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Topical Study on Ascension Day Jesus' ascension is both one of the most important and most neglected events in the life of Christ. Without it, Christ is not Lord and we are not saved. In Christ's ascension we see not only his enthronement and exaltation, but also our own. A Prayer of Affirmation for Ascension Day Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/affirmation-for-ascension-day.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Prayer , Resurrection , Easter Source: Re-Worship Written for Ascension Day, this prayer of affirmation is suitable for use before or after a sermon on Psalm 68 and/or Philippians 2:5-11 both of which affirm the importance of Christ's ascension for the church. Home on Ascension Day Sermon Illustration by Thomas Goodhart https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2014/05/29/home-on-ascension-day/ Sermon Illustration by Thomas Goodhart Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Heaven , Home Source: The Twelve Reflecting on home and ascension, Thomas Goodhart writes that Jesus, in his ascension, brings humanity to God. Joined with Christ, we have access to the the throne. God is with us. We are home. Ascension Resources Image http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/173767975905/ascension-resources-2018 Image Topics: Ascension , Heaven , Perseverance Source: Global Worship A collection of resources for Ascension Day, including links to various articles, poems, and worship elements, plus numerous images. Ascension Day Reflection Devotional by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/ascension-day-reflection.html Devotional by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Knowledge of God , Human Nature of Christ, The Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst offers a reflection from Edmund Banyard on Jesus' ascension and how it offers us the assurance that we are known. Ascension Day Paintings Image by Michael D. O'Brien http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/87161628555/ascension-day-paintings Image by Michael D. O'Brien Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Heaven , Art Source: Global Worship Images of ten paintings of Christ's Ascension from various cultures, some without named artists. Also included is a brief discussion of the meaning of the Ascension in Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox theology. A Hymn and a Prayer for Ascension Day Song/Hymn by Robert Westveer https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1990/hymn-and-prayer-ascension-day Song/Hymn by Robert Westveer Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Prayer , Hymn Source: Reformed Worship Robert Westveer presents a hymn and prayer appropriate for Ascension Day. A Dramatic Turn ~ A Sermon for Ascension Day Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Harmon https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/dramatic-turn-ascension-day-c-may-30-2019 Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Harmon Topics: Ascension , Day , Blessing , Jesus Source: Sermons That Work The Ascension of Jesus sets in motion the beginnings of the Church: a group of fitful and faithful people working together in the absence of the One who brought them together in the first place. Ascension: To Do or Not to Do Article by Eric Dirksen https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2020/ascension-do-or-not-do Article by Eric Dirksen Topics: Ascension , Christ , Resurrection of the dead , Church Source: Reformed Worship Without acknowledging the Ascension of Christ, the church can be in danger of missing the resurrection of the dead and what that means for our Christian lives. Eric Dirksen and Rod Snaterse discuss Ascension Day’s importance. Ascension Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/prayers-of-people-ascension.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Prayer , World , Redemption Source: Re-Worship Here’s a prayer litany for Ascension Day from John van de Laar. It mourns the brokenness of the world while also affirming the ability of God to redeem all things. Body Ascension Article by Thomas Goodhart https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2012/05/17/body-ascension/ Article by Thomas Goodhart Topics: Ascension , Worship , Ecumenism Source: The Twelve An ecumenical experience and a head cold prompt Thomas Goodhart to reflect on the role of Ascension Day in the Reformed tradition. Litany for the Ascension of Our Lord [Lutheran] Element of Worship http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/161042947630/litany-for-the-ascension-of-our-lord-lutheran Element of Worship Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Thanksgiving Source: Global Worship This litany of prayer is excerpted from a longer, full church service for Ascension Day. In it, the congregation prays for mercy then thanks God and prays for conformity to Christ. Ascension Power Practical How-To by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/04/year-the-ascension-of-lord-thursday-may.html Practical How-To by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ascension , Art , Children , Disciple Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of lesson ideas and resources by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about the Ascension and other Biblical stories and themes. Resources for Ascension Day Element of Worship by Reformed Worship https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1989/resources-ascension-day Element of Worship by Reformed Worship Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Liturgy , Lectionary Source: Reformed Worship Reformed Worship supplies resources for pastors and worship leaders to lead their congregation in celebrating Ascension Day. A call to worship, prayer of confession, and scripture and catechism readings are included. Ascension: Claiming Holy Ground Element of Worship by Greg Moore https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6888/ascension-claiming-holy-ground Element of Worship by Greg Moore Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Church , World Source: Ministry Matters This article, with downloadable liturgy, suggests that the Ascension is the feast where the church claims that God is still in the business of taking up space in the world through the body of Christ. Ascension Day Faith Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/05/ascension-day-prayer.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Forgiveness , Prayer , Jesus Source: Re-Worship Jesus' ascension (recorded in Acts 1:6-11) inspires this pastoral prayer which cries out for deeper faith. With a tone of confession, it acknowledges the wonder we miss when we look up to heaven and seeks understanding.... Ascension Prayer and Artwork Image http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/173753251205/ascension-john-coltrane Image Topics: Ascension , Art , God's Presence , Holy Spirit Source: Global Worship This resource contains both a prayer for ascension day that focuses on the location of God's presence and a mixed media artwork by Patti Adams titled "The Ascension" that prominently displays the word "Alleluia." The Ascension with Children Sermon Illustration by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/03/year-c-ascension-of-lord-thursday-may-9.html Sermon Illustration by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ascension , Day , Jesus , Children Source: Worshiping With Children Ascension-themed resources for children's participation in congregational worship, including sermon scripts, songs, images, activities and more. Based on Genesis 12:1-3, Psalms 47 and 93, Luke 24:44-53, Acts 1:1-11, and Ephesians 1:15-23. Ascension Songs: Looking Beyond Your Hymnal Article by Greg Scheer https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2007/ascension-songs-looking-beyond-your-hymnal Article by Greg Scheer Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Singing , Music Source: Reformed Worship This article by Greg Scheer presents hymn selections that are appropriate for Ascension Day. Scheer provides historical details on the composition of the hymns, theological themes in the hymns, and options for adapting tunes. Truth-Telling, Ascension Day Sermon (Complete) by Jason Cox https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/truth-telling-ascension-day-may-21-2020 Sermon (Complete) by Jason Cox Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Truth , Love Source: Sermons That Work Jason Cox’s sermon on Luke 24:44-53 and Acts 1:1-11 emphasizes that Jesus’ Ascension took place in Bethany among the poor and suffering, to point to the truth that love is costly and all-important. Ascension Sunday Sermon Starter/Outline by James C. Howell https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/8978/weekly-preaching-ascension-sunday-2018 Sermon Starter/Outline by James C. Howell Topics: Ascension , Easter , Preaching , Jesus Source: Ministry Matters Sermon notes for Ascension Sunday. They focus on the text from Acts 1:1-14 and raise questions about the meaning of Jesus' journey back to the Father, making connections with John 17 and the theme of mission....

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