“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”
St. Matthew 21.9
The Cross and Passion of Our Lord Are the Hour of His Glory
“Behold, your King is coming to you . . . humble and mounted on a donkey” (Zechariah 9.9–12; St. Matthew 21.1–9). Our Lord rides in this humble fashion because He is entering Jerusalem to humble Himself even to the point of death on a cross (Philippians 2.5–11). His kingly crown will not be made of gold but of thorns, the sign of sin’s curse. For His royal reign is displayed in bearing this curse for His people, saving us from our enemies by sacrificing His own life. The sinless One takes the place of the sinner so that the sinner can be freed and bear the name “Barabbas,” “son of the Father” (St. Matthew 26—27). It is at the name of this exalted Savior, Jesus, that we bow in humble faith. With the centurion who declared, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (St. Matthew 27.54), we are also given to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2.11).
This Week’s Announcements
[note style=”info” show_icon=”true”]Plan to attend Divine Service for Holy Week[/note]
- Maundy Thursday, April 29, Divine Service, 7pm;
- Good Friday, March 30, Tre Ore 12-3pm (Noon Prayer, 12:30 Divine Service, 2:30 Afternoon Prayer);
- Good Friday, Tenebrae, 7pm;
- Great Vigil of Easter, March 31, 7pm.
Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Wabash Valley fundraising banquet is Tuesday evening, April 17 at ISU Hulman Center. Seating is at 6:30pm, dinner and program 7-9pm. Please give your intention to attend to either Pastor Sutton (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Barbara Seliger (email@example.com) before Easter Sunday.
Little Lambs Family Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 7 at 4pm. Families with children grades 4 and under are invited. Fried chicken will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVP to Karie_Sutton@yahoo.com or 812.917.3941.
Indy Fuel Hockey Game You’re invited to join us Sunday, April 8 at 3:05pm to watch Indy Fuel take on the Kalamazoo Wings. Tickets are $13 and $5 parking per vehicle. Games take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the State Fair Grounds. Today is the deadline to sign up on the sheet posted outside the parish office.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Job 19.23–27; 1 Corinthians 5.6–8; St. Mark 16.1–8
Hymns: 457 – 458 – 459 – 155 – 467 – 461 – 633 – 465
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O + God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. John 18.1-18; Jeremiah 7
[T] St. John 18.19-40; Isaiah 50
[W] St. John 19.1-12; Jeremiah 11
[Th] St. John 19.13-24; Zechariah 3
[F] St. John 19.25-37; Lamentations 2
[S] St. John 19.38-42; Isaiah 52
Hymn of the Day or Month
L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.