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Mothers Day
Festival of the Christian Home

    References:

  • Acts 10:44-48
  • Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
  • 1 John 5:1-6
  • John 15:9-17

These readings may be used on May 17 (Ascension Sunday).

    References:

  • Acts 1:1-11
  • Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
  • Ephesians 1:15-23
  • Luke 24:44-53

When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven"  (Acts 1:9-11, NRSV).

    References:

  • Ascension Sunday
  • Acts 1:1-11
  • Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
  • Ephesians 1:15-23
  • (more...)

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:1-4, NRSV).

    References:

  • Acts 2:1-21
  • Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (UMH 826)
  • Romans 8:22-27
  • John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!" (Isaiah 6:8, NRSV.)

    References:

  • Isaiah 6:1-8
  • Psalm 29 (UMH 761)
  • Romans 8:12-17
  • John 3:1-17

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens  (2 Corinthians 5:1, NRSV). 

    References:

  • 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)
  • Psalm 138 (UMH 853)
  • 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
  • Mark 3:20-35