Worship Service: April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday


“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
Paul Bunjes



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

C:  Hosanna in the highest.

Blessing of Palms

The people hold their palm branches aloft for the blessing.

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.

Opening Hymn #108 (green hymnal)

“All Glory, Laud, and Honor” v. 1-3
with Handbell Choir introduction

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


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

C:  And also with you.


LBW Setting II
(green hymnal, p. 78)

P:  In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  For the peace of the whole world, for the well‐being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

C:  Amen.

Prayer of the Day

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

P:  Let us pray.
O God of mercy and might, in the mystery of the passion of your Son you offer your infinite life to the world. Gather us around the cross of Christ, and preserve us until the resurrection, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  Amen.

The Word

Blessing of the Lector

P:  Let us pray.
Oh, that today we would hear God’s voice. May we hear your voice today, Lord, as Carroll reads to us the scriptures. Let not our hearts be hardened, but open to the word of life.

C:  Amen.

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a

4 The Lord GOD has given me
  the tongue of a teacher,
 that I may know how to sustain
  the weary with a word.
 Morning by morning he wakens—
  wakens my ear
  to listen as those who are taught.
5 The Lord GOD has opened my ear,
  and I was not rebellious,
  I did not turn backward.
6 I gave my back to those who struck me,
  and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
 I did not hide my face
  from insult and spitting.

7 The Lord GOD helps me;
  therefore I have not been disgraced;
 therefore I have set my face like flint,
  and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
  8 he who vindicates me is near.
 Who will contend with me?
  Let us stand up together.
 Who are my adversaries?
  Let them confront me.
9a It is the Lord GOD who helps me;
  who will declare me guilty?    

  The word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

Psalmody: Psalm 31

“Into Your Hands”
Tony Alonso

Addy Kruse, vocalist

Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11

5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God,
  did not regard equality with God
  as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,
  taking the form of a slave,
  being born in human likeness.
 And being found in human form,
  8 he humbled himself
  and became obedient to the point of death—
  even death on a cross.

9 Therefore God also highly exalted him
  and gave him the name
  that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
  every knee should bend,
  in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
  that Jesus Christ is Lord,
  to the glory of God the Father.

  The word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation

LBW Setting I
(green hymnal, p. 62)

Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,
and abounding in steadfast love.

The Holy Gospel: Luke 19:28-40

LBW Setting I
(green hymnal, p. 63)

P:  The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 19th chapter.

C:  Glory to you, O Lord.

28 After he had said this, Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “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. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” 32 So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They said, “The Lord needs it.” 35 Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. 37 As 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, 38 saying,
 “Blessed is the king
  who comes in the name of the Lord!
 Peace in heaven,
  and glory in the highest heaven!”
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40 He 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.

Children’s Sermon


Silence for reflection and meditation

Hymn of the Day #94 (green hymnal)

“My Song Is Love Unknown” v. 1-3, 7

1  My song is love unknown,
my Savior’s love to me,
love to the loveless shown,
that they might lovely be.
Oh, who am I, that for my sake
my Lord should take frail flesh and die?
My Lord should take frail flesh and die?

2  He came from his blest throne,
salvation to bestow;
but men made strange, and none
the longed-for Christ would know.
But, oh, my friend, my friend indeed,
who at my need his life did spend;
who at my need his life did spend!

3  Sometimes they strew his way
and his sweet praises sing;
resounding all the day
hosannas to their King.
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
and for his death they thirst and cry,
and for his death they thirst and cry.

7  Here might I stay and sing–
no story so divine!
Never was love, dear King,
never was grief like thine.
This is my friend, in whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend!
I all my days could gladly spend!

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
 creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
 He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
  and born of the virgin Mary.
 He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
  was crucified, died, and was buried.
 He descended into hell.
 On the third day he rose again.
 He ascended into heaven,
  and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
 He will come again 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

A:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

After each petition:

A:  Lord, in your mercy,

C:  Hear our prayer.

After the final petition:

A:  Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C:  Amen.


P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C:  And also with you.


“What Shall I Render to the Lord”
(green hymnal, p. 87)

What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?
I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and will call on the name of the Lord.
I will take the cup of salvation
and will call on the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows to the Lord now in the presence of all his people,
in the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

Offering Prayer

A:  Let us pray. God our provider, you have not fed us with bread alone, but with words of grace and life. Bless us and these your gifts, which we receive from your bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C:  Amen.

