24B – Passion Sunday

23B - Lent 5B24B - Palm Sunday OR 25B Monday in Holy Week

PSALM 31:9-16
Be gracious, O LORD,
for I am in distress;
my eye is wasting with anger,
my inner being as well as my stomach
For my life is consumed by grief
and my years in groaning.
My strength fails because of my distress
and my bones become weak.
Because of my oppressors I am a disgrace;
to my neighbours, I’m a disaster,
to my acquaintances, a cause for trembling .
Seeing me in the street they flee from me
I am forgotten like one who is dead,
and have become like a broken pot.
For I have heard the whispering of the crowd, terror all around –
scheming together, plotting to take my life.
But I – I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, “You are my God.”
My days are in your hands;
snatch me from the hand of my enemies and pursuers.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love.

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 PASSION 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 31:9-16
By your saving power deliver me TIS 19
Great God, we sing that mighty hand TIS 124 AHB 52
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619 AHB 552
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 accord 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 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 14:1—15:47
   
Christ is the world’s light, he and none other TIS 246 AHB 191
From heaven you came, helpless babe TIS 256
Hail our once-despised Jesus TIS 373 AHB 295
Lift high the cross TIS 351 AHB 271
My heart and voice I raise TIS 225 AHB 160
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle TIS 331 AHB 249
The head that once was crowned with thorns TIS 378 AHB 301
When I survey the wondrous cross TIS 342 AHB 258

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