Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1300 Mansfield Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Office Hours: M-Th, 8a.m.-4p.m.

04-05-2020 (Palm/Passion Sunday)


“When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”  – Susan Johnson



All Glory, Laud, And Honor (Hymn #344)


All glory, laud, and honor to you, redeemer, king,

to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.


You are the king of Israel and David’s royal Son,

now in the Lord’s name coming, our King and Blessed One.  Refrain


The company of angels  are praising you on high;

creation and all mortals  in chorus make reply.  Refrain


The multitude of pilgrims with palms before you went;

our praise and prayer and anthems before you we present.  Refrain


To you, before your passion, they sang their hymns of praise.

To you, now high exalted, our melody we raise.  Refrain


Their praises you accepted; accept the prayers we bring,

great author of all goodness, O good and gracious King.  Refrain


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: Everlasting God,

C: in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

READING – Philippians 2:5-11

Paul uses an early Christian hymn to help us comprehend Jesus’ obedient selflessness on the cross and how God has made Christ lord over all reality. The perspective of the cross becomes the way we rightly understand God, Christ, our own lives, and fellowship within the community of Christ.
5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.9Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

MEDITATION – Pr. Karen Behling



P: Hear us, O God.

C: Your mercy is great.


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.



Prepare The Royal Highway (Hymn #264)

Prepare the royal highway; the King of kings is near!

Let ev’ry hill and valley a level road appear!

Then greet the King of glory, foretold in sacred story:

Hosanna to the Lord, for he fulfills God’s word!


God’s people, see him coming: your own eternal king!

Palm branches strew before him! Spread garments! Shout and sing!

God’s promise will not fail you! No more shall doubt assail you!

Hosanna to the Lord, for he fulfills God’s word!


Then fling the gates wide open to greet your promised king!

Your king, yet ev’ry nation its tribute too may bring.

All lands will bow before him; their voices join your singing:

Hosanna to the Lord, for he fulfills God’s word!


His is no earthly kingdom; it comes from heav’n above.

His rule is peace and freedom and justice, truth, and love.

So let your praise be sounding for kindness so abounding:

Hosanna to the Lord, for he fulfills God’s word!


P: Go in peace. Share the good news.

C: Thanks be to God.


“Were You There”  – Susan & Jared Johnson

Hymns, songs and portions of the liturgy are reprinted under the following licenses:

CCLI #2339821, OneLicense #A-723565, Augsburg #SAS013411.

The scripture readings are reprinted from the NRSV Bible.