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Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors.
Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, hymns & the Ascension Choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday–Friday: 6pm at Side Altar. Church open for prayer and meditation 12–3pm.
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Holy Week and Easter
- Palm Sunday, March 25
- 9 AM Said Eucharist
- 11 AM Blessing of the Palms & Procession, Festal Eucharist w/ Choir
- 7 PM Meditation & Sacrament
- Weeknight Eucharists In Holy Week
- 6 PM at Side Altar
- Monday, March 26
- Dorothy Decrescenzo, Lay Preacher
- Tuesday, March 27
- Joan Castagnone, Lay Preacher
- Wednesday, March 28
- Tom Rice, Lay Preacher
- Maundy Thursday, March 29
- 7 PM Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing, w/ Choir
- Good Friday, March 30
- NOON The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, w/ Choir
- Liturgy of the Word, March 31
- 10 AM Saturday
- The Great Vigil of Easter, March 31
- 8 PM Saturday, w/ Choir
- Easter Sunday, April 1
- 9 AM Said Eucharist
- 11 AM Festal Eucharist w/ Choir
- 7:00 PM Meditation & Sacrament
Author Archives: The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
In the name of God who gives life to the dead, and calls into being things that do not exist. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Dear People of Ascension, What are you longing for this Advent? This is a season of paradox: it speaks of endings and beginnings, of mountains made low and valleys lifted up. The ancient prophets cry out warning and promise comfort. A pregnant virgin sings of God’s greatness: the rich sent away empty and the humble …
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.