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Good Friday - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

The Invocation

Pastor:            En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

People:         Amen.

 

Entrance Hymn(Lamb of God)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

 


The Confession of Sins

Pastor:           Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

People:         Amen.

Pastor:           If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

All:                 O most merciful God, we confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves.  We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have  not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.

 


Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros. 

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros

People:         Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

The Forgiveness

Pastor:           Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister in the Church of Jesus Christ, and by his authority, I declare to you the forgiveness of your sins, in the name of the Father,  and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:          Amen.

The Readings   

Isaiah (Isaías) 53:4-8


But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne.  All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God. But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received. All of us were like sheep that were lost, each of us going his own way. But the Lord made the punishment fall on him, the punishment all of us deserved.  “He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly; he never said a word.  Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like a sheep about to be sheared he never said a word. He was arrested and sentenced and led off to die, and no one cared about his fate. He was put to death for the sins of our people.

 


Hebrews (Hebreos) 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Let us, then, hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we have a great High Priest who has gone into the very presence of God—Jesus, the Son of God. 15Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy for our weaknesses. On the contrary, we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way    that we are, but did not sin. 16Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it. In his life on earth Jesus made his prayers and requests with loud cries and tears to God, who could save him from death. Because he was humble and devoted, God heard him. 8 But even though he was God’s Son, he learned through his sufferings to be obedient. 9 When he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.

 

Luke (San Lucas) 23:26-27, 32-43


26 The soldiers led Jesus away, and as they were going, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon who was coming into the city from the country. They seized him, put the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27 A large crowd of people followed him; among them were some women who were weeping and wailing for him. 32 Two other men, both of them criminals, were also led out to be put to death with Jesus. 33When they came to the place called “The Skull”, they crucified Jesus there, and the two criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, “Forgive them, Father! They don’t know what they are doihis clothes among themselves by throwing dice. The people stood there watching while the Jewish leaders jeered at him: “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah whom God has chosen!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him: they came up to him and offered him cheap wine, 37and said, “Save yourself if you are the king of the Jews!” 38 Above him were written these words: “This      is the King of the Jews.”  One of the criminals hanging there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40The other one, however, rebuked him, saying, “Don’t you fear God? You received the same sentence he did. 41Ours, however, is only right, because we are getting what we deserve for what we did; but he has done no wrong.” 42And he said to Jesus, “Remember me, Jesus, when you come into your kingdom!”   43 Jesus said to him, “I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me.”


 

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross

on which the prince of glory died,

my richest gain I count but loss

and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast

save in the death of Christ, my God;

all the vain things that charm me most,  

I sacrifice them to his blood.

 


See, from his head, his hands, his feet

sorrow and love flow mingled down.

Did e'er such love and sorrow meet

or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,

that were a tribute far too small;

love so amazing, so divine,

demands my soul, my life, my all!

The Sermon

 

The Litany

Pastor:           God the Father, in heaven,

People:          have mercy.

Pastor:           God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

People:          have mercy.

Pastor:           God the Holy Spirit,

People:          have mercy.

Pastor:           Be gracious to us.

People:          Spare us, good Lord.

Pastor:           Be gracious to us.

People:          Help us, good Lord.

Pastor:           By the mystery of Your holy Incarnation; by Your holy Nativity; by Your Baptism, fasting, and temptation; by Your agony and bloody sweat; by Your Cross and Passion; by Your precious Death and Burial; by Your glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter:

People:          Help us, good Lord.

Pastor:           In all our time of tribulation; in all our time of prosperity; in the hour of death; and in the day of judgment:

People:          Help us, good Lord.

Pastor:           We poor sinners implore You

People:          to hear us, O Lord.


Pastor:           To prosper the preaching of Your Word; to bless our prayer and meditation; to strengthen and preserve us; to give heart to our sorrow and strength to our repentance:

People:          We implore You to hear us, good Lord.

Pastor:           To draw us to Yourself; to bless those who are instructed in the faith; to watch over and console the poor, the sick, the distressed, the lonely, the forsaken, the abandoned, and all who stand in need of our prayers; to give abundant blessing to all our works of mercy; to have mercy on us all:

People:          We implore You to hear us, good Lord.

Pastor:           To turn our hearts to You; to turn the hearts of our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers; and graciously to hear our prayers:

People:          We implore You to hear us, good Lord.

Pastor:           Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,

People:          we implore you to hear us.

Pastor:           Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

People:          have mercy.

Pastor:           Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

People:          have mercy.

