Signs of Holy Week Royalty

Signs of Holy Week Royalty

The Sermon: Matthew 21: 8 & John 19:19

And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Signs of Holy Week Royalty

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Palm Sunday Matt 21:8 Berea Lutheran Church

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29, 2015 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “He is the King of Glory” (Hopson) ©1999 Hope Publishing
(Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Audra Wiste)

Hymn LSB 442 : All Glory, Laud, and Honor Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Palm Sunday Confessional Prayer

C: On this “Sunday of the Palms” we experience a strange mixture of triumph and tragedy. In triumph, O Lord and King, You approached Jerusalem in a royal procession, hailed by the crowds with their Hosannas and Hallelujahs. Yet in lowliness You came – riding on a donkey, leading a procession to Jerusalem and the cross, coming not to be served but to serve and to give Your life a ransom for many. As we begin another Holy Week, we remember why You came, to take away our sins. As your subjects we bow before you in humility and repentance. In faith, we hail You as our Sin-Deliverer, our Savior, Who through death and hell prevailed in victory. Have mercy on us and forgive us. “Hosanna!” – Save us, We pray You! Receive us into Your Kingdom; Rule in our hearts and lives and assure us of victory over all our enemies.

The Absolution

Sing Hymn LSB 549 (V 3 & 5): All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name Hymnary.org link

3 Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,  Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace  And crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him who saves you by His grace  And crown Him Lord of all.

5 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget  The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at His feet  And crown Him Lord of all.
Go, spread your trophies at His feet  And crown Him Lord of all.

The Scripture Reading – Matthew 21: 1-9 (“Behold, Your King!”)

21 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’”  6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. 8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!”

The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

Hymn LSB 441 : Ride On, Ride On in Majesty Hymnary.org link

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

  1. 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.
  2. Ride on, ride on in majesty! The angel armies of the sky
    Look down with sad and wond’ring eyes To see the approaching sacrifice.
  3. Ride on, ride on in majesty! Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh.
    The Father on His sapphire throne Awaits His own anointed Son.
  4. 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 pow’r, and reign.

The Sermon ………………………………….. Matthew 21: 8 & John 19:19

And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Signs of Holy Week Royalty

Hymn LSB 443 : Hosanna, Loud Hosanna Hymnary.org link

Our Palm Sunday Offering

Song by Trio – “Palm Sunday Hymn” (Vocalists: Stephanie Mueller, Audra Wiste, Steve Kuehne ; Accompanist: Cathy Augustin)

Our Prayers And Our King’s Blessing

Closing Hymn LSB 525 : Crown Him with Many Crowns Hymnary.org link

1 Crown Him with many crowns,  The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark how the heav’nly anthem drowns  All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing  Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King  Through all eternity.

2 Crown Him the virgin’s Son,  The God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won  Which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose,  Yet of that rose the stem,
The root whence mercy ever flows,  The babe of Bethlehem.

3 Crown Him the Lord of Love,  Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,  In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky  Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends their wond’ring eyes  At mysteries so bright.

4 Crown Him the Lord of Life,  Who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife  For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing  Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring  And lives that death may die.

5 Crown Him the Lord of heav’n,  Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to whom is giv’n  The wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns  As thrones before him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns,  For He is King of all.

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