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Palm Sunday Order of Service


Prelude:                Siciliano            - J. S. Bach

                              Anne Lane, flute




Opening Sentences


Hosanna to the Son of David.

Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.

Behold your king comes to you, O Zion,

meek and lowly, sitting upon an ass.

Ride on in the cause of truth

and for the sake of justice.

Your throne is the throne of God, it endures for ever;

and the sceptre of your kingdom is a righteous sceptre.

You have loved righteousness and hated evil.

Therefore God, your God, has anointed you

with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

Hosanna to the Son of David.

Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.


Opening Hymn - All Glory, Laud and HonourOpening Hymn:  CP #181 


All glory, laud, and honor 

to you, Redeemer, King, 

to whom the lips of children 

made sweet hosannas ring. 


You are the King of Israel 

and David's royal Son, 

now in the Lord's name coming, 

the King and Blessed One. 


The company of angels 

is praising you on high; 

and we with all creation 

in chorus make reply. 


The people of the Hebrews 

with palms before you went; 

our praise and prayer and anthems 

before you we present. 


To you before your passion 

they sang their hymns of praise; 

to you, now high exalted, 

our melody we raise. 



The Grace


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

And also with you.


Collect Prayer


Holy Brother, you have come in God’s name and for our sake.  You have entered our souls in moments of shouted Hosannas and waving cloaks.  And you have come just the same to our late nights and confused hearts.  Come to us again, Dear One, and let us follow you.  Let your name be on our tongues and in our hearts.  Amen.


The Readings


Psalm 118:1,2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11


The Homily


Meditation Anthem:              Wondrous Love            - arr.  Michael Larkin

                                                Ankelly Armstrong, soprano



Prayers of the People (with gratitude to Kathy Sweet)


Confession & Absolution


Most merciful God,

We confess that 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 neighbours as ourselves.  We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name.  Amen.


The Peace


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be your name,

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

On earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

As we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

And deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

And the glory are yours,

Now and forever.  Amen.


Benediction & Blessing


People of God, go together into this hard and holy week.  Trust in God.  Be filled with the Spirit.  Walk with Christ to the end.  For Christ’s times are in our hands now, as ours have ever been in his.


And the blessing of God…


Closing Hymn:  My Song is Love Unknown CP #184 verses 1,2,3, 6


My song is love unknown,
My Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I,
That for my sake
My Lord should take
Frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend,
My Friend indeed,
Who at my need
His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!”
is all their breath,
And for His death
they thirst and cry.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend,
in Whose sweet praise
I all my days
could gladly spend.




Postlude:         Voluntary in E minor      - John Stanley