Ascension Day is the coronation celebration of our Lord as He is proclaimed to be King of the universe. All power in Heaven and on earth is given to Him by the Father to make disciples. Jesus’ ascension to the Father is comforting for Christians because He says, I am going ahead of you, so that where I am, there you may follow. No longer is He bound to time and space, no longer is He limited to things He gave up while He was man. Jesus now sits at the right hand of God, which Luther correctly taught is everywhere, having again taken up the power and authority that were His since before time. His power as King and Lord of all is used to create faith, protect His Church and enlist her to disciple the world.
First Lutheran offers an Evening Vespers Service at 7:15PM followed by pie (bring one to share).