Service and Bulletin-Palm Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Posted on 23 Mar 2024, Pastor: Pastor Dan

Rejoice!  Your Kings comes to you, humbly and riding on a donkey!  

 Palm Sunday – March 24, 2024


700 Main St.  P.O. Box 220   Clyman, WI  53016

Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025

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GuestsWelcome to Zion.  We are glad to have you with us.  Please sign our guestbook located in the Narthex.  About Holy Communion:  We welcome to the Lord’s Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words “given and shed for you” forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given.  If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us.   If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the service.  To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion open the front cover of the Burgundy hymnal or turn to pages 329 & 330.  Gluten free wafers are available, please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.  

Altar Guild for March:    Betsy Stuebe          Thank-You

AS WE GATHER –   The words of the prophet Zechariah echo throughout this special day: “Behold your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is He, humble and mounted on a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9).  On this day, we remember how Jesus Christ, the King of all creation, entered the great city of Jerusalem, riding “a colt, the foal of a donkey.”  It was a ride of purpose by a King!  Not earthly but Heavenly!  The people greeted Him with shouts of Hosanna in the Highest!  An expression of praise and joy!  In less than a week their praise and joy would turn to rejection and His death!  Little did they know that the humble King who had entered the city was the one who came to die for them!  For us!  For All!

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

 Opening Sentences –   All hail to Jesus, the King!  Lift up your hearts and rejoice in Him!      He gave up His throne in Heaven and humbled Himself to suffer a criminal’s death on the cross.  But God raised Him from the dead so that the ends of the earth may bow before Him as their living, triumphant King!      Jesus Christ is Lord! Hosanna!     In Him is forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.      Have mercy on us, Lord! Bless us with Your peace! Hosanna! Hosanna!

Zion’s Bell Choir  “The Power of the Cross”

Mark 11:1-10   We listen to the account of our Lord’s Triumphant Entry!

Hymn  “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”           LSB 443

Invocation and Greeting –   The grace of our Lord X Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen.   Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.     Hosanna to the Son of David.  Hosanna to the Son of David!       Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!  This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.      Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the Highest!  Amen

Collect –  Most merciful God, as the people of Jerusalem, with palms in their hands, gathered to greet Your dearly beloved Son when He came into His Holy City, grant that we may ever hail Him as our King, and when He comes again, may we go forth to meet Him with trusting and steadfast hearts following Him in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Confession and Absolution –  Let us confess our sins to God, our heavenly Father.    All:  Eternal God, we confess that we were born sinful and have continued to sin in thought, word, and deed. O God, in Your mercy, forgive our sin and renew Your Spirit within us that we may joyfully follow Your will and gladly obey Your commandments. For the sake of Jesus, our Lord, forgive our sins and direct us in Your will so that we can live according to Your ways of compassion and love through Christ the Lord.    Upon this, your confession, I announce the grace of God to you.  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.

Introit   Psalm 24:7–10; antiphon: Psalm 118:26

All: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  We bless you from the house of the Lord.   Women:  Lift up your heads, O gates!  And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.    Men: Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!    Women:  Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.    Men:  Who is this King of glory? It is the Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory!  All:  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.

 Salutation – The Lord be with you.  And also with you.

Prayer of the Day –   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.  Amen.

 Old Testament Reading   Zechariah 9:9-12

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!  Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.      I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken.  He will proclaim peace to the nations.  His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.  As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.  Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

Psalm        118:19–29 

All: Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.  Men: This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.    All: I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.  Women: The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;     All:  the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.  The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.  LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success!   Men: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.  Women: From the house of the LORD we bless you.    All: The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.   Men: You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.   Women: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.   All:  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

 Epistle       Philippians 2:5-11 –  In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:    Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!      Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Verse – He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

 Holy Gospel       John 12:20-33 –  The Holy Gospel according St. John, the Twelfth chapter.       Glory to You, O Lord.

