2021-03-28

March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday

Our online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Pastor Ryan’s sermon is recorded during the in-person service and added to this page the next week. You can find our previous online Sunday services here. Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and you can register here if you would like to come. (COVID restrictions and protocols in effect.)

1st Scripture Lesson

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 118:1-2,19-29 (CUVS)

118 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
    His faithful love endures forever.
Let all Israel repeat:
    “His faithful love endures forever.”

Open for me the gates where the righteous enter,
    and I will go in and thank the Lord.
20 These gates lead to the presence of the Lord,
    and the godly enter there.
21 I thank you for answering my prayer
    and giving me victory!

22 The stone that the builders rejected
    has now become the cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing,
    and it is wonderful to see.
24 This is the day the Lord has made.
    We will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Please, Lord, please save us.
    Please, Lord, please give us success.
26 Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
    We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God, shining upon us.
    Take the sacrifice and bind it with cords on the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you!
    You are my God, and I will exalt you!

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
    His faithful love endures forever.

118 你 们 要 称 谢 耶 和 华 , 因 他 本 为 善 ; 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 !

愿 以 色 列 说 : 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 !

19 给 我 敞 开 义 门 ; 我 要 进 去 称 谢 耶 和 华 !

20 这 是 耶 和 华 的 门 ; 义 人 要 进 去 !

21 我 要 称 谢 你 , 因 为 你 已 经 应 允 我 , 又 成 了 我 的 拯 救 !

22 匠 人 所 弃 的 石 头 已 成 了 房 角 的 头 块 石 头 。

23 这 是 耶 和 华 所 做 的 , 在 我 们 眼 中 看 为 希 奇 。

24 这 是 耶 和 华 所 定 的 日 子 , 我 们 在 其 中 要 高 兴 欢 喜 !

25 耶 和 华 啊 , 求 你 拯 救 ! 耶 和 华 啊 , 求 你 使 我 们 亨 通 !

26 奉 耶 和 华 名 来 的 是 应 当 称 颂 的 ! 我 们 从 耶 和 华 的 殿 中 为 你 们 祝 福 !

27 耶 和 华 是 神 ; 他 光 照 了 我 们 。 理 当 用 绳 索 把 祭 牲 拴 住 , 牵 到 坛 角 那 里 。

28 你 是 我 的 神 , 我 要 称 谢 你 ! 你 是 我 的 神 , 我 要 尊 崇 你 !

29 你 们 要 称 谢 耶 和 华 , 因 他 本 为 善 ; 他 的 慈 爱 永 远 长 存 !

Songs of Worship:

Hosanna (Praise is Rising) – Maranatha! Music

King of Heaven – Paul Baloche

2nd Scripture Lesson

Isaiah 50:4-9a (NLT) ; 以 賽 亞 書 50:4-9a (CUVS)

4 The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
    so that I know how to comfort the weary.
Morning by morning he wakens me
    and opens my understanding to his will.
The Sovereign Lord has spoken to me,
    and I have listened.
    I have not rebelled or turned away.
I offered my back to those who beat me
    and my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard.
I did not hide my face
    from mockery and spitting.

Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
    I will not be disgraced.
Therefore, I have set my face like a stone,
    determined to do his will.
    And I know that I will not be put to shame.
He who gives me justice is near.
    Who will dare to bring charges against me now?
Where are my accusers?
    Let them appear!
See, the Sovereign Lord is on my side!
    Who will declare me guilty?

主 耶 和 华 赐 我 受 教 者 的 舌 头 , 使 我 知 道 怎 样 用 言 语 扶 助 疲 乏 的 人 。 主 每 早 晨 提 醒 , 提 醒 我 的 耳 朵 , 使 我 能 听 , 像 受 教 者 一 样 。

主 耶 和 华 开 通 我 的 耳 朵 ; 我 并 没 有 违 背 , 也 没 有 退 後 。

人 打 我 的 背 , 我 任 他 打 ; 人 拔 我 腮 颊 的 胡 须 , 我 由 他 拔 ; 人 辱 我 , 吐 我 , 我 并 不 掩 面 。

主 耶 和 华 必 帮 助 我 , 所 以 我 不 抱 愧 。 我 硬 着 脸 面 好 像 坚 石 ; 我 也 知 道 我 必 不 致 蒙 羞 。

称 我 为 义 的 与 我 相 近 ; 谁 与 我 争 论 , 可 以 与 我 一 同 站 立 ; 谁 与 我 作 对 , 可 以 就 近 我 来 。

主 耶 和 华 要 帮 助 我 ; 谁 能 定 我 有 罪 呢 ?

Song of Worship

Jesus Paid It All – Newsboys

Prayer for our World

Our CBM prayer this week is from Lewis and Felain Lam, Strategic Associates in Germany.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for your love. In commemoration of Palm Sunday, we want to sing praise to you. We welcome you to be our King & our Saviour.

