Sunday after Ascension, 7th of Easter B

Waiting on God

      Jesus prayed, "Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one", Jn.17:11.

      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 recognize 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

      Almighty god, your blessed Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: mercifully give us faith to trust that, as he promised, he abides with us on earth until the end of time; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA

      Witnesses to the resurrection.   Acts 1:15-26   1:15-17, 21-26
      Christ Jesus is our example, help us to follow in his steps.   Psalm 1  
      The Spirit, the water and the blood.   1 John 5:6-12   5:9-13
      One with the Father and the Son.   John 17:11b-19   17:6-19

Supplementary readings
      Abraham rescues Lot.   Genesis 14:14-20
      Perplexity and joy.   John 16:17-24

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources

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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