Cross of Glory Lutheran Church
1991 S. Oneida St. Denver, CO 80224 (303) 756-0735
Education Hour – 9:00 A.M. Worship – 10:00 A.M.
Pastor Mike Lemke
Palm Sunday Worship Service
Welcome and Announcements
Processional Gospel Matthew 21:1-11
Opening Hymn: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (Verses 1, 3, 5) ELW 344
Litany of Confession and Forgiveness
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity + one God, who forgives all our sin, whose mercy endures forever.
P: God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
P: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. Most merciful God,
C: We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
P: The Lord Jesus reminds us that He came into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world would be saved through Him. As a called and ordained minister of Christ, I declare to you that those sins that have held you are forgiven and are bound both on earth and in heaven, by the power of the Spirit of God. In the name of the Father, and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Prayer of the Day
1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9
Psalm Psalm 31:9-16
2nd Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
The Sharing of God’s Peace
Hymn of the Day “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (Verses 1, 3, 5) ELW 855
The Apostles’ Creed
C: I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into Heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Offertory Song:
C: Create in me a clean heart oh God, and renew a right Spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your salvation and renew a right spirit within me.
Prayers of the Church Celebrate Insert
Words of Institution
The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn “Lead On, O King Eternal” (Verses 1-3) ELW 805
Worship has ended. Let the service begin!