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Easter Greetings, Beloved Christ the King Community!

This week we are holding a special 30-minute worship service for Ascension Day, which is Thursday, May 9th at 12:15pm.  We are hoping that this timing is better for traffic purposes and for those who may come during their lunch break.  This service is where our Paschal candle, lit throughout the liturgical season of Easter, will be symbolically extinguished as we celebrate Christ's ascension.

On Ascension Day, we remember Jesus' departure from his disciples (Luke 24:44-53).  When reading this passage of scripture, I can't help but notice a focus on blessing.  Jesus blesses his disciples, and his disciples bless God.  How do we bless God in our daily lives?  This is a question I invite you to pay particular attention to this week along with me.

One further reflection I offer to you this week is a poem, named "Ascension Day," written by Anglican poet Malcolm Guite in his book, Sounding the Seasons:


We saw his light break through the cloud of glory
Whilst we were rooted still in time and place
As earth became a part of Heaven’s story
And heaven opened to his human face.
We saw him go and yet we were not parted
He took us with him to the heart of things
The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted
Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings,
Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness,
Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight,
Whilst we our selves become his clouds of witness
And sing the waning darkness into light,
His light in us, and ours in him concealed,
Which all creation waits to see revealed .

May God bless you this week, may you bless God this week, and may the light that is Christ be revealed through you. Amen!

Grace and peace and even more, hope,

Pastor Jennifer


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