April 10 – LPC – Rev. Woldy Sosnowsky

Palm Sunday

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Woldy Sosnowsky to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:
One: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
All: Hosanna! Blessed is our King who comes in the name of the Lord!
One: Jesus humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.
All: Hosanna! Blessed is our King who comes in the name of the Lord!
One: Therefore, God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name that is above every name.
All: Blessed is Jesus, our Saviour, and our friend!
Glory to the Creator and the Spirit, ever three and ever one!

Hymn: All glory laud and honour                                                     #214
1. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, Kind, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! Thou art the King of Israel, thou David’s royal son, who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and blessed one.
2. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King, wo whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee went; our praise and prayer and anthems before thee we present.
3. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! To thee before thy passion they sang their hymns of praise; to thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise.
4. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! Thou didst accept their praises; accept the prayers we bring, who in all good delightest, though good and gracious King.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Children’s Time! Hymn: Hosanna! #216 Hosanna

Scripture Reading: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29     Responsive Reading
1. O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His steadfast love endures forever!
2. Let Israel say, His steadfast love endures forever.
19. Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
20. This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
21. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
22. The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
23. This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
24. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25. Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!
26. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27. The LORD is God, and He has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the alter.
28. You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you aremy God, I will extol you.
29. O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.

Scripture Reading: Luke 19:28-40

Sermon: “Everybody Loves a Parade”

Hymn: Hosanna, loud Hosanna                                                      #218
1. Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple the joyful anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had held them close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.
2. From Olivet they followed amid the shouting crowd,
the victor palm branch waving and chanting clear and loud;
Messiah, God’s anointed, rode there in humble state,
‘Hosanna, in the highest!’ rang out their praises great.
3. ‘Hosanna in the highest!’ that ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of heaven our King.
Oh may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice,
and in God’s joyful presence eternally rejoice!

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayer of the People & The 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 debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
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

Hymn: Ride on, ride on in majesty                                                 #217
1. Ride on, ride on in majesty; hark, all the tribes Hosanna cry.
O Saviour meek, pursue thy road with palms and scattered garments strewed.
2. Ride on, ride on in majesty; in lowly pomp ride on to die.
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin o’er captive death and conquered sin.
3. Ride on, ride on in majesty; the angel hosts beyond the sky
look down with sad and wondering eyes to see the approaching sacrifice.
4. Ride on, ride on in majesty; the last and fiercest strife is nigh.
Thy Father on the sapphire throne expects thee, loved, anointed Son.
5. Ride on, ride on in majesty; in lowly pomp ride on to die.
Bow thy meek head to mortal pain; then take, O God, thy power and reign.

Benediction

Choral Amen: Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.