Online Service: April 5, 2020 • Palm Sunday

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
Palm Sunday • April 5, 2020


Pastor Elaine Puckett


Maxine Easom

Scripture — Luke 19:28-40:

Joe Dennis


Beth Gavrilles

Opening Hymn:

Park Central Presbyterian Church

Opening Prayer:

Beth Gavrilles


First Plymouth Choir, Lincoln Nebraska

Prayer for Illumination:

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Proclamation of the Passion Story (with hymns):

Pastor Elaine Puckett and
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Sermon: “In the Time of Trial”

Prayer is a practice with which many of us struggle.

It’s seems like such a waste of time to sit in nothingness. We begin to think, “Wouldn’t it be better to be more productive with that time?” Our anxieties begin to arise. Our deepest fears are unwrapped. Our saddest thoughts become present. These are the times in prayer when we … Read the rest

Sermon: Church is not a den …

When Jesus enters the temple in Matthew 21:12, he overturns tables and chairs, saying “My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you are making it a den of robbers.”

Many interpretations of this passage focus on the evil Jesus felt was happening inside the church.  That’s an easy way to view this passage. We would never do … Read the rest

Sermon: Our Place in the Crowd

Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
Sunday, April 13, 2014: Palm Sunday, confirmation and return to Oconee Street
Matthew 21:1-11 and Philippians 2:3-11

This is such an important day for so many reasons. It is a day that many of us will remember for the rest of our lives. It is that important. We celebrate our return home after a … Read the rest