At the beginning of the passion week where we remember Jesus being betrayed, tried, crucified, buried and then raised from the dead, we reflect on the moment in Jerusalem where He was praised as the Blessed One sent from God. The people all cried “Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord!”
As we remember this event and observe the recognition of Jesus’ Messiahship, we will also praise Jesus more completely, with fuller knowledge of His kingship and reign — as the True One sent from God. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Order of Service
Call to Worship
As we are called into worship today, it is sobering to remember that when God appeared on earth in the person of Jesus, most of the world did not recognize him and therefore did not worship Him. Today we ask for faith that will open our eyes to see Jesus for who he is, that we might worship him, in truth. People of God, behold and see your God.
Let us open our eyes to see His glory. Let us open our ears to hear His wisdom. Let us open our hands to offer Him gifts. Let us open our mouths to sing His praise. Let us open our hearts to offer Him our love. He is Lord!
Behold Our God
Reading of the Scriptures
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
The Lord is My Salvation
Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, having heard your Word, we thankfully remember the life of our Lord Jesus Christ on this earth. Yet we also acknowledge our failure to respond earnestly and faithfully to his witness. We often mistake Jesus for a mere earthly king, friendly companion, and problem-solver, failing to see Him as the ruler of all creation. We do appreciate the depth of his passion and sacrifice on the cross, failing to acknowledge him as our way of salvation. Even in this Lenten season, we have not walked faithfully in the way of Jesus Christ. Forgive us, we pray, and bring us ever more fully into the joy of union with Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the Word of the Lord from Psalm 118:
Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures for ever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is the strength and my song; he has become my salvation. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.
In Christ, God answers us and sets us free! In Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God.
My Jesus, I Love Thee
The Word from Pastor Bob
Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of the this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 10:00am followed by our morning message from Pastor Scott. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.
If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourselves with the music.
We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.