Ascension Day

Christ, risen, ascended, glorified

      "Go into the wold and proclaim the good news to the whole creation", says the Lord. Mk.16:15
      Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only begotten Son to have ascended into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. BCP Ascension Day
      Let us pray [that Christ will lead us to eternal life.]
      God our Father, make us joyful in the ascension of your Son Jesus Christ. May we follow him into the new creation, for his ascension is our glory and our hope. 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
      God of majesty, you led the Messiah through suffering into risen life, and took him up into the glory of heaven: clothe us with the power promised from on high, and send us forth to the ends of the earth as heralds of repentance and witnesses of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead, who lives with you now and always in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      The Ascension.   Acts 1:1-11  
      God is king of all the earth.   Psalm 47   alt. 110
      Thanksgiving and prayer.   Ephesians 1:15-23  
      Christ has fulfilled the Scriptures.   Luke 24:36-53   24:44-53   A: Matt.28:16-20. B: Mk.16:15-20. C: Lk.24:44-53
Supplementary readings
      Adoration of the Lamb.   Revelation 5:1-10   5:1-11
      The Spirit of truth.   John 14:15-21
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources
Supplementary Hymns
      TIS: 94, 142, 114, 365, 371
Seasonal Litany
      In life, in death, in life beyond death,
        Jesus Christ is Lord.
      Over powers and authorities, over all who determine, control, govern or finance the affairs of mankind,
        Jesus Christ is Lord.
      Of the poor and the broken, of the sinned against and sinner,
        Jesus Christ is Lord.
      Above the Church, beyond our most excellent theologies, and in the quiet corners of our hearts,
        Jesus Christ is Lord.
      Thanks be to God.
        Amen. (Iona Community)
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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