Agnes De Boer is a member of the banner committee at Second Christian Reformed Church, Grand Haven, Michigan. She also directs the bell choir and is involved in Stephen's Ministry.
Articles by this author:
God used angels to announce the news of the coming of Christ. As I thought about the first coming of Christ and the promise of his second coming, the following Scripture verses came to me—and out of those verses came the concept and design for the angel banner. The Scripture verses were placed in the bulletin for each Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day. Along with the banner, those verses served as an invitation for the people to prepare their hearts for worship.
He Ascended Into Heaven
Pastor: Jesus Christ has come into heaven, and is at God's right hand—with angels, authorities, and powers in submission to him.
Congregation: Since we have a Great High Priest who has gone into heaven— Jesus, the Son of God—let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Let us praise his holy name!
Crier: [from balcony or back of sanctuary]
Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!