March 28th Worship Service

Posted March 26, 2021

Manteno United Methodist Church Worship Service

Palm/Passion Sunday, March 28, 2021 10 A.M.

  • Prelude
  • Scripture Reading:  Mark 11:1-11, pg. 717
  • Procession with the Palms:  by our Sunday School
  • “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
    • Duet by Miles and Susan Turner
  • Opening Prayer
  • Children’s Time:  Bev Peck
  • Our Concerns and Joys
  • A Time of Silent Prayer/The Pastoral Prayer/
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The Offering
  • The Doxology
    • No. 95
  • The Offertory Prayer
  • Scripture Lesson    Psalm 118:1,2, 19-29 pg. 436
  • Sermon:  “Palm/Donkey Sunday!’
  • Announcements
  • Scripture:  Mark 15:22-37 pg. 721-722
  • Closing Hymn   “All Glory, Laud, and Honor,”
    • No. 280, vs. 1,3,4
  • The Benediction   Philippians 2:5-8, pg.831
  • Benediction Response  “Lift High the Cross”
    • No. 159, vs. 1
  • Postlude


Pastor                                      Joy Schlesselman

Organist:                                  Sandra Lutz

Praise Band:

Children’s Time                        Bev Peck



Holy Week Devotions, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.

Monday, March 29:  Bible Study, 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Wednesday, March 31: No Book Study

Men’s Bible Study 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

Maundy Thursday Service, April 1:  7 p.m. in sanctuary.

Good Friday Service at Asbury UMC (196 S. Harrison, Kankakee), April 2, 7 p.m.

Next Sunday, April 4:  Easter Services, 8:30 and 10:00 (Second service will be on Facebook), Communion will be served at both services.  If watching on Facebook, have your bread and juice ready.

Sunday, April 18:  Rice packing, following the 10:00 a.m. service in the fellowship hall.  This is hosted by Midwest Mission Distribution Center.  Only 50 participants max will be allowed.  Sign up on the church web page to reserve your place.

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Welcome!  We are so glad that you are here!   If you are new today, please register on our web site and we will make a $5. donation to a charity of your choice.  The Church office hours Tues. & Thurs. mornings, 815-468-3722.  You may contact Rev. Joy Schlesselman at 309-256-1316 or Email: 

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The Manteno United Methodist Church

    255 W. Second St., Manteno, IL 60950     


My own wilderness experiences and God’s providential care have resulted in an undeniable pattern of goodness in my life.  Yet, I sometimes allow an amnesia of grace to affect my testimony adversely.  Pain, disillusionment, and fear exist.  Struggles and hardships can seem more real than joy.  But through it all, our faithful, loving, and powerful God cares and provides for us.

Dear God, bless me with a memory and a conviction of your presence and deliverance in my life that is stronger than the memories of my anxieties.  I can tell the story today because your power is real in my life.  Amen.

Sharon G. Austin