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Ascension Sunday, May 16, 2021


 

Prelude 

"How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place”,  J. Brahms
Cathedral Singers

How lovely is Thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts.
For my soul, it longeth, yea, fainteth for the courts of the Lord.
My soul and body crieth out, yea, for the living God.
O blest are they that dwell within Thy house;
They praise Thy name evermore.

Welcome Pastor Michael Hayes

 

Ringing of the Bell

 

Ascension Greeting 

Pastor:  Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy.
People:  For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great King over all the earth.
Pastor:  He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named.
People:  And He put all things under His feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Pastor:  God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.
People:  God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises! —
based on Psalm 47:1-2, 7, 8; Ephesians 1:21-22



Opening Hymn “A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing”

verses 1 and 2
A hymn of glory let us sing! New hymns throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Christ, by a road before untrod, Ascends unto the throne of God.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand.
Alleluia, alleluia!
And with His faithful foll’wers see Their Lord ascend in majesty.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Prayer

Pastor:  Let us pray.
Eternal God, mighty in the heavens, You brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, lifting Him to life and drawing Him up into the glory He shares with You and the Holy Spirit.
Stretch our minds and hearts toward Your majestic love. Raise our eyes, lift our heads, expand our vision of You and Your sovereign purposes in the world that rest upon the strength of our ascended Lord.
People:  Amen.
 

Confession

Pastor:  Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from the grave and crowned Him Lord of all.
We confess that we have not bowed before Him or acknowledged His rule in our lives.
We have gone along with the way of the world and failed to give Him glory. Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may be Your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is head of the church, His body.
People:  Amen.



Absolution 

Pastor:  Hear the good news of the gospel: God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which He loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
In Christ, by God’s grace, we are saved. — based on Ephesians 2:4-9
People:  Amen. 


Hymn of Praise  “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

verses 1 and 4
Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark how the heav’nly anthem drowns All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless king Through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of life, Who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring And lives that death may die.



First Reading Acts 1:1-11 NIV

1In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my
witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking 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.”
Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!

Anthem  “With a Voice of Singing”,  M. Shaw
Cathedral Singers

With a voice of singing declare ye this, and let it be heard:
“Alleluia!”
Utter it even unto the ends of the earth.
The Lord hath delivered His people. Alleluia!
O be joyful in God, all ye lands, O sing praises to the honor of His name,
Make His praise to be glorious.
With a voice of singing declare ye this, and let it be heard:
“Alleluia!”

Holy Gospel Luke 24:44-53 NIV

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.
Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!


Hymn of the Day “Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious”

Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious;
 See the Man of Sorrows now!
From the fight returned victorious,
 Ev’ry knee to Him shall bow.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crowns become the victor’s brow.
Crowns become the victor’s brow.

Crown the Savior! Angels, crown Him!
Rich the trophies Jesus brings;
On the seat of pow’r enthrone Him
While the vault of heaven rings.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown the Savior King of kings.
Crown the Savior King of kings.

Sinners in derision crowned Him,
Mocking thus the Savior’s claim;
Saints and angels crowd around Him,
Own His title, praise His name.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Spread abroad the victor’s fame.
Spread abroad the victor’s fame.

Hark, those bursts of acclamation!
Hark, those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station;
Oh, what joy the sight affords!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
King of kings and Lord of lords!
King of kings and Lord of lords!


Message Pastor Michael Hayes



Creed for Ascension Sunday 

People:  We declare with joy and trust: Christ is risen.
We declare with joy and trust: Christ has conquered sin and death.
We declare with joy and trust: Christ is Lord of all creation.
We declare with joy and trust: Christ, our risen Lord, is coming again.
We declare with joy and trust: The ends of the earth shall see the salvation of
our God.

Prayer of the Church
 

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Offertory Anthem  “Holy Art Thou”,  G. F. Handel

Holy art Thou, Lord God Almighty,
Who wert and art, and art to come.
Holy art Thou, Lord God Almighty,
Glory and majesty in heav’n are Thine.
Earth lowly bending, swells the full harmony,
Blessing and glory to the Lamb forevermore,
For worthy art thou;
Let all nations and kindreds and peoples give thanks to Thee forevermore.                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      

Communion Prayer 

Pastor:  As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
People:  Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
Pastor:  O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:


The Lord's Prayer

Pastor:      Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
People:     Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory
forever and ever. Amen.
 

