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Prelude (Ride On, King Jesus)
Processional with greens from home – Sanna Sannanina
Prayer of the Day
Psalm 31:9-16 (responsive)
Gospel Acclamation – ELW Setting 8
After driving the moneychangers out of the temple (21:12), Jesus begins teaching there. His authority is questioned by the religious leaders, who are supposed to be in charge of the temple. Jesus tells a parable to the religious leaders who are plotting his death, revealing that their plans will, ironically, bring about the fulfillment of scripture.
Hymn of the Day – #666 What Wondrous Love Is This
As we now enter into the contemplation of the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ and meditate on the salvation of the world through his sufferings, death, burial, and resurrection, let us pray.
Silence is kept.
Everlasting God, 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.
Sending Gospel: Matthew 26:1-16
Jesus predicts his death again, and the plot to kill Jesus solidifies. Jesus is anointed by a nameless woman for his burial, and Judas takes money in exchange for betraying his friend. We are left waiting with the narrative for this event to happen.