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1Redeemer Lutheran Church Jesus Ascends to His Heavenly ThroneRedeemer Lutheran ChurchThursday, May 29th 2014
2Welcome to Redeemer!Ascension Day is 40 days after Easter.While we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, we commemorate his physical departure from earth into heaven where he rules and reigns over all things as our King.One day we will cross safely to the other side to live with him.
3For Our GuestsIf you have questions, let us try to help. Speak with an usher, greeter, or the person next to you.If you’d like to learn more about Redeemer and its ministry, please talk to Pastor Wolfe or a church member after the service.
4Children’s MessageEach week, our younger worshipers are invited to the front of church before the sermon hymn to hear a special message for them from Pastor Wolfe.
5Young WorshipersThere are children’s bulletins coloring pages & quiet bags with crayons and books available in the back of church for our young worshipers.
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7Prayer Before WorshipO Ascended Lord, bless us through your Word of grace.We ask forgiveness for our sins and plead your mercy.It is your love that will bring us home to heaven where we will sit with you in perfect peace and glory in the mansions you have prepared for us.Thank you for those wonderful promises. Amen
8Please be courteous and silence all pagers and cell phones. Thank you.
9Fellowship Please join us after the service to enjoy fellowship and treats provided byRedeemer members.
10Redeemer Lutheran Church Jesus Ascends to His Heavenly ThroneRedeemer Lutheran ChurchThursday, May 29th 2014
11Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise CW #175 Verses 1-6 Text: Charles Wesley,Setting: ORIENTIS PARTIBUSTune: Pierre de Corbeille, d. 1221, adapt.
12Verse 1:Hail the day that sees him riseTo his throne above the skies!Christ, the Lamb for sinners giv'n,Reascends his native heav'n.
13Verse 2:There the glorious triumph waits:Lift your heads, eternal gates.He has conquered death and sin;Take the King of glory in!
14Verse 3:See, the heav'n its Lord receives,Yet he loves the earth he leaves;Though returning to his throne,Still he calls mankind his own.
15Verse 4:See, he lifts his hands above;See, he shows the prints of love.Hark! His gracious lips bestowBlessings on his Church below.
16Verse 5:Still for us he intercedes;His prevailing death he pleads.He, the first of all our race,Near himself prepares a place.
17Verse 6:There we shall with you remainPartners in your endless reign,There your face unclouded view,Find our heav'n of heav'ns in you.
18Opening VersesPastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.All: And also with you.
19Ascension DialoguePastor: Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.All: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
20Ascension DialoguePastor: How majestic is the Lord’s name in all the earth!All: He has set his glory above the heavens.
21Ascension DialoguePastor: For the Lord is the Most High over all the earth.All: He is exalted far above all gods.
22Ascension DialoguePastor: God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.All: God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.
23Ascension Dialogue Pastor: The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble. All: He sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.
24Ascension DialoguePastor: The throne of our God will last forever and ever.All: A scepter of justice will be the scepter of his kingdom.
25Ascension DialoguePastor: Praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted.All: His splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
26(The pastor says the Prayer of the Day.) Pastor: Let us pray.(The pastor says the Prayer of the Day.)All: Amen.
27God’s Word to His People Acts 1:1-11Jesus ascends to heaven
36God’s Word to His People Ephesians 1:15-23Christ has authority over all things
37Verse of the Day Choir : Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!Surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
38God’s Word to His People Luke 24:44-53Jesus reveals the Scripturesand promises the Spirit
39On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build CW #173 Verses 1-3 Text: Josua Wegelin,Setting: NUN FREUT EUCH, LIEBEN CHRISTENTune: Etlich Cristlich lider, Wittenberg, 1524
40Verse 1:On Christ's ascension I now buildThe hope of my ascension.This hope alone has always stilledAll doubt and apprehension;For where the head is, there as wellI know his members are to dwellWhen Christ shall come and call them.
41Verse 2:Since Christ returned to claim his throne,Great gifts for me obtaining,My heart shall rest in him alone,No other rest remaining,For where my treasure went before,There all my thoughts shall ever soarTo still their deepest yearning.
42Verse 3:Oh, grant, dear Lord, this grace to me,Recalling your ascension,That I may serve you faithfully,Adorning your redemption;And then, when all my days will cease,Let me depart in joy and peaceIn answer to my pleading.
43Mission AccomplishedFor Jesus: YesFor Us: Not Yet
44Luther’s Explanation of the Confession of FaithLuther’s Explanation of theSecond Articleof the Apostles’ Creedfrom the Small Catechism
45All:I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord.
46All:He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death.
47All:All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally.This is most certainly true.
48In thankfulness for our salvation, we support God’s work with our offerings.
49Crown Him with Many Crowns CW #341 Verses 1-4 Text: Matthew Bridges, (st. 1-2, 4)Godfrey Thring, (st. 3)Setting: DIADEMATATune: George J. Elvey,
50Verse 1:Crown him with many crowns,The Lamb upon his throne;Hark how the heav'nly anthem drownsAll music but its own.Awake, my soul, and singOf him who died for thee,And hail him as thy matchless KingThrough all eternity.
51Verse 2:Crown him the Lord of love—Behold his hands and side,Rich wounds, yet visible above,In beauty glorified.No angel in the skyCan fully bear that sight,But downward bends his wond'ring eyeAt mysteries so bright.
52Verse 3: Crown him the Lord of life, Who triumphed o'er the grave And rose victorious in the strifeFor those he came to save.His glories now we singWho died and rose on high,Who died eternal life to bringAnd lives that death may die.
53Verse 4:Crown him the Lord of heav'n,Enthroned in worlds above;Crown him the King to whom is giv'nThe wondrous name of Love.Crown him with many crownsAs thrones before him fall;Crown him, ye kings, with many crownsFor he is King of all.
54Prayer of the ChurchPastor: Blessed Jesus, you ascended to the right hand of your Father’s majesty, power, and glory and now reign as eternal King of kings and Lord of lords.All: We praise you for your victoryover sin, death, Satan, and hell.
55Prayer of the ChurchPastor: O ascended Prophet, equip your Church to proclaim the precious gospel message of God’s love for all the world.All: Give courage to our hearts, power to our words, and success to our efforts.
56Prayer of the ChurchPastor: O ascended High Priest, represent us before the Father as his own dear children and heirs. Defend us against Satan’s every accusation. Ask for the Father’s rich blessings in our everyday lives.All: Plead for his mercy and grace on our behalf.
57Prayer of the ChurchPastor: O ascended King, direct the affairs of governments and nations that they may serve the best interest of your Church.All: You are our Lord, Master, and King.
58intercessions may follow) Prayer of the Church(Special prayers andintercessions may follow)Pastor: Hear us, Lord, as we bring you our private petitions and silently pray…(Silent prayer)
59Prayer of the ChurchPastor: As the disciples lifted their eyes to watch your ascension, so lift our eyes daily to look for your coming again in glory.All: Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.
60Lord’s Prayer All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,your will be doneon earth as in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.
61Lord’s Prayer All: Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.Lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.
62Lord’s Prayer All: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
63All Earth Rejoice With a Gladsome Voice Arr by H. HhopsonRedeemer Choir
64All earth rejoice with a gladsome voice; Now sing we alleluia.Praise the Lord.Rejoice, rejoice and sing.Sing alleluia, sing, Christ reigns on high.Sound the trumpet; sound the harp. Praise the Lord.
65The Blessing you and be gracious to you. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine onyou and be gracious to you.The Lord look on you with favorand give you peace.All : Amen. Amen. Amen.
66A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing CW #171 Verses 1-7 cong vs 2 & 5 Text: The Venerable Bede,Setting: LASST UNS ERFREUENTune: Ausserlesene, Catholische, Geistliche Kirchenfesäng, köln, 1623
67Choir Verse 1:A hymn of glory let us sing!New hymns throughout the world shall ring:Alleluia! Alleluia!Christ, by a road before untrod,Ascends unto the throne of God.Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
68All Verse 2:The holy apostolic bandUpon the Mount of Olives stand.Alleluia! Alleluia!And with the virgin mother seeTheir Lord ascend in majesty.Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
69Choir Verse 3:To whom the shining angels cry,“Why stand and gaze upon the sky?”Alleluia! Alleluia!“This is the Savior!” thus they say,“This is his glorious triumph day!”Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
70Choir Verse 4:“You see him now, ascending high,Up to the portals of the sky.”Alleluia! Alleluia!“Hereafter Jesus shall you see,Returning in great majesty.”Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
71All Verse 5:O Lord, our homeward pathway bend,That our unwearied hearts ascend.Alleluia! Alleluia!Where seated on your Father’s throne,You reign as King of Kings alone.Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
72Choir Verse 6:Give us your joy on earth, O Lord,In heav’n to be our great reward,Alleluia! Alleluia!When, throned with you forever, we,Shall praise your name eternally.Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!