Jesus leaves the disciples, but sends them out with a promise of the Holy Spirit
Ascension Day is sort of an orphan holiday for the church. In Luther’s Day people would get the day off. Today, most people don’t really know what it’s about, since it falls in the middle of the work week. This short (5 Min.) video should help you remember the story and to celebrate this holy day.
Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your blessed Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things. Mercifully give us faith to trust that, as he promised, he abides with us on earth to the end of time, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Readings & Psalm
Readings and Psalms
- Acts 1:1-11
Jesus sends the apostles
- Psalm 47
God has gone up with a shout. (Ps. 47:5)
- Psalm 93 (alternate)
Ever since the world began, your throne has been established. (Ps. 93:2)
- Ephesians 1:15-23
Eyes to see the risen and ascended Christ
- Luke 24:44-53
Christ present in all times and places
I am with you always, to the end | of the age. Alleluia.
Offerings of Thanksgiving
While we are keeping physical social distance, there are still options for you to continue bringing your offerings to God and support the ministries of Grace.
- Mail a check to church address below
- Online bill pay through your bank
- Online giving – Orange button
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!