Palm Sunday | Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | March 24th, 2024

March 24, 2024 | Palm Sunday
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea,…
PINNACLE LUTHERAN CHURCH | “Knowing the Heart of Jesus”

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OPENING HYMN:  442 (v. 1, 3, & 5) – All Glory, Laud, and Honor
HYMN OF THE DAY:  449 – O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
CLOSING HYMN:  #441 (v. 1, 4, & 5) — Ride On, Ride On in Majesty

PINNACLE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Saturday, March 23, 2024 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 24, 2024 10:00 am

Palm Sunday

“Knowing the Heart of Jesus”

March 24, 2024

+ AS WE GATHER +

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE MUSIC

PALM SUNDAY READINGZechariah 9:9–12

9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
            Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
behold, your king is coming to you;
            righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
            on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
            and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
            and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
            and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
            I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
            today I declare that I will restore to you double.

DIALOG FOR HOLY WEEK

P        Today we begin our journey with Jesus           through Holy Week,

C          the week that changed the world.

P        May God bless these palm branches, and      bless each of us,

C          as we remember their story and celebrate   their meaning.

P        We welcome Jesus as our Savior and King, 

C          and Lord of our life.

P        On Thursday evening He broke bread with    His disciples.

C          He said:  “Do this in remembrance of           me.”

P        On Good Friday He died for us.  In His cross we see the hatred of    sinful people and God’s judgment against our sin.

C          In His Cross we see our Lord’s love and        forgiveness.

P          Holy Week leads us to Easter victory! 

C          Let us sing His praises.

(After the Dialog we’ll proceed in behind Vicar Al)

OPENING HYMN:  442 (v. 1, 3, & 5) – All Glory, Laud, and Honor

HOLY BAPTISM: Walter Watkins – Sunday Morning   LSB pg. 268

INVOCATION

P      In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

P  Let us pray.Almighty Father, palm branches held high in praise, fell to the ground to be trampled on the dusty road centuries ago, and Jesus went to the cross.  How often our praises rise and fall like broken branches, unsupported by honest dedication to You.  We, too, have sent Him to the cross, by our sins of thought, word, and action.  Forgive us, Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our crucified and living Lord. 

C  Amen.

WORDS OF GOD’S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS

P  St. Paul wrote about Jesus in 2nd Corinthians 5:19:  For our sake he made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Thanks to Jesus, our sins are forgiven, and our life is renewed.  May He rule in our hearts today and forever, for He is our living and loving Savior and Lord. 

C  Amen. 

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

BIBLE READING:  Philippians 2:5–11

            5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

L This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Gospel:  Mark 14:1—15

1It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest [Jesus] by stealth and kill him, 2for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.”

            3And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. 4There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”

            10Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.

            12And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.”

HYMN OF THE DAY:  449 – O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

SERMON: Knowing the Heart of Jesus

CONFESSION OF FAITH   (Explanation of the 2nd Article of the Apostles’ Creed, from Luther’s Small Catechism)

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood, and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own, and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity.  This is most certainly true.

NICENE CREED

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth
            and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      the only-begotten Son of God,
      begotten of His Father before all worlds,
      God of God, Light of Light,
      very God of very God,
      begotten, not made,
      being of one substance with the Father,
      by whom all things were made;
      who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven

            and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary
      and was made man;
      and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
      He suffered and was buried.
      And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures
            and ascended into heaven
      and sits at the right hand of the Father.
      And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.


And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the Lord and giver of life,
      who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
      who spoke by the prophets.
      And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,
      I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,
      and I look for the resurrection of the dead
      and the life
T of the world to come. Amen.

OFFERING

OFFERTORY LSB 159 

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

After each petition:                                                     At conclusion:

P   … Lord, in Your mercy:                   P   … one God, now and forever.

C    hear our prayer.                                       C    Amen.

+ Service of the Sacrament +

Communion Invitation

  • The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation
  • in the confession and glad confidence that, as he says, our
    Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but
    his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the
    forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him
    and with one another. Our Lord invites to his table those
    who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any
    refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us,
    that they may show forth his death until he comes.
  • Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood
    unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy
    Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at
    this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who
    hold a confession differing from that of this congregation
    and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and yet desire to
    receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the
    Pastor or an usher.

For further study, see Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.;

18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34.

PREFACE         p. 160

P     The Lord be with you.

P     Lift up your hearts.

P     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

PROPER PREFACE

P        It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord; who accomplished the salvation of mankind by the tree of the cross that, where death arose, there life also might rise again and that the serpent who overcame by the tree of the garden might likewise by the tree of the cross be overcome. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

SANCTUS, p. 161

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

P     Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone,

O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C     Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER          Matthew 6:9–13

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 trespasses

            as we forgive those who trespass against us;

      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.

THE WORDS OF OUR LORD   

P      Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

        In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Pax Domini  LSB 163

P     The peace of the Lord be with you always.

AGNUS DEI, p. 163

DISTRIBUTION

POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE: Nunc Dimittis          LSB 165

Post-Communion Collect

P      Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C     Amen.

Benediction  LSB 166

P      The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

SENDING BLESSING

P  Love your Savior, for He gave His life for us. Praise your King, for He lives and rules forever.  Serve your Lord, for He loves you and cares for you.  In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C  Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:  #441 (v. 1, 4, & 5) — Ride On, Ride On in Majesty

DISMISSAL

Pastor:       Go in peace as you serve the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God!

Creative Worship for the Lutheran Parish, Series C, Quarter 3. Copyright © 2022 Concordia Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission.