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home worship for THE ASCENSION DAY

Some thoughts on home worship for 

THE ASCENSION DAY (Thursday)


Bell Ringing - From Lichfield Cathedral




(Did they know something we didn’t? Vicar looking at his laptop seeing

on screen ‘sermons online.’ The caption underneath: Rev Gary resists

publishing a collection of his sermons!  The Church Times October 2019)

 

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ


The Ascension Day arrives, when we celebrate the final triumph of

our Lord Jesus Christ’s earthly life


Read the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 1 verses 1-11


Then the Gospel from St Luke Chapter 24:44-53


Then pray the Collect of the day

Grant we pray, Almighty God that as we believe your only

Son our Lord Jesus Christ  to have ascended to the heavens,

so we in heart and mind may also ascendand with him continually

dwell: who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.


Hymn “Hail the day that sees him 




Pray the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now

and for ever. Amen


Pray this prayer for our homes

Be present with us, O merciful God, and protect us in these

difficult days, so that we who are wearied by the changes and

chances of this fleeting world, may rest upon your eternal

changelessness: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


The Lord bless us and watch over us, the Lord make his face to

shine to shine upon us and be gracious unto us.

The Lord look kindly upon us and give us peace. Amen.



And for the SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION DAY


Alleluia, alleluia, Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people

and kindle in the fire of your love.


HYMN: “Angel voices ever singing”




Pray the Collect of the day

O God the King of Glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus

Christ with great triumph to your Kingdom in heaven: we beseech you,

leave us not comfortless but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen

us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour isngone before,

who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen


Read the Epistle from Acts Chapter 1 verses 6-14


Read the Gospel from St. John Chapter 17 verses 1-11


Hymn: “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord”




Offer some Prayers

Pray for your own families, friends, and others whom you

wish to remember.

Pray for delivery drivers, posties, and others who come

to our homes.

Continue to pray for the doctors, nurses and care workers who tend the sick.

Thank God for the lives of Mark, and Trina, (both one time churchwardens)

and for Doreen (the wife of a churchwarden)

Pray for the future of our parishes and churches, whatever that future may be.

Thank God for your own safety and well-being.


Pray this prayer

Come, O Spirit of God, and Make within us your dwelling place

and home. May the darkness be dispelled by your light, and our troubles

calmed by your peace,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


And the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today pour daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom and the power and the glory

are yours now and forever. Amen.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the

fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and always. Amen


HYMN: “O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder”


GEOFF SMITH


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