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Theme: Christ's eternal glory. Ascension. Christ's work continuing in the church.
First: Acts 1:1-11 - Forty days after the resurrection, the apostles asked Jesus if the time had come. He told them it was for them to know the Father's timeframes, but promised they would receive power when the Holy Spirit came upon them. After this, he was lifted up and a cloud took him from their sight - and two angels promised that he will one day return the same way.
Psalm 47 - God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
Second: Ephesians 1:17-23 - May God give you a spirit of Wisdom and perception. God raised him from the dead, and bid him sit at the right far above every soverignty, authority, power or dominion... the head of the church, which is his body.
Ephesians 4:1-13 - Paul asks the believes to live a life worthy of their vocation - to preserve the peace that binds them together - because there is one Body, one Spirt, one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God. And each person in the community has a different gift.
Gospel: Mark 16:15-20 - Jesus sends the Eleven out to the whole world to proclaim the Good News - telling them about the signs associated with believers (gift of tongues, casting out devils, unharmed after drinking poison, etc). And after this, Jesus was taken up to heaven to the right hand of God.