Here it is, the worship plan for Sunday!

Order of Worship       “Worship With PJ in Your PJ’s” Livestream

P: Indicates Pastor

C: Indicates Congregational response


CENTERING MOMENT          Led by Pastor Jess

OPENING READING                          Matthew 21:1-11

1When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” 4This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

5“Tell the daughter of Zion,

Look, your king is coming to you,

humble, and mounted on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

6The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

10When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

 GATHERING SONG                Messiah by Dakota Road

  1. Someone’s shouting from the desert, someone’s shouting from the sea

Someone’s shouting from the mountain, someone’s shouting from the valley


(Refrain) Messiah, come and be our King

Messiah, come and be our King

  1. Someone’s shouting from the city, I am young and I am cold

Someone’s shouting from the country, I am lonely, I am old (Refrain)

  1. Someone’s shouting I am broken, someone’s shouting make me whole

Someone’s shouting come and change me, someone’s shouting, save my soul (Refrain)


P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray…

C: Amen.


Isaiah 50: 4-9a


Psalm 31:9-16

P:Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I | am in trouble;

my eye is consumed with sorrow, and also my throat | and my belly.

C: For my life is wasted with grief, and my | years with sighing;

  my strength fails me because of affliction, and my bones | are consumed.

P: I 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.

C: Like the dead I am forgotten, | out of mind;

  I am as useless as a | broken pot. R

P: For 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.

C: But as for me, I have trusted in | you, O Lord.

  I have said, “You | are my God.

P: My times are | in your hand;

rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who | persecute me.

C: Let your face shine up- | on your servant;

  save me in your | steadfast love.”


Phillipians 2: 5-11


P: This is the Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God



  1. The Gospel this morning is from Matthew 27 beginning with the 11th verse

C: Glory to you, oh Lord.


P: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Praise to you, oh Christ.






HYMN OF THE DAY               What Wonderous Love is This

1          What wondrous love is this,

O my soul, O my soul!

What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

What wondrous love is this

that caused the Lord of bliss

to bear the dreadful curse

for my soul, for my soul,

to bear the dreadful curse for my soul?


2          When I was sinking down,

sinking down, sinking down,

when I was sinking down, sinking down,

when I was sinking down

beneath God’s righteous frown,

Christ laid aside his crown

for my soul, for my soul,

Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.


Text: North American folk hymn, 19th cent., alt.



P: Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit we now confess our faith in the words of the Apostles Creed

C: 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.

*Or, “he descended into hell,” another translation of this text in widespread use.



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P: Turning our hearts to God who is gracious and merciful, we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need…


Congregational refrain: P: Lord, in your mercy C: Hear our prayer


P: All these things we give to you, merciful God, in the name of the One who bears our burdens in his own body, Jesus the Christ, who taught us to pray…


C: 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.



P: Now is the acceptable time.

Now is the day of salvation.

Holy God,

speaking, spoken, and inspiring,

☩ bless you, unbind you,

and send you in love and in peace.

C: Amen.



P: Go in peace; care for one another, pray for one another, remain steadfast in Hope

C: Thanks and praise be to God!


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