April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

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Gathering

P: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
C: Hosanna in the highest.

Processional Gospel

Luke 19:28–40

P: The holy gospel according to St. Luke, the 19th chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.

28After he had said this, [Jesus] went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, Why are you untying it? just say this, The Lord needs it. 32So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, Why are you untying the colt? 34They said, The Lord needs it. 35Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. 37As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38saying,

Blessed is the king
who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
and glory in the highest heaven!

39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, Teacher, order your disciples to stop. 40He answered, I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.

P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.

Blessing of the Palms

P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray. We praise you, O God, for redeeming the world through our Savior Jesus Christ. Today he entered the holy city in triumph and was proclaimed messiah and king by those who spread garments and branches along his way. Bless these branches and those who carry them. Grant us grace to follow our Lord in the way of the cross, so that, joined to his death and resurrection, we enter into life with you; through the same Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: Amen.

Procession

P: Let us go forth in peace.

Processional Hymn

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

ELW #344
Refrain
All glory, laud, and honor
to you, redeemer, king,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.
1You are the king of Israel
and David’s royal Son,
now in the Lord’s name coming,
the King and Blessed One.
Refrain
2The company of angels
is praising you on high;
creation and all mortals
in chorus make reply.
Refrain
3The multitude of pilgrims
with palms before you went;
our praise and prayer and anthems
before you we present.
Refrain
4To you, before your passion,
they sang their hymns of praise.
To you, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.
Refrain
5Their praises you accepted;
accept the prayers we bring,
great author of all goodness,
O good and gracious King.
Refrain

P: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
C: Hosanna in the highest.

Prayer of the Day

P: Sovereign God, 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.
C: Amen.

A Reading from St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians

Philippians 2:5–11

5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

6who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
9Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

A Reading from the Gospel of St. Luke

P: The holy gospel according to St. Luke.

The Passion of Our Lord according to Luke is read by members of the congregation.

T'oros Roslin Gospels, Entry into Jerusalem, Walters Manuscript W.539, fol. 174r

Sermon

Apostles' 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.

Prayers of Intercession

P: Merciful God,
C: receive our prayer.

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.

Blessing

P: You are children of God, anointed with the oil of gladness and strengthened for the journey.

Almighty God, motherly, majestic, and mighty,  bless you this day and always.
C: Amen.

Dismissal

P: Go in peace. Jesus meets you on the way.
C: Thanks be to God.

Sending Hymn

Christ, the Life of All the Living

ELW #339
1Christ, the life of all the living,
Christ, the death of death, our foe,
Christ, yourself for me once giving
to the darkest depths of woe:
through your suff'ring, death, and merit
life eternal I inherit.
Thousand, thousand thanks are due,
dearest Jesus, unto you.
2You have suffered great affliction
and have borne it patiently,
even death by crucifixion,
fully to atone for me;
for you chose to be tormented
that my doom should be prevented.
Thousand, thousand thanks are due,
dearest Jesus, unto you.
3Then, for all that bought our pardon,
for the sorrows deep and sore,
for the anguish in the garden,
I will thank you evermore;
thank you for the groaning, sighing,
for the bleeding and the dying,
for that last triumphant cry,
praise you evermore on high.

Readers for the Passion


Weekly Announcements

We remember in our prayers

Altar Flowers Dedication

The flowers on the altar are given by Dennis & Jackie Strong in memory of their parents.

Blood Drive

OSLC will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, April 16, 2022 from a.m. to 12 noon. The blood drive will be located in the Fellowship Hall. If you are interested in being a blood donor, you can sign up from the OSLC website or by contacting the Red Cross.

Stretch & Pray

Stretch & Pray will not meet on Easter Sunday, April 17.

Lutheran World Relief

OSLC will be collecting personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief once again during the Lent season this year. Personal care kits include the following:

Home Sweet Home Ministries

Home Sweet Home Ministries has a need for supplies for bag lunches. OSLC is currently collecting water bottles and single-serve bags of chips. We will also accept monetary donations and do the shopping for you. You can leave donations in the narthex.

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