2022-04-10 – Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and our Sunday morning Connections Café on zoom starts at 9:30 am. This online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Our past online Sunday services are here.

Prelude

1st Scripture

Psalm 22:1-8 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 22:1-8 (CUVS)

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
    Why are you so far away when I groan for help?
Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer.
    Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.

Yet you are holy,
    enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Our ancestors trusted in you,
    and you rescued them.
They cried out to you and were saved.
    They trusted in you and were never disgraced.

But I am a worm and not a man.
    I am scorned and despised by all!
Everyone who sees me mocks me.
    They sneer and shake their heads, saying,
“Is this the one who relies on the Lord?
    Then let the Lord save him!
If the Lord loves him so much,
    let the Lord rescue him!”

Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb
    and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.
10 I was thrust into your arms at my birth.
    You have been my God from the moment I was born.

22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.
    I will praise you among your assembled people.
23 Praise the Lord, all you who fear him!
    Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob!
    Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy.
    He has not turned his back on them,
    but has listened to their cries for help.

22 ( 大 卫 的 诗 , 交 与 伶 长 。 调 用 朝 鹿 。 ) 我 的 神 , 我 的 神 ! 为 甚 麽 离 弃 我 ? 为 甚 麽 远 离 不 救 我 ? 不 听 我 唉 哼 的 言 语 ?

我 的 神 啊 , 我 白 日 呼 求 , 你 不 应 允 , 夜 间 呼 求 , 并 不 住 声 。

但 你 是 圣 洁 的 , 是 用 以 色 列 的 赞 美 为 宝 座 ( 或 译 : 居 所 ) 的 。

我 们 的 祖 宗 倚 靠 你 ; 他 们 倚 靠 你 , 你 便 解 救 他 们 。

他 们 哀 求 你 , 便 蒙 解 救 ; 他 们 倚 靠 你 , 就 不 羞 愧 。

但 我 是 虫 , 不 是 人 , 被 众 人 羞 辱 , 被 百 姓 藐 视 。

凡 看 见 我 的 都 嗤 笑 我 ; 他 们 撇 嘴 摇 头 , 说 :

他 把 自 己 交 托 耶 和 华 , 耶 和 华 可 以 救 他 罢 ! 耶 和 华 既 喜 悦 他 , 可 以 搭 救 他 罢 !

但 你 是 叫 我 出 母 腹 的 ; 我 在 母 怀 里 , 你 就 使 我 有 倚 靠 的 心 。

10 我 自 出 母 胎 就 被 交 在 你 手 里 ; 从 我 母 亲 生 我 , 你 就 是 我 的 神 

22 我 要 将 你 的 名 传 与 我 的 弟 兄 , 在 会 中 我 要 赞 美 你 。

23 你 们 敬 畏 耶 和 华 的 人 要 赞 美 他 ! 雅 各 的 後 裔 都 要 荣 耀 他 ! 以 色 列 的 後 裔 都 要 惧 怕 他 !

24 因 为 他 没 有 藐 视 憎 恶 受 苦 的 人 , 也 没 有 向 他 掩 面 ; 那 受 苦 之 人 呼 吁 的 时 候 , 他 就 垂 听 。

Opening Worship

Time for Quiet and Reflection

2nd Scripture

Ephesians 3:14-21 (NLT) ; 以 弗 所 書 3:14-21 (CUVS)

14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

14 因 此 , 我 在 父 面 前 屈 膝 ,

15 ( 天 上 地 上 的 各 ( 或 作 : 全 ) 家 , 都 是 从 他 得 名 。 )

16 求 他 按 着 他 丰 盛 的 荣 耀 , 藉 着 他 的 灵 , 叫 你 们 心 里 的 力 量 刚 强 起 来 ,

17 使 基 督 因 你 们 的 信 , 住 在 你 们 心 里 , 叫 你 们 的 爱 心 有 根 有 基 ,

18 能 以 和 众 圣 徒 一 同 明 白 基 督 的 爱 是 何 等 长 阔 高 深 ,

19 并 知 道 这 爱 是 过 於 人 所 能 测 度 的 , 便 叫 神 一 切 所 充 满 的 , 充 满 了 你 们 。

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 !

Prayer of Response

Heavenly Father, You are gracious and wise beyond all our understanding. When we think of the riches you give us as your children, and that we can come boldly and confidently before You, the Creator of everything in Heaven and on Earth, what can we do but bow before you in praise and thanksgiving?
We place our whole trust in Jesus, our Saviour. How wonderful that he makes his home in our hearts along with your Holy Spirit.


