A Prayer to Celebrate the Ascension of Jesus
God, we come to the Day of Christ’s Ascension reminded of your greatness and glory, your sovereign power and eternal purpose all expressed so wonderfully in Jesus, our Lord. We thank you for the wonder of Ascension, that marvelous yet mysterious moment which left the Apostles gazing heavenward in confusion yet departing in joy
We thank you for the way that his rising to glory brought the earthly ministry of Jesus to a fitting conclusion. We celebrate how it showed the oneness of Jesus with you and gave your final seal of approval on all that he had done
We thank you that through his Ascension Jesus is now set free to be Lord of all: no longer bound to a particular place or time, but with us always able to reach even to the ends of the earth and into the depths of every human heart
Gracious God, forgive the smallness of our vision and the nervousness of our witness. Give us a deeper sense of wonder, a stronger faith, and a greater understanding of all you have done
God, like the Apostles, we too will never fully understand all Ascension means. We believe, yet we have many questions. Help us, despite our uncertainty, to know that the wonder of Christ Jesus goes far beyond anything we can ever imagine. Help us to know that, though unseen, Christ is with us in the hidden glory of his Ascension until he comes again and we see him face to -
A Prayer to Celebrate Memorial Day
God, in the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, we call out on this Memorial Day because you, Lord, are great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing ...
You who created us, sustain us, and call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day. Hear our prayer for all who have died on the battlefields of military service, whose hearts and hopes are known to you alone...
Hear our prayer for those who put the welfare of others ahead of their own and who gave their lives in the service of others. May their generosity and determination in the face of death speak something true to us about you, O Lord.
Help us to shape and make a world where we will lay down the arms of war and turn our swords into ploughshares for a harvest of justice and peace...
Comfort those who grieve the loss of their loved ones and let your healing be the hope in our hearts...
Hear our prayer this day and in your mercy answer us in the name of Christ.
Blessing of the Pets
Sunday, May 7th we had a special service. Members of the congregation were to bring their pets or a picture of their pets to be blessed. We had a good turn out and we would like to think all that participated.
HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY