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Bulletin, Prayers, and Announcements for April 10


PRESERVICE MUSIC

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Note worship will begin in the fellowship hall.

GATHERING (all stand as able)

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

C: Hosanna in the highest.


PROCESSIONAL GOSPEL

Holy Gospel: Luke 19:28-40

P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke.

C: Glory to you O Lord.

28After he had said this, [Jesus] went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “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. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” 32So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34They said, “The Lord needs it.” 35Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. 37As 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, 38saying,  “Blessed is the king   who comes in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven,   and glory in the highest heaven!” 39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”


P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to You, O Christ.


GREETING

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

BLESSING OF THE PALMS

P: Almighty and Loving God, it is indeed right to give you our thanks and praise for the acts of love by which you have redeemed us through Christ Jesus our Savior.  The Hebrews acclaimed Jesus as the Messiah and King with palm branches in their hands, crying "Hosanna in the highest".   We pray you, O Lord, bless these branches and make them holy.   May we also, carrying them forth from this place and crying out "Hosanna in the Highest" and "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord", acclaim Jesus as our Messiah and King and follow Him in the way that leads to eternal life.

C: Amen

P: Let us go forth in peace.

C: in the name of Christ. Amen

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 344 All Glory, Laud, and Honor


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

C: Hosanna in the highest.


PRAYER OF THE DAY (Read in unison)

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.




READINGS

Isaiah 50:4-9a

4The 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. 5The Lord God has opened my ear,   and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. 6I 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. 7The 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; 8he who vindicates me is near.  Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together.  Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. 9aIt is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty?

Psalm 31:9-16

9Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble;   my eye is consumed with sorrow, and also my throat and my belly. 10For my life is wasted with grief, and my years with sighing; my strength fails me because of affliction, and my bones are consumed. 11I am the scorn of all my enemies, a disgrace to my neighbors, a dismay to my acquaintances; when they see me in the street they avoid me. 12Like the dead I am forgotten, out of mind; I am as useless as a broken pot. 13For I have heard the whispering of the crowd; fear is all around;   they put their heads together against me; they plot to take my life. 14But as for me, I have trusted in you, O Lord. I have said, “You are my God. 15My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. 16Let your face shine up-on your servant; save me in your steadfast love.”

Philippians 2:5-11

5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God   as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself,   taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.  And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself   and became obedient to the point of death—   even death on a cross. 9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name   that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus   every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,   to the glory of God the Father.

Holy Gospel: Luke 22:14--23:56 (See Passion booklets.)

SERMON

HYMN OF THE DAY: 359 Where Charity and Love Prevail

STATEMENT OF FAITH: THE APOSTLES’ CREED

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, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come 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 life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

P: Merciful God,

C: receive our prayer.


PEACE

Please share a sign of peace with those around in whatever way you are most comfortable.

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

C: And also with you.


OFFERING

We join Christians all over the world in worshipping God through our giving of financial resources. For members and friends, the mission and ministry of this congregation is completely dependent upon your generous giving. Our offering is a significant act of worship, and we now worship God through our giving. If you have brought your offering with you today, please place it in the basket in the back as you leave. You may send your giving to the church office or give through the link on our website. Thank you for supporting our ministry.

LORD’S PRAYER (Read in unison)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

BLESSING

P: You are children of God, anointed with the oil of gladness and strengthened for the journey. Almighty God, motherly, majestic, and mighty, ☩ bless you this day and always.

C: Amen.

SENDING HYMN: 346 Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty!



BENEDICTION

L: Go in peace. Jesus meets you on the way.

C: Thanks be to God.


THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH. Thursday, April 14 6:30 pm Maundy Thursday Communion Worship at Trinity; 1 pm Regular Food Pantry Distribution at Grace; Friday, April 15 1 pm Good Friday Service at Fountain, Sunday, April 17 8:30 am Easter Communion Worship at Fountain; 10:15 am Easter Communion Worship at Grace


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 14 6:30 pm Maundy Thursday Service at Trinity with Communion

April 15 1:00 pm Good Friday Service at Fountain

April 17 8:30 am Easter Worship with Communion at Fountain

10:15 am Easter Worship with Communion at Grace


If you know of any members graduating from high school or college, please let the church office know by May 1. Please share contact information so we can get photos and information about where they attend school and future plans.

A Mother-Daughter Banquet will take place at Grace on Saturday, May 14 at 6 pm. Please mark this on your calendar. This is open to the entire parish.

WE PRAY FOR: Andy Helmann, Lola Frye, Holly and Harry Hinzpeter, Shirley Hyer, Calvin Nelson, Kandy Hagen, Mariam Burdick, Kathy Haske, Suzanne Soltvedt, Lola St. Clair, John Thompson, Clarence Johnson, Carol Leopold, Alan Leopold, Pete Nelson, Pat Nelson, Donnie Benson, Barney Johnson, Everett Burdick, Bob Brod, LouAnn Bever, Sue Ann Preuss, Norm Hyer, Barb Nofsinger, Sharon Halverson, Karyn Bell



+ Together In Mission +

WELCOME! If you are a visitor please fill out a “Welcome Card” and drop it in the offering plate. Fountain Grace Trinity Lutheran Parish is a congregation of the ELCA in the La Crosse Area Synod. We invite you to participate with us in following Christ as he leads.

Parish Office: 226 Erickson Street, Elroy WI 53929 Parish E-mail: fgtlpadmin@centurytel.net Phone: (608)462-5398 Sunday Organist: Heather Vlasak Sunday Pianist: Bev Rood

Parish Secretary: Kris Stauffacher; Grace Custodian: Dave Clark

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