Welcome to Glendale Lutheran!

Easter Lilies: Lilies to fill the chancel area have already been ordered for Easter Sunday. If you would like to order one or more, please let Michelle know via the order forms by the mailboxes or by email or phone. The cost is $8.50 per plant. Please have your order in to Michelle by Wednesday, April 5 if you would like your dedication to be in the Easter worship bulletin. Thank you!


Holy Week & Easter Services:

           April 6, Maundy Thursday – 6:30pm

           April 7, Good Friday – 6:30pm

           April 9, Easter Sunday – 9:15am


Pastor Scott is in the office Mondays and Wednesdays.

Palm Sunday

April 2, 2023

Sunday 9:15am

Divine Service III



Greeting and Welcome


Lighting of the Candles




Processional Hymn – All Glory, Laud, and Honor (LSB 442)

Refrain:  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 Blessèd One.  Refrain


The company of angels

Is praising You on high,

And we with all creation

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

+ Preparation +



P:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.


Processional Gospel – Matthew 21:1-11

P: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the twelfth chapter.

C: Glory to You, O Lord.


Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front 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, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”


P:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C:  Praise to You, O Christ.


Confession and Absolution

P:  Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.


P:  Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C:  who made heaven and earth.

P:  I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

C:  and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.


Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

P:  O almighty God, merciful Father,

C:  I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P:  Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.


+ Word +



P:  Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.

C:  Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

P:  Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!

C:  Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

P:  Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!

C:  Blessèd is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.



Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Salutation and Collect of the Day

P:  The Lord be with you.

C: And with thy spirit.

P:  Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.


First ReadingIsaiah 50:4–9

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. Behold, the Lord God helps me; who will declare me guilty? Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.


P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.


Epistle Philippians 2:5–11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

P:  This is the Word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.


Holy GospelMatthew 21:12-17

P:  The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-first chapter.

C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord.


And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”

And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.


P:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.


Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.


And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life + everlasting. Amen.

Children’s Hymn – This Little Light of Mine


This little Gospel light of mine, I’m going to let it shine;

This little Gospel light of mine, I’m going to let it shine;

This little Gospel light of mine, I’m going to let it shine,

Let it shine all the time, let it shine.


All around the neighborhood I’m going to let it shine;

All around the neighborhood I’m going to let it shine;

All around the neighborhood I’m going to let it shine,

Let it shine all the time, let it shine.


Children’s Message – Stephanie Chapa


Hymn of the Day – Ride On, Ride On in Majesty (LSB 441)


Ride on, ride on in majesty!

Hark! All the tribes hosanna cry.

O Savior meek, pursue Thy road,

With palms and scattered garments strowed.


Ride on, ride on in majesty!

In lowly pomp ride on to die.

O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin

O’er captive death and conquered sin.


Ride on, ride on in majesty!

The angel armies of the sky

Look down with sad and wond’ring eyes

To see the approaching sacrifice.


Ride on, ride on in majesty!

Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh.

The Father on His sapphire throne

Awaits His own anointed Son.





Create in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence,

And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation,

And uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.

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Prayer of the Church


+ Celebrating birthdays this week: 2 – Susan Loscuito; 4 – Abbie Schultz; 6 – Carol Dowell, Theodore Auble; 8 – Gail Metzler, Ryan Lane, Amy Ryan, John Auble

+ Wedding anniversaries:  30 – Bob & Jenny Lane


Special Celebrations and Needs:

+ Church family members: Ed Devenport, hospitalized for heart issues; Pat Price, recovering from surgery; Greg and Karen Frimel, upon the death of their daughter Kim; Pastor Scott, recovering from a stroke

+ Friends of our congregation: Fred Lohmeyer, after a fall; Rebecca, daughter-in-law of Mary Guion, undergoing treatment for lymphoma

+ Those who are homebound or in nursing facilities: Twylah Atwood, Mary Aufderheide, Jules Bush, Frank & Sharon Gaal, Mary Guion, Jerry & Jane Keathley, Rosemary Orloff, Judy Thielker, Shirley Williams

+ Sacrament +



P:  The Lord be with you.

C: And with thy spirit.  

P:  Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up unto the Lord.

P:  Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

C: It is meet and right so to do.

P:  It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God. And most especially are we bound to praise You on this day for the glorious resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ, the very Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us and bore the sins of the world. By His dying He has destroyed death, and by His rising again He has restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Mary Magdalene, Peter and John, and with all the witnesses of the resurrection, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:


Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;

heav'n and earth are full of Thy glory.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He, blessed is He,

Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.


Lord’s Prayer

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.


The Words of Our Lord

P:  Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My + body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

     In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My + blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


Pax Domini

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen.


Agnus Dei

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God,

that takest away the sin of the world,

have mercy upon us.

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God,

that takest away the sin of the world,

have mercy upon us.

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God,

that takest away the sin of the world,

grant us Thy peace. Amen.




Distribution Hymn – No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet (LSB 444)


No tramp of soldiers’ marching feet

With banners and with drums,

No sound of music’s martial beat:

“The King of glory comes!”

To greet what pomp of kingly pride

No bells in triumph ring,

No city gates swing open wide:

“Behold, behold your King!”


And yet He comes. The children cheer;

With palms His path is strown.

With ev’ry step the cross draws near:

The King of glory’s throne.

Astride a colt He passes by

As loud hosannas ring,

Or else the very stones would cry

“Behold, behold your King!”


What fading flow’rs His road adorn;

The palms, how soon laid down!

No bloom or leaf but only thorn

The King of glory’s crown.

The soldiers mock, the rabble cries,

The streets with tumult ring,

As Pilate to the mob replies,

“Behold, behold your King!”

Now He who bore for mortals’ sake

The cross and all its pains

And chose a servant’s form to take,

The King of glory reigns.

Hosanna to the Savior’s name

Till heaven’s rafters ring,

And all the ransomed host proclaim

“Behold, behold your King!”




Nunc Dimittis

Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant

depart in peace according to Thy word,

for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation,

which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people,

a light to lighten the Gentiles

and the glory of Thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.


P:  O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,

C: and His mercy endureth forever.

P:  Let us pray. We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen


Salutation and Benedicamus

P:  The Lord be with you.

C: And with thy spirit.

P:  Bless we the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.



P:  The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and + give you peace.

C: Amen, amen, amen.


Closing Hymn – Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (LSB 443)


Hosanna, loud hosanna,

The little children sang;

Through pillared court and temple

The lovely anthem rang.

To Jesus, who had blessed them,

Close folded to His breast,

The children sang their praises,

The simplest and the best.

From Olivet they followed

Mid an exultant crowd,

The victor palm branch waving

And chanting clear and loud.

The Lord of earth and heaven

Rode on in lowly state

Nor scorned that little children

Should on His bidding wait.


“Hosanna in the highest!”

That ancient song we sing;

For Christ is our Redeemer,

The Lord of heav’n our King.

Oh, may we ever praise Him

With heart and life and voice

And in His blissful presence

Eternally rejoice!




Preacher/Celebrant/Liturgist – Pastor Scott

Organist/Pianist – Jim Thielker

Lector – Tim Cosby

Communion – Derek Don

Sound/Video – Ken Clark

Ushers – Terry Buchholz, Jonathan Chapa, Ron Froesel, Jack Hurley

Greeters – Jack & Norma Bentzinger

Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.