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;
grant us Your peace,
grant us Your peace. 

 

Words of Institution and Distribution of Holy Communion

 

Communion Hymn "Beautiful Savior"

verses 1 and 3
Beautiful Savior, King of creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I’d love Thee, Truly I’d serve Thee,
Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.
Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels in the sky. 

Dismissal 

 

Benediction

Pastor: The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
People:  Amen.
 

Closing Medley
"A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing"

verse 6
O risen Christ, ascended Lord, All praise to You let earth accord:
Alleluia, alleluia!
You are, while endless ages run, With Father and with Spirit one.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


“Crown Him with Many Crowns”

verse 5
Crown Him the Lord of heav’n, Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the king to whom is giv’n The wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns As thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, For He is king of all.

“Beautiful Savior”

verse 4
Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, Praise, adoration
Now and forevermore be Thine!

 

Postlude  

William Heide, organ


Worship Service Participants

Preacher: Pastor Michael Hayes
Choir director: Dr. William Heide
Choir: Cathedral Singers
Organ: Dr. William Heide, Charles Raasch
Audio/Visual: David Kruse, Hector Cerda, Danny Arevalo


 

Music Arrangements
”How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place”: Words from Psalm 84:1, 2, 4. Music by J. Brahms. Words and music: public domain.
“A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing”: Words: Bede, tr. Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978. Music: Geistliche Kirchengesäng, 1623. Words  1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Music: public domain.
“Crown Him with Many Crowns”: Words by Matthew Bridges. Music by George J. Elvey; setting: Service Book and Hymnal, 1958. Words and music: public domain.
“With a Voice of Singing”: Words and music by Martin Shaw. Words and music  1923 J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
“Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious”: Words by Thomas Kelly. Music by William Owen. Words and music: public domain.
“Holy Art Thou”: Words by Leigh Kingsmill. Music by G. F. Handel. Words  1930 Oliver Ditson Company. All rights reserved. Music: public domain.
“Agnus Dei (from Divine Service II)”: Words: ancient Christian liturgy. Music by Ronald A. Nelson. Music  1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. All rights reserved. Used by permission (LSB Hymn License no. 110000477).
“Beautiful Savior”: Words : Münsterisch Gesangbuch, 1677; tr. Joseph A. Seiss. Music: Silesian, 19th c.; setting: Service book and Hymnal, 1958. Words and music: public domain.


Thanks for joining us today!


 
 
Prayers of the Church - Ascension  Sunday 2021

Arm yourself with prayer, and remember that before all else, the disciple prays. We know what happens when one person prays, how important it is that many hearts join together as one to pray.
As one body we pray:

For creation and its care
For the nations of the world that there would be peace
For our nation and its leaders
For this community and those in authority
For those who care, serve, and protect
For our church and its ministry
For our families and friends
For those who do not yet know you


 

Lord when we read of the saints of old, and the witnesses they were to you, our hearts burn to be like them. Help us to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give us faith like the apostles to go forth with your word, with your love, with your hope and break fresh ground with you. Whatever you have asked of us, you will fit us for the work and give us strength and the power of your Spirit: send us out to be your witnesses.

Open our hearts O Lord and send us: The victory is not in our doors opening back up, but in the hearts of those who do not yet believe being open to your word, that the doors that have been closed by the evil one will be burst open and your gospel will be received. Send us out to be your witnesses.

Lord we look to you and bring you our worship, but may we not stop there. May we take what you have given to us and share it with the world. For your work did not stop in your ascension but you continue to this day and send us out - for in you there is reconciliation, refreshment, purpose, and comfort. Send us to pray, to serve, to love those who cannot defend themselves. Use us as your instruments of peace and healing. Send us to be advocates and to care for the abused, the marginalized, the hurting. Send us out to be your witnesses.

