Sunday, March 24, 2024

The Life of a King

Follow Along This Sunday


Hymn #197
Hymn #626
Hymn #196
Hymn #198
Love Will Be Our Lenten Calling

Sermon Notes

By Rev. Preston Shealy

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

We gather and celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem… a grand entry where people shout “Hosanna” and wave palms… a grand entry where those palms and even the cloaks of those gathered were spread on the road before him. As we look back at that triumphal entry, we know that it led to the reality Christ’s execution on the cross. What does all of this mean to us? Join us as we explore this time of passion in the life of our Savior…from the Palm Sunday entry to the reality of Good Friday.

Music Notes

By Kenneth Jones


Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday

Introit: A late 20th century text for Palm Sunday, “A Cheering, Chanting, Dizzy Crowd”. We sing the first two verses, which retell his entry in Jerusalem.

Opening Hymn: Traditional opening hymn for Palm Sunday, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”. The first two stanzas narrate the story in past tense; the third shifts to present tense and what we do and believe.

Transition Hymn: Our transition hymn for the month of March, “As the Deer”.

Special Music: “Hosanna to the King”, by Kevin A. Memly.

Responsive Hymn: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”; these stanzas for Palm Sunday were selected and translated from a much longer Latin poem.

Sending Hymn: “Ride On! Ride On in Majesty!” is best understood as the reflections of someone observing from outside the event.

Benediction: For the final Sunday of  Lent, verse three of  “Love Will Be Our Lenten Journey” sung to the PICARDY tune (“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”), words in the bulletin.