Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran’s Online Worship for Sunday, April 5, 2020. The order of service appears on the left (above on mobile devices) with the corresponding video of the service on the right (below on mobile devices).


Palm Sunday Proclamation
P: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
C: Hosanna in the highest.

Processional GospelMatthew 21:1-11

Blessing of the Palms
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.

C: Hosanna in the highest. (repeated)

Welcome and Announcements

Processional Hymn – “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (ELW, #344)

Prayer of The Day

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

Text: Theodulph of Orleans, c. 760-821; tr. John Mason Neale, 1818-1866, alt. Music: Melchior Teschner, 1584-1635. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.


First Lesson – Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm – Psalm 31:9-16

Second Lesson – Philippians 2:5-11

Gospel – Matthew 27:11-54
P: The gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn Of The Day – “Prepare the Royal Highway” (ELW, #264)

Apostle’s 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, he 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers
P:  Hear us, O God.
C:  Your mercy is great.

Sharing of the Peace

Text: Frans Mikael Franzen, 1772-1847; tr. Lutheran Book of Worship. Music: Swedish folk tune, 17th cent. Text © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.



Offertory Prayer

God of glory, receive these gifts and the offering of our lives.  As Jesus was lifted up from the earth, draw us to your heart in the midst of this world, that all creation may be brought from bondage to freedom, from darkness to light, and from death to life; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving for the Word

Lord’s 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.



Sending Hymn – “Go to Dark Gethsemane” (ELW, #347)

P:  Be at peace. Let’s BE the church.
C:  Thanks be to God.

Text: James Montgomery, 1771-1854. Music: Richard Redhead, 1820-1901. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.