Sun Apr 02, 2023: Palm Sunday

Order of Holy Communion (TLH p15)

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Time: 10:30 AM EDT (Bible class @ 9:15 AM EDT)
Bible Class (The Smalcald Articles): video ( YouTube) or audio

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Sermon only: video ( YouTube) or audio

  • Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-10
  • Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
  • Gospel: Matthew 21:1-9
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Be not Thou far from me, O Lord: O my Strength, haste Thee to help me.
Save me from the lion’s mouth: and deliver me from the horns of the unicorns.
Ps. My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?: Why art Thou so far from helping me?


Almighty and everlasting God, who hast sent Thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon Him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience and also be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-10

9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 10And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.

Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11

5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Thou hast holden me by my right hand: Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel and afterward received me to glory. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart: but as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well-nigh slipped; for I was greieved at the ungodly. My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? Why art Thou so far from helping Me: and from the words of My roaring? I am a worm and no man: a reproach of men and despised of the people. Be not Thou far from Me, O Lord; O My Strength, haste Thee to help Me. I will declare Thy name unto My brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee. They shall come and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born: that He hath done this.

Gospel: Matthew 21:1-9


1And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. 3And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 6And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

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