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Resources for the
7th Sunday of Easter

Resources for Mother's Day
Resources for Ascension Day

"As you have sent me into the world, so I
have sent them into the world." John 17:18

Texts & Discussion:
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19



O God, the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven.
Do not leave us comfortless,
but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us,
and exalt us to that place where our
Savior Christ has gone before,
one God, in glory everlasting.  Amen.




Children's Messages

How to Pray! John 17:6-19 Rev. Randy Quinn

God's Story continues with us, Book of Acts 1:1, by Rev. Randy Quinn

I'll Pray for You, You Pray for Others, John 17:6-19

Being There For Each Other, Ascension Day

Strength in Unity, John 17: 1-11, by Rev. Frank Schaefer


Sermon Excerpt . . .

Christ's Last Words, John 17:1-11
by Chuck in DC

In last week's service we read the apostle Paul's last words to the church. We talked about how important the last words of a person are and how we especially honor those last words.

A few moments ago, we read Jesus' last words to the church. He spoke these words right before he was taken up into heaven. That's why we celebrate Ascension Sunday today. Jesus is taken up by God and is no longer physically present with the church. And before Jesus leaves, we find him praying for the church, and blessing the church. One last time the disciples gather around the Master and listen intently to his words of prayer.

And how appropriate are Jesus' words of petition for the church. He prays for the church's unity, for oneness in Spirit, so that the church may keep the revelation of the one true God of love and peace. And as we look around us we realize how urgently we need this prayer: instead of being one we find ourselves separated. We find ourselves putting up dividers, fences.

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