L: Our King has come, riding on a donkey.
P: The King is here. Shout for joy!
L: Our Savior has come amid waving palms and cheers of praise.
P: The Savior is here. Shout alleluia!
L: Jesus has come, riding on a donkey.
P: Jesus is here. Shout hosanna!
L: Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hymn All Glory, Laud, & Honor
Lord Jesus, we celebrate your entry into Jerusalem on this Palm Sunday. We wave our palm branches because you are the Messiah, the Son of the living God. This is a wonderful day but we also know that we are nearing Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. People might ask if we are one of your disciples. Give us the courage to say, “Yes.” Help us to get out of our boats of security and follow you wherever you may lead us. In your name, we pray. Amen.
L: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
P: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
All: Thanks be to God!
Rev. Robert McDowell
Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.