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Jesus Ascends to His Heavenly Throne Redeemer Lutheran Church Thursday, May 29 th 2014
Welcome 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.
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Prayer Before Worship O 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
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Fellowship Please join us after the service to enjoy fellowship and treats provided by Redeemer members.
Jesus Ascends to His Heavenly Throne Redeemer Lutheran Church Thursday, May 29 th 2014
Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise CW #175 Verses 1-6 Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-88 Setting: ORIENTIS PARTIBUS Tune: Pierre de Corbeille, d. 1221, adapt.
Verse 1: Hail the day that sees him rise To his throne above the skies! Christ, the Lamb for sinners giv'n, Reascends his native heav'n.
Verse 2: There the glorious triumph waits: Lift your heads, eternal gates. He has conquered death and sin; Take the King of glory in!
Verse 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.
Verse 4: See, he lifts his hands above; See, he shows the prints of love. Hark! His gracious lips bestow Blessings on his Church below.
Verse 5: Still for us he intercedes; His prevailing death he pleads. He, the first of all our race, Near himself prepares a place.
Verse 6: There we shall with you remain Partners in your endless reign, There your face unclouded view, Find our heav'n of heav'ns in you.
Opening Verses Pastor: 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.
Ascension Dialogue Pastor:Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. All: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Ascension Dialogue Pastor:How majestic is the Lord’s name in all the earth! All: He has set his glory above the heavens.
Ascension Dialogue Pastor:For the Lord is the Most High over all the earth. All: He is exalted far above all gods.
Ascension Dialogue Pastor: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.
Ascension Dialogue Pastor:The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble. All: He sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.
Ascension Dialogue Pastor:The throne of our God will last forever and ever. All: A scepter of justice will be the scepter of his kingdom.
Ascension Dialogue Pastor:Praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted. All: His splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
Prayer of the Day Pastor: Let us pray. (The pastor says the Prayer of the Day.) All: Amen.
God’s Word to His People Acts 1:1-11 Jesus ascends to heaven
God’s Word to His People Ephesians 1:15-23 Christ has authority over all things
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! Verse of the Day
God’s Word to His People Luke 24:44-53 Jesus reveals the Scriptures and promises the Spirit
On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build CW #173 Verses 1-3 Text: Josua Wegelin, 1604-40 Setting: NUN FREUT EUCH, LIEBEN CHRISTEN Tune: Etlich Cristlich lider, Wittenberg, 1524
Verse 1: On Christ's ascension I now build The hope of my ascension. This hope alone has always stilled All doubt and apprehension; For where the head is, there as well I know his members are to dwell When Christ shall come and call them.
Verse 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 soar To still their deepest yearning.
Verse 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 peace In answer to my pleading.
Mission Accomplished 1) For Jesus: Yes 2) For Us: Not Yet
Confession of Faith Luther’s Explanation of the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed from the Small Catechism
All: 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.
All: 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.
All: 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.
In thankfulness for our salvation, we support God’s work with our offerings.
Crown Him with Many Crowns CW #341 Verses 1-4 Text: Matthew Bridges, 1800-94 (st. 1-2, 4) Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903 (st. 3) Setting: DIADEMATA Tune: George J. Elvey, 1816-93
Verse 1: Crown him with many crowns, The Lamb upon his throne; Hark how the heav'nly anthem drowns All music but its own. Awake, my soul, and sing Of him who died for thee, And hail him as thy matchless King Through all eternity.
Verse 2: Crown him the Lord of love— Behold his hands and side, Rich wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified. No angel in the sky Can fully bear that sight, But downward bends his wond'ring eye At mysteries so bright.
Verse 3: Crown him the Lord of life, Who triumphed o'er the grave And rose victorious in the strife For those he came to save. His glories now we sing Who died and rose on high, Who died eternal life to bring And lives that death may die.
Verse 4: Crown him the Lord of heav'n, Enthroned in worlds above; Crown him the King to whom is giv'n The wondrous name of Love. Crown him with many crowns As thrones before him fall; Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns For he is King of all.
Prayer of the Church Pastor: 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 victory over sin, death, Satan, and hell.
Prayer of the Church Pastor: 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.
Prayer of the Church Pastor: 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.
Prayer of the Church Pastor: 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.
Prayer of the Church (Special prayers and intercessions may follow) Pastor: Hear us, Lord, as we bring you our private petitions and silently pray… (Silent prayer)
Prayer of the Church Pastor: 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.
Lord’s Prayer All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
Lord’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.
Lord’s Prayer All: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
All Earth Rejoice With a Gladsome Voice Arr by H. Hhopson Redeemer Choir
All 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.
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace. All : Amen. Amen. Amen. The Blessing
A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing CW #171 Verses 1-7 cong vs 2 & 5 Text: The Venerable Bede, 673-735 Setting: LASST UNS ERFREUEN Tune: Ausserlesene, Catholische, Geistliche Kirchenfesäng, köln, 1623
Choir Verse 1: A hymn of glory let us sing! New hymns throughout the world shall ring: Alleluia! Christ, by a road before untrod, Ascends unto the throne of God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
All Verse 2: The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand. Alleluia! And with the virgin mother see Their Lord ascend in majesty. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Choir Verse 3: To whom the shining angels cry, “Why stand and gaze upon the sky?” Alleluia! “This is the Savior!” thus they say, “This is his glorious triumph day!” Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Choir Verse 4: “You see him now, ascending high, Up to the portals of the sky.” Alleluia! “Hereafter Jesus shall you see, Returning in great majesty.” Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
All Verse 5: O Lord, our homeward pathway bend, That our unwearied hearts ascend. Alleluia! Where seated on your Father’s throne, You reign as King of Kings alone. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Choir Verse 6: Give us your joy on earth, O Lord, In heav’n to be our great reward, Alleluia! When, throned with you forever, we, Shall praise your name eternally. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!