The Meal

The Great Thanksgiving

LBW Setting II
(green hymnal, p. 88)

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

P:  Lift up your hearts.

C:  We lift them to the Lord.

P:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C:  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

P:  It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord; who on the tree of the cross gave salvation to all, that, where death began, there life might be restored, and that he, who by a tree once overcame, might by a tree be overcome. And so, with the Church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


LBW Setting II
(green hymnal, p. 89)

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
Lord God of pow’r and might:
Heav’n and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

P:  Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth. In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son, that all those who believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

  We give thanks to you for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.

  Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts, that we may receive our Lord with a living faith as he comes to us in his holy supper.

C:  Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

P:  In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.

  Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.


LBW Setting II
(green hymnal, p. 91)

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

P:  Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:

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.

Invitation to Communion

P:  Jesus draws the whole world to himself. Come to this meal and be fed.

Agnus Dei

LBW Setting II
(green hymnal, p. 92)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
grant us peace, grant us peace.


P:  The Body of Christ, broken for you.

  The Blood of Christ, shed for you.

All eat bread and drink wine or juice at their seat.

Communion Hymn #105 (green hymnal)

“A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth” v. 1-3

1  A lamb goes uncomplaining forth
to save a world of sinners.
He bears the burden all alone,
dies shorn of all his honors.
He goes to slaughter, weak and faint,
is led to die without complaint;
his spotless life he offers.
He bears the shame, the stripes, the wrath;
his anguish, mockery, and death
for us he gladly suffers.

2  This lamb is Christ, our greatest friend,
the Lamb of God, our Savior,
the one, his only Son, God sent
to win us rebels over.
“Go down, my child,” the Father said,
“and free my children from their dread
of death and condemnation.
The painful stripes are hard to bear,
but by your death they all can share
the joy of your salvation.”

3  He answered from his tender heart
that he would take the burden:
“My Father’s will is my command;
I’ll do as I am bidden.”
Oh, wondrous love! Oh, loving might!
To right what mortals cannot right
God sent his Son from heaven.
What love, O Love, who came to save
by loving even to the grave
until the stone was riven.

Table Blessing

P:  The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

C:  Amen.

Prayer after Communion

A:  Let us pray. God of abundance, with this bread of life and cup of salvation you have united us with Christ, making us one with all your people. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may commit all of our lives into your hands, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C:  Amen.



P:  You are what God made you to be: created in Christ Jesus for good works, chosen as holy and beloved, freed to serve your neighbor.

  God bless you ☩ that you may be a blessing, in the name of the holy and life-giving Trinity.

C:  Amen.

Closing Hymn

“Ride On, Ride On in Majesty” v. 1-2, 4-5

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

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

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

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


A:  Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.


“Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty!”
Hans Arnold Metzger

Worship Leaders

The Rev. Emily Beckering, Pastor
Kris Keith, Music Director
Kate Wollenburg, Organist
John Cathcart, Assisting Minister
Carroll Mayhugh, Reader

Handbell Choir

Susan Bardes
Sherry Bronner
Nancy Erbeck
Nick Huitger
Carolyn Koehl
Addy Kruse
Joyce McDowell
Linda Miller

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Upcoming Events

April 10: Palm Sunday

9 am Sunday School / Adult Forum
10:30 am Worship Service
After Worship: Organ Task Force Round Table

Wednesday, April 13

6 pm Bell choir rehearsal

Thursday, April 14: Maundy Thursday

7 pm Worship Service

Friday, April 15: Good Friday

12 pm Worship Service: Seven Last Words of Christ
7 pm Worship Service: Veneration of the Cross

Sunday, April 17: Easter Day

9 am Easter Breakfast
10:30 am Worship Service
After Worship: Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, April 18

7 pm Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 19

5:30 pm Confirmation Class

Wednesday, April 20

6 pm Bell Choir rehearsal

Thursday, April 21

10:30 am Bible study

Copyright Notices

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross: Music by Paul Bunjes © Concordia Publishing House, 3558 S. Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118-3968.

Into Your Hands: Text © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Music by Tony Alonso © 2012 World Library Publications.

My Song Is Love Unknown: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House.

A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth: Tr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty!: Music by Hans Arnold Metzger © Concordia Publishing House, 3558 S. Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118-3968.

Hymns/anthems: Music reprinted and streamed by permission under ONE LICENSE #A‐726103 and CCLI Licenses #21045423 and #21045416. All rights reserved.

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