Palm/Passion Sunday NL336: Triumphal Entry
Color: Purple or Scarlet
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Palm Sunday C
Psalm Text: Psalm 118:19-23
Sermon Text: Luke 19:29-44
Other Text Suggestions: Zechariah 9:9-10; Revelation 7:9-12
Prayer of the Day (WP): 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.
Helpful Resources: SermonWriter, TextWeek, RevGalPals, re:Worship, Word&World, BibleHub
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor*
ELW #724. All who love and serve your city
ELW #552. Blessed Be the God of Israel
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #625. Come, We That love the Lord (We’re Marching to Zion)
ELW #753. Dona nobis pacem
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #333. Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land*
ELW #537. O Jesus, King Most Wonderful!
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown*
ELW #264. Prepare the Royal Highway
ELW #346. Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!*
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #22. The Advent of Our God
WOV #640. Glory to God
WOV #631. Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
TFF #24. Glory to God
Various Hymnals Filled with Excitement (1972) by Rubén Ruiz Ávila
Various Hymnals God! As with Silent Hearts (1989) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (1873) by Jennette Threlfall
Various Hymnals Palm Sunday Processional (1999) by Rory Cooney
Various Hymnals The King of Glory Comes (1982) by Willard F. Jabusch (Use Stephen Colbert’s version!!)
Various Hymnals When I Needed a Neighbor (1965) by Sydney Carter
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; TFF=This Far by Faith; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest)
* Lenten/Holy Week Hymns
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Ancient of Days” By Gary Sadler, Jamie Harvill.
“How Great is Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, et al.
“One Day” By Vicky Beeching and Robin Mark.
“Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Dakota Road options:
“CANTICLE OF THE SUN”
“GOD OF STARS AND DISTANT PLANETS”
“HOLY, HOLY (God of power)”
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.
Glorious God, open the eyes of your church to see you coming to us, again and again, in new and surprising ways. Open our lips that we may praise you and proclaim your glory. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of all places, you reveal your glory in creation and call us to steward what you have made. Make us better caretakers of flora and fauna, all that lives and with whom we share this planet. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of all peoples, unite us all in the understanding that no matter what divides us, we can find unity in your love for creation. Give us leaders with hearts for cooperation and mutual upbuilding. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Loving God, shower the world with your grace and love. Grant us your eyes of compassion and mercy that we reach out to all in any need. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Healing God, be with the sick and the suffering, especially,…. Use your power to to bring them healing, comfort, and peace according to your will. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Great God, inspire us through our worship of you and move us to do your will and to proclaim your word in our lives and in our communities. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of resurrection, make us firm in our faith in you as you made firm the faith of the saints before us. Unite the saints of all times and places in praise and worship of you. 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.