Liturgy for Worship

Palm Sunday

4/5/2020

REMINDER: For the health and safety of all participants, it is imperative that you stay in your car. If we cannot do this safely this week, we will not be able to worship in this manner next week for Easter.

Music and Gathering

Welcome and Announcements

 

L: We begin in the name of the + Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

A: Amen.

 

L: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are

hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may

perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A: Amen

 

L: Let us confess our sins in the presence of God and one another.

Silence for reflection

 

L: Most merciful God,

A: We confess that we are in bondage to sin, and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned

against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left

undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbor as

ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us,

and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your

Holy name.

 

L: In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God

forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his

authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the

Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

A: Amen.

L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be

with you all.

A: And also with you.

 

L: We join our hearts in prayer. Sovereign God,

A: you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus

Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues

confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives praise him as Savior, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON

 

GOSPEL READINGMatthew 21:1-11

L: The Holy Gospel, according to Matthew.

A: Glory to you, O Lord.

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus

sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will

find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything

to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place

to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

“Tell the daughter of Zion,

Look, your king is coming to you,

humble, and mounted on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and

put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road,

and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead

of him and that followed were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds

were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

 

SERMON Pastor James

 

APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

OFFERING

 

PRAYERS

With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of

God’s creation.

After each petition:

L: Lord, in your mercy,

A: Hear our prayer.

 

L: Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy;

through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

A: Amen.

 

LORD’S PRAYER

L: Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.

A: 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 trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever and ever. Amen.

L: The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.

The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.

A: Amen.

 

L: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

A: Thanks be to God!

 
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