Pastor: The cross on which our captain was fastened as to a mast,
Congregants: Has become the rudder of our shipwrecked nature.
Pastor: The cross steers us to the heavenly harbor.
Congregants: For our captain has triumphed! He has guided us home.
Pastor: Therefore, rejoice! Look today to the second Adam.
Congregants: He has been received into the highest heaven.
Pastor: Christ's ascension is our uplifting.
Congregants: We have gained more in the new Adam than we lost in the first.
Pastor: In Christ, WE have penetrated the heights of heaven.
Congregants: In his ascending, WE are received into the Father's house.