Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing,
and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
(John 13:36 and 14:12)
discovered further inspiration throughout the Gospels, and particularly in the letters of the Apostle Paul. Ascension was being spoken of everywhere, and Pastor Eggers heartily agreed!
The theme of Ascension Liturgy is Reconciliation, which literally means “to bring together again – to be united.” Thus, when Christ says, “Be reconciled to your sister or brother; then come and offer your gift [to God]” or, when Paul commands, “Be reconciled with God” these are ways of saying we must be in unity with each other and with God, and that not only is this union entirely possible, it is what is expected of us. As Christ said, “You know the way to the place where I am going.” (John 14:4) Indeed, we do know the way: opportunities for ascension abound each and every moment of every day! In an effort to broaden the appeal of this message, I determined to use only texts from the New Testament poetically set within popular musical styles, so that this good news would spread to the hearts and minds and voices of all who hear it. It is with profound appreciation and gratitude I wish to thank Pastor Lawless, Pastor Eggers, Paul Mueller, and the congregation of Our Saviour’s Atonement for embracing this Ascension Liturgy, which will be presented for six consecutive weeks during Eastertide, from April 7 through May 12.
All are welcome to join us!