KOG SERVICE FOR APRIL 10, 2022

The Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

Procession with Palms

Pastor:  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

People:  Hosanna to the Son of David.

Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Pastor:  Let us pray.

  Mercifully assist us, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with   joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts whereby you have   given us life everlasting; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

People:  Amen.

The reading of the processional Gospel: 

Luke 19:28-40

Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 

When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” just say this: “The Lord needs it.” ’ So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’ They said, ‘The Lord needs it.’ Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying,
‘Blessed is the king
   who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
   and glory in the highest heaven!’
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your disciples to stop.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.’ 

Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Pastor:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:  It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Pastor:  We praise and thank you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you   have redeemed the world through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  On   this day he entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph, and was     acclaimed messiah, Son of David and King of kings by those who     scattered their garments and branches of palm in his path.

  We ask that you bless these branches and those who carry them, and   grant that we may ever hail him as our Lord and King and follow him   with perfect confidence.  Give us grace to follow our Lord in the way of   the cross, so that, joined to his death and resurrection;, we enter into life   with you, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns   with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever,

People:  Amen.

Pastor:  Let us go forth in peace,

People:  in the name of the Lord.

The people process into the church holding their branches

and singing “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.”

Hymn:  All Glory, Laud and Honor  

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Refrain:

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, our King and Blessed One.  Refrain

The company of angels are praising you on high;

creation and all mortals in chorus make reply.  Refrain

The multitude of pilgrims with palms before you went;

our praise and prayer and anthems before you we present.  Refrain

Yo you, before your passion, they sang their hymns of praise.

To you, now high exalted, our melody we raise.  Refrain

Their praises you accepted; accept the prayers we bring,

great author of all goodness, O good and gracious king.  Refrain

Pastor:  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

People:  Hosanna in the highest.

GREETING

Pastor: From our God who loves us with an everlasting love

who brings forth a new creation in Christ,

who leads us by the Spirit in the wilderness,

grace, love and abundant peace be with you all.

PRAYER OF THE DAY        

Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross.  In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

FIRST READING   

Isaiah 50:4-9a

The Lord God has given me
   the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain
   the weary with a word.
Morning by morning he wakens—
   wakens my ear
   to listen as those who are taught.
The Lord God has opened my ear,
   and I was not rebellious,
   I did not turn backwards.
I gave my back to those who struck me,
   and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face
   from insult and spitting. 


The Lord God helps me;
   therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint,
   and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
   he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
   Let us stand up together.
Who are my adversaries?
   Let them confront me.
It is the Lord God who helps me;
   who will declare me guilty?
All of them will wear out like a garment;
   the moth will eat them up. 

SECOND READING   

Philippians 2:5-11

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
   did not regard equality with God
   as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
   taking the form of a slave,
   being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
   he humbled himself
   and became obedient to the point of death—
   even death on a cross. 


Therefore God also highly exalted him
   and gave him the name
   that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus
   every knee should bend,
   in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess
   that Jesus Christ is Lord,
   to the glory of God the Father. 

GOSPEL READING

Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the nineteenth chapter.

People: Glory to you, O Lord.

Luke 19:28-40  (see above)

SERMON

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HYMN OF THE DAY

“Christ the Life of All the Living”

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Christ, the life of all the living,

Christ, the death of death, our foe,

Christ, yourself for me once giving

to the darkest depth of woe;

through your suffering, death, and merit

life eternal I inherit.

Thousand, thousand thanks are due,

dearest Jesus unto you.

You have suffered great affliction

and have borne it patiently,

even death by crucifixion,

fully to atone for me;

for you chose to be tormented

that my doom should be prevented.

Thousand, thousand thanks are due,

dearest Jesus unto you.

Then, for all that bought my pardon,

for the sorrows deep and sore,

for the anguish in the garden,

I will thank you evermore;

thank you for the groaning, sighing,

for the bleeding and the dying,

for that last triumphant cry

praise you evermore on high.

APOSTLES’ CREED

Pastor: Let us confess our faith in the words of the Apostles’ Creed.

All:       I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

              I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord.

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

      and the life everlasting. Amen.

