Alleluia, Christ is Risen!
This Sunday we celebrate Ascension Sunday which is our last Sunday before Pentecost.
The Reading for this Sunday is Luke 24:44-15.
Then Jesus said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God.¹
Here is a the Prayers And Message for this Sunday:
All the readings for Ascension Sunday can be found here.
This week I want to say thank you the Rick Gorski, Jim Walker, and John Reaume for helping clean up the church lawn so that Jeremy Brown (Thank you, Jeremy!) can safely cut the grass at the church.
We are all enjoying the warmer weather and perhaps have even had the chance to get outside a bit to enjoy it. It is hard not to get too excited about the possibility of relaxing our social distancing habits, but I encourage you to continue to be safe and stay healthy.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.