Your glorious strength never runs out like ours does. From your abundance, give us the inner strength we need to live in a way that pleases you. We want our roots to grow down deep into your love, the source of all our strength. Help us understand how deeply you love each one of us: how wide, how long, how high, and how deep your love is. The love of Jesus is too enormous for us to understand, but help us experience as much of his love in our lives as we are able to hold.


We give You all the glory, Almighty God. For with your power, strength and love in us, we will be able to do amazing and wonderful things that we can’t even imagine now. May it be so. All glory to God in our church and in all churches and all generations, in Jesus our Saviour, forever and ever! Amen.

3rd Scripture

Luke 19:36-44 (NLT) ; 路 加 福 音 19:36-44 (CUVS)

36 As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him. 37 When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.

38 “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
    Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!”

39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”

40 He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”

41 But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. 42 “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes. 43 Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side. 44 They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not recognize it when God visited you.”

36 走 的 时 候 , 众 人 把 衣 服 铺 在 路 上 。

37 将 近 耶 路 撒 冷 , 正 下 橄 榄 山 的 时 候 , 众 门 徒 因 所 见 过 的 一 切 异 能 , 都 欢 乐 起 来 , 大 声 赞 美 神 ,

38 说 : 奉 主 名 来 的 王 是 应 当 称 颂 的 ! 在 天 上 有 和 平 ; 在 至 高 之 处 有 荣 光 。

39 众 人 中 有 几 个 法 利 赛 人 对 耶 稣 说 : 夫 子 , 责 备 你 的 门 徒 罢 !

40 耶 稣 说 : 我 告 诉 你 们 , 若 是 他 们 闭 口 不 说 , 这 些 石 头 必 要 呼 叫 起 来 。

41 耶 稣 快 到 耶 路 撒 冷 , 看 见 城 , 就 为 他 哀 哭 ,

42 说 : 巴 不 得 你 在 这 日 子 知 道 关 系 你 平 安 的 事 ; 无 奈 这 事 现 在 是 隐 藏 的 , 叫 你 的 眼 看 不 出 来 。

43 因 为 日 子 将 到 , 你 的 仇 敌 必 筑 起 土 垒 , 周 围 环 绕 你 , 四 面 困 住 你 ,

44 并 要 扫 灭 你 和 你 里 头 的 儿 女 , 连 一 块 石 头 也 不 留 在 石 头 上 , 因 你 不 知 道 眷 顾 你 的 时 候 。

Sermon

“Do You Recognize Jesus?” by Pastor Ryan Emmons

You can find past sermons on the Sermons page and in our Sunday Service archive.

Corporate Prayer and Response

Our CBM prayer this week is introduced by Suraj Komaravalli, Team Leader in India. A list of prayer items for this region can be found on the CBM Prayerline.

Prayer items and updates about CBM’s relief work in Ukraine are at the CBM website. Take time now to send your praises, thanks and concerns to the Lord.

Closing Song

Benediction

Now may the God of peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
~ Hebrews 13:20-21

20 但 愿 赐 平 安 的 神 , 就 是 那 凭 永 约 之 血 、 使 群 羊 的 大 牧 人 ─ 我 主 耶 稣 从 死 里 复 活 的 神 ,

21 在 各 样 善 事 上 成 全 你 们 , 叫 你 们 遵 行 他 的 旨 意 ; 又 藉 着 耶 稣 基 督 在 你 们 心 里 行 他 所 喜 悦 的 事 。 愿 荣 耀 归 给 他 , 直 到 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 

~ 希 伯 來 書 13:20-21 (CUVS)


Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

St. Albert Alliance Church near Edmonton: 11 am Alberta time (same in summer, 1 hour ahead in winter)
Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: 9 and 11 am EST (2 hours ahead in summer, 1 in summer)
Westlife Church in Calgary: 9 and 11 am Alberta time (same in summer, 1 hour ahead in winter)

News, Notes, and Needs

  • Weekly announcements are on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • For those worshiping at home, we provide this “self-serve” online Sunday worship service and Zoom groups on Sunday and through the week.
  • We are currently testing the live streaming of our worship services. If you would like to be on the list to receive the private link and provide feedback on what you see and hear, let the office know.
  • 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!