The world has been fighting COVID for more than a year now. People are getting tired. We pray that you bless the government in every country with the wisdom to apply the right policies to reduce the risk of community breakout. Currently there is still 10,000 new cases reported daily in Germany. May you be in control, Lord. May the vaccines be effective.

Read the rest of their prayer or watch the Lams praying it here.

3rd Scripture Reading:

Philippians 2:5-11 (NLT) ; 腓 立 比 書 2:5-11 (CUVS)

5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

Though he was God,
    he did not think of equality with God
    as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
    he took the humble position of a slave
    and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
    he humbled himself in obedience to God
    and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
    and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

你 们 当 以 基 督 耶 稣 的 心 为 心 :

他 本 有 神 的 形 像 , 不 以 自 己 与 神 同 等 为 强 夺 的 ;

反 倒 虚 己 , 取 了 奴 仆 的 形 像 , 成 为 人 的 样 式 ;

既 有 人 的 样 子 , 就 自 己 卑 微 , 存 心 顺 服 , 以 至 於 死 , 且 死 在 十 字 架 上 。

所 以 , 神 将 他 升 为 至 高 , 又 赐 给 他 那 超 乎 万 名 之 上 的 名 ,

10 叫 一 切 在 天 上 的 、 地 上 的 , 和 地 底 下 的 , 因 耶 稣 的 名 无 不 屈 膝 ,

11 无 不 口 称 耶 稣 基 督 为 主 , 使 荣 耀 归 与 父 神 。

Song of Worship

Is He Worthy? – Shane & Shane

4th Scripture Reading:

John 12:12-16 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 12:12-16 (CUVS)

12 The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors 13 took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted,

“Praise God! [Greek: Hosanna! meaning “save now”]
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hail to the King of Israel!”

14 Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy that said:

15 “Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem.
Look, your King is coming,
    riding on a donkey’s colt.”

16 His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him.

12 第 二 天 , 有 许 多 上 来 过 节 的 人 听 见 耶 稣 将 到 耶 路 撒 冷 ,

13 就 拿 着 棕 树 枝 出 去 迎 接 他 , 喊 着 说 : 和 散 那 ! 奉 主 名 来 的 以 色 列 王 是 应 当 称 颂 的 !

14 耶 稣 得 了 一 个 驴 驹 , 就 骑 上 , 如 经 上 所 记 的 说 :

15 锡 安 的 民 ( 原 文 作 女 子 ) 哪 , 不 要 惧 怕 ! 你 的 王 骑 着 驴 驹 来 了 。

16 这 些 事 门 徒 起 先 不 明 白 , 等 到 耶 稣 得 了 荣 耀 以 後 才 想 起 这 话 是 指 着 他 写 的 , 并 且 众 人 果 然 向 他 这 样 行 了 。

Sermon:

“Part of the Crowd” by Pastor Ryan Emmons

You can find all the past sermons on our Sermon Page. The recent ones are also included in the archived Sunday services.

Song of Response:

In Christ Alone – Keith & Kristyn Getty

Benediction:

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:20–21

20 神 能 照 着 运 行 在 我 们 心 里 的 大 力 充 充 足 足 的 成 就 一 切 , 超 过 我 们 所 求 所 想 的 。

21 但 愿 他 在 教 会 中 , 并 在 基 督 耶 稣 里 , 得 着 荣 耀 , 直 到 世 世 代 代 , 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 !

~ 以 弗 所 書 3:20-21


Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

Pastor Jeremy Peters at St. Albert Alliance Church: 11 am https://staalliance.org/livestream/
Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time   https://saddleback.com/watch
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: any time  https://northpoint.org/live
Westlife Church in Calgary: https://www.westlifechurch.ca/

News, Notes, and Needs

  • Weekly announcements are now on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • Our church has resumed in-person worship services in accordance with provincial guidelines. Because we can only have 30 people in at most 21 spots, you will need to register for Sunday worship. Masks are required and no food or drink is allowed in the church. You can register here: https://arbc.sk.ca/register-for-in-person-sunday-service/ . You can register for more than one Sunday at a time, but then please let the office know if you need to cancel.
  • For those worshiping at home, we provide this online Sunday worship service and Zoom groups on Sunday and through the week.
  • You can find our previous online worship services on our Sunday Service Online Archive.
  • You can find all of Pastor Ryan’s sermons and videos at the Sermon page on this website.
  • We also have a YouTube channel and playlists of songs and Pastor Ryan’s videos. The song playlists are in the sidebar and footer of this website.
  • We are on Facebook!
  • If you have a prayer request, please let the church office know and we will pass it on to the prayer group. Or share it on the FB ARBC Community group and people will pray with you there.
  • If you need other help, such as getting groceries while isolated, let the church office know and we will find someone to help. If you can help, please also let the office know. Thank you!

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