For many in our midst Lord, they are experiencing pain, isolation, and sickness. We ask that you bring healing and wholeness to —
Tracee Brewster, Oren Ames, Gene and Andrea Kastner Sego, Shirley Stickney, Sheri Wayne, Brian King, Dot Stalter, Chuck Stalter, Eric Von Behren, Carole Keane, Jennifer Emery, Tammy Sumner, Steve Lincoln, Joe Columbo, Sarah Andrews, Sabrina Green, Vivian Cardenas, Faye Janovich, Joanne Peart, Marie Viorel, Porter Goggins, Bree Page, Millie Seetin-Arroya, the Hoot Family and Passler family, And those we name in our hearts… Lord be also with those suffering prolonged illness, depression, anxiety and pain we lift up by name — Keri Toghia, Suzanne Micklos, Kathy Walker, Rose Higgins, Eric Reed, Marcella James, Patty Wilson, Ron May, Eric Klein, Tammy Somers, Treva Hensley, Jim Prentice, Kathi Taylor, Betty Johnson, Richard Johnson, Karen Teague, Bill Casper, Frank Deptola, Jim Lawrie, Margaret Strick, Ken Strick, Denise Weyhrich, Linda Blakesley, Jennifer Hoots, Kate Andrews, Julie Molesky, Catherine Khenvsan, Carlos Page, Tony Fontana.  Cure those who face illnesses, bring peace to troubled minds, hope to broken spirits and fill all with your love and presence so that they may be whole.

Lord we rejoice that, Harlow Wren Henry and Boone Ward Henry, children of James & Kelsey Henry, and Anna Elizabeth Torres, daughter of Ryan & Jenna Torres, have been baptized into your name. Bless them, Father and grant that they may grow each day in the faith and love of Christ Jesus our Lord. May your hand of blessing always be upon them as the walk in the light of Christ and newness of life.

Lord today we rejoice with Florence Morrow, celebrating her 100th birthday. May she continue to be a source of Joy to her family and an inspiration to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all who know her. We thank you for her strong faith, for her commitment to you, and the love she shows. We ask that you continue to bless her and ask that this day be a wonderful celebration.

Lord we give you thanks and praise for the many who confirm their faith today - For our Confirmation class and the new members who boldly declare the hope they have in you. May they continue to build their life on the rock that is Jesus Christ. Strengthen them and embolden them to live each day by your mercy, your grace, your power.

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.

 

 
 
 
 
Church Wide Life Group Study

Church Wide Life Group Study

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021
April 18 to May 19 // This 5 Part Study of Ephesians focuses on our calling as Christians by God into The Body of Christ.


Life Group Leaders Event

Life Group Leaders Event

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 AM
Take the guesswork out of groups with Allen White!   We are excited to host Allen White--Life Group Consultant, author, speaker, and trainer--as he shares his knowledge and expertise on...


Annual Congregational Assembly

Annual Congregational Assembly

Sunday, May 23, 2021, 11:30 AM
Members 18 years and older please attend and vote. Senior Pastor's REPORT, Financial Report, 2021-2022 Budget Ratification, ELECTIONS, Presentation by Constitution and Bylaws Committee


Patriotic Concert

Patriotic Concert

Saturday, May 29, 2021
2pm & 5pm - There are TWO performances of the Patriotic Concert. Dr. William Heide conducts the Jubilate Choir and Festival Orchestra as they present another exciting and inspiring evening...


Summer in the Son Day Camp

Summer in the Son Day Camp

Daily from 06/03/2021 to 08/06/2021
A full day Summer Camp featuring: FUN, GAMES, and FIELD TRIPS - In a Christ Centered Program.


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Family VBS Nights

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Outdoors  |  In-Person Worship 

Ascension Sunday,  May 16, 2021



"Other Worldly Momentum"


Welcome Pastor Timothy Klinkenberg 

 

Opening Hymn  “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

(verses 1 and 4)
Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark how the heav’nly anthem drowns All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless king Through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of life, Who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring And lives that death may die.

Confession

Pastor:   Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from the grave and crowned Him Lord of all.
We confess that we have not bowed before Him or acknowledged His rule in our lives.
We have gone along with the way of the world and failed to give Him glory. Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may be Your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is head of the church, His body.
People:   Amen.

Absolution

Pastor:   Hear the good news of the gospel: God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which He loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
In Christ, by God’s grace, we are saved. — based on Ephesians 2:4-9
People:   Amen.


Hymn of Praise “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

(verse 5)
Crown Him the Lord of heav’n,
Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the king to whom is giv’n
The wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns
As thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns,
For He is king of all.

Sacrament of Holy Baptism  the baptisms of  Harlow Wren Henry and Boone Ward Henry


First Reading  Acts 1:1-11 NIV

1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking 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.”
Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!

