Lessons and Hymns for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion A

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
John 12:12-19

Please click here to see the above lessons and the propers for the day (please note that we are not using the Passion Gospel of Matthew 26:1-27:66).

Now Is the Hour When the Son of Man Is Glorified

“Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming.” He comes in gentle humility, “sitting on a donkey’s colt,” yet also as the King of Israel “in the name of the Lord” (John 12:13, 15). His royal glory is faithful obedience and self-sacrificing service “to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Phil. 2:8). The love of God is manifested in the cross and Passion of His Son for the salvation of sinners. Since He has borne our sins and suffered our death, “God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name” (Phil. 2:9), and He exalts us in His resurrection. Our Lord did not hide His face “from disgrace and spitting” (Is. 50:6), but He trusted His God and Father, who raised Him from death and the grave and exalted Him to His right hand. This same King Jesus now comes to us in gentle humility in His Supper, where He feeds us with His body and cleanses and covers us with His blood, so that “after his resurrection” we also shall rise and enter the holy city (Matt. 27:52–53).

These are the hymns we will sing:

Ride On, Ride On, in Majesty (LSB 441)
All Glory, Laud, and Honor (LSB 442)
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (LSB 450)
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (LSB 443)

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