Pastor:           Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, grant us Your peace. O Christ,

People:          hear us.

Pastor:           O Lord,

People:          have mercy.

Pastor:           O Christ,

People:          have mercy.

Pastor:           O Lord,

People:          have mercy.

All:                  Amen.

 

The Lords Prayer (Prayed quietly by all)

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

 

Lamb of God (550)

Your only Son no sin to hide

But You have sent Him from Your side

To walk upon this guilty sod

And to become the Lamb of God

Oh Lamb of God sweet Lamb of God

I love the holy Lamb of God

Oh wash me in His precious blood

My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God

Your gift of love they crucified

They laughed and scorned Him as He died

The humble King they named a fraud

And sacrificed the Lamb of God

Oh Lamb of God sweet Lamb of God

I love the holy Lamb of God

Oh wash me in His precious blood

My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God

I was so lost I should have died

But You have brought me to Your side

To be led by Your staff and rod

And to be called a lamb of God

Oh Lamb of God sweet Lamb of God

I love the holy Lamb of God

Oh wash me in His precious blood

My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God

 

Readings Continued   Luke (San Lucas) 23:44-46

44-45 It was about twelve o’clock when the sun stopped shining and darkness covered the whole country until three o’clock; and the curtain hanging in the Temple was torn in two. 46Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father! In your hands I place my spirit!” He said this and died.

 

The Removal of the Christ Candle 


The Final Reading   Luke (San Lucas)  23:47-56

47 The army officer saw what had happened, and he praised God, saying, “Certainly he was a good man!” When the people who had gathered there to watch the spectacle saw what happened, they all went back home, beating their breasts in sorrow. All those who knew Jesus personally, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance to watch.  50-51 There was a man named Joseph from Arimathea, a town in Judea. He was a good and honorable man, who was waiting for the coming of the Kingdom of God. Although he was a member of the Council, he had not agreed with their decision and action. 52He went into the presence of Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53Then he took the body down, wrapped it in a linen sheet, and placed it in a tomb which had been dug out of solid rock and which had never been used. 54 It was Friday, and the Sabbath was about to begin. 55 The women who had Jesus’ body was placed in it. Then they went back home and prepared the spices and perfumes for the body.

 

Were You There?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Depart In Silence

Tonight’s service is part of one continuous service called the Triduum (The Three Days). There is no Benediction or greeting as our worship continues with the services of Easter.

Holy Thursday - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

Opening Hymn: Christ be My Leader (861)

Christ be my leader by night as by day;

Safe through the darkness, for He is the way.

Gladly I follow, my future His care,

Darkness is daylight when Jesus is there.

Christ be my teacher in age as in youth,

Drifting or doubting, for He is the truth.

Grant me to trust Him; though shifting as sand,

Doubt cannot daunt me; in Jesus I stand.

Christ be my Saviour in calm as in strife;

Death cannot hold me, for He is the Life.

Nor darkness nor doubting nor sin and its stain

Can touch my salvation: with Jesus I reign.

Invocation and Opening Sentences

Pastor:            En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

People:         Amen.

Pastor:            I will go to the altar of God,

People:          to God my exceeding joy.

Pastor:            Our help is in the name of the Lord,

People:          who made heaven and earth.

Confession and Forgiveness


Pastor:            During this Lenten season we have heard our Lord’s call to intensify our fight against sin, death, and the devil; all that prevents us from trusting in God and loving one another. Since it is our intention to receive the Holy Supper of our Lord on this night on which He instituted this Sacrament, it is proper that we examine ourselves since this Sacrament has been instituted for the comfort of those who are troubled because of sin and hunger and thirst for righteousness. This Holy Eucharist was instituted by our Lord so that we might receive forgiveness and be strengthened in faith. Whoever eats this bread and drinks this cup, believing the Word of Christ, has eternal life. May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by His Spirit, accomplish this in us.

People:          Amen.

Pastor:            Let us then confess our sins, imploring God our Father for the sake of His Son, Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness.

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

Pastor:            O almighty God, merciful Father,

People:          I, a poor, sinner, confess to You all my sins and iniquities with which I have offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

Pastor:           In the stead and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:          Amen.

 

Prayer of the Day

Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:            Let us pray;

People:          Father, you have invited us to share in the supper which your Son gave to his Church to proclaim his death until he comes: may he nourish us by his presence, and unite us in his love. Amen.

 

Be unto Your Name

We are a moment. You are forever.

Lord of the ages, God before time.