 

Song of the Day (Part 1) "Revelation Song" 

(verse 1 and 2)
Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
Holy holy is He
Sing a new song to Him Who sits on
Heaven's mercy seat

Holy holy holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of kings
You are my ev'rything
And I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows of living color
Flashes of lightning rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor strength and glory
And power be to You the only wise King

Holy Gospel  Luke 24:44-53 NIV

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.
Pastor:   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God!
 

Song of the Day (Part 2)  "Revelation Song"

(Chorus x2)
Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come.
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of kings.
You are my everything
And I will adore You.  


Message Pastor Timothy Klinkenberg



Creed for Ascension Sunday

People:   We declare with joy and trust: Christ is risen.
We declare with joy and trust: Christ has conquered sin and death.
We declare with joy and trust: Christ is Lord of all creation.
We declare with joy and trust: Christ, our risen Lord, is coming again.
We declare with joy and trust: The ends of the earth shall see the salvation of
our God.

Prayers of the Church and the Lord's Prayer

People:  Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever and ever. Amen. 


Communion Song  (Part 1) “God So Loved” 

(verses 1 and 2 with choruses)
Come all you weary, come all you thirsty.
Come to the well that never runs dry.
Drink of the water, come and thirst no more.
Come all you sinners, come find His mercy.
Come to the table; He will satisfy.
Taste of His goodness, find what you’re looking for.

For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save us.
Whoever believes in Him will live forever.

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions.
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross.
Jesus is waiting there with open arms.

For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save us.
Whoever believes in Him will live forever.
The pow’r of hell forever defeated.
Now it is well, I’m walking in freedom,
For God so loved, God so loved the world.


Words of Institution and Distribution of Holy Communion 



Communion Song (Part 2) "God So Loved"

chorus
For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save us.
Whoever believes in Him will live forever.
The pow’r of hell forever defeated.
Now it is well, I’m walking in freedom,
For God so loved, God so loved the world.
 


Dismissal, Closing Announcement and Offering Invitation

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Benediction  

Pastor:   The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
People:   Amen.


Closing Chorus “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

(verses 1 and 5)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!

Let all who hear
Now to His temple draw near,
Joining in glad adoration!

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before Him!

Let the Amen
Sound from His people again;
Gladly forever adore Him!   


 

Worship Service Participants
Preacher:
Senior Pastor Timothy Klinkenberg
Vocals:
Josh Bates
Guitar:
Ben Rammelsberg
Keyboard:
Yuyoung Jeong
Audio/Visual:
Blaine Currer


 

Music Arrangements
“Crown Him with Many Crowns”: Words by Matthew Bridges. Music by George J. Elvey; setting: Service Book and Hymnal, 1958. Words and music: public domain.
“Revelation Song”: Words and music by Jennie Lee Riddle. Arranged by Dan Galbraith. Words and music  2004 Jennie Lee Riddle Create Publishing / Integrity’s Praise! Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission (CCLI License #50994).
“God So Loved”: Words and music by Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, and Scott Cash. Arranged by Grant Wall. Words and music  2019 We The Kingdom Music, Andrew Bergthold Designess, We The Kingdom ASCAP Designee, Capitol CMG Genesis, Capitol CMG Paragon. CCLI Song #7138599. All rights reserved. Used by permission (CCLI License #50994).
“Praise to the Lord the Almighty”: Words by Joachim Neander; tr. Catherine Winkworth. Music: Ander Theil Des Erneuerten Gesang-Buchs, 1665. Words and music: public domain


 

Prayers of the Church - Ascension  Sunday 2021

Arm yourself with prayer, and remember that before all else, the disciple prays. We know what happens when one person prays, how important it is that many hearts join together as one to pray.
As one body we pray:

For creation and its care
For the nations of the world that there would be peace
For our nation and its leaders
For this community and those in authority
For those who care, serve, and protect
For our church and its ministry
For our families and friends
For those who do not yet know you


 

Lord when we read of the saints of old, and the witnesses they were to you, our hearts burn to be like them. Help us to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give us faith like the apostles to go forth with your word, with your love, with your hope and break fresh ground with you. Whatever you have asked of us, you will fit us for the work and give us strength and the power of your Spirit: send us out to be your witnesses.

Open our hearts O Lord and send us: The victory is not in our doors opening back up, but in the hearts of those who do not yet believe being open to your word, that the doors that have been closed by the evil one will be burst open and your gospel will be received. Send us out to be your witnesses.

