The Gospel Notes for the Ascension of our Lord from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal Half-Page PDF, or the Legal Black and White PDF.
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The Ascension of our Lord
by: Rev. Mike Grieve
Collect of the Day:
Almighty God, as Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, ascended into the heavens, so may we also ascend in heart and mind and continually dwell there with Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 47:1–2, 5, 8; antiphon: Acts 1:11 — God reigns over the nations in the person of Jesus
Psalm 110 (antiphon: v. 1) — Announcement of the Messiah’s reign
Old Testament Reading:
2 Kings 2:5–15 — Elijah ascends to heaven
Acts 1:1–11 — The Holy Spirit promised; Jesus ascends to heaven
Psalm 47:5; 68:18a — Alleluia. God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Alleluia. You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train. Alleluia.
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