We are a vapor.  You are eternal.

Love everlasting, reigning on high

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory.

Be unto Your name.  Be unto Your name.

We are the broken.  You are the healer.

Jesus Redeemer, mighty to save.

You are the love song we’ll sing forever.

Bowing before you, blessing Your name.

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory.

Be unto Your name.  Be unto Your name.  (repeated)

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory.

Be unto Your name.

Be unto Your name.

Be unto Your name

 

Holy Thursday, Scene 1–  John 13:1-17

   13 It was now the day before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. He had always loved those in the world who were his own, and now he would show the full extent of his love. 2 Jesus and his disciples were at supper. The Devil had already put into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, the thought of betraying Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him complete power; he knew that he had come from God and was going to God. 4 So he rose from the table, took off his outer garment, and tied a towel around his waist. 5 Then he poured some water into a washbasin and began to wash the disciples' feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Are you going to wash my feet, Lord?” 7 Jesus answered him, “You do not understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later.” 8 Peter declared, “Never at any time will you wash my feet!”  “If I do not wash your feet,” Jesus answered, “you cannot be my disciple.”  9 Simon Peter answered, “Lord, do not wash only my feet, then! Wash my hands and head, too!”  10 Jesus said, “Those who have taken a bath are completely clean and do not have to wash themselves, except for their feet.  All of you are clean—all except one.” (11 Jesus already knew who was going to betray him; that is why he said, “All of you, except one, are clean.”)  After Jesus had washed their feet, he put his outer garment back on and returned to his place at the table. “Do you understand what I have just done to you?” he asked. 13 “You call me Teacher and Lord, and it is right that you do so, because that is what I am. 14 I, your Lord and Teacher, have just washed your feet. You, then, should wash one another's feet. 15 I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you. 16 I am telling you the truth: no slaves are greater than their master, and no messengers are greater than the one who sent them. 17 Now that you know this truth, how happy you will be if you put it into practice!

 

Reflections

 


Holy Thursday, Scene 2 – Matthew 26:26-30

26 While they were eating, Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. “Take and eat it,” he said; “this is my body.”  27 Then he took a cup, gave thanks to God, and gave it to them. “Drink it, all of you,” he said; 28 “this is my blood, which seals God's covenant, my blood poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will never again drink this wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in my Father's Kingdom.”  30 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.

 

Reflections

 

Holy Thursday, Scene 3 – Matthew 26:36-46

36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Grief and anguish came over him, 38 and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch with me.”  39 He went a little farther on, threw himself face downward on the ground, and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, take this cup of suffering from me! Yet not what I want, but what you want.”  40 Then he returned to the three disciples and found them asleep; and he said to Peter, “How is it that you three were not able to keep watch with me for even one hour? 41 Keep watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  42 Once more Jesus went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cup of suffering cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 He returned once more and found the disciples asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. Again Jesus left them, went away, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then he returned to the disciples and said, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look! The hour has come for the Son of Man to be handed over to the power of sinners. 46 Get up, let us go. Look, here is the man who is betraying me!”

 

Reflections

 

Prayers

 

Lords Prayer

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

 

Rite of First Communion

Four kids from St. Paul have been studying and preparing to begin receiving the blessings that the Lord gives us in the sacred meal of Holy Communion. They are Riley Cruz, Juan Munoz, Jasmine Segovia, and Moriah Windhorst. We give thanks to God!!

 

Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:            Lift up your hearts.

People:          We lift them to the Lord. 

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

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

Pastor:            And now we give you thanks because, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end; and on the night before he suffered, sitting at table with his disciples, he instituted these holy mysteries, that we, redeemed by his death and restored to life by his resurrection, might be partakers of his divine nature. As we prepare to celebrate this Easter feast, with joyful hearts and minds, we bless you for your mercy and join with saints and angels forever praising you!

People:         Amen.

 


Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen.

 

Pastor:  La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

People:  Y también contigo.

 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

Consecration and Distribution

Silent Prayer after Communion:

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise that, when we were still far off, you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace and opened the gate of glory. May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us so we and all your children shall be free and the whole earth live to praise your name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 


Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: My Hope is Built On Nothing Less (575)

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;

No merit of my own I claim,

But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Refrain:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,

I rest on His unchanging grace;

In ev'ry high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

His oath, His covenant and blood

Support me in the raging flood;

When ev'ry earthly prop gives way,

He then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]

When He shall come with trumpet sound,

Oh, may I then in Him be found,

Clothed in His righteousness alone,

Redeemed to stand before His throne! [Refrain]

 

The Blessing

 

Palm Sunday - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

 

Invocation and Opening Sentences

Pastor:             En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

People:           Amen.

