Holy Week Services at Ascension

Monday & Tuesday, April 14th and 15th 6 p.m. Penitential Office with Holy Eucharist. Wednesday, April 16 – The Service of Tenebrae 6 p.m. Prayers, Psalms and Readings in the shadows. April 17 – Maundy Thursday 6 p.m. The Maundy Thursday Liturgy (with Full Choir), with Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altar, and Setting …  [ More → ]


Inquirer’s Classes begin April 22, 7pm

The Spring Inquirer’s class will begin on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. 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 …  [ 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.

Advent Letter 2013

Here is a link to read Mother Shelley’s Advent Letter to family and friends of The Church of the Ascension.


Organ Recital: April 9, 2014, 8pm

We are extremely honored to present the great musician Francis Chapelet. Post-World War II Europe produced an amazing assembly of legendary interpreters of Early Organ Music. Francis Chapelet is one of the last remaining masters of his generation still actively concertizing. His interpretations of this rich repertory of music are based on a lifetime of …  [ More → ]

Lenten Reflection: Lent 3

Embracing the Via Media of Lent About mid-way through the Lenten season we begin to feel adrift and may have even lost the enchantment of the journey. We are reminded of some of the things we have decided to leave behind and wonder if our bodies, our hearts and our minds are capable of living …  [ More → ]

Lenten Reflection: Lent 2

Living on the inside of Lent To step into the season of Lent is to open yourself up to the unknown. At first there is clarity. It is easy to see the habits that need to be ended, the relationships that need to be mended, and the clutter that needs to be organized. But then …  [ More → ]

Blog Posts

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 1
by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

To step into Lent is to acknowledge our desire for being known. If we truly want to be known we need to open ourselves up to the possibility of a shared life with each other. A shared life often feels like compromise…something accepted rather than wanted. A compromise may feel as though we are settling …  [ More → ]

Lent 2014
by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

Although Lent is a serious time of reflection as we head into the Passion of our Lord….it is also a wonderful opportunity to teach the kids in a fun way about family tradition and our Christian faith. During the Children’s Lesson this Sunday we will be inviting the kids to help prepare the palms for …  [ More → ]