It’s Palm Sunday: 10 April 2022.
The main scripture this week is from Luke’s Gospel.
Jesus, our Saviour, comes to us humbly, riding a donkey and proclaiming a message of
On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus approaching Jerusalem. The “camera is on him” and he is fully in character. We are familiar with this story – like a movie, watching it in our mind’s eye. We can see it. But there’s a potential problem. We’ve seen the film before and so we’re no longer watching it very carefully…
Main Scripture this week
Luke 19:28-40 (The Message)
God’s Personal Visit
28-31 After saying these things, Jesus headed straight up to Jerusalem. When he got near Bethphage and Bethany at the mountain called Olives, he sent off two of the disciples with instructions: “Go to the village across from you. As soon as you enter, you’ll find a colt tethered, one that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says anything, asks, ‘What are you doing?’ say, ‘His Master needs him.’”
32-33 The two left and found it just as he said. As they were untying the colt, its owners said, “What are you doing untying the colt?”
34 They said, “His Master needs him.”
35-36 They brought the colt to Jesus. Then, throwing their coats on its back, they helped Jesus get on. As he rode, the people gave him a grand welcome, throwing their coats on the street.
37-38 Right at the crest, where Mount Olives begins its descent, the whole crowd of disciples burst into enthusiastic praise over all the mighty works they had witnessed:
Blessed is he who comes,
the king in God’s name!
All’s well in heaven!
Glory in the high places!
39 Some Pharisees from the crowd told him, “Teacher, get your disciples under control!”
40 But he said, “If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.”
Order of Service
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Praise: CH4 364 All glory, laud, and honour
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Praise: JP We have a king who rides a donkey
CH4 367 Hosanna, loud hosanna
Reading: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Praise: MP799 All I once held dear
Reading: Luke 19:28-40
Praise: MP1072 In Christ alone
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Praise: CH4 365 Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Benediction & Threefold Amen