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

People:           Hosanna to the Son of David.

Pastor:            ¡Gloria al Hijo del rey David!

People:           ¡Gloria a Dios!

Pastor:             Let us pray;

People:           True and humble king, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you, that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory. Amen.

Pastor:             The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the twelfth chapter.

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

Pastor:             This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:           Praise to You, O Christ.

Pastor:             Let us go forth in peace

People:           in the name of the Lord.

Processional Hymn: All Glory Laud and Honor (442)

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 Blessèd One. [Refrain]

The multitude of pilgrims With palms before You went:

Our praise and prayers and anthems

Before You we present. [Refrain]

To you before Your passion They sang their hymns of praise;

To You, now high exalted, Our melody we raise. [Refrain]

As You received their praises, Accept the prayers we bring,

O Source of ev'ry blessing, Our good and gracious King. [Refrain]

Confession and Forgiveness

Pastor:            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:            Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

Pastor:             If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People:           But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness.

Pastor:             Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

People:           Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Pastor:            Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:           Amen.

 


Zechariah 9:9-10

9 Rejoice, rejoice, people of Zion! Shout for joy, you people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you! He comes triumphant and victorious, but humble and riding on a donkey—on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10 The Lord says, “I will remove the war chariots from Israel and take the horses from Jerusalem; the bows used in battle will be destroyed. Your king will make peace among the nations; he will rule from sea to sea, from the River Euphrates to the ends of the earth.”

Reader:           This is the Word of the Lord.

People:           Thanks be to God!

 

Philippians 2:5-11

5The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had: 6He always had the nature of God, but he did not think that by force he should try to remain equal with God.  7Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant.  He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness.  8He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death—his death on the cross.  9For this reason God raised him to the highest place above and gave him the name that is greater than any other name.  And so, in honor of the name of Jesus all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will fall on their knees, and all will openly proclaim that  Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Reader:           This is the Word of the Lord.

People:           Thanks be to God!

 

Luke 22:1-8, 14-23, 31-34, 39-53; 23:13-25

1 The time was near for the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover. 2The chief priests and the teachers of the Law were afraid of the people, and so they were trying to find a way of putting Jesus to death secretly.  3Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples. 4So Judas went off and spoke with the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard about how he could betray Jesus to them. 5They were pleased and offered to pay him money. 6Judas agreed to it and started looking for a good chance to hand Jesus over to them without the people knowing about it.  7 The day came during the Festival of Unleavened Bread when the lambs for the Passover meal were to be killed. 8Jesus sent off Peter and John with these instructions: “Go and get the Passover meal ready for us to eat.”...   14 When the hour came, Jesus took his place at the table with the apostles. 15He said to them, “I have wanted so much to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer! 16For I tell you, I will never eat it until it is given its full meaning in the Kingdom of God.”  17 Then Jesus took a cup, gave thanks to God, and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. 18I tell you that from now on I will not drink this wine until the Kingdom of God comes.”  19 Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me.” In the same way, he gave them the cup after the supper, saying, “This cup is God’s new covenant sealed with my blood, which is poured out for you.  21 “But, look! The one who betrays me is here at the table with me! 22The Son of Man will die as God has decided, but how terrible for that man who betrays him!”  23 Then they began to ask among themselves which one of them it could be who was going to do this....  31 “Simon, Simon! Listen! Satan has received permission to test all of you, to separate the good from the bad, as a farmer separates the wheat from the chaff. 32But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail. And when you turn back to me, you must strengthen your brothers.”  33 Peter answered, “Lord, I am ready to go to prison with you and to die with you!”  34 “I tell you, Peter,” Jesus said, “the cock will not crow tonight until you have said three times that you do not know me.”....  39 Jesus left the city and went, as he usually did, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples went with him. 40When he arrived at the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”  41 Then he went off from them about the distance of a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed. 42“Father,” he said, “if you will, take this cup of suffering away from me. Not my will, however, but your will be done.” 43An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44In great anguish he prayed even more fervently; his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.  45 Rising from his prayer, he went back to the disciples and found them asleep, worn out by their grief. 46He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you will not fall into temptation.”  47 Jesus was still speaking when a crowd arrived, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. He came up to Jesus to kiss him. 48But Jesus said, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you betray the Son of Man?” 49 When the disciples who were with Jesus saw what was going to happen, they asked, “Shall we use our swords, Lord?”


