On Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 South Germantown Road, East Ridge, will hold their annual celebration of Ascension Day.
Occurring 40 days after Easter Sunday, Ascension Day commemorates the Ascension of Jesus to Heaven recounted in the New Testament (Acts 1, Luke 24, and Mark 15). Observed by many Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Christians: Ascension Day is one of the most ancient and universal celebrations in Christianity.
This year's celebration will center around a quiet, meditative service of Holy Communion featuring music and prayers from Unfailing Light by Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl. Refreshments will follow the service.
Musicians for the evening will be: Mr. Tom Wolfe on organ; Mrs. Lynn Frye on piano; as well as Mrs. Danielle Crim and Mrs. Myra Fox of the Chattanooga Area Flute Society.
Attendance at services and events of Ascension Lutheran Church is open to all people.
Reception of Holy Communion at Ascension Lutheran Church is open to all baptized Christians regardless of age, church attendance or affiliation.