Palm Sunday

28 March, 9:00 am @ St. Mark's

Palm Sunday

Theme: Palm Sunday
Leader: Rev Gav
Preacher: Rev Gav
Welcome Team: Paul and Sue

Principal Bible Reading: Mark 11:1–11

Read by Bill Zuill

NOTE: This reading has accompanying slides on the screen. Please pause between paragraphs.


When Jesus and his disciples were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a young donkey that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it.


If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’”


They went away and found a donkey tied near a door, outside in the street.


As they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the donkey?” They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it.


Then they brought the donkey to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.


Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields.


Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”


Then Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.


This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Devotional Bible Reading: Psalm 118.1–2,19–24

Read by Helen Tyte

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his mercy endures for ever.
Let Israel now proclaim,
‘His mercy endures for ever.’
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing,
and it is marvellous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made; ♦︎
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Prayers: Jane


Song 1: Blessed Assurance
Song 2: Behold the Throne of God Above
Song 3: Lift Every Voice and Sing

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