Readings for the Sunday after Ascension (focus text in bold):
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 - He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind
1 Peter 4:7-11 - above all things, have fervent love among yourselves
Romans 14:1-9, 12-15 - welcome each other, and do not quarrel over opinions *
* Today's second lesson deviates from the lectionary; on this Sunday before we re-gather in person for the first time, Fr. Adam offers these words from Paul's exhortation in Romans 14 to help prepare us spiritually to move forward together at a time when opinions are diverse in the parish.
Sermon by the Rev. Adam Rick
Cover art: The Ascension, by John Singleton Copley, 1775, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston