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On May 30th we celebrate one of the major feasts in the life of the Church, the Feast of the Ascension. After Jesus’
resurrection and time spent with his apostles, He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. As the apostles gazed above, angels appeared to them and questioned their gazing, reminding them that Jesus will one day return. The Ascension is best understood as the detonator for the sending of the Holy Spirit. Jesus ascends so that He would send the Helper to His apostles, and by the Spirit’s very power, the Church would be born. The Ascension is the catalyst for the movement of the Church, providing the promise of Christ’s return but also the urgency of the Gospel. When the Holy Spirit came down upon the apostles, their eyes were opened to the urgency of the Gospel for all nations. Immediately after this event, Peter (the denying, drawing the sword fisherman), gives his first sermon, and it is clear this is not the same Peter. He opens the Scriptures revealing the mighty deeds of God in Jesus Christ, and thousands were converted. This all began with the Ascension.

Holy Eucharist will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner served by the church. To RSVP for dinner call the church office by 5/28/2019.