24B – Palm Sunday

23B Lent 5B OR 24B - Passion Sunday25B - Monday in Holy Week
 
CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 118:1,2,19-29)
Give thanks to the LORD, who alone is good;
whose steadfast love is everlasting! 
Let the gates of righteousness be opened
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD. 
This is the gate of the LORD;
the righteous shall enter through it. 
This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it. 
Gracious and eternal God,
Let the silent mystery of your Spirit
surround, sustain and excite us.
Transform our gathering to your glory,
and perfect our worship for your praise.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 118:1 ,2, 19-29)
Give thanks to the LORD, who alone is good;
whose steadfast love is everlasting! 
Let the gates of righteousness be opened
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD. 

PSALM 118:1-2,19-29 (a version for today)
Give thanks to the LORD, who alone is good,
and whose lovingkindness is everlasting.
Let all God’s faithful declare:
Indeed, everlasting lovingkindness is the LORD’s
Open for me the gates of justice,
so that I may enter and give thanks to the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD,
where those who live justly may enter.
I give thanks because you have answered me
and became my rescuer. 
The stone which the builders scorned
has become the first, the cornerstone.
The LORD has brought this about,
and it is astounding.
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
LORD, save us;
 let us enjoy success.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.
We bless you from the house of the LORD.
The LORD is God, and has given us light;
join in celebratory procession up to the horns of the altar.
You are my God, and I give you thanks;
You are my God, and I praise you with great joy.
Give thanks to the LORD, who alone is good,
and whose lovingkindness is everlasting
 
OFFERING
God you meet us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
in our journey towards the goal which you have promised.
Feed us, Lord Jesus Christ, with word and sacrament;
Console us, Holy Spirit, and keep us in the way.
As we live each day confessing Christ crucified
may the gifts which we offer,
and those which the Spirit gives to each of us,
be joined to serve this broken world.
And so may we await with hope
the new day of the Lord. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.


A CREATIVE MOMENT 
Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
 
God of all grace,
in you is hope: hope which has endured throughout every age.
In that hope we remember before you now
those we have named on our lips and in the silence of our hearts…
By your Word and your Spirit
help us bring consolation to those know to us,
return to our memory those whom we have forgotten
and be present to those who have no-one …
      (The Prayers of the People continue)


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR PALM SUNDAY – YEAR B
   
As pants the hart for cooling streams TIS 25 AHB 29
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow TIS 231 AHB 170
Hail to the Lord’s annointed TIS 275 AHB 203
Hail! our once despised Jesus TIS 373 AHB 295
Let all be one in mind and heart TIS 247 AHB 186
My song is love unknown TIS 341 AHB 257
Nature with open volume stands TIS 343 AHB 259
O changless Christ, for ever new TIS 254 SA 69
Ride on, ride on, in majesty TIS 348 AHB 264
The glory of our King was seen TIS 353 AHB 272
The King of Glory comes TIS 279 AHB 212
There is a green hill far away TIS 350 AHB 266
Trotting, trotting through Jerusalem TIS 244 AHB 187
Ye gates lift up your heads TIS 12 AHB 286
Isaiah 50:4-9a
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah TIS 636 SA 39
Master, speak, thy servant heareth TIS 597 AHB 516
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408 AHB 321
O sacred head, sore wounded TIS 339 AHB 170
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107 AHB 25
Thank you for giving me the morning TIS 162 AHB 114
Thank you, thank you, Lord TIS 170 SA 80
Psalm 118
All glory,praise and honour TIS 333 AHB 250
Come, let us with our Lord arise TIS 375 AHB 297
Give thanks for the Lord is good TIS 74
God is our song, and every singer blest TIS 646 SA 38
Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes TIS 269 AHB 197
Morning has broken TIS 156 AHB 91
O bride of Christ, rejoice TIS 336
This day God gives me strength TIS 642 AHB 570
This is a day of new beginnings TIS 653
This is the day the Lord has made TIS 368 AHB 289
Philippians 2:5-11
All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224 AHB 159
And can it be that I should gain an interest TIS 209 AHB 138
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow TIS 231 AHB 170
Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one acco TIS 411 AHB 328
God of all power and truth and grace TIS 567 AHB 477
Hark the herald angels sing TIS 303 AHB 227
Holy Father, God of might TIS 622 AHB 398
I will sing the wondrous story TIS 233 AHB 173
Jesus Christ is risen today TIS 362 AHB 280
Jesus the name high over all TIS 218 AHB 150
Join all the glorious names of wisdom,love TIS 205 AHB 135
Let all be one in mind and heart TIS 247 AHB 186
Let earth & heaven combine TIS 305 AHB 229
May the mind of Christ my Saviour TIS 609 AHB 537
Morning Glory, starlit sky TIS 174
My heart & voice I raise TIS 225 AHB 160
My heart is full of Christ, and longs TIS 214 AHB 143
Now is eternal life TIS 385 AHB 305
O love how deep, how broad, how high! TIS 194 AHB 6
O Spirit of the living God TIS 405 AHB 318
Praise and thanksgiving Father we offer TIS 627 AHB 569
Praise to the Holiest in the height TIS 141 AHB 79
Soldiers of Christ arise TIS 570 AHB 481
The advent of our God TIS 271 AHB 198
We have a gospel to proclaim TIS 245 AHB 189
Mark 11:1-11
All glory, praise and honour TIS 333 AHB 249
My song is love unknown TIS 341 AHB 257
Ride on, ride on, in majesty TIS 348 AHB 264
Trotting, trotting through Jerusalem TIS 244 AHB 187
John 12:12-16 (alternative reading)
All glory,praise and honour TIS 333 AHB 250
Ride on, ride on, in majesty TIS 348 AHB 264
There’s a light upon the mountains TIS 276 AHB 207

2 thoughts on “24B – Palm Sunday

  1. David Houston

    Thank you for your hymn suggestions. They are a great help.
    Prior to your changed format, when the actual hymn suggestions were highlighted, they could be downsized and printed.
    Now highlighting makes no difference and the whole page has to be printed. Previously one could save printer paper and ink. Not so now
    Thanks and kind regards,
    David

    1. jeff

      Hi David,
      Thank you for your comments. I’m glad that The Billabong resources are useful to you.

      I can’t answer your printing problem directly other than to say that I use both Mozilla Firefox and Chrome browsers. With Firefox I’m able to highlight a section and the print dialogue box offers ‘Selection’ as one of several choices. Left-click on that and you’re away.

      With Chrome, an add-on needs to be installed –
      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gbkdpdnociibpkkpjgmcmdlnjlebpajk?hl=en-US&gl=US
      Once it’s installed you right-click on your selection and left-click on ‘Print selection’ in the menu that appears. This brings up the customary Print Preview. For whatever reason it also wants to print a blank page but if you click on the Pages box and enter 1 you’ll only print the page you want.

      With both Firefox and Chrome the font size can be down-sized by with “Ctrl -” (Increase the size with “Ctrl +”) This can be done before ore after highlighting. The resulting print is commensurately smaller.

      I have no experience with Windows Internet Explorer but no-one has brought any printing problems to my attention up to this time.

      I’m sorry I can’t help you further with this frustrating problem.
      Peace,
      Jeff

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