

First United Methodist Church

8:45am   - CommonGround - 5481 Hickory Grove Rd      

11:00am - Uptown - 217 North Main Street, Stanley            


One Church, Two Campuses

One Mission to share God’s Embrace


Experiencing the EMBRACE of God

Sunday, March 25, 2018              Main St. Campus

A Digital Bulletin is available @

A staffed Nursery is available for children 0 – 3 years;    

     ask a Greeter for directions.

This service is also Live Streamed on our website.

Stand as you are able when indicated by an asterisk.

Chiming of the Trinity


       “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”

      Laura Deangelo,

Valerie Moore, Mitch Johnson   

       Lighting the Altar Candles            Rylee Messer


Scripture Reading - Mark 11:1-11

Call to Worship                                                       

*Hymn  “All Glory Laud and Honor”            #280

                vss. 1, 2, 3, 5


*Gathering Prayer                                            Collin Bloom         

The Lord be with you.   And also with you.

Let us join our hearts and voices together in prayer...

 as above, so below.

and forgiving others.

and the Devil.

You’re in charge! You can do anything

you want!

You’re ablaze in beauty!      Yes. Yes. Yes.

(Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13 in “The Message”) 

*Affirmation from Romans                              #887

*Sharing God’s EMBRACE

Children’s Message                            Betty Jacobsen

Children (3yrs - 2nd grade) are welcome to attend Children’s Church. After Worship, they can be picked up through the right-front door and down the short flight of stairs @ the Nursery

Prayers of the People                              


        online Giving available at

     Anthem    “Faithful One”            Laura Deangelo,

Valerie Moore, Mitch Johnson 


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! A-men.


Message:            Mark 14:26-42         Collin Bloom     

                         Deliver Us

The Lord’s Prayer:

Journeying into the Kingdom Life

* Hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”  #298     



*Going into World to Share God’s EMBRACE

Serving this Week 3/25/18 on Main St.

Worship Leader: Johnny Norton

Greeters: Martha Eudy & Reba Rhyne

Altar Guild: Jan Stewart

Head Usher: Eddie Stewart

Counters: Karen Smith & Teresa West

Children’s Sermon: Betty Jacobsen

Children's Church/Nursery:

                          Kim Smith & Nicole Tyson

Acolyte: Rylee Messer

Lector: Collin Bloom