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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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Ascension Day is Huge Mark Moore writes on the church calendar: Jesus’ Ascension (Acts 1) fulfills Genesis 3 and Daniel 7; Jesus is exalted to God’s right hand, has dominion over all and will return with justice and glory. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Missio Alliance Author: Mark Moore Ascension This 1962 painting by Albert Tucker depicts the Ascension from Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-11. Resource type: Image Source: ngv.vic.gov.au Author: Albert Tucker Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of Offertory Prayers for congregational use, based on 1 Kings 18:20-39, Psalm 8, Joel 2:28-32, John 14: 23-29, Acts 2:1-21 and Revelation 22:12-21. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Rosanna Anderson Ascension This 15th century painting by Master Thomas de Coloswar depicts the Ascension from Acts 1:6-11 and Luke 24:50-53. Resource type: Image Source: wga.hu Author: Master Thomas de Coloswar Ascension This 1973 painting by Jesus Mafa depicts the Ascension of Christ from Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-11. Resource type: Image Source: Vanderbilt University Library Author: Jesus Mafa 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. Resource type: Devotional Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Ascension of Christ This 15th century sculpture by Luca della Robbia depicts the Ascension from Acts 1:6-11 and Luke 24:50-53. Resource type: Image Source: wga.hu Author: Luca della Robbia Ascension of Jesus: A Story Still With Us The Ascension of Jesus calls the gathered people called Jesus' disciples to move into a new chapter of life, perhaps one fraught with the unknown but also one wide open to new possibilities. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Jerrod Hugenot 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. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Greg Moore Ascension Power A collection of lesson ideas and resources by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about the Ascension and other Biblical stories and themes. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown 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. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Full Text Hymns on Ascension Hail the day that sees Him risePD
Ascension SongPD
All Hail the Power of Jesus' NamePD
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Ascension Reflections “The Ascension of Christ doesn’t mean absence; it means sovereignty, exercised through the Spirit.” This resource brings together reflections by N. T. Wright with artwork and music for the Ascension. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Global Worship Author: N. T. Wright Ascension Theology, Responses, and Art In addition to discussing the history and theology of Ascension Day, this Ascension Day article provides two responsive litanies describing the implications of Jesus' ascension, a responsive litany based on Psalm 47:5-9 and two related artworks. Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship Author: Christine Sine 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown The Ascension of Jesus This is a dramatic reading based on the Great Commission and Ascension, from Acts 1:6-14. There are parts for a narrator, Jesus, and the disciples. The resource includes artwork of Jesus ascending into the clouds. Resource type: Drama Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Ascension of Christ This 16th century painting by Albrecht Altdorfer depicts the Ascension from Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-11. Resource type: Image Source: abcgallery.com Author: Albrecht Altdorfer Cosmic Community: An Ascension Day Prayer This worship resource by Christine Longhurst features an Ascension Day prayer written by John van de Laar. This prayer praises the Ascended One for his generosity towards us instead of hoarding his power and glory. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Ascension Day Monologue Read a dramatic monologue about the ascension of Jesus, written from the perspective of a disciple. Resource type: Drama Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Ascension Prayer and Artwork 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." Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship
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