2005-03-20 — Immanuel: God Riding Among Men

Palm Sunday :
Date: March 20, 2005

Theme: Immanuel: God Riding Among Men

I. Riding Forward — John 12:12-13
Choir Stanza 1 No Tramp of Soldiers Marching Feet
II. Sitting Enthroned — Matthew 21:1-7
Choir Stanza 2
III. For a Crown — Matthew 21:9-11 9
Choir Stanza 3
IV. Receiving Praise Luke 19:39-40 39
Choir Stanza 4

– Ude, Matthew

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 367 : Hail, Thou once Despised Jesus Hymnary.org link
TLH 162 : Ride on, Ride on, in Majesty Hymnary.org link
TLH 360 : Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing Hymnary.org link
TLH 161 : Hosanna, Loud Hosanna Hymnary.org link


Responsive Reading of Psalm 118:14-29
P: The LORD is my strength and song,
C: And He has become my salvation.
P: The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the
C: The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
P: The right hand of the LORD is exalted;
C: The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
P: I shall not die, but live,
C: And declare the works of the LORD.
P: The LORD has chastened me severely,
C: But He has not given me over to death.
P: Open to me the gates of righteousness;
C: I will go through them, And I will praise the LORD.
P: This is the gate of the LORD,
C: Through which the righteous shall enter.
P: I will praise You,
C: For You have answered me, And have become my salvation.
P: The stone which the builders rejected
C: Has become the chief cornerstone.
P: This was the LORD’s doing;
C: It is marvelous in our eyes.
P: This is the day the LORD has made;
C: We will rejoice and be glad in it.
P: Save now, I pray, O LORD;
C: O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
P: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
C: We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
P: God is the LORD,
C: And He has given us light;
P: Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
C: You are my God, and I will praise You;
P: You are my God, I will exalt You.
C: Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures
Scripture: Harmony of the Palm Sunday accounts
Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the
Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go
into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a
donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.
And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has
need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was
done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to
you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a
donkey.’ ” So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them.
They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them,
and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes
on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them
on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who
followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in
the name of the LORD!’ Blessed is the kingdom of our father David
That comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And
some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke
Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that
if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “You see that you are
accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!” And when
He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is
this?” So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from
Nazareth of Galilee.”
Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19