Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sunday worship April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion

Please join us at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 5, for the Service of the Word and Prayer on Palm Sunday (The Sunday of the Passion).

The worship order can be found by clicking on the link that says 'Click here to read the whole post.'

Pastor Maurice Frontz

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna to the Son of David.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray.
Mercifully assist us, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts whereby you have given us life everlasting; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.   

Reading: Matthew21:1-11

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew…

The Gospel of the Lord.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.

We praise and thank you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. On this day he entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph, and was acclaimed Son of David and King of kings by those who scattered their garments and branches of palm in his path.
We ask that you bless us who praise his coming to us this day, and grant that we may ever hail him as our Lord and King and follow him with perfect confidence; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

HYMN                   All Glory, Laud and Honor                                  Lutheran Book of Worship 108

                All glory, laud, and honor
                to you, redeemer, king,
                to whom the lips of children
                made sweet hosannas ring.

1              You are the king of Israel
                and David’s royal Son,
                now in the Lord’s name coming,
                our King and Blessed One.  Refrain

2              The company of angels
                is praising you on high;
                creation and all mortals
                in chorus make reply.  Refrain

3              The multitude of pilgrims
                with palms before you went.
                Our praise and prayer and anthems
                before you we present.  Refrain

4              To you, before your passion,
                they sang their hymns of praise.
                To you, now high exalted,
                our melody we raise.  Refrain

5              Their praises you accepted;
                accept the prayers we bring,
                great author of all goodness,
                O good and gracious King.  Refrain

Text: Theodulph of Orleans, c. 760-821; tr. John M. Neale, 1818-1866, alt.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray…
Almighty God, you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take our flesh upon him and to suffer death on the cross. Grant that we may share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, son of the Father from eternity,
and also true human being, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord.
He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person.
He has purchased and freed me from all sins,
from evil, and the power of the devil,
not with silver or gold but by his holy and precious blood
and his innocent suffering and death.
He has done all this in order that I may be his, live under him in his kingdom,
and serve him in eternal innocence, righteousness, and blessedness,
just as he is risen from the dead and lives and rules in eternity.
This is most certainly true.
Small Catechism of Martin Luther


HYMN                   O Sacred Head, Now Wounded                             Lutheran Book of Worship 117

1              O sacred head, now wounded,
                with grief and shame weighed down,
                now scornfully surrounded
                with thorns, thine only crown;
                O sacred head, what glory,
                what bliss till now was thine!
                Yet, though despised and gory,
                I joy to call thee mine.

2              How art thou pale with anguish,
                with sore abuse and scorn;
                how does that visage languish
                which once was bright as morn!
                Thy grief and bitter passion
                were all for sinners’ gain;
                mine, mine was the transgression,
                but thine the deadly pain.
3              What language shall I borrow
                to thank thee, dearest friend,
                for this thy dying sorrow,
                thy pity without end?
                Oh, make me thine forever,
                and should I fainting be,
                Lord, let me never, never
                outlive my love to thee.

4              Lord, be my consolation;
                shield me when I must die;
                remind me of thy passion
                when my last hour draws nigh.
                These eyes, new faith receiving,
                from thee shall never move;
                for he who dies believing
                dies safely in thy love.

Text: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676, based on Arnulf of Louvain, c. 1250; tr. composite


The people respond, hear our prayer, after each petition, and respond Amen after the final petition.




HYMN                   A Mighty Fortress Is Our God                                          Lutheran Book of Worship 229

1      A mighty fortress is our God,
        a sword and shield victorious;
        he breaks the cruel oppressor's rod
        and wins salvation glorious.
        The old satanic foe
        has sworn to work us woe!
        With craft and dreadful might
        he arms himself to fight.
        On earth he has no equal.

2      No strength of ours can match his might!
        We would be lost, rejected.
        But now a champion comes to fight,
        whom God himself elected.
        You ask who this may be?
        The Lord of hosts is he!
        Christ Jesus, mighty Lord,
        God's only Son, adored.
        He holds the field victorious.

3      Though hordes of devils fill the land
        all threat'ning to devour us,
        we tremble not, unmoved we stand;
        they cannot overpow'r us.
        Let this world's tyrant rage;
        in battle we'll engage!
        His might is doomed to fail;
        God's judgment must prevail!
        One little word subdues him.

4      God's Word forever shall abide,
        no thanks to foes, who fear it;
        for God himself fights by our side
        with weapons of the Spirit.
        Were they to take our house,
        goods, honor, child, or spouse,
        though life be wrenched away,
        they cannot win the day.
        The kingdom's ours forever!