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.  They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request.  “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”  Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.  Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.  But if it dies, it produces many seeds.  Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.  “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say?  ‘Father, save me from this hour’?  No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.  Father, glorify your name!”  Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”  The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.  Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.  Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.  And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”  He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.    This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to You, O Christ.

Hymn  “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”       LSB 442


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.

Prayers of the Church

We gather our Tithes and Offerings

Service of the Sacrament

Preface   2 Timothy 4:22 –     The Lord be with you.    And also with you.    Lift up your hearts.    We lift them to the Lord.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give Him thanks and praise.     With astonishing power and mercy, God has set us free from the power of evil that we may love Him above all things and our neighbors as ourselves, so along with the company of angels and all the heavenly voices, we praise and glorify You, now and forevermore, singing:

 Sanctus     LSB 208

Prayer of Thanksgiving –   We thank You for calling us in this time and place and for inviting us to Your holy Table. Joined together in the name of our Lord and in the communion of saints, we pray You to send Your Holy Spirit upon us to sanctify and renew us in body and soul for the sake of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen

 The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

 Proclamation of Christ  1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20 –   As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.      Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.  Hear us now as we pray the prayer you taught us to pray:

 The 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.

Pax Domini – The peace of the Lord be with you always.    Amen.

Agnus Dei                      LSB 210

Distribution Hymns: “Ride On, Ride One in Majesty”  LSB 441                    “Jesus, Refuge of the Weary”  LSB 423   **Vs1-5**  “O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken”           LSB 439

Nunc Dimittis     LSB 211

Closing Reading Luke 23 –     With one voice they cried out, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”—a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder.  Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, but they kept shouting,   “Crucify, crucify Him!”    A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has He done?  I have found in Him no guilt deserving death.  I will therefore punish and release Him.”     But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that He should be crucified.  And their shouts prevailed.      So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted.  He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, but, Pilate delivered Jesus over to be crucified.

Closing Collect –   Gracious and righteous God, You sent Your Son for us who suffered and died for our sakes.  Move us again with the power of that blessed sacrifice for sin, that by experiencing once again the passion and love of the crucified Lord Jesus, we may be directed by the Holy Spirit into lives of humble service, giving thanks and praise to our Savior, in whose name we pray.  Amen.

 Benediction       Numbers 6:24–26    The blessing of almighty God—the Father, the X Son, and the Holy Spirit—be with you now and forever.             Amen.

Hymn **We Sing vs 1-4** “Jesus I Will Ponder Now”  LSB 440


 Maundy Thursday services at Zion and Trinity will be at 7pm – Respite

Soup supper at 6pm

Good Friday services- Zion- 1pm, Trinity- 7pm – Evidence

Easter services at Zion will be at 6:30am & 8:30am – Vindication

Easter Breakfast will be served between Easter services.

Easter Flowers – If you are interested in putting flowers on the altar for  Easter, there is a sheet in the narthex to complete the information for the bulletin. Please purchase your own flowers, and make sure they are at church by Saturday, March 30th.

We are going to prepare the sanctuary and for the Easter Breakfast at 8am on Saturday March 30th!

If you are buying flowers for the Easter service or season have them delivered after 8am or drop them off.  Thank You!

YES IN CHRIST  —  Saying Yes With Our Treasures Needed per week  $3177

Envelopes 3/17/24 $1475.00             Plate $20.00              Attendance/Communed

Cemetery Memorial:     $100.00 Eli Dornfeld Fund              Sun 3/17/24: 52/46

HOLY WEEK schedule:

March 28             Maundy Thursday        7pm Zion Pastor Dan

March 29   Good Friday   1pm Zion Pastor Dan   7pm Trinity Pastor Bruce

March 31            Easter Sunrise             6:30am Zion Pastor Dan

Breakfast in between Easter services

Easter service              8:30am Zion Pastor Dan

Lenten Soup Supper – The next soup supper hosted by the Elder’s will be on Maundy Thursday, March 28th at 6pm.  Please join us for the fellowship and delicious food! There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Zion again will be serving Easter Breakfast in the church basement between services on Easter Sunday. There are signup sheets in the Narthex if you would like to donate food and/or your services. All are welcome.

