On this day in the church year we celebrate the Ascension of the risen Jesus Christ into heaven. The mission of Jesus continues to spread throughout our world today and together we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to carry on that mission. Enjoy and reflect with this short service provided by the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).
Good morning. Thank you for joining us for our worship service for the 5th Sunday of Easter.
Our Gathering Hymn ELW #530 Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather (Trevor Wagler, piano):
Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
Authors: Tokuo Yamaguchi
Japanese Gagaku mode
1 Here, O Lord, your servants gather,
hand we link with hand;
looking toward our Savior’s cross,
joined in love we stand.
As we seek the realm of God,
we unite to pray:
Jesus, Savior, guide our steps
for you are the way.