In our Romans Sermon Series, Pastor Shane will be preaching Romans 8:2-4.
We are in the short 10 day season of Ascension Tide that follows Easter and prepares us for Pentecost. In this time we celebrate the ascension of Jesus to heaven where He is now seated in glory at His Father’s side. And we wait for the sending of the Spirit. This is the time when the Apostles and all the rest of Jesus’ followers waited in the upper room for the fulfillment of His promise that He would not leave them alone. During this time they also chose Matthias to replace Judas as the 12th Apostle.
The Collect for The Sunday after Ascension Day.
O GOD the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
OT: Isaiah 52:1-12
Epistle: 1 Peter 4:7-11
Gospel: John 15:26-16:4