April 10, 2022



Passing of the Peace: Though we are separated by distance our hearts are one in Christ. The peace of Christ be with you!  And also with you!



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.



Call to Worship:   Psalm 24:7-10

Leader:  Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Congregation:  Who is this King of glory?  The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!

Leader:  Lift up your heads, O gates!  And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

ALL:  Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!


Songs of Praise:

All Glory, Laud and Honor (Teodulph of Orleans, ca. 820; tune M. Teschner, ca.1615)

All glory, laud and honor to thee, Redeemer King,

To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!

Thou art the King of Israel, thou David’s royal Son,

Who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and blessed one.


The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee went;

Our praise and prayer and anthems before thee we present:

To thee, before thy passion, they sang their hymns of praise;

To thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise.


Thou didst accept their praises; accept the prayers we bring,

Who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious King!

All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer King,

To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!


Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (Jeanette Threlfall, 1873)

Hosanna, loud hosanna the little children sang;

Through pillared court and temple the joyful anthem rang:

To Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to his breast,

The children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.


From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd,

The victor palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud.

The Lord of men and angels rode on in lowly state,

Nor scorned that little children should on his bidding wait.


“Hosanna in the highest!” that ancient song we sing.

For Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven our King.

O may we ever praise Him with heart and life and voice,

And in his blissful presence eternally rejoice.


Lamb of God (Twila Paris)

Your only Son, no sin to hide, but you have sent him from your side

To walk upon this guilty sod, and to become the Lamb of God.


Chorus: O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God;

I love the holy Lamb of God.

O wash me in his precious blood, my Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.


Your gift of love they crucified; they laughed and scorned him as he died.

The humble King they named a fraud, and sacrificed the Lamb of God. (Chorus 2X)





Isaiah 53:4-6


Surely he has borne our griefs

    and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken,

    smitten by God, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions;

    he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

    and with his wounds we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray;

    we have turned—every one—to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

    the iniquity of us all.


Respond in Praise: 


Nothing But the Blood of Jesus (Robert Lowry, 1876)

What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Chorus: O precious is the flow that makes me white as snow;

No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Nothing can for sin atone—nothing but the blood of Jesus;

naught of good that I have done—nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Chorus)


This is all my hope and peace—nothing but the blood of Jesus;

this is all my righteousness—nothing but the blood of Jesus. (Chorus 2X)


Scripture Reading:    Matthew 21:1-11


The Triumphal Entry

21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,


5 “Say to the daughter of Zion,

‘Behold, your king is coming to you,

humble, and mounted on a donkey,

on a colt,[a] the foal of a beast of burden.’”


6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”


This is the Word of the Lord.   Thanks be to God!

Sermon:  “The King of Glory Comes”                                                                                                       


Hymn of Dedication


Above All (Lenny LeBlanc, Paul Baloche  CCLI #2672885)

Above all powers, above all kings,

above all nature and all created things;

Above all wisdom and all the ways of man,

You were here before the world began.


Above all kingdoms, above all thrones,

above all wonders the world has ever known;

above all wealth and treasures of the earth,

there’s no way to measure what you’re worth.


Chorus: Crucified, laid behind a stone,

You lived to die, rejected and alone.

Like a rose, trampled on the ground,

You took the fall, and thought of me, above all.

(Repeat all, then repeat chorus)


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 debts as we forgive our debtors.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:

for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.  Amen


Hymn of Thanksgiving

The Power of the Cross (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend 2005  CCLI #4490766)

1.Oh, to see the dawn of the darkest day,

Christ on the road to Calvary.

Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten, then

nailed to a cross of wood.


Chorus: This the pow’r of the cross:

Christ became sin for us,

took the blame, bore the wrath—

We stand forgiven at the cross.


2.Oh, to see the pain written on Your face,

bearing the awesome weight of sin.

Every bitter thought , every evil deed

crowning Your blood-stained brow. (Chorus)


3.Now the daylight flees; now the ground beneath

quakes as its Maker bows His head.

Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life—

“Finished!” the victory cry. (Chorus)


4.Oh, to see my name written in the wounds,

for through Your suffering I am free.

Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live,

Won through Your selfless love!


Chorus: This the pow’r of the cross,

Son of God, slain for us.

What a love, what a cost!

We stand forgiven at the cross.





Welcome to Providence Church! We are glad that you are here, joining us in person or via Zoom!.

Sunday School:   Adult and Youth Sunday School is at 11:15. Paula Rhodarmer will be teaching.   Will/Christina are leading a study of The Risen Lord for couples/singles. Bill/Jerry are leading the Youth SS in a classic book by CS Lewis.

Fellowship Time: Between the end of our worship service and before SS

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the entire service of worship.  Childcare for children up to 6 years of age, in our downstairs Christian Ed wing (on the left) at the end of the hallway.

Nursery Worker Needed –     Providence is looking to hire a part time nursery worker for each Sunday from 9:45 to 12noon.  Please contact Edward Brouwer 828-550-4615, or Linda Wilson, 901-230-7178,, if you are interested or know of anyone that might be.  Also, please be in prayer that God will guide this process. Thank you!






WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY – From 6:30pm until 8:00pm, we are excited to hold our Wednesday night bible study. The study will be on selections from the book of John. We will also have a short praise and prayer time. Childcare provided if needed. Contact the Allsbrooks or the Mitchells with any questions.

Women’s Prayer Group – 10:15am Tuesday mornings, contact Linda Roberts for more info

Men’s Prayer Group – 6:45am Thursday mornings, contact Sam Mitchell for more info.






Open Door Soup Kitchen: This is an ongoing commitment of Providence Church to the least, the last, the lost and the lonely of our community.  While Open Door is no longer able to serve meals, we are still volunteering to cook the meals on the first Friday of each month.  If you can serve in this way, please let Linda Wilson know at 901-230-7178.  Thanks for your faithfulness.


Prayer Requests: For Mercy and Grace: Glenda White, Judd and Susanne Heriot, Robbie Hargrove, Mike and Rhonda Lear, Chuck & Carole Torpy; Lisa Rhodarmer’s mother Ruth