Ascension Day service

Ascension Day service

Tomorrow evening at 6:30pm we will have an online Eucharist together to celebrate the Ascension of Christ. As usual please find all details about how to attend on our Online Services page. After the service there will be a chance to socialise via Zoom – bring your own bottle & nibbles!

To follow the collect, readings, and hymn for the service you can download the leaflet or read below.


Risen Christ, you have raised our human nature to the throne of heaven: help us to seek and serve you, that we may join you at the Father’s side, where you reign with the Spirit in glory, now and for ever.

    People      Amen.

THE READING Ephesians 1.15-23

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

    Reader      This is the word of the Lord

    People      Thanks be to God

THE GOSPEL Luke 24.44-53

    Minister     Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

     People     Glory to you, O Lord

Then Jesus 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.

    Minister     This is the Gospel of the Lord

     People     Praise to you, O Christ

THE HYMN                                                                           A&M 690

                 Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it,
                 for by his power each tree and flower was planned and made.
                 Jesus is Lord! The universe declares it;
                 sun, moon and stars in heaven cry: Jesus is Lord!

                 Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord!
                 Praise him with Alleluias, for Jesus is Lord!

                 Jesus is Lord! Yet from his throne eternal
                 in flesh he came to die in pain on Calvary’s tree.
                 Jesus is Lord! From him all life proceeding,
                 yet gave his life a ransom, thus setting us free:

                 Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord!
                 Praise him with Alleluias, for Jesus is Lord!

                 Jesus is Lord! O’er sin the mighty conqueror,
                 from death he rose; and all his foes shall own his name.
                 Jesus is Lord! God sends his Holy Spirit
                 to show by works of power that Jesus is Lord:

                 Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord!
                 Praise him with Alleluias, for Jesus is Lord!

                     Words: David John Mansell (b.1936)

                     Music: David John Mansell (b.1936)

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New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, from which the scripture readings are taken, is copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.All rights reserved