For the Season of the Spirit

by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

Many images, icons and paintings have tried to capture the essence of the Holy Spirit specifically from the writings of the New Testament during the Feast of Pentecost. Pentecost was not a moment and, in my opinion, it wasn’t even an event. It was an expression of the power of God meant specifically to carry the message of God to all people in all languages to all nations and tribes of the world. It was not a division of race but rather an invitation of unity: unity of faith; unity of spirit; unity of God. Paintings of this subject traditionally associate the tongues of fire with the tops of the disciples’ heads. In the May 28th issue of Christian Century there is an article on a Pentecost painting by Christian Thai artist Sawai Chinnawong.  [ More → ]

News

Ascension Sunday June 1, 2014

On Sunday, June 1, as we celebrate The Day of Ascension as our parish Feast Day, we will also welcome special guest The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls from the Diocese of New York. This celebration will include the Confirmation and Reception of several new members into the parish and the service and ministry of Parish …  [ More → ]

Inquirer’s Classes begin April 22, 6:45pm

The Spring Inquirer’s class will begin on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall. Each class will take a look at a different aspect of the Christian Faith and what it means to be a member of The Church of the Ascension. Classes will go for six consecutive weeks ending in a hands-on …  [ More → ]

Bible Study Mondays

Have you ever wanted to learn more about scripture but were afraid to ask the simple questions? This new Bible study is for you. Join Mother Shelley on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. as she guides us through a beginner’s course in the study of scripture. Classes will begin Monday, January 20th.

Events

Ascension Sunday, June 1st

On Sunday, June 1, we will celebrate The Day of Ascension as our parish Feast Day. We will also welcome special guest The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls from the Diocese of New York at the 11am service. This celebration will include the Confirmation and Reception of several new members into the parish and the service …  [ More → ]

First Summer BBQ, May 28, 2014

Save the date for our first summer 2014 Parish BBQ on Wednesday, May 28th, at 6:30pm. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. Come and enjoy the fellowship of the parish. All are welcome!

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 25, 2014

Join us for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: 9am Holy Eucharist at Side Altar; 11am Holy Eucharist in the church; 7pm Service of Meditations and Sacrament including chant, interfaith readings and communion. Special music 11am, soloist and prelude (10:45am) and postlude on The Manton Memorial organ.

Blog Posts

The Light of Lent: Lent 5
by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

The nature of our existence allows for countless journeys to be experienced. The journey of time and circumstance. The journey of alliance and detachment. The journey of pleasure and regret. The journey postponed and the journey remembered. The journey of knowledge. The journey of innocence. And the journey of love. Our Lenten journey, if entered …  [ More → ]

Music for Holy Week 2014
by Dr. Dennis Keene

Palm Sunday, April 13 Organ Music at 10:45am Récit de Tierce en taille by Nicolas de Grigny Kyrie III (Klavierübung) by Johann Sebastian Bach Choral Music at 11:00am Lift up your heads (from Messiah) by Handel Christus factus est by Anton Bruckner Ave Christe by Josquin des Prez Evening Service of Meditation and Sacrament at …  [ More → ]

Lenten Reflection: Lent 4
by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

Honoring Self in Lent In every journey there is a need for respite. A wisdom which allows us to place all else in life aside and just rest in the pleasure of how far we have come. Even if it doesn’t seem as though much has happened it still is important to stop, replenish and …  [ More → ]