May 22, 2022

This week’s service will not be live-streamed, please join us in-person at 10am on Sunday

Prelude: Christ Be All Around Me

Welcome and God’s Greeting
Call to Worship: Psalm 47:5-7

God has ascended with shouts of joy,
the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;
sing to him a psalm of praise.

Opening Song: A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

Confession of sins and Assurance of forgiveness
Song of Response: Before the Throne of God Above

Prayers of the People (Bert)
Children’s Sunday School Dismissal
Offerings and video about upcoming offering for Ukraine Relief

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36-53
Message: When The Master Says Farewell
Song of Response: There is A Redeemer

Testimony of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 49 

Q: How does Christ’s Ascension to heaven benefit us?
A: First, he is our Advocate in heaven in the presence of His Father.
Second, we have our own flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that Christ our Head will also take us, his members, up to himself.
Third, he sends his Spirit to us on earth as a corresponding pledge.
By the Spirit’s power we seek not earthly things but the things above, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.

Closing Song: Jesus Shall Reign
God’s Blessing to His People
Postlude: Benediction [Friendship song]