Palm Sunday Service – April 5, 2020

Published April 1, 2020 by Scott Aniol in Services

Due to COVID-19, this service is designed for our church families to use in homes and small groups. You can download a one-page printable service order below, PDFs of each hymn, and either mp3 or YouTube video piano accompaniments for each hymn. We hope this enables our congregation to worship “together” even though we won’t be together physically.

Download a printable service order


God Calls Us to Worship Him

Scripture Reading: Psalm 118:19–29


We Exalt Our Glorious God

Hymn 139: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (Tune 53) (PDF)

Piano Accompaniment mp3

Prayer of Praise

Hymn 13: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:1–17

Hymn 140: All Glory, Laud, and Honor (PDF)

Piano Accompaniment mp3


God Calls Us to Confess Our Sins

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:5–11

We Confess Our Sins to God

Silent Prayers of Repentance

Corporate Prayer of Confession

Eternal God: in Jesus Christ you entered Jerusalem to die for our sins.
We confess we have not always hailed you as King,
or gone before you in the world with praise.
For brief faith that fades in trouble, for enthusiasms that fizzle out,
for hopes we parade but do not pursue,
have mercy on us.
Forgive us, God, and give us such trust in your power
that at all times in all places we may live in righteousness,
and declare your lovingkindness;
for the sake of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


God Declares Us Forgiven through Christ

Declaration of the Good News: John 3:17

Leader:  In Christ your sins are forgiven you!
People:  The Lord be praised!

We Praise God for Our Salvation

Hymn 142: My Song Is Love Unknown (PDF)

Piano Accompaniment mp3


God Speaks to Us through His Word

Scripture Reading: Zechariah 9:9–10

Sermon: “The King Is Coming and Reigns on High”

Sermon Supplement


We Respond to God’s Word

Heidelberg Catechism (1563) Question 1: Dear Christian, What is your only comfort in life and death?

All: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

Hymn: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Tune 288) (PDF)

Piano Accompaniment mp3


We Cast Our Burdens before the Lord

Intercessory Prayer


God Sends Us Forth to Serve Him

Hymn 179: Ride On, Ride On in Majesty! (PDF)

Piano Accompaniment mp3

Benediction: Psalm 118:14–16

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