Jesus Enters Jerusalem
Year 1 ( 2022 – 2023 )
A rally ensues as Jesus enters Jerusalem. He goes to the Temple and overturns the tables of the moneychangers.
Prayer of Confession
Holy One, you spread a table before us,
a table of generosity and justice,
a table overflowing with love,
a table of sustenance, healing, and hope,
a table to which you invite all your children.
We turn your table over,
turning it against you – and against ourselves.
We set up tables of greed and privilege,
tables of arrogance and pride,
where your abundance is just another commodity,
where your love is portioned and parceled out, where your justice is forgotten.
Turn over the tables again, Holy One.
Invite us once more to your table of grace.
Congregational Song Suggestions
“God the Sculptor of the Mountains”
GTG 5, VT 423
“Heaven Shall Not Wait”
“Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
GTG 197, VT 313
“Jesus Christ is Waiting”
“Jesus Is Coming”
“Lord Jesus, Come and Overturn”
“My Song is Love Unknown”
ELW 343, GTG 209, VT 320
GTG 597, VT 79
Beyond the Hymnal
“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round”
(Freedom song based on the Negro Spiritual “Don’t Let Nobody Turn You ‘Round”)