Palm Sunday
A Guide to Home Worship
Sunday April 5

Today is Palm Sunday, a celebration that looks back to Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem – a day when He was honored as a King who had come to conquer the enemies of God. People lined the roads, waving palms branches and hailing Him as Lord. We were going to gather as a whole FBCSA family to worship together but, with the current circumstances, we cannot. Rather than gather together in the same physical space, we join those shouts of praise to Christ, the one who unites us, saves us, and rules over our lives, from all around the city. We encourage you to gather around as a family, with your roommates, or perhaps even go through this virtually with friends and community.

BEGIN
• Read aloud Psalm 47

• Pray that in this time of worship you would experience the powerful presence of God, remember the goodness of God, and know hope and peace in the promises of God. Consider using this prayer:

The story of Palm Sunday tells of how people removed their cloaks and spread them out in front of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. The cloak we wear every day to face the world is both the persona we wish to present and our defense against the elements. As we come to worship, may we be willing to lay down our defenses and disguises at the feet of the One who sees us as we really are. And then, set free to worship, may we offer our praises with open hearts and lives. AMEN.

SING
Feel free to grab an instrument and play along!
Only King Forever / Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)
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PROCLAIM
The Gospels tell us that Jesus’ disciples brought a donkey / colt, put their cloaks on it, and Jesus rode into Jerusalem. A large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, others cut branches from the trees and covered the road with them. The crowds were shouting.

Together, let’s echo their cries aloud:
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”

SING
Feel free to grab an instrument and play along!
How Great Thou Art
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READ
Luke 19:28-40
• Read through Luke’s account multiple times. Note something new that stands out to you. What does this say about God? What might God be speaking to you?

SING
Feel free to grab an instrument and play along!
All Creatures of Our God and King
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CONFESS
• Pray this prayer of confession:

Loving God, on this day, Your Son entered the rebellious city that later rejected Him. We confess that our wills are as rebellious as Jerusalem’s. Our faith can be at times more show than substance. Our hearts are in need of cleansing. Have mercy on us, Son of David, Savior of our lives. Help us to lay at Your feet all we have and all we are, trusting You to forgive, to heal, and to receive us as Your own. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

RECIEVE ASSURANCE
God reminds our forgetful hearts of the grace that is ours in Jesus. 
• Read Psalm 118:4-5, 14, 17

SING
Feel free to grab an instrument and play along!
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
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CLOSING PRAYER
• Pray: As we journey from the joy of the palms to the pain of the cross, help us know that Jesus Christ always goes before us, leading us into life. May we go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

 




Join us through the rest of Holy Week together!
Wednesday Mid-Week Worship:
fbcsa.org/midweekworship
Maundy Thursday Online Seder Presentation: fbcsa.org/seder
Good Friday Online Worship Service: fbcsa.org/goodfriday
Easter Sunday Resurrection Service: fbcsa.org/easter
 




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• Holy Week Spotify Playlist

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