Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Ascension Day: Worship Planning
Ascension Day planning resources for Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23. One thematic focus is the multi-faceted ways the Holy Spirit engages us. We also recognize in Ephesians that faith is ever developing.
Homilies - Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity and the Blood of Christ
This set of Catholic homilies focuses on the Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, the blood of Christ, and the priesthood.
The Ascension of Jesus both a shock and a blessing says this reflection on John 17:1-11. Our understanding of this is tied closely to the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Ascension Sunday/Seventh Sunday of Easter
This lectionary resource provides preaching notes for Acts 1 and John 17, worship planning ideas, hymn suggestions and more for Ascension Sunday.
Ascension Day Prayer
In this worship resource, Christine Longhurst shares an Ascension Day prayer. This prayer thanks Jesus for being our mediator who empathizes with us, who stands before God and petitions him on our behalf.
Ascension of the Lord
This is a full worship planning resource for the Ascension, based on Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47, Ephesians 1:15-23, and Luke 24:44-53. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, lectionary commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers, and more.
A collection of lesson ideas and resources by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about the Ascension and other Biblical stories and themes.
Ascension, Holy Spirit, Trinity, and Love
This set of Catholic homilies focuses on the joy of loving (John 15:9-17), evangelism and the ascension (Acts 1:1-11), the Risen Lord's presence (Acts 1:15-26), the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-11), and the Trinity (Romans 8:14-17).
Ascension Day: Living the Reality
This is a full worship planning resource for Ascension Day, based on Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47, Ephesians 1:15–23 and Luke 24:44–53, celebrating the living reality of the ascension of Jesus.
The Ascension 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.
This 1973 painting by Jesus Mafa depicts the Ascension of Christ from Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-11.
Full Text Hymns on Ascension
Hail the day that sees Him risePD
All Hail the Power of Jesus' NamePD
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This 1962 painting by Albert Tucker depicts the Ascension from Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-11.
Ascension of the Lord
Service planning tools for Ascension Day including history, commentary, readings, sermon starters, hymn suggestions and art work.
Ascension: Claiming Holy Ground
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 as a Lost Heirloom
The author reflects on connecting Christ's incarnation and ascension in an article that encourages us not to leave the Easter story at the cross.
Ascension Day Reflection
Christine Longhurst offers a reflection from Edmund Banyard on Jesus' ascension and how it offers us the assurance that we are known.
Ascension and the Presence of God
In this excerpt from on a sermon on Mark 16:19, Pope St. Leo the Great notes how Jesus' ascension brings our humanity in the presence of God, and God's presence to us in the sacraments.
Ascension of the Lord A
When reading Psalms 47, 93, Luke 24:44-53, Acts 1:1-11, and Ephesians 1:15-23, we realize "the Ascension offers us a number of crucial truths that, in this world of injustice and inequality, we desperately need to...
This 15th century painting by Master Thomas de Coloswar depicts the Ascension from Acts 1:6-11 and Luke 24:50-53.