Ascension Day – 21 May 2020

On Ascension Day each year we remember not only the return of Jesus to his heavenly home, and his reign as Lord for ever, but also the final words he gave to his disciples to continue to fulfil the mission that he has begun. ‘Go and make disciples of all nations…’ he says, ‘you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’
Our readings and prayers today recall these words, and challenge us to think about how we continue to fulfil that mission too. We will remember and pray for the many Christian mission and outreach organisations that we as members of Ryde Baptist Church support in one way or another, and the contribution that we can each make.
You can download a printable sheet containing the readings and the list of organisations here.

Bible Readings

Matthew 28:16-20
Luke 24:44-53
Acts 1:1-11

Christian Mission and Outreach Organisations

Baptist Home Mission
Baptist Union of Great Britain
Southern Counties Baptist Association (SCBA)
BMS World Mission
Churches in Ryde
Wight Church Network
Girls’ Brigade
Youth for Christ
IOW Foodbank
African Pastors Fellowship
Association of Christian Teachers
AWM (Arab World Ministries)
Barnabas Fund
Bible Society
Open The Book
Care for the Family
Christian Aid
Christianity Explored
Christians Against Poverty
Christians in Parliament
EA (Evangelical Alliance)
Embrace (formerly Bible Lands Society)
FEBA Radio (Far East Broadcasting Association)
France Mission
Ghanalink (IW)
Good News For Everyone (formerly known as GideonsUK)
Leprosy Mission
LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity)
Lifewords (formerly Scripture Gift Mission)
London City Mission
Love Russia
MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship)
Mission Direct
Mountbatten Hospice
OM (Operation Mobilisation)
OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship)
Open Doors
Premier Radio
Release International
Salvation Army
Scripture Union (SU)
Starfish Asia
Tear Fund
Torch Trust for the Blind
TWR (Trans World Radio)

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