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Sunday, May 20 was the Sunday after Ascension Day which was Thursday the 17th forty days after Easter, and commemorates the ascension of Christ. It is also known as Holy Thursday. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the scripture reading for the day, the epistle I Peter 4:7, “The end of all things is at hand’ be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer” and the gospel John 15:26, “when the comforter is come…he shall testify of me.”
Ascension Day marks an important dividing line in the history of the church as it is the end of Christ’s earthly life and the beginning of his role as Holy Spirit which comes next Sunday in Pentecost. The Ascension is recorded in Acts 1:1, “and when he had spoken these things, while they behold, he was taken up and a cloud received him out of their sight.”
We ae glad to welcome Kip Smith’s mother, Peggy, who is visiting us from New York, it is always a pleasure to have her with us.
Bishop Glen Hartley holds services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible Study. Visit our website stfrancisavamo.org.