TODAY IN OUR PRAYERS

Bill, Carol, Curtis, and Christine Buchkowsky, Teri Peterson, Wayne Turner, Janet Gregory, Marge McMillan, Kyrie Parimi, Doris Turner, Hilda Anderson, Linda Wolfe, Naomi, Bev Gregory, Dale Robinson, Bryan Matschke, Audrey Hedlin,  Mona Neher, Carl Rausch, Oma Ywo, Joan Schock, Owen Peterson, Lux Matschke, the family of Norm Gregory, the family of Mary Anderson (Evelyn Robson’s mother), the family of Joel Zimmerman, the family of baby Mavrick Gallant (Bev Gregory’s great-grandson), the family of Ray Johnson (the brother of Doris Turner), and the family of Katherine Meger (Joshua Bratvold’s great grandmother), the family of Lois Jenkins (Ann Salmon’s mother), the family of Dunja Yousif (former member of King of Glory), the family of Helen Neher (Carol Sarich’s mother), and the family of John Beaven (Bev Gregory’s brother).

We remember the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, the children and people buried in unmarked graves at residential schools and First Nation lands, and all those who have suffered the trauma of residential schools, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the people of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Venezuela, Hong Kong, the Palestinians and Israelis, the civil war in Ethiopia, Myanmar, the Rohingya Muslim refugees and the ethnic Karen of Myanmar, Lebanon, all at the Mexico/United States border seeking refuge, the people of Haiti suffering from earthquake, hurricane, and political disasters, those in northwestern Washington, and southern B.C., and New South Wales and Queensland, Australia devastated by torrential rains and flooding, the communities in the Philippines ravaged by typhoon Rai, the people of Tonga whose communities are destroyed by volcano and tsunami, the people of Madagascar recovering from four cyclones and drought, those in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world caught up in racism and injustice and the resulting violence, and those throughout the world, in Canada, in our province, and in our community still threatened by the coronavirus and fearful of the omicron variant.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE OF FAITH

[The congregational response after each petition is:  “ GRANT US YOUR PEACE.”]

Pastor:  As we journey with Jesus to the cross, the tree of life, witnessing to the transformation of life that comes with faith, repentance and forgiveness, let us pray for the renewal of the Church and the restoration of the whole world to the life of God, saying, “O God, in your compassion” and responding, “Grant us your peace.”

Petitioner: Merciful God, in your boundless compassion you lived among us and suffered death at human hands.  Hold the way of the cross before your people by your Spirit working through your Word and sacraments to make us faithful witnesses of your steadfast love.   Plant Christ’s cross in our hearts, so that as palms were carried in a procession of praise, so now our palms are offered in a life of service to the neighbour and all in need.  O God, in your compassion …

Petitioner:  God of wisdom, through the cross of Christ you have called all people from darkness to light, from error into truth, from death into life.  Raise us by your Spirit.  Revive us by your Word. Form us by your hand.  Remind us of our baptismal waters of life and nourish us with your bread and cup of blessing that we might  see a future of hope, start life anew, and bear witness to your grace.  O God, in your compassion …

Petitioner:   Righteous God, break down the walls of division throughout the world, so that in this Holy Week, people of all faiths may grow in understanding and mutual respect for one another.  Teach us to live with humility with one another and to live with humility and gratitude for the world you created that is groaning under our faithlessness, so that we might show reverence for all people and be humble stewards for all living things.   O God, in your compassion…

Pastor:   Comforting God, you meet us in the depths of human suffering.  Care for all who are weary and weak and who endure doubt, despair, illness, conflict, loss, trials and grief.  We remember especially before you ….   Sustain all in their times of testing.  O God, in your compassion …

Petitioner:   God of new life, we pray for the fragile gift of creation, that our world’s many scars and sufferings find healing in your gracious life-giving love.  Give us the faith and the courage to live in such a way that we do not betray, deny or mock this precious gift, but dedicate our lives to the care and redemption of all that you have made.  O God, in your compassion …

Petitioner:   Praiseworthy God, rescue your beloved, war-weary world from hatred and terror, so that all nations may turn from evil and walk in paths of peace.  Lead all courts and judges, nations and rulers, in your ways of justice.  Be with all who suffer from violence, abuse, oppression, terrorism; end torture, that all may be free from needless and useless suffering.  We bring before you especially the people of Ukraine.  O God, in your compassion …

Petitioner:   Sustaining God, guard us from betraying you, give us courage that we not deny you, help us wear the cross marked on us in our baptisms and enable us to remain faithful to the new covenant poured out for us in the cup of your salvation.  During this Holy Week guide our walk in the way of the cross, so that we find in it the way of life, joy, peace, service, and hope.   O God, in your compassion …

Pastor:  Gracious God, hear us as we pray.  As you have made us and redeemed us, so now sustain us with your hope, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

People:  Amen.

