Sentence of the day:
At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The Palm Gospel:
Matthew 21: 1-11
Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ fulfilled your will
by taking our nature and giving his life for us:
help us to follow the example of his humility
by walking in the way of the cross;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Isaiah 50: 4-9
Philippians 2: 5-11
Matthew 26: 14-27
Jesus says “You will all become deserters because of me this night; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”
A prayer at the time of COVID-19:
AUTHOR OF LIFE,
HEALER OF OF NATIONS;
GRANT US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF
GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE
AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION
FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE
(Venerable Rodney Whiteman)
Prayer as we face the National Lockdown:
Lord God, in this season of fear and uncertainty,
as we face the threat of the coronavirus,
Grant us the wisdom and determination to walk in one another’s shoes,
The confidence and the humility to draw closer to you and to those affected,
Empower us to pastor those who are ill, to weep for the dead,
to support the healers and to care for and love one another.
And the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with us all, now and always. Amen.
(Archbishop Thabo Makgoba)
Commission and Benediction:
Commission & Benediction
Go now and follow Christ in obedience.
Have the same mind as was in Christ Jesus;
Keep your ears open to God’s teaching;
Be humble, even in the face of hostility
and do not turn back.
And may God help you and keep you from disgrace;
May Christ Jesus lead you through the gates of justice;
And may the Holy Spirit keep you in God’s steadfast love and fill your mouths with praise to the glory of God.
Lindsey Schutters and Archdeacon Rodney Whiteman