Ascension * indicates standing if able 02 June 2019
- MUSICAL PRELUDE
- WELCOMING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
- MINUTE FOR MISSION
- CALL TO WORSHIP & LIGHTING the CHRIST CANDLE
Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Christ is risen indeed. Hallelujah!
Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Source of all Life and Immortality,
Eternal Light born of the Eternal Light.
You are the Light of God’s Presence,
You are the Light of the Heavenly Hosts
and You are the Light of every man and woman
who comes into this World.
Through Your Resurrection,
You bestow new Life on all People.
Through your Resurrection,
You bring the Light of God’s Presence to humanity. Through your Resurrection,
You proclaim the triumph of Love.
We light now this candle,
Remembering that You, Lord Jesus Christ,
are the Light of the World,
the Light that shines in the darkness,
the Light that the darkness cannot overcome.
We celebrate your resurrection.
You are the Light of the World. Hallelujah!
- INTROIT (tune: Festal Song # 79 in Voices United) *
Arise our light has come! The Spirit’s call obey
Show forth the glory of our God which shines on us today!
Arise our light has come! Fling wide the prison’s door
Proclaim the captive’s liberty, good tidings for the poor.
- PRAYER OF APPROACH AND THE LORD’S PRAYER *
Lord Jesus Christ,
Open our minds to understand the scriptures,
to understand all that is said about You
in the Law of Moses,
the Prophets and the Psalms
and to understand what it means to follow You
through all the changes in our world.
Through You, we pray to the Father
in the power of the Holy Spirit
who taught us to pray, saying,
OUR FATHER….. NOTRE PERE…. AR N-ATHAIR…
ONZE VADER …VATER UNSER… PADRE NUESTRO
- HYMN # 240 ( VU) PRAISE MY SOUL *
- BLESSING OF THE PRAYER SHAWLS
- LEARNING TIME
In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new
And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,
Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, AMEN.
- SCRIPTURE LESSONS
First Lesson: Acts 1: 1 – 11
Responsorial Psalm 93 on page 813 of Voices United.
Epistle Lesson: Ephesians 1: 15 – 23
Gospel: Luke 24: 44 – 53 *
- OFFERTORY # 336 (VU) CHRIST, WHOSE GLORY *
- HYMN # 334 (VU) ALL HAIL THE POWER *
- COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION
- MUSICAL POSTLUDE