NL Worship Resources: April 9, 2017

Palm/Passion Sunday (NL Year 3)

Color: Scarlet or Purple
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Liturgy of the Palms (C)
Readings: Psalm: Psalm 118:19-23 | Sermon Text: Luke 19:29-44 (Triumphal Entry)
OT Suggestion: Zechariah 9:9-10
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Hosanna, King, Blessed are you, our king, who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven! Even if our voices were silenced, creation itself would rise up to praise you! Hosanna in the Highest! Amen.

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #344 All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #724 All who love and serve your city
ELW #338 Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #552 Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #662 Christ is the King!
ELW #625 Come, We That love the Lord
ELW #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #333 Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land
ELW #836 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #727 Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth
ELW #676 Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #308 O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!
ELW #343 My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #264 Prepare the Royal Highway
ELW #346 Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!
ELW #351/2 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #853 When Morning Gilds the Skies
ELW #719 Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #74 A Stable Lamp is Lighted
LBW #537 O Jesus, King Most Wonderful!
WOV #640 Glory to God
WOV #631 Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
Various Hymnals Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Various Hymnals Jesus Comes with All His Grace
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the Psalm:

ELW #645 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #654 The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #528 Come and Fill Our Hearts
ELW #556 Morning Has Broken
ELW #533 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
LBW #375 Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)

Other options based on both:

At Your Name (Forever)” By Phil Wickham, Tim Hughes.
Dancing Generation” By Matt Redman.
Greatly To Be Praised” By Eddie Kirkland, Steve Fee.
Made to Worship” By Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

Caught between joy and despair, we yearn for the fulfillment of God’s desire beyond the brokenness and neediness of this life. We offer thanksgiving for God’s presence with us and petitions for the transformation of the church and the world.

A brief silence.

You are great, O King, and greatly to be praised; may the church shout out with joy at your coming and may we proclaim your reign above all others. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are great, O King, and greatly to be praised; may the seas shout our to your glory, and the mountains show forth your splendor. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are great, O King, and greatly to be praised; humble our rulers that they might seek your justice, peace, and wisdom above all other concerns. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are great, O King, and greatly to be praised; may we prepare your coming by working your will and word in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are great, O King, and greatly to be praised; may all who suffer know of your compassionate love and care for them. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

You are great, O King, and greatly to be praised; gather all your saints home to you where we all might give you glory. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Life-giver, Pain-bearer, Love-maker, day by day you sustain the weary with your word and gently encourage us to place our trust in you. Awaken us to the suffering of those around us; save us from hiding in denials or taunts that deepen the hurt; give us grace to share one another’s burdens in humble service. Amen.

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