West End United Methodist Church

Left Behind

Speakers:Erin Racine
Topics:Sunday service

Today is Ascension Day when we celebrate the post-resurrection ascension of Jesus into heaven, which is, in a sense, the final act of Easter.  It’s a day of celebration, but perhaps the disciples felt like they were lost again – perhaps they were angry, confused, lost, and afraid.  The reading for today is a scene that actually took place before the crucifixion, but here Jesus is passing his peace to his disciples.  In a sense, it’s their inheritance.  What does inheriting peace mean for us?  It comes with the promise of a relationship with an advocate, the Spirit, so Jesus is not leaving them (and us) alone.  The gift of peace also opens us up for relationship with each other.  (NOTE: We are livestreaming both services, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are using a chamber choir and having limited congregation.  NOTE:  The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • John :14:23-29


Early Service Bulletin (5/16/2021)

Late Service Bulletin (5/16/2021)