But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
Sing or read
You are the King of Glory, You are the Prince of Peace,
You are the Lord of heaven and earth, You’re the Son of righteousness.
Angels bow down before You, worship and adore;
For You have the Words of eternal life, You are Jesus Christ the Lord.
Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna to the King of Kings.
Glory in the highest heaven, for Jesus the Messiah
Within the veil, I now would come,
Into the holy place to look upon Thy face;
I see such beauty there, no other can compare,
I worship Thee, my Lord within the veil.
5 For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Prayer[written by Nick Fawcett]
Lord Jesus Christ, You were brought low, yet You have been lifted high.
You were the servant of all, yet You are above all and beyond all.
You were despised and rejected, yet Your Name is exalted above all names.
You were fully human, yet You are divine. You were taken into heaven, yet You are here by our sides.
You are higher than our highest thoughts, greater than our minds can grasp.
So, with all Your people in every age, we bow before You and confess You as our Risen Saviour, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, to the glory of God the Father
Thursday was Ascension Day, the day we remember the events that are recorded by Luke; that we read as our Bible Reading.
The Disciples, were just ordinary people, [not much different to us], their leader of the past 3 years, had been crucified, on the third day He had risen and over the past 40 days they had seen and spent time with Him. Jesus had talked to them about the Kingdom of God, and they had been instructed that they were to go and witness to all nations about Him.
I wonder, were some of them eager to get out there and tell people of all the wonderful things they had witnessed Jesus do, while the others were terrified, wondering how they would have the courage and the knowledge they would need to accomplish such a task.
Being eager and doing things in your own strength can have the same results as being too afraid to do anything. [The church today has people from both camps]. Thankfully Jesus promised that they would be given Power through the Holy Spirit. The Disciples probably didn’t have a clue what was to happen, but they trusted Jesus and followed His instruction to stay in Jerusalem.
We will hear more about the Holy Spirit next week.
What I want us to remember is the closing words of our reading, ‘’Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way, you have seen Him go into heaven.’’
God never breaks a promise and although, we have waited over 2000 years, Jesus will one day return. I wonder will this world be ready to receive Him? Will we? Whether we are here on earth when Jesus returns, or if our journey here on earth has already ended, we will all one day stand before our Maker. Are you ready?
Jesus said, ‘’I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through Me. [John 14:6]
We read in Romans 10:9 ‘That if you confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved’
We are now going into a time of silent prayer; if you feel you want a closer relationship with Jesus please say the following prayer.
Lord Jesus, I believe You died for me and that God Almighty raised You from the dead. Please forgive all my sins. I choose to turn away from them now and I ask You to come into my heart and life as my Lord and Saviour. Amen
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Time of Quiet Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
God Bless and Stay Safe
The sacrament of ‘The Lord’s Supper’ is held at the close of evening worship the first Sunday of each month.
Anyone between 5 years and 16 years will be made welcome
Come and join the kids at
Leaders Kay White and Pauline Harrison
Sunday Worship 5.30pm
Anyone and Everyone will he given a warm and friendly welcome to all our church services