Dates to Remember:

TODAY:               Worship Service           8:30am Bell Choir after the service

March 28:            Lenten Soup Supper    6pm and Maundy Thursday Service 7pm

March 29:            Good Friday Service    1pm at Zion with Pastor Dan

                                                                    7pm Trinity Pastor Bruce

March 31            Easter Sunrise             6:30am Zion Pastor Dan

Breakfast in between Easter services

Easter service              8:30am Zion Pastor Dan

April 2:                 “Chosen” Bible Study   6pm in the sanctuary

April 4:                 Quilting in the church basement 11am – 2pm

April 7:                 Ham Dinner at Trinity in Reeseville 11:30am – 2 pm

 The “Chosen” Bible Study – The “Chosen” bible study will continue to meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the sanctuary.

QUILTING – The quilters will be meeting on Thursday April 4th from 11am to 2pm. If interested, contact Caroline Jeffers as they do not meet every Thursday. Donations of fabric, sheets (flat or fitted), and yarn are always appreciated. You do not have to know how to sew as there are many non-sewing tasks to be completed.                

Trinity Reeseville Ham Dinner!    Sunday, April 7, 11:30am – 2pm!

All you can eat salad bar, ham, potatoes, corn, rolls, beverage, & tortes for dessert.

Adults: $12.00     Ages 6-12: $6.00   5 & under free!

Carry outs $13.00 Call (920) 927-5762 to order ahead.

 Happy Birthday to these members.

Karen F 3/24        Lana S 3/24        Ruth Z   3/26      Cameron Coley 3/27                Seth D 3/27    Mary Jane K 3/30    Nancy S  3/30  Levi Miescher 3/31                          If we are missing a birthday or anniversary, please let Beth Baehmann know so we can get it corrected.

 From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism – Zechariah 9:9 – “Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” No king ever rode to war like this. But no king had ever come to wage battle by dying. In His Passion, our Lord Jesus gives everything He has and is; He does this to bring us from death to life, to make us His own people, and show us an example of self-giving love that we should follow.

The Pewpoint – Theme of the Day – The Son of David Ascends His Throne and Reigns in Love from His Cross –   The Son of David comes in gentle humility, “sitting on a donkey’s colt,” yet as the King of Israel “in the name of the Lord” (John 12:13–15). He comes to be lifted up in glory on the cross in order to cast out “the ruler of this world” and draw all people to Himself (John 12:23–32). The Church is thus called to “rejoice greatly,” because her King comes with salvation, and “he shall speak peace to the nations” (Zech. 9:9–10). As He is anointed “beforehand for burial” (Mark 14:8), He also ascends His royal throne as “the King of the Jews” by way of His Passion (Mark 15:2, 17–19, 26). He goes “as it is written of him,” wherefore “you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power” (Mark 14:21, 62). For the glory of God is love, which crescendos in the humble obedience and voluntary self-sacrifice of the Son of God for the salvation of sinners. So, God the Father has “highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name” (Phil. 2:9), that He might reign over us in love with the forgiveness of His cross.

Please keep the following in your special prayers:   

Continued prayers of healing for Doug Rhodes, Caden Matson, and Don Owens as they recover from surgery.

We pray for the peaceful release of Cliff B who continues to be in hospice care.  He is the father of member Rita W.

Prayers for healing and strength for Erica T father Roger as he continues to heal at home, and her mother, Carol who finished her chemo treatments.

We join Joyce W in giving thanks to God as her cancer treatments seem to have accomplished their purpose of killing her tumor.  She will have another scan in 2 months.  Joyce thanks the members of Zion for their prayers throughout her treatments.  Joyce is the mother of member Dick W

Pray for the family of Nathaniel D who received his crown of life. He is the nephew of members Steve D and cousin to Colton D.