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    Today Is: Palm Sunday
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 -- The Lectionary Cycle is: C

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Collect for: Palm Sunday
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament
Isaiah 50:4-9

4 The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. 5 The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away. 6 I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. 7 For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. 8 He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. 9 Surely the Lord GOD will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up.

Officiant: The Word of the Lord.
The People: Thanks be to God.


Psalm
Psalm 31

9 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, Yes, my soul and my body! 10 For my life is spent with grief, And my years with sighing; My strength fails because of my iniquity, And my bones waste away.
I trust in You, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

11 I am a reproach among all my enemies, But especially among my neighbors, And am repulsive to my acquaintances; Those who see me outside flee from me. 12 I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
I trust in You, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

13 For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life. 14 But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, 'You are my God.'
I trust in You, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

15 My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.

*At the end of the Psalms this is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


New Testament
Philippians 2:5-11

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.



After the Gospel reading, the deacon elevates the book and says:

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Christ.

Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People for: Palm Sunday

Brothers and sisters, Jesus, through His Incarnation, is intimately aware of our trials and tribulations. Therefore, let us bring our prayers to the Father through Him.

That the Church will glorify the Father in all She does.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That those who are being persecuted for the sake of the Gospel will receive the grace to remain faithful and by their witness may their oppressors be converted.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That political leaders will root out corruption in government and serve their people rather than pursue personal gain.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That we will look out for the interest of others, especially the poor, the marginalized and the unwanted child.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That those who through addiction have lost all hope will receive the true freedom which comes from Christ alone.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


That we, like Jesus will have an attitude of obedience to the Will of the Father.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.


Father, as we meditate on the love You demonstrated to us through Jesus during this Holy Week, hear our prayer and deepen our understanding of the love You demonstrated to us through the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Your Son and We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN