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PALM SUNDAY Sunday, March 16, 2008 ( 8:30 & 10:30 A.M.)

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 57, Page 135 In Front Of Hymnal

(10:30) Choir:“He Is The King Of Glory” (Handel’s Messiah)
Lift up ye heads, ye mighty gates, Behold, the King of glory waits! The King of kings is drawing near; The Savior of the world is here! Who is this king of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Redeemer, come! We open wide our hearts to Thee, here Lord, abide. Let all Thy inner presence feel; Thy grace and love in us reveal. The Lord of hosts…. He is the King of glory!

Opening Hymn TLH 161 : Hosanna, Loud Hosanna link – “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna!”

The Invocation

P: Dear Savior, as we begin Holy Week, we confess our responsibility and guilt for all that happened. Although God and King from all eternity, You in love also became Man – to be condemned and crucified by your fellow man and to be smitten and rejected by God in our stead.
C: We confess our many sins that made necessary your journey to Jerusalem to suffer and die. Have mercy upon us and grant us the peace of sins forgiven.

Sing: 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.

P: As prophesied by Zechariah, You entered Jerusalem not in royal robes or upon a royal steed, but humbly and lowly befitting Your life and ministry of service and sacrifice.
C: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey.”

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

P: With the Palm Sunday faithful of all ages and with the company of heaven, we shout our Hosannas in praise of our Redeemer King. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord.
C: Glory be to Him Who loved us, washed us from each spot and stain. Glory be to Him Who bought us, made us kings with Him to reign! Glory to the Lamb that once was slain.

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

The Scripture – Philippians 2: 5 – 11
To be our Savior, our Lord’s ministry went from the heights of heaven down to this very earth – to a life of humiliation, to the horrors of death and to the very depths of hell before rising again to life, to heaven and to eternal victory for all who follow Him in faith.

Hymn WS 769 : Lift High the Cross link (Supplement) – “Lift High The Cross”

The Sermon ……………………………………… Matthew 21: 1 – 9
Now when they came near to Jerusalem, Jesus sent two disciples ahead, saying: “Go into the city and you will find a donkey tied; Loose it and bring it to Me. And if anyone says anything, you shall say: ‘ The Lord has need of it.’. All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion: ‘Behold your King is coming to you, lowly and sitting on a donkey’’ So the disciples did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey, laid clothes on it, and Jesus rode upon it. And a great multitude spread their garments on the road; Others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes cried out, “Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”


Hymn TLH 339 : All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name link – “All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name”

(8:30) – Children’s Message: “How Do You Say Hosanna?”

The Palm Sunday Offering

(8:30) Choir: “He is The King Of Glory” (Handel’s Messiah)

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

The Closing Hymn TLH 341 : Crown Him with Many Crowns link (V 3-5) – “Crown Him The Lord Of Love”

Silent Prayer and Announcements

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.