Order of Worship:
The Invocation And Confessional Prayer
Our Responsive Ascension Reading
P: The Lord reigns; He is robed in majesty and armed with strength.
C: The world is firmly established and cannot be moved. Your throne was established long ago, for You are from eternity.
P: Mightier than the thunder of the great waters and the breakers of the sea is the Lord almighty.
C: Your statues stand firm; Holiness adorns Your house forever, O Lord.
Before Jehovah’s mighty throne, Ye nations, bow with humble awe;
Know that the Lord is God alone; He can create and He destr
We are his people, we his sheep, Our souls and all our mortal frame.
In love He blesses and He keeps – All praise and glory to His Name.
P: After Jesus had taken his disciples up to the Mount of Olives, encour- aged them in their great calling of proclaiming the Gospel to all the earth, and as He was blessing them, he was suddenly taken up before their eyes until a cloud hit Him from their sight.
C: As they were looking intently into the sky, suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do stand there gazing into the sky. This same Jesus, Who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1: 9-11)
P: “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him a Name that is above every name, C: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
P: “The incomparable power of God is at work in us who believe. That mighty power was at work in Christ when God raised Him from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come.
C: And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the Church, which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills everything in every way.” (Ephesians 1: 19-21)
O grant, our prayer,Ascended Lord:Our eyes to see Your boundless love, Our hearts in faith look to Your Word; O bring us to our home above.
To Father, Son & Holy Ghost, The God Whom heaven & earth adore,
From us and from the angel host, Be praise and glory evermore.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Baptism Of Joelle Estelle Weasler
The Sermon …………………………………… Colossians 3: 1-4
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of god. Set your mind on things above, not on things below. For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
SET YOUR HEART ON THINGS ABOVE
1. Because You Have Died And Risen With Christ
2. Because Sin-Gravity Seeks To Drag You Down
3. Because Your Life Goals Are Eternal
Hymn 215 – “Draw us To Thee”
Our Faith-Gifts For The Lord’s Work
Our Prayer And Our Lord’s Benediction
Silent Prayer And Announcements
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Image: [The Ascension by Brian Jekel – from Pictures of Jesus]