May 29th, 2022 – “Power and Freedom”

Ancient Philippi
2022-05-29 Ascension Sunday 11:00 AM - "Power and Freedom”

Dear all,

Last week,  Paul and Silas met up with Lydia,  and the first Christian congregation in Europe is founded.  Tomorrow, they venture forth to explore the Roman colony of Philippi.  As “slaves of the most High God”, they encounter both spiritual  and political powers.  It is an interesting story for Ascension Sunday, which is not so much about  geography (Jesus disappearing on a cloud to heaven) as about power. Who rules?

Order of Service

SUNDAY, May 29, 2022
Call to Worship
Hymn 267: “Rejoice the Lord is King”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace and Lord’s Prayer
Responsive reading: Psalm 67
Revelation 22: 12-14; 16-17
Anthem: “Psaume 67
John 17: 20-26
Hymn 1: “God Reigns! Earth Rejoices!
Sermon: “Power and Freedom”
Hymn: 374: “O for a thousand tongues to sing”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 462: “All my hope on God is founded”
“Go Now in Peace”