NL Worship Resources: March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday
Color: Red
Festival: Yes
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 118:25-29 | Sermon Text: Mark 11:1-11 (Triumphal Entry)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Hosanna! King of all, you reign over all. Reign in our lives, triumph over evil, and teach us to follow in your footsteps. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #416 At the Name of Jesus (KING’S WESTON)
ELW #552 Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #239 Hark, the Glad Sound!
ELW #189-193 Holy, Holy, Holy
ELW #333 Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #616 Jesus, Remember Me (Taizé)
ELW #343 My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #319 O Lord, throughout These Forty Days
ELW #346 Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!
ELW #741 Your Will Be Done (Mayenziwe)
DATH #59 Hosanna! Come and Deliver
LS #49 Filled with Excitement
WOV #631 Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
W&P #54 He Has Made Me Glad
Suggested hymns based on the Psalm text:
ELW #730 Lord Our God, with Praise We Come (ROMEDAL)
ELW #438 My Lord, What a Morning
ELW #714 O God of Mercy, God of Light
ELW #542 O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #396 Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #361 The Day of Resurrection! (ELLACOMBE)
ELW #479 We Come to the Hungry Feast
TFF #260 A Wonderful Savior Is Jesus
TFF #32 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Brown)
W&P #23 Broken for Me
W&P #24 Broken in Love
W&P #54 He Has Made Me Glad
W&P #70 I Will Call Upon the Lord
W&P #141 This Is the Day (Garrett)
Other options  based on both:
“Ancient Skies” By Michael Gungor, Michael Rossback. As performed by Gungor.
“Come Let Us Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves.
“Open The Eyes of My Heart” By Paul Baloche. As performed by Sonic Flood.
“Step by Step” By David (Beaker) Strasser.
More contemporary suggestions here
Prayers of Intercession

O Lord, our rock and our redeemer, let the prayers we now offer, both in voice and in the silence of our hearts, be acceptable to you.

A brief silence.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless your church and its leaders with awe at your might and trust in your steadfast love. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all of your creation with your loving-kindness and life-giving light. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless our leaders with humility and thankfulness for your goodness to the earth. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all who are victims of violence or injustice with the certain knowledge of your faithfulness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all who suffer in any regard with successful treatment or peace at the last (especially,…). Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Hosanna to the Lord!  We beseech you, O Lord, to bless all who are still on their earthly pilgrimage with trust in you and encouragement from the lives of those who now dwell in your house. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

 To you, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your boundless mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Amen.

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