50And one of them struck the High Priest’s slave and cut off his right ear. 51But Jesus said, “Enough of this!” He touched the man’s ear and healed him.  52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and the elders who had come there to get him, “Did you have to come with swords and clubs, as though I were an outlaw? I was with you in the Temple every day, and you did not try to arrest me. But this is your hour to act, when the power of darkness rules.”.......        23:13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people, 14and said to them, “You brought this man to me and said that he was misleading the people. Now, I have examined him here in your presence, and I have not found him guilty of any of the crimes you accuse him of. 15Nor did Herod find him guilty, for he sent him back to us. There is nothing this man has done to deserve death. 16So I will have him whipped and let him go.” 18 The whole crowd cried out, “Kill him! Set Barabbas free for us!” 19(Barabbas had been put in prison for a riot that had taken place in the city, and for murder.) 20 Pilate wanted to set Jesus free, so he appealed to the crowd again. 21But they shouted back, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” 22 Pilate said to them the third time, “But what crime has he committed? I cannot find anything he has done to deserve death! I will have him whipped and set him free.” 23But they kept on shouting at the top of their voices that Jesus should be crucified, and finally their shouting succeeded. 24So Pilate passed the sentence on Jesus that they were asking for. 25He set free the man they wanted, the one who had been put in prison for riot and murder, and he handed Jesus over for them to do as they wished.

Pastor:             This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:           Praise to You, O Christ.

 

The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

    And in Jesus Christ, his 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 into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of  the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Kid Sermon


Sermon Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns (525)

Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne;

Hark how the heav'nly anthem drowns All music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing, Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless KingThrough all eternity.

Crown Him the virgin's Son, The God incarnate born,

Whose arm those crimson trophies won Which now His brow adorn;

Fruit of the mystic rose, Yet of that rose the stem,

The root whence mercy ever flows,The babe of Bethlehem.

Crown Him the Lord of Love, Behold His hands and side,

Rich wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified.

No angels in the sky, Can fully bear that sight,

But down-ward bends their wond'ring eyes At mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of Life, Who triumphed o'er the grave

And rose victorious in the strife, For those He came to save.

His glories now we sing, Who died and rose on high,

Who died eternal life to bring, And lives that death may die.

Crown Him the Lord of heav'n, Enthroned in worlds above,

Crown Him the King to whom is giv'n The wondrous name of Love.

Crown Him with many crowns, As thrones before him fall;

Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, For He is King of all.

Sermon

Prayers

Padre Nuestro

Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

Vénganos tu reino, Señor.  Hágase tu santa voluntad

En la tierra como en el Cielo se hace tu santa voluntad.

Padre nuestro.....

Danos hoy, danoslo Señor, nuestro pan, el pan de cada día.

Y perdona nuestras deudas así como nosotros perdonamos.

Padre nuestro.....

No nos dejes caer en tentación, antes bien líbranos del mal.

No nos dejes caer en tentación, líbranos del mal.

Padre nuestro.....


Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:             The Lord be with you.

People:           And also with you.

Pastor:             Lift up your hearts.

People:           We lift them to the Lord. 

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

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

Pastor:             It is indeed right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. For as the time of his passion and resurrection draws near the whole world is called to acknowledge his hidden majesty. The power of the life-giving cross reveals the judgement that has come upon the world and the triumph of Christ crucified. He is the victim who dies no more, the Lamb once slain, who lives forever, our advocate in heaven to plead our cause. As we prepare to celebrate this Easter feast, with joyful hearts and minds, we bless you for your mercy and join with saints and angels forever praising you!

People:           Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen.

 

Pastor:            La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

People:           Y también contigo.

 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.


Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

Consecration and Distribution

Silent Prayer after Communion:

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise that, when we were still far off, you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace and opened the gate of glory. May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us so we and all your children shall be free and the whole earth live to praise your name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: All Hail The power Of Jesus Name (549)

All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all.

Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God Who from His altar call;

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, And crown Him Lord of all.

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, And crown Him Lord of all.

Ye seed of Israel's chosen race,Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him who saves you by His grace And crown Him Lord of all.

Hail Him who saves you by His grace And crown Him Lord of all.

Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe, On this terrestrial ball

To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all.

To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all.

Oh, that with yonder sacred throng We at his feet may fall!

We'll join the everlasting song And crown Him Lord of all.

We'll join the everlasting song And crown Him Lord of all.

 

The Blessing

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