Palm Sunday: Called to Worship

Worship Leader: Aldred Neufeldt
Speaker: Peter Haresnape
Music: Bob Loewen/ Sandra Horst
Technical Team: Alison Li/ Stephanie Hanna
Ushers: Christina Reimer/ Rachel Schmidt
Coffee Hour Hosts: Jana and Brad Lepp
Activity Period: Laura Giesbrecht

Gathering Music
Welcome and Announcements
Proclamation of the Entrance into Jerusalem
The setting
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-31 Anne Dyck
Processional Hymn VT312: Jesus is Coming
Congregational Response
The Congregation
Congregational Prayer
Hymn of the Month VT673: Our God in Heaven
Giving with Gratitude
Children’s Time – story and song: Sanna Sannanina
Hymn VT306: I want Jesus to Walk with Me
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11 Anne Dyck
Sermon & Prayer
Hymn VT420: God of the Bible


Matthew 21:1-31

Jesus’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
21 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.”[a] 4 This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:

5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7 they brought the donkey and the colt and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8 A very large crowd[b] spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Philippians 2:5-11

5 Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus,

6 who, though he existed in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be grasped,
7 but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
assuming human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a human,
8 he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.

9 Therefore God exalted him even more highly
and gave him the name
that is above every other name,
10 so that at the name given to Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

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