Palm Sunday: March 24, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

Palm Sunday: March 24, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

“Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” (arr. Tim Graf)
Tim Graf

“All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Open to me the gates of righteousness,
That I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
Hosanna!  Hosanna!
Save us, we ask, O Lord.  Save us!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna!  Hosanna!
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
That I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
Hosanna!  Hosanna!
Save us, we ask, O Lord.  Save us!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna!  Hosanna!
Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’  Jesus, our King, the Prince of Peace, comes in the name of the Lord to heal, to serve, to save, to bless.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna!  Hosanna in the highest!  Hosanna!

Shawna Berg


“Hosanna in the Highest” (David W. Music)
Starlight Singers, Sonshine Singers, Canticle Choir, Larry Bach (Choir Director)


Luke 19:28-40

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

The word of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest!

“Only in Jerusalem”


“Benedictus” (Karl Jenkins)
Tim Graf






“My Song is Love Unknown” (St. 1- Choir, St. 2-3, 6- ALL) ELW # 343 

Go in peace.  Go in prayer.  Thanks be to God.

Tim Graf

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Worship & Music)
  • Larry Bach (Canticle Choir Director)
  • Jill Boyd (Sonshine Singers Director)
  • Hannah Fleming (Starlight Singers Director)
  • Barb Carroll (Organist)
  • Starlight Singers
  • Sonshine Singers
  • Canticle Choir


As a community of faith we are connected through joy, sorrow, worship, and prayer. Please pray for the people listed below.
Your prayers are greatly appreciated!

We ask for God’s loving embrace to hold all those who mourn, especially:

  • Prayers for Karan Brady’s family and friends upon her death
  • Prayers for Karen Moen and family on the death of her mother, Jean Hyde
  • Eldon and Wendy Berkland on the death of their son, Andre
  • Nancy Anderson and family on the death of her mother, Della Tufte
  • Bob and Diane Werth on the death of their nephew, Bruce Voigt
  • Prayers for Bennett Hanson and family on the death of his grandmother, Barbara Nichols
  • Prayers for Mary Gustafson and family on the death of her mother, Barbara Jean Burger
  • Prayers for Gay and Bob Schmidt and family on the death of their 16 year old grandson
  • Loved ones and all first responders and families in the deaths of two police officers and a medic in Burnsville

Prayers of Mourning:

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Psalm 130:1–2
For I am convinced that neither death nor life… nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38–39
Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die’. John 11:25–26

As we are praying for all members of the St. Andrew community, this week we pray especially for God’s comfort, healing, protection, and strength to be present with:

  • We request your prayers for a faith-enriching mission trip experience for 15 members of St Andrew and all the Belizean friends we will be visiting. We will enjoy meeting our new friends, working closely with two pastors and congregations, home visits to shut-ins, food distributions, kids clubs, and service projects (kitchen construction work and installing ceiling fans).  
  • Prayers of thanks for Laura Hoffer’s successful surgery
  • Joyce Harstad
  • Sherry Anderson
  • Marty Wyland & Starr Bourque’s brother-in-law, Ben
  • Dan Skoog
  • Paul Skoog’s Gustavus friend whose 8 month old grandchild just entered hospice with a rare neurological disease
  • Joyce Harstad
  • Deb Flach

Long Term Prayers:

  • Gordon Gilbert
  • Kathy Hoagland
  • Dave & Sherri Anderson’s daughter, Sarah Anderson-Jacobson
  • Ron Wolfbauer
  • Dick Smith
  • Tammi Ziesemann as she continues her cancer treatment
  • For the people of Haiti enduring ongoing political upheaval, severe economic challenges, and gang-related violence.
  • For the people of the Middle East and Ukraine – non-violence and peace.
  • All those in the military serving our country

General Prayers:

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. Psalm 55:22a
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Names will remain listed until more are added unless otherwise requested. To add a name to the prayer list, click Prayer Requests or contact Pastor Peter Johnson.

The Pastors of St. Andrew

Pastor Peter Johnson

Acting Interim Senior Pastor and Pastor of Service & Small Groups

Pastor Sarah Fike

Pastor of Children, Youth, & Family

Pastor Matthew Ian Fleming

Pastor of Teaching & Young Adults

Pastor Roger Schindel

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Sue Tjornehoj 

Interim Transition Pastor