You are invited to our special midweek worship service to celebrate Christ’s return to his throne after his resurrection. Jesus Ascension reminds us that Christ rules all things for the good of his Church. Join us for this joyful worship service at 7:00 pm. Following the worship service, we will again head to the Chelsea Dairy Queen for our annual “Ascension Day Ice Cream.” Hope you can make it to worship our risen and ascended Savior!
In the early 700s AD, there lived an English churchman known to history as the Venerable Bede. He was the great teacher of the middle ages, the man who divided history into AD and BC, the first great historian of the English language and a devout man of God. On May 25, 735 AD, on the great Ascension Vigil, Bede finished his translation of the Gospel of St. John into Old English. Then, on that day of Ascension, he died. From his deathbed, the Teacher of the Middle Ages spoke the words that have become the Prayer of the Day on Ascension. This beautiful prayer sets the tone for the day, beginning with a note of triumph and ending with a supplication for the Spirit and his work.
Lord Jesus, King of glory, on this day you ascended far above the heavens and at God’s right hand you rule the nations. Leave us not alone, we pray, but grant us the Spirit of truth that at your command and by your power we may be your witnesses in all the world; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.