Highlights of Worship: May 16th 2021

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Highlights of Worship: May 16th 2021


Reflection of the Week

Highlights of Worship: May 16th 2021

The focus of this Easter Season will be on becoming “Easter People.” As we spent the 6 weeks of Lent looking inward, we will spend the coming weeks looking to the Risen Christ to re-shape how we live as disciples and as a church. 

This Sunday, which is called “Ascension Sunday,” we recall Jesus’ final resurrection appearance in which he ascends to live with God, speaking words of blessing all the while (Luke 24:44-53). So, to conclude our Easter season sermon series, we will learn how, as Easter People, we are called to “Share the Blessing” with others. 

How can we, like Jesus, leave this world more blessed than we found it? What blessed impression will people have of us when we depart? By answering such questions we may recall our very reason for living, and get started sharing God’s blessings with others. 

Let us join together, as friends in one Spirit, through the video-recorded worship to be shared this Sunday, May 16th.

God be with you ‘till we meet again,

Pastor James

Scripture Passages of the Week

Luke 24:44-53

Then he 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 worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple blessing God.