9:30am Worship | 10:30am Fellowship | 10:45am Learning for All Ages
Join Holy Trinity for Palm Sunday worship including a Palm Sunday liturgy, prayers, and sermon. Also, Pastor Tasha apologizes for forgetting to read the Gospel. It’s included in the liturgy below.
APRIL 5, 2020
GREETING AND BLESSING
P: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
C: Hosanna in the highest.
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: We praise and thank you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. On this day he entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph, and was acclaimed Son of David and King of kings by those who scattered their garments and branches of palm in his path.
We ask that you bless those who are worshipping today and grant that we may ever hail Jesus as our Lord and King and follow him with perfect confidence; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
APOSTOLIC GREETING AND PRAYER OF THE DAY
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray. (There is a time of silence.)
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty first chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.
P: When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying 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. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.” And he will send them immediately.’ This took place to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, ‘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.’
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The 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!’
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
A: Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.
Each petition will end, “Lord, in your mercy,”
The congregation responds, “Hear our prayer.”
A: Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for who we shall pray, trusting in your mercy, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
P: The blessing of God the Father Almighty, the wisdom and power of Christ Jesus, and the light of the Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always.
A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
The Latest from the Vestry
The annual vestry report was held after worship, Sunday, April 23rd. Our worshippers enjoyed a wonderful brunch prepared on site by volunteers. A brief summary of latest activity was then shared by leadership. Including a summary of our discipleship committee’s work, a financial report, updates on endowment opportunities, a review of our Historical Holy Trinity Lutheran Church video and a walk around the newly operational web site.
Sunday, May 28th, by the Power of the Holy Spirit and through Water and Word, Elise Shea Dommel was claimed as a child of God. Her parents are Dusty and Kristen Dommel, her sisters are Averi and Natalie. We welcome Elise into the Lord's family. Thanks be to God!
Sunday, April 23rd through Water and Word, Charlotte JoAnna Fanelli was made a child of God via the Rite of Baptism. We celebrate and welcome Charlotte into the Lord’s Family. Thanks be to God.
June 4, 2023
Pentecostal Summer Picnic
Join us for a summer picnic with burgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and fun & games.
June 7, 2023
Pastor Mentzer farewell gathering
Holy Trinity will host a drop-in gathering on Wednesday, June 7 from 4 -7 p.m. in the Fondersmith Auditorium to bid farewell to Pastor Mentzer. Pastor Mentzer has accepted a call to be an assistant to the Bishop of the Southern Ohio Lutheran Synod. Pastor has been a wonderful leader for the disciples who serve God at Holy Trinity. We wish him the best in this next step of his life.
July 23, 2023
I’ll Fly Away
Servant Stage Company will present “I’ll Fly Away” in our auditorium beginning at 4:00 PM. A wonderful show complete with old time classic hymns, patriotic music and sing along folk songs. Afterwards, we’ll serve a summer picnic of hot dogs, watermelon and ice cream.
July 24, 2023
Vacation Bible School coming to Holy Trinity
Vacation Bible School Zoo!
Vacation Bible School is set for the week of July 24th through July 28th. Our VBS theme for 2023 is Vacation Bible School Zoo, which will feature animal bible stories! VBS will start at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 pm. VBS will wrap up for the evening about 7:30 pm. This will be a family style Vacation Bible School where parents are encouraged to stay and participate with their child or children. Be sure to join us for a really wild time! Please contact Rachel Kramer at [email protected]. for more details.