Readings for the Sunday after Ascension Day (focus text in bold):
2 Kings 2:9-15 - Elijah is taken up into heaven
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 - "Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered"
1 Peter 4:7-11 - the end is at hand, therefore be sober and keep watch by prayer
John 15:16-16:4a - Christ promises the Spirit of Truth to his disciples
Sermon by the Rev. Timothy Taylor
Cover art: “The Ascension” by John Singleton Copley, 1775, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston