HOSANNA! Welcome this Palm Sunday morning. We are going to begin by reading Matthew’s account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem…
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Scripture Memory Verse – As we continue our journey to the cross and beyond, we are going to work on memorizing Matthew 28:18-20. This is a passage we call the Great Commission and it is some of the final instructions Jesus gave to his followers. This is a key verse in remembering the ongoing mission of the church.
Matthew 28:18-20 – “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Before we close, I just want to share a few announcements:
- Good Friday – We will be adjusting our service times just a bit for Good Friday. Our in-person service will be a 9am start time and our online will be a 10:30am start time. Please note that the RSVP for the in-person Good Friday will be part of the same email for Easter Sunday.
- Baptism – It looks like we have at least one baptism for Easter Sunday which we are going to attempt to record to share with the online service as well. If anyone else is considering baptism, please contact Pastor Greg asap at email@example.com or phone the church during business hours at 613.389.9060.
- Youth – No youth this week as it is Good Friday
- Office schedule – The Office is closed due to the province wide lock down. We will still be monitoring our emails from home. Katie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pastor Greg can be reached at email@example.com, Pastor Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pastor Cam can be reached at email@example.com.
I encourage you to do two things with your giving that may help a little.
- Do your giving each week as part of this devotional/worship time. I know it is not exactly the same thing, but it does help us view our giving as worship rather than simply a financial transaction
- Take time to pray as you give. Thank God for what he has given to you, acknowledge your trust in him for tomorrow, and tell him why you give to him and the work of his church.
- Best – E-Transfer (no fees)
- firstname.lastname@example.org is the email address you will need to make an e-transfer
- Please include your first and last name in the memo box
- If you know your envelope number please include it in the memo box (*Do not include the # sign as it will not accept that)
- Still good, but with fees – Canada Helps
- https://bayridgealliance.ca/give-with-canada-helps/ and click on the donate button to give
Thank you for honouring God by supporting the Church.
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’