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Palm/Passion Sunday Liturgy

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Music prelude


Lighting of the Christ candle

Welcome and announcements

Silent preparation for worship

Opening words:

L: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

      P: Hosanna in the highest!

L: Lift up your hearts!

      P: We lift them up to the Lord!

*Opening Praise:  Holy is the Lord

I. Entry into Jerusalem

Scripture reading:                                      Matthew 21

[children’s Hosanna procession (remain seated)]

[receive palm branches]

Book of Praise:  Lift up the gates                12

II. Last Supper

Scripture reading:                                      Matthew 26

[break bread and pour wine]

Book of Praise:  An upper room did our Lord prepare    224

III. Wash disciples’ feet

Scripture reading:                                          John 13

[pour water and wash hands]

Book of Praise:  Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love       229

IV. Prayer in the garden

Scripture reading:                                       Matthew 26

[light prayer candles]

Book of Praise: What wondrous love is this      242

V. Arrest and trial

Scripture reading:                                             Matthew 26

[place crown of thorns and black drape]

Book of Praise:  What are these wounds        241

VI. Crucifixion

Scripture reading:                                      Matthew 27

[nail cross]

Book of Praise:  Were you there                      (vss.1-5) 233

Music offering

Our time for giving

Prayer and God’s blessing

[extinguish Christ candle]

Book of Praise: When I survey the wondrous cross       231

[recess in silence]

(Scripture readings are from The Voice translation of the Bible)