Sunday Prayers – May 16, 2021

This week we will keep the Feast of the Ascension. Our Sunday Prayers will be live-streamed to the parish Facebook page. Our director of music will play from about 9:15, and the service will begin at 9:30.

The order of service is available here.

The Chapel of the Ascension, in Jerusalem.

Here’s what Sundays and Seasons has to say about the readings for this week:
In today’s readings the risen Christ ascends into heaven and his followers are assured that the Spirit will empower them to be witnesses throughout the earth. The disciples are told to not gaze up into heaven to look for Jesus (Acts 1:11); we find his presence among us as we proclaim the word and share the Easter feast. We too long for the Spirit to enliven our faith and invigorate our mission.

This rock, inside the Chapel of the Ascension in Jerusalem, is said to bear the imprint of the final footstep of Jesus as he ascended.