Lord we look to you and bring you our worship, but may we not stop there. May we take what you have given to us and share it with the world. For your work did not stop in your ascension but you continue to this day and send us out - for in you there is reconciliation, refreshment, purpose, and comfort. Send us to pray, to serve, to love those who cannot defend themselves. Use us as your instruments of peace and healing. Send us to be advocates and to care for the abused, the marginalized, the hurting. Send us out to be your witnesses.

For many in our midst Lord, they are experiencing pain, isolation, and sickness. We ask that you bring healing and wholeness to —
Tracee Brewster, Oren Ames, Gene and Andrea Kastner Sego, Shirley Stickney, Sheri Wayne, Brian King, Dot Stalter, Chuck Stalter, Eric Von Behren, Carole Keane, Jennifer Emery, Tammy Sumner, Steve Lincoln, Joe Columbo, Sarah Andrews, Sabrina Green, Vivian Cardenas, Faye Janovich, Joanne Peart, Marie Viorel, Porter Goggins, Bree Page, Millie Seetin-Arroya, the Hoot Family and Passler family, And those we name in our hearts… Lord be also with those suffering prolonged illness, depression, anxiety and pain we lift up by name — Keri Toghia, Suzanne Micklos, Kathy Walker, Rose Higgins, Eric Reed, Marcella James, Patty Wilson, Ron May, Eric Klein, Tammy Somers, Treva Hensley, Jim Prentice, Kathi Taylor, Betty Johnson, Richard Johnson, Karen Teague, Bill Casper, Frank Deptola, Jim Lawrie, Margaret Strick, Ken Strick, Denise Weyhrich, Linda Blakesley, Jennifer Hoots, Kate Andrews, Julie Molesky, Catherine Khenvsan, Carlos Page, Tony Fontana.  Cure those who face illnesses, bring peace to troubled minds, hope to broken spirits and fill all with your love and presence so that they may be whole.

Lord we rejoice that, Harlow Wren Henry and Boone Ward Henry, children of James & Kelsey Henry, and Anna Elizabeth Torres, daughter of Ryan & Jenna Torres, have been baptized into your name. Bless them, Father and grant that they may grow each day in the faith and love of Christ Jesus our Lord. May your hand of blessing always be upon them as the walk in the light of Christ and newness of life.

Lord today we rejoice with Florence Morrow, celebrating her 100th birthday. May she continue to be a source of Joy to her family and an inspiration to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all who know her. We thank you for her strong faith, for her commitment to you, and the love she shows. We ask that you continue to bless her and ask that this day be a wonderful celebration.

Lord we give you thanks and praise for the many who confirm their faith today - For our Confirmation class and the new members who boldly declare the hope they have in you. May they continue to build their life on the rock that is Jesus Christ. Strengthen them and embolden them to live each day by your mercy, your grace, your power.

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.

 

 

FEATURED:

Church Wide Life Group Study

Church Wide Life Group Study

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021
April 18 to May 19 // This 5 Part Study of Ephesians focuses on our calling as Christians by God into The Body of Christ.


Life Group Leaders Event

Life Group Leaders Event

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 AM
Take the guesswork out of groups with Allen White!   We are excited to host Allen White--Life Group Consultant, author, speaker, and trainer--as he shares his knowledge and expertise on...


Annual Congregational Assembly

Annual Congregational Assembly

Sunday, May 23, 2021, 11:30 AM
Members 18 years and older please attend and vote. Senior Pastor's REPORT, Financial Report, 2021-2022 Budget Ratification, ELECTIONS, Presentation by Constitution and Bylaws Committee


Patriotic Concert

Patriotic Concert

Saturday, May 29, 2021
2pm & 5pm - There are TWO performances of the Patriotic Concert. Dr. William Heide conducts the Jubilate Choir and Festival Orchestra as they present another exciting and inspiring evening...


Summer in the Son Day Camp

Summer in the Son Day Camp

Daily from 06/03/2021 to 08/06/2021
A full day Summer Camp featuring: FUN, GAMES, and FIELD TRIPS - In a Christ Centered Program.


Family VBS Nights

Family VBS Nights

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
All New Experience: Family VBS Nights - Enjoy for chapel time, community with other families, and separate breakouts for Adults and 3 kids age groups. AND>> Separate ONLINE VBS option.  


 

 

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