Worship at Home – Palm Sunday 5th April 2020

We are not able to gather physically to worship today. However, we remember that although we may be apart, we can still worship together.

Here are some resources and suggestions to help you worship at home and join together as the body of Christ. 

We have recorded a short act of worship for Palm Sunday. The order of service is available for you to print, view, or download here.

The service includes two hymns: Ride On Ride On In Majesty and Meekness and Majesty recorded at Hamdon Community Arts Project by Martin Schellenberg, Director of Music, St Mary’s Beaminster.

We continue our weekly reflection on the week’s gospel in our latest Rev Chat video.

The readings for Lent 5 are:

  • Liturgy of the Palms Matthew 21:1-11
  • Liturgy of the Passion
  • Isaiah 50:4-9a
  • Psalm 31:9-16
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • Matthew 26:14-end of 27

We decided not to use the long Gospel in our act of worship but it is easily read at home. 

Collect for Palm Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

External Resources

The BBC will broadcast an act of worship on Sunday at 10.45am –   www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h05p

The Church of England have recorded a service for Palm Sunday with the Bishop of Manchester. It will be broadcast on the Church of England website and the Church of England Facebook page at 9am on Sunday 5th April – churchofengland.org – Palm Sunday Service

And finally some music. 

A fabulous Palm Sunday anthem from The Sixteen Hosanna to the Son of David, Weelkes – www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OSLBAMJSGY 

And a modern worship song Hosanna by Hillsong – www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnMevXQutyE

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