28 March 2021
Book: Mark

Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem

Speaker: Pastor Cheryl

Bible Passage: Mark 11:1-11

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, The Inclusive Bible

I thank you, YHWH, for your goodness! Your love is everlasting!

Let Israel say it: “Your love is everlasting!”


Open the gates of justice for me, let me come in and thank you, YHWH!

This is the gate of YHWH, and only the upright can enter!

Thank you for hearing me, for saving me.

It was the stone which the builders rejected that became the keystone;

This is YHWH’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.

This is the day YHWH has made—let us celebrate with joy!


Please, YHWH, please save us! Please, YHWH, give us prosperity now!

Blessings on the one who comes in the Name of YHWH!

We bless you from YHWH’s temple!

YHWH is God and God has enlightened us.

Join the festal procession!

With palm fronds in hand, go up to the horns of the altar!

You are my God, and I thank you; you are my God, and I exalt you.

Thank you for hearing me, for saving me.

Thank you, YHWH, for your goodness!

Your love is everlasting!


New Testament Reading

Mark 11:1-11, New Revised Standard Version

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.