Special Ascension Day Service May 17

Ascension of our Lord

Thursday May 17 at 7 PM

Special Worship featuring Holden Evening Prayer

Following his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his followers for 40 days before ascending heavenward to the cosmos. For centuries the Church has remembered that moment of departure as the Festival of the Ascension of our Lord. On that day, we are reminded that Jesus did not leave or abandon us but instead continues to come to us in many real, wonderful and mysterious ways and calls and equips us to carry the Good News to the ends of the earth.

Here at St. Matthew we will mark Ascension of our Lord on May 17 (40 days after Easter) with a special Thursday evening worship service utilizing the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy that was so popularly received during the Lenten season. Worship will begin at 7 PM and run approximately 45 minutes.