Sunday after Ascension A, 7th of Easter A

Waiting on God

      This is eternal life, that we may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3
      O God, the king of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: leave us not desolate, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to where our Saviour Christ has gone before, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for evermore. Amen. BCP. Sunday after Ascension.
      Let us pray [that we may recognise the presence of Christ]
      Father, help us to keep in mind that Christ our Saviour lives with you in glory and promised to remain with us until the end of time. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      O God, whose Son, Jesus, prayed for his disciples, and sent them into the world to proclaim the coming of your kingdom: by your Holy Spirit, hold the Church in unity, and keep it faithful to your word, so that, breaking bread together, we may be one with Christ in faith and love and service, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The Ascension / Devoted to prayer.   Acts 1:1-11 / 1:12-14   1:6-14
      When Christ ascended on high, he led the enemy captive.   Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35  
      Sharing Christ's sufferings / A word in conclusion.   1 Peter 4:12-19 / 5:1-14   4:12-14, 5:6-11   5:1-14
      Witnesses to the resurrection.   John 17:1-11  
Supplementary readings
      Witnesses to the resurrection.   Acts 1:15-26   1:7-26
      The redeemed and the Lamb / Preparation for the bowl of plagues.   Revelation 14:1-5 / 15:1-8   14:1-7, 15:2-4
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CH 120
CH 60
TH 22
TIS 373
AHB 439
TIS 408
AHB 461
Hymn or Chorus first line
Jubilate Deo
My sheep hear my voice
Gather us together in your life
Hail thou once dispised Jesus
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Christ be our light
O breath of God, breath on us now
Why should trial and trial enfold me
Tunes and sources
Tune, "Elenezer", SLW 79
Volume 2.
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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