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Palm Sunday | March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday | March 28, 2021

Worship Service for Palm Sunday

Rev. Gregory Mech | March 28, 2021 | Palm Sunday | Holy Week | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

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March 28 Palm Sunday bulletin cover. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

A portion of the Holy Gospel from Mark 11, one of the readings assigned for Palm Sunday / The Sunday of the Passion. May God richly bless you as you hear His Word during this Holy Week! Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church.


March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday / The Sunday of the Passion

AS WE GATHER
Our processional hymn, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor,” was written by Theodulf of Orleans (762-821), who was chosen by Emperor Charlemagne to be bishop of Orleans, chiefly because of his ability to translate his immense learning into simple and memorable poetry. Theodulf founded schools throughout the fledgling Holy Roman Empire, set new standards for the lives and conduct of the clergy, and worked to reform the Catholic Church. After Charlemagne’s death in 814, Theodulf was seen as a liability to the new emperor, who had him imprisoned, and where he eventually met his death by poison. It was while he was thus falsely imprisoned that he wrote our hymn.

PALM SUNDAY GREETING

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Amen.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna to the Son of David. 

COLLECT FOR PALM SUNDAY

Let us pray. Most merciful God, as the people of Jerusalem, with palms in their hands, gathered to greet Your dearly beloved Son when He came into His Holy City, grant that we may ever hail Him as our King and, when He comes again, may go forth to meet Him with trusting and steadfast hearts and follow Him in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen. 

THE HOLY GOSPEL FOR PALM SUNDAY Mark 11:1-10

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the eleventh chapter.
Glory to You, O Lord.

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”

RESPONSE TO THE GOSPEL

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion.
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation.
Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

PROCESSIONAL HYMN “All Glory, Laud and Honor” 442

Refrain
All glory, laud and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

You are the King of Israel And David’s royal Son,
Now in the Lord’s name coming, Our King and Blessed One.

Refrain
All glory, laud and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

The company of angels Is praising You on high,
And we, with all creation, In chorus make reply:

Refrain
All glory, laud and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

The multitude of pilgrims With palms before You went;
Our praise and prayer and anthems Before You we present.

Refrain
All glory, laud and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

To You before Your passion They sang their hymns of praise;
To You, now high exalted, Our melody we raise.

Refrain
All glory, laud and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

As You received their praises, Accept the prayers we bring,
O source of every blessing, Our good and gracious King.

Refrain
All glory, laud and honor To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring.

Psalm 118:19–29 (Antiphon: verse 19)

Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it.
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success!
Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
The Lord is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

GREETING 

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna to the Son of David!

COLLECT FOR THE PASSION OF OUR LORD

Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross.  Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 
Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT Zechariah 9:9–12

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.

RESPONSE

Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
From the house of the Lord we bless you. Psalm 118:26

EPISTLE Philippians 2:5–11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

VERSE

He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, 
even death on a cross.

HYMN OF THE DAY “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty” 441: 1-3

Ride on, ride on in majesty! 
Hark! All the tribes hosanna cry.
O Savior meek, pursue Thy road, 
With palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on, ride on in majesty! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die.
O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin
O’er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on, ride on in majesty! 
The angel armies of the sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes 
To see the approaching sacrifice.

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SERMON

APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERINGS

PRAYERS

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 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.

BENEDICTION

The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
Amen.

Mark 11:12-18

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again” And the disciples heard it.

And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 

And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”

And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.

CLOSING HYMN “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty” 441: 4-5

Ride on, ride on in majesty! 
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh.
The Father on His sapphire throne
Awaits His own anointed Son.

Ride on, ride on in majesty! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die.
Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain, 
Then take, O God, Thy power, and reign.

IMMANUEL’S MISSION PRAYER

Heavenly Father, We pray to see the future as You see it, so we may live the present as You will it. We pray we may be grounded in Christ as a Lutheran congregation, and guided by Your grace as we walk in forgiveness. We pray we are growing continually in faith as servants in Christ’s Kingdom proclaiming the Gospel. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

COMMON DOXOLOGY

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

From Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

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