Ascension Day takes place forty days after Resurrection Sunday.  Jesus did not rise from the dead to die again. He rose from the dead to sit at God’s right hand in all power and majesty—as King of kings and Lord of lords. He is now the ruler of the world, sending out his messengers to gather his people into his kingdom. From those few who were left standing watching Jesus leave until today there are now millions around the world drawn from nearly every nation who recognize Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.

Below is a collection of resources that may be useful to use during ascension week…



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Ascension Day

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only begotten Son to have ascended into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Bible Readings: Acts 1:1-11 and Mark 16:14-20

Sunday after Ascension

God , the king of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven; leave us not comfortless, but send to us your Holy Spirit to comfort us, and exalt us, unto the same place where our Saviour Christ has gone before, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Bible Readings: 1 Peter 4:7-11 and John 15:26-16:4

Call to Worship or Introductory Sentences

Phil 2 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Heb 4 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are– yet was without sin. 16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.