Church AND Home – April 10

Church AND Home – April 10


Grace and peace to you in the name of our loving God.

Transcona Memorial United Church gathers for in person worship this Palm Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  TMUC’s policy on being vaccinated and wearing a mask remain in place, and there is Sunday School too!

For two years we have sent out a weekly ‘Church at Home’ that has included short videos for your personal worship time.  Again this week, we are sending ‘Church and Home’ that includes a ZOOM link for a livestream of Sunday’s service – which we hope that you will join if you prefer worship at home to being present on Sunday.  After the service, the service will be posted on our YouTube Channel and the website.

Here’s the ZOOM link:

or by phone:
Meeting ID: 753 844 9219

We are also including words for worship as you follow along on Sunday at the end of this message.

We want to live a safe way to be together for in-person worship and to find a way to support worship at home.

The worship schedule for Holy Week is:

  • Maundy Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.:  ZOOM only Communion
  • Good Friday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. in person and ZOOM live stream
  • Messy Easter, April 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 in person (pre-registration appreciated but not necessary)
  • Easter Sunday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. in person and ZOOM live streamAnd, we are leading a Holy Week ‘Lunch with Luke’ on ZOOM.  We will share a short video and discuss the Holy Week story as told in the Gospel of Luke.  Bring your lunch to your screen if you like and join us from 12 to 12:30 Monday through Friday!

    And there are a couple of additional pieces of news:

It is time to subscribe or renew subscriptions to Broadview magazine.  Please contact Cathie Morgan Matula at 204 222-0124 or at  Cost is $25/year.  Articles in this magazine range from world issues to local human rights issues to local environmental issues, along with news from various United Church congregations across the country.  Sixty-four pages with no commercial advertising. Cheques should be made payable to TMUC, with “Broadview” in the memo line.

John Black Memorial United Church, 898 Henderson Hwy., will be holding a pie sale this Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. until noon.  First come first served!

Our Lenten word for Palm Sunday is REimagine.  Again and again we are called to REimagine this world as God’s world.  What does it mean to love as Jesus’ loved.  What does it mean to to care for our planet, to make a difference by how we life love where we are.  We are blessed and called to be a blessing.

In addition to what you will hear on Sunday, the Music Team of Cheryl Jackson, Lynne Mavins, Crystal Schau and TMUC musicians have prepared music for Palm Sunday.


Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Ride on, Ride On, the Time is Right:

Ride on! Ride on in Majesty:

All Glory, Laud and Honour

Anthem:  He Came Riding on a Donkey:

And Esther and Emmett have a reflection for Palm Sunday:


We are thankful for the grace and blessing of everyone engaging with us on this COVID-19 journey.  We are grateful to share ministry with you and really appreciate your efforts to stay in touch and to continue to care about TMUC with your prayers and your financial support.  In addition to Sunday offerings, donations on PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance), Canada Helps,  e-transfers (, and cheques are making a difference.  Thank you!

The Prayer List is distributed separately and allows us to remember specific people with our prayers. If you want to receive the Prayer List, or add a name (with their permission), please be in touch.

We keep you in our prayers and look forward to gathering in person!

Let there be peace on earth!
Carol and Jeff

Words for Worship for Sunday, April 10, 2022


Welcome and Announcements
The daily prayer for Ukraine at 6:00 p.m.,

An invitation to be part of a Prayer Service at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church on April 12 at 7:00 p.m.  – More details and to RSVP please contact the TMUC office in advance
The Glenlea Greenhouse fundraiser – last day to order is April 15!
April’s Earth Day projects:
Pop can drive—please rinse and crush
TruEarth products fundraiser
and the ongoing need for greeters and members of the choir!

 Land Acknowledgement

Introit: More Voices #15: Holy Sacred Spirit
Holy sacred Spirit, breathe your breath on us.
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One: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God!
All: Blessed is the one who comes to bring peace!
One: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God!
All: Blessed is the one who comes to bring peace!
One: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God!
All: Blessed is the one who comes to bring God’s love!

HYMN: All Glory Laud and Honour – VU#122

OPENING PRAYER:  God of joy and arrival, God of hope and promise,
Be with us as we worship you this day.  Be with us as REimagine this world.
Help us to be ready for all that is to come.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

GOSPEL READING: Luke 19:28-40

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying,

“Blessed is the king
who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
and glory in the highest heaven!”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

Anthem:  He Came Riding on a Donkey


Anthem:  I Will Sing to Our God
(This hymn is written by Walter Farquharson and Richard Hall as an offering of prayer for the people of Ukraine.  It is used with permission.)

Offertory prayer (unison)
Generous God, we sing and praise you this day.  Give us the courage to be present with you and with others in all that life brings.  Accept our humble gifts and help us to make a difference in this hurting world.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Call to Prayer: Voices United #400 Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace!
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Pastoral Prayer
The prayer that Jesus taught…
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, the power and the glory.
Forever and ever.

Hymn:   Hosanna, Loud Hosanna -Voices United #123

Blessings and Sending Forth

Choral Blessing:
221 More Voices  I Am Walking a Path of Peace

I am walking a path of peace,
I am walking a path of peace,
I am walking a path of peace,
Lead me home, lead me home.  (X2)
Ending – lead me home, I am home.