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April 5, 2020


Welcome to on-line, at-home worship. Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church seeks to provide worship opportunities that will encourage connectedness and growth during times of separation.

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Welcome & Announcements


Thank you for worshipping remotely with us.  This resource is meant to help the Melrose Chapel family share in worship even though we can't be together in person.  May you be blessed today and always.

Call to Worship

Jesus entered into Jerusalem humbly on a donkey, seeking to transform the people.

People gathered from everywhere to wave palm branches and praise him as royalty.

Jesus enters into our lives humbly, seeking to transform our hearts and lives.

Let us worship Jesus Christ together, and receive him into our presence.  Hosanna in the highest!

Opening Prayer

We praise you, O God, for your redemption of the world through Jesus Christ. He entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph and was proclaimed Messiah and king by those who spread garments and branches along his way. Just as we witness these branches among us, may we follow Christ in the way of the cross that, dying and rising with him, we may enter into your kingdom; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.


Friendship Time

Be sure to join us on Zoom at 9:00 am on April 5 as we gather for a time of greeting, friendship, prayer, reflection and sharing of Holy Communion.  Find the link to join at the bottom of this online worship page.  Did you miss that time?  Not to worry!  A recording will be made and placed on this page as well.

Joys & Concerns


1. Prepare yourself for prayer by thinking through those who need your prayer focus and think about your own joys and concerns.

2. Sit with God and allow God into your mind and begin silently speaking your desires, hopes, and dreams.

3. Consider ending with the Lord's Prayer or other words that are upon your heart:


Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

If you have a prayer need that you would like to share, please consider submitting a prayer request here.  Please ensure that you have appropriate permission to submit the need.  If you need to speak with the pastor concerning this request, please indicate that in your request.

Tithes & Offering


Obviously there are no plates to pass. Please consider mailing in your gift or plan to add to your giving when you next visit us in person.  Ministries still go on whether we gather for worship or not.


Having said that, it isn't just about how we give, or what we give financially, it's about taking time to contemplate what it means to give more of ourselves to Christ.

Today's Message

It's time now for our final message in our series "View from the Pew" and we're discovering what it means to betray Christ.  Our gospel text is Matthew 26:14-25, 47-56, 27:1-10. (If you click the link, it will open up the reading for today and you can read along.)


Consider listening to the following songs/hymns that echo our message for today:

  • Spirit Song

  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

  • Hosanna


Blessings to all of you!  May we truly follow Jesus as he knows the true and perfect way.  This we ask and seek in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen!


How has God been speaking to you in the message and the songs?  Continue to open your heart and mind to God's will for you and for Melrose Chapel.  To God be the glory!  HOSANNA!

March 15



For worship, you'll also need to access the order of worship for Holy Communion.  You can view that document here.

The live session has ended.  Please select the video below to view the recorded elements of the worship time.  (For privacy purposes, the initial time of greeting and prayer requests were not recorded).  

May this time of sharing God's word and Holy Communion be a blessing to each of you.