Hymns and Intimations

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Sunday 9th April

Everyone is welcome in Orchardhill.

Before our service begins at 10.30am, you’re free to have a tea or coffee and browse through what’s happening, today’s service will be led by the Choir.

Feel free to sit wherever you wish. Generally, we stand only to sing, but we also remain standing after the final hymn for the blessing.

Join us, too, for drinks and chat after the service underneath the arches on the right.

To find out more about anything in Orchardhill, just ask someone or visit www.orchardhill.org.uk

 

All glory, laud, and honour

to you, Redeemer, King,

to whom the lips of children

made sweet hosannas ring!

You are the King of Israel,

great David's royal Son,

now in the Lord's name coming,

the King and Blessed One.

The company of angels

is praising you on high,

while we and all creation

together make reply.

The people of the Hebrews

with palms before you went;

our praise and prayer and anthems

before you we present.

To you before your Passion

they sang their hymns of praise;

to you, now high exalted,

our melody we raise.

Their praises you accepted;

accept the prayers we bring,

in every good delighting,

our great and gracious King:

Ninth Century, tr John Mason Neale; CH4 364 ccli licence 20979

Ho ho ho hosanna,

ha ha halleluia.

He he he he loves me,

and I've got the joy of the Lord.

ccli licence 20979

 

Ride on! Ride on in majesty!

Hark, all the tribes 'Hosanna!' cry.

O Saviour meek, pursue thy road

with palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on! Ride on in majesty!

In lowly pomp ride on to die:

O Christ, thy triumphs now begin

o'er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on! Ride on in majesty!

The winged squadrons of the sky

look down with sad and wondering eyes

to see the approaching sacrifice.

Ride on! Ride on in majesty!

Your last and fiercest strife is nigh;

the Father on his sapphire throne

awaits his own anointed Son.

Ride on! Ride on in majesty!

In lowly pomp ride on to die;

bow thy meek head to mortal pain,

then take, O God, thy power, and reign.

Henry Hart Milman; CH4 365 ccli licence 20979

 

Meekness and majesty,

manhood and deity,

in perfect harmony,

the Man who is God:

Lord of eternity

dwells in humanity,

kneels in humility

and washes our feet.

Oh, what a mystery,

meekness and majesty:

bow down and worship

for this is your God,

this is your God!

Father's pure radiance,

perfect in innocence,

yet learns obedience

to death on a cross:

suffering to give us life,

conquering through sacrifice;

and as they crucify,

prays, 'Father forgive.'

Wisdom unsearchable,

God the invisible,

Love indestructable

in frailty appears.

Lord of infinity,

stooping so tenderly,

lifts our humanity

to the heights of his throne.

Graham Kendrick (b.1950); CH4 356 ccli licence 20979

 

All praise and thanks to God

who reigns in highest heaven-

the Father and the Son

and Spirit - now be given:

the one, eternal God,

whom earth and heaven adore;

for thus it was, is now,

and shall be evermore.

Martin Rinkart (1586-1649) ccli licence 20979

 

Hosanna, loud hosanna,

The little children sang;

Through city street and temple

Their joyful welcome rang.

They shouted out their praises

To Christ, the children’s friend,

Who welcomes all with blessing,

Whose love will never end.

From Olivet they followed,

A large exultant crowd,

The victor palm branch waving,

And chanting clear and loud;

Bright angels joined the chorus,

Beyond the cloudless sky,

‘Hosanna in the highest!

Glory to God on high!’

‘Hosanna in the highest!’

That ancient song we sing,

For Christ is our Redeemer,

The Lord of heaven our King.

Oh, may we ever praise him

with heart and life and voice.

And in his living presence

Eternally rejoice.

Jennette Threlfall (1821-1880); CH4 367 ccli licence 20979

 

Scripture

Matthew 21: 1 – 9 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Luke 24: 1 – 6a On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!

Intimations

Church Office will be closed on Friday 14th April reopening on Tuesday 25th April.

Orchardhill Record Deadline Sunday 16th April is the deadline for the May edition of the Orchardhill Record. Contributions should be either sent by email to record-editor@orchardhill.org.uk before 1.00pm that day or left in the relevant slot in the rack in the church corridor no later than 10.30am.

Forthcoming Easter Services

13th April, Maundy Thursday – 7.00pm Giffnock South, with Communion 14th April, Good Friday – 7.00pm Orchardhill, Tenebrae service 16th April, Easter Sunday 9.00am - Short worship with breakfast at Orchardhill 16th April, Easter Sunday 10.30am - Easter Service, including Communion

News from LHM We have received a communication from Gus McKay, Chaplain of LHM, as follows:

“It seems hardly any time since we were celebrating Advent and now Easter is creeping up on us. Easter without Advent and Advent without Easter are meaningless! Both are times of giving.

We therefore humbly invite you to give to our Easter Appeal by donating the mere cost of a chocolate Easter egg to help us afford to continue the provision of food, warmth and shelter to our service users. We are sorry if it seems that we are always appealing for financial support but the needs of our service users are great: the numbers attending daily are the highest in a long while (over 100 daily) and we have extended our opening hours to include Saturdays which is meeting a high demand for free food and fellowship unavailable elsewhere in the city on that day. Please know that we never take your kindness and generosity for granted. We are very humbled when we consider all that you do for us.”

As you will see LHM is requesting the donation of the cost of one Easter egg. If you would like to do so you will find a plate for this purpose in the vestibule today.

David Fisher and Octave have very kindly offered to hold a concert in the church on Friday 28th April at 7.30pm to help raise funds for Scottish Love in Action, Tuni India and the volunteer trip to India in 2017. Tickets are available from the Church Office or at the door, the suggested donation is £10.00 per ticket which includes refreshments. We hope to fill the church to support both David and SLA.

Living and Learning in the 21st Century Glasgow Presbytery’s meeting on Tuesday 18th April will be split over five venues with a different discussion topic at each. Every member of congregations within the Presbytery is welcome to attend the discussion of your choice. Venues and topics:

Eastwood: A World of Difference – Interfaith Dialogue Gorbals: Media & Communications

Garthamlock & Craigend East: How do we enable a journey of faith?

Springburn: How do we make church relevant to children & young people?

Knightswood St Margaret’s: Finding and nurturing volunteers

More details in leaflets which are available at our Welcome Desk.

An induction loop system is installed for the hard of hearing. If you wish to make use of it, please turn your

hearing aid to ‘T’ instead of the usual ‘M’.

Please send any intimations to – intimations@orchardhill.org.uk


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