THANKSGIVING


THE COMMUNITY PRAISES GOD FOR THE GRACIOUS GIFTS OF CREATION
AND THE SAVING DEEDS OF JESUS CHRIST

THE GREETING AND SHARING OF PEACE

Pastor: Sisters and brothers, rejoice, encourage one another, live in peace.
God through Christ has given us the gift of reconciliation.

People: Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Pastor: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

People: And also with you.

(If with others greet one another with a gesture of peace, using these or similar words: “Christ’s peace be with you.”)

THE OFFERING

(We worship God with the offering of our selves, our time, our talents, and our possessions.)

OFFERTORY SONG

“Create In Me”

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Create in me a clean heart, O God,

Let me be like you in all my ways.

Give me your strength,

Teach me your song,

Shelter me in the shadow of your wings.

For we are your righteousness.

If we die to ourselves and live through your death,

We shall be born again to be blessed in your love.

OFFERTORY PRAYER

Leader: Let us pray.
Compassionate God,

People: we offer you these gifts

as signs of our time and labour.

Receive the offering of our lives,

and feed us with your grace,

that, even in the midst of death,

all creation might feast on your unending life

in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Pastor: Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:

People: 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.

SENDING


ALL RECEIVE THE BLESSING OF GOD, LEAVE IN PEACE,
AND ARE SENT OUT TO SERVE

BENEDICTION

Pastor: God give you the strength to raise up the cross of Christ,

wisdom to follow in the cross of Christ,

and the guidance of the Spirit to carry the cross of Christ

into our world.

People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”

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O sacred head, now wounded,

with grief and shame weighed down,

now scornfully surrounded

with thorns, thine only crown;

O sacred head, what glory,

what bliss till now was thine!

Yet, though despised and gory,

I joy to call thee mine.

How pale thou art with anguish,

with sore abuse and scorn;

how does thy face now languish,

which once was bright as morn!

Thy grief and bitter passion

were all for sinners’ gain;

mine, mine was the transgression,

but thine the deadly pain.

What language shall I borrow

to thank thee dearest friend,

for this thy dying sorrow, 

thy pity without end?

Oh, make me thine forever, 

and should I fainting be,

Lord, let me never, never

outlive my love to thee.

Lord, be my consolation;

shield me when I must die;

remind me of thy passion

when my last hour draws nigh.

These eyes, new faith receiving,

from thee shall never move;

for all who die believing

die safely in thy love.

DISMISSAL

Pastor: Go in peace. Proclaim the love of the life-giving cross.

People: Thanks be to God.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY AT KOG                                                                                         

THIS WEEK AT KOG

COMING UP AT KOG

– Friday, April 15, Joint Good Friday Service with St. David’s/Trinity at 10:30 am

– Sunday, April 17, Joint Good Friday Service with St. David’s/Trinity at 10:30 am

– Tuesday, April 26, Church Council meeting via Zoom at 7:30 p.m.

– Sunday, May 1, Annual General Meeting after the worship service.

King of Glory will hold our regular in-person worship services—following the synod protocols recommended—on a weekly basis at the regular time 6:30 p.m. Of course, should there be any significant changes with regard to the pandemic situation the Church Council will revisit the issue.

Thank you from Canadian Lutheran World Relief for your contributions to their various aid programs in Canada and throughout the world.

March, April and Year-to-Date Budget and Contribution Report for KOG

2022 Budget:  $48,854       Monthly Budget:  $4,071.17     Weekly Budget:  $939.50

2021 income/expenses: $7,317.11

February income/expenses: -$551.72

Weekly contributions for March:  March 6: $650  March 13 and 20: $837

March 27: $370

Weekly contributions for April:  April 3: $570

Offerings.  

(Please no cash for mail security reasons)

Send your contributions to:  King of Glory Lutheran Church

    3318 Merritt Street

    Saskatoon, SK  S7M 3P6

Thank you for your generosity.

Checklist and Guidelines for Re-opening Worship Services

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc before the service

One person preps worship materials [pastor]

Six feet distancing recommended

No sharing of pencils, pens, etc.

No serving of food or beverages

Try not to use the washrooms

Open doors and windows if possible

Use/wear face masks, but you may sing quietly recommended

Hand sanitizer available

No physical contact (e.g. sharing of the peace, no passing of offering plate)

Communion procedure: distribution in a way that maintains physical distancing

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc after the service

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