May 21, 2023: Christianity’s Ups and Downs

Ascension Sunday


Scripture: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel: Luke 24:44-53

Reverend Dr. Jerome Wright

  • Prelude: “We Believe in One True God,” by Daniel Burton; Pauline Olsen, organ
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  • Introit: “Spirit of the Living God,” by Daniel Iverson; Trinity Singers
  • Hymn 71: “Glory Be to the Father (Gloria Patri),” by Henry W. Greatorex
  • Hymn 321: “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise,” music by Robert Williams, words by Charles Wesley, harm. by David Evans
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  • Hymn 156: “I Love to Tell the Story,” music by William G. Fischer, words by Katherine Hankey
  • Offertory: “Breathe on Me, Breath of God,”by John Barr; Pauline Olsen, organ
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  • Hymn 95: “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow,” words by Thomas Ken, music attr. to Louis Bourgeois
  • Special Music: “Sacred Harp Medley”, arr. By Brant Adams; Carlos Xavier, flute; Donna Grubbs, piano
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  • Readings from Scripture: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Greg Scherer
  • Sermon: “Christianity’s Ups and Downs,” Reverend Dr. Jerome Wright
  • Hymn 3087: “O Christ, When You Ascended,” music by Henry T. Smart, words by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
    © 2007 Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
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  • Benediction Hymn 431: “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson, harm. by Charles H. Webb
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  • Postlude: “How Firm a Foundation,” arr. by Tom Birchwood; Pauline Olsen, organ
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