Hallelujah! Jesus Has Ascended!

May 13, 2010
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 212; Grade School Choir; 215; 738
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, who has ascended on high to exercise all authority and power as the Head of Your Church, I pray that You would be with and bless me this evening as I enter Your house of worship. Lead me to sincere repentance, uplift me with Your mercy, and fill me with both hope and joy. It is in Your saving name, Jesus, that I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 110

First Reading: 

Psalm 47

Jesus, identified here as “the LORD,” is pictured by the psalmist in His exaltation having “gone up” and reigning over all the earth from heaven’s throne!

Second Reading: 

Acts 1:1-11

Luke begins his book of Acts retelling in greater details the story with which he ends his Gospel account—the ascension of our Savior Jesus.