Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2021-05-11 ILC Chapel — Christ’s Ascension: Celebration, Not Separation

2021 Chapels -
Christ’s Ascension: Celebration, Not Separation


Date : 2021-05-11
Speaker : Steven Sippert
John 14:1-3
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Hymn: TLH 214, st. 3,4,5 :
Lo, God to Heaven Ascendeth — Organ Audio

3. From cross to throne ascending,
We follow Christ on high
And know the pathway wending
To mansions in the sky.
Our Lord is gone before;
Yet here He will not leave us,
But soon in heaven receive us
And open wide the door.

4. Our place He is preparing;
To heaven we, too, shall rise,
With Him His glory sharing,
Be where our Treasure lies.
Bestir thyself, my soul!
Where Jesus Christ has entered,
There let thy hope be centered;
Press onward toward the goal.

5. Let all our thoughts be winging
To where Thou didst ascend,
And let our hearts be singing:
“We seek Thee, Christ, our Friend,
Thee, God’s exalted Son,
Our Life, and Way to heaven,
To whom all power is given,
Our Joy and Hope and Crown.”