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Ascension Sunday
The Seventh Sunday of Easter

by The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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GATHERING

 

Prelude

Announcements

Entrance Hymn  "A Hymn of Glory"

 

Ascension Dialog:

A. Alleluia! Christ is risen!

C. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

A. God has gone up with a shout:

C. The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

 

A. Sing praises to God, sing praises!

C. Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

 

A. Christ reigns over the nations:

C. He sits at God's right hand in the heavenly places.

 

Easter Hymn of Praise:  "This Is the Feast"

Prayer of the Day (sung)

 

WORD

First Lesson

Psalm (sung)

Second Lesson

Verse: "Alleluia"

Gospel Lesson

Sermon

Hymn of the Day  "Christ Is Alive!"

Nicene Creed

Prayer of the Church

Peace

 

MEAL

Offering

Offertory: "Let the Vineyards"

Offertory Prayer

Great Thanksgiving (sung)

Eucharistic Prayer for Easter (ELW VII or LBW II)

Our Father

 

At the Breaking of Bread:

P. When we eat this bread we share the body of Christ. When we drink this cup we share the blood of Christ.

C. Reveal yourself to us, O Lord, in the breaking of bread, as once you revealed yourself to your disciples.

 

Distribution

     Hymn  "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus"

 

Post-Communion:

"Thank the Lord"

Prayer

 

SENDING

Benediction & Dismissal

Closing Hymn  "Hail Thee, Festival Day" (refrain only)