Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 5:6-11; John 17:1-11
What Does It Feel Like to Be a Christian?

As we near the end of the seven-week festival of Easter we celebrate the Ascension of Christ and in many ways it is a strange celebration.  Why would we celebrate Christ's leaving? What benefit is it to the world that Christ has joined "God's realm" as it were? Thematically and sermonically, this service explores this theme.  In his devotional Fr. Allen makes the observation that Christ's Ascension leaves us with a particular ambiguity as well as possibility, both of which contribute what it "feels like to be a Christian."