Church at Home – March 28

Church at Home – March 28


Sunday School –  March 28 at 9:30 am
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Palm Sunday Worship Gathering –  March 28 at 10:00 am
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Welcome to Holy Week!

Palm Sunday leads us into Holy Week, with Jesus riding on a mule into Jerusalem, as his companions and other pilgrims shouted, “Hosanna!”

So let us begin this Holy Week with singing – “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna!”

During this Lent, we are following a theme of ‘again and again…’

This week our theme is ‘again and again we draw on courage.’

The word ‘courage’ derives from the Latin word ‘cor’, meaning ‘of the heart.’

Holy Week is a time to consider how Jesus reveals God at the heart of all creation and reveals the heart of God in creation.

Courage is living from the heart when our compassion is expressed in words and acts of right relations, of respect for all people, of care for creation, of an equitable sharing of and access to resources.

Courage is expressing the heart of God in our living!

In marking the past year that called us to courageous living, the Bible Reading Fellowship in the UK commissioned a number of ‘Lockdown Stories’.  Carol was invited to contribute about connections with colleagues in Australia.

BRF Lockdown Stories

As we mark the beginning of ‘Holy Week’, we have delivered or mailed a Holy Week worship resource to those without email.  We want to share it widely – here is the link, you are welcome to pass it along to any who may be interested:

TMUC Holy Week

And, during Holy Week there will be special opportunities for us to experience the heart of God through worship.

Palm Sunday, March 28        
9:30  ZOOM Sunday School
10:00 ZOOM worship

Thursday, April 1        
7:00 p.m. ZOOM Maundy Thursday Communion

Good Friday, April 2  
10:00 ZOOM worship
11:00 ZOOM Messy Easter

Easter Sunday, April 4      
9:30 ZOOM Sunday School
10:00 ZOOM Easter Sunday Worship and Communion

Here is the Zoom link for all of our Holy Week gatherings:

If you prefer to join us by being on a ‘Party-line’/’Conference Call’ style of phone call, the number to dial is: 204-272-7920

You will be asked if you want to ‘join a meeting’, (say yes), and then enter the meeting ID number: 753 844 9219

There are just a couple of weeks left to place your gardening orders through TMUC’s Glenlea Greenhouse fundraiser.  The deadline for orders is April 15, and delivery to TMUC is May 14. You can place your orders at:

Glenlea Greenhouse fundraiser

If you have any questions, please email our project coordinators, Cathy and Breanna, at

We continue to be so grateful for those who continue to financially support the ministry of TMUC, through your donations on PAR, through and in cheques mailed to the church.  You are making a difference.  Thank you.

Even though we cannot be together in one place, let’s continue to be a community at prayer together.  Sometime, please think about the gifts we have in our lives, and needs of our world, and then pray the Lord’s prayer (you can pray silently, or out loud).

And, sometime, when you want to have a longer worship time, we are including some words and videos for your use.

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.

Again and again we are called to listen to words of reconciliation:

We are gathered for worship and work in Treaty One territory, which is the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dené peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. For thousands of years Indigenous Peoples walked this land and knew it to be the centre of their lives and their spirituality. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Worship for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

Introit:  When a Grain of Wheat

You call us, O God, to be your people.
Again and again you invite us to journey with Jesus.
We come to worship today that we might be with you.
Open our ears to hear your Word.
Open our eyes to see your presence.
Open our minds to your truth.
Open our hearts to your justice.
Open our lives to your life.
We have come in Jesus’ name.


Our opening hymn is “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty”


Esther and Emmett imagine a Palm Sunday parade!

Printable Version:
Esther and Emmett _ Palm Sunday

Mark 11:1-11
When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethpage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples

and said to the, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find  tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it.

If anyone says to you, “Why are you doing this?” just say this, “The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.”

They went away and found a cold tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?”

They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it.

Then they brought the cold to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.

Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches they and cut in the fields.

Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Jeff offers a reflection on Jesus’ Palm Sunday parade:

Printable Version:
Palm Sunday Reflection

Let us pray:


We offer our prayers as we greet the one who comes in the name of God!

We offer our prayers, God, as we greet Jesus who brings peace into this world.

We offer our prayers of thanks:
thankful Christ’s spirit of compassion, hope and faith;
thankful for those who seek to be agents of peace and reconciliation in this world;
thankful for children who share their curiosity, wonder and joy of life;
thankful for healers, teachers, students and all who are learning about life and sharing the learning;
thankful for moments of beauty, and stillness and grace.

God, our thankfulness lives with our compassion for this world, and so we pray:

for people to live responsibly during this time of COVID, following health regulations;

for vaccines to be available and to be administered efficiently and quickly and globally;

for all who live with disease of body, mind, emotion and spirit;

for healing and for everyone to be embraced by caring communities of family, friends and colleagues.

We pray for all who are victims of violence.

We pray for attitudes and laws that allow people to live in safety and with dignity.

We pray for all whose lives feel confined by poverty.  We pray for just and equitable sharing and access to income, food and shelter.

We pray for this planet, for healing of soil, air and water that from human-created pollution and exploitation

We pray for deeper awareness of the sacredness of all creation, of all creatures, of every human being

We pray for deeper awareness of living in Your grace and love, God, our Creator

Let us greet Jesus, the Christ who comes in humble majesty, bearing courageous hope.

We pray in the name and spirit of Christ. AMEN

Our closing hymn is “Ride On, Ride On, the Time is Right”

May God bless you and keep you.
May God’s face shine upon you.
May God grant you peace and joy.
Be in the peace of Christ, this day and always. Amen

We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff