The Pilgrim King

The Pilgrim King

Mill Plain UMC
Sunday March 24, 2024
The Pilgrim King

Mark 11:1-11
Mark 14:1-9

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)
My Lighthouse
Hallelujah Feeling
When Survey the Wonderous Cross
O Love Devine, What hast Thou Done

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Mill Plain UMC

 March 24th ,2024

10 a.m.

Greeting Each Other                          60 second timer

Praise Song                                  Hosanna Praise is rising


Proclamation of the Entrance Into Jerusalem

Mark 11:1-11

When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

People’s response

Worship Assistant:  Hosanna to the Son of David!

People:  Hosanna in the highest!

Worship Assistant:  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.

People:  Hosanna in the highest!


Opening Prayer

Almighty God, on this day your Son Jesus entered the holy city of Jerusalem and was proclaimed King by those who spread their garments and branches along his way.  Let these branches be for us signs of his victory, and grant that we who bear them in his name may ever hail him as our Lord, and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life.  In his name we pray.  Amen.

Praise Songs                                              My Lighthouse

                                                                        Hallelujah Feeling                           

Young Disciples Moment

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer


Presentation of Offerings



Mark 14:1-9

It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him; for they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.”

While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. But some were there who said to one another in anger, “Why was the ointment wasted in this way? For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her. But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish; but you will not always have me. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.”

Hymn                                     When I Survey the Wondrous Cross #298

Sermon                                 The Pilgrim King


Jesus, our Pilgrim King, we welcome you with branches and garments laid before you.

Jesus, our Suffering Servant, we kneel before you this day to anoint your blessed body.

Jesus, our Savior, grant us the grace to walk the way of suffering with you. Amen.

Hymn                                                 O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done? #287


Go in peace.  May Jesus our Pilgrim King and Suffering Servant strengthen and keep you this week.  Amen.