On Ascension Day we remember the last moments of Jesus' time on earth. The Bible tells us that as soon as Jesus had left his friends, they started to tell other people about Him: "So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it." (Mark 16.9-20).
This service marks the end of Jesus' ministry on earth, but also the beginning of the ministry of the Church. Celebrating Ascension Day reminds us that we now have the responsibility of carrying Jesus' message to the people around us, in Chapelfields and around the world. To help us reflect on our mission, Ascension Day also marks the start of Thy Kingdom Come -- nine days of prayer for the global church.