Dear People of Zion,
I am sorry we can not be together today celebrating Palm Sunday and preparing for Holy Week in the days to come.  
Below is our Palm Sunday / The Passion of Our Lord virtual worship opportunity.  We are using the same format we did for March 29th as we have received positive feedback to continue in this way. Please contact us if you have any thoughts or suggestions as we move forward.  Stay-tuned for ways that we can worship together on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Be well,
Pastor Jeff
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JOIN US… 
 
THIS MORNING, April 5th at 11:30AM for a Virtual Zoom coffee hour
 
 
AND THIS EVENING, April 5th at 7:00PM,
Topic – Let’s start the week together –  A chance to check-in before we begin a new week.
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          PALM SUNDAY – THE PASSION OF OUR LORD
                                     April 5, 2020

Processional Gospel:  Matthew 21:1-11

(click here for the Reading)
Gathering Hymn  ELW# 344  “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Opening Hymn for April 5
Opening Hymn for April 5
Prayer of the Day:
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
Reading: CLICK HERE
Palm Sunday Passion Gospel:  Matthew 27:11-54
(In four parts…)
Passion reading Part 1
Passion reading Part 1
Passion reading part 2
Passion reading part 2
Passion Reading, Part 3
Passion Reading, Part 3
Passion Reading, Part 4
Passion Reading, Part 4
Passion Reading, Part 5
Passion Reading, Part 5
Children’s Sermon:
Children's message for April 5
Children’s message for April 5
Sermon:
Palm Sunday meditation
Palm Sunday meditation
Hymn of the Day ELW #351  “O Sacred Head Now Wounded”
Hymn of the day for April 5th
Hymn of the day for April 5th
Prayers:  CLICK HERE for printed version of prayers.
Click image below for interactive prayer link video
Prayers for April 5th
Prayers for April 5th
Blessing
Now is the acceptable time.
Now is the day of salvation.
Holy God,
speaking, spoken, and inspiring,
☩ bless you, unbind you,
and send you in love and in peace.
Amen.
Sending Hymn: ELW #347 “Go to Dark Gethsemane”
Sending hymn for April 5th
Sending hymn for April 5th
Dismissal
Go in peace. Share the good news.
Thanks be to God.
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Announcements:
Announcements for April 5th
Announcements for April 5th
CLICK HERE for a Sunday School family page submitted by Ali.
CLICK HERE for Coloring Page

Click Here for “Taking Faith Home” bulletin insert

Please remember…Whether people are at worship or not, we still have expenses. Please mail your gifts to Zion at 531 Woodruff Street, Southington, CT 06468 OR  donate through the website (click on this link)  Zion Lutheran Online Giving.  You can set up automatic giving or do a one time donation.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
+Special Thanks to Chris and Michiela Messner, The Redline family, and Lydia and Bill Holbrook,  for their gifts of music,  and to Dean Radke, Abby Darling, Lisa Proffitt, John Miller,  and Bill Holbrook for reading the Passion Gospel.
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