So few Churches celebrate the feast on the 40th day after Easter anymore. In Roman Churches here, it is mostly moved to the Sunday following. Some Lutheran parishes join together for service on its own day, but the congregation still diminishes yearly. Is it really unthinkable that Christ‘s people gather on a Thursday once a year?
Why could the LCMS parishes not combine for at least one festival Ascension Day service in a town — and a well attended one?
And after thinking about it I don’t recall any of the LCMS churches here in the Green Bay area having a service last Thursday to celebrate Acension Day.
The question is why?