Services at AscensionAscension 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.
- Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, music & choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday – Friday: 6pm at Side Altar
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From our Pulpitby Maurice Seaton
Proper 15 Year B Proclamation by Maurice Seaton John 6: 51-58 May the words from my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in thy sight Oh Lord, our strength and redeemer. Amen “We are what we eat!” Some of us have the luxury of choice in what, and how much, we …
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Proper 14 Year B In The Proverbs, a central feature of Judeo-Christian Wisdom Literature, we read, among many wisdoms, the following depiction of wisdom itself: …when purpose first unfolded before the oldest of works from everlasting, I was firmly set, from the beginning, before earth came into being. The deep water was not, when I …
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Proper 13 Year B This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell. You can read the scripture for August 2, 2015 here.
Proper 11 Year B Today’s gospel reading seems, at first, to missing something – to be missing, at the very least, the excitement that is to be found in the nineteen verses that are absent. It’s tempting to try and construct some reason to focus on Mark’s feeding of the masses, but in the coming …
Proper 10 Year B This sermon was delivered by Eve Beglarian. You can read the scripture for July 12, 2015 here.
Proper 9 Year B In the last fifteen years, Bruce Chilton – New Testament scholar now of Bard, formerly of Yale – has produced, among other things, a pair of books entitled Rabbi Jesus and Rabbi Paul. In these works, the author draws together the various scriptures pertaining to each of his subjects and creates …
Proper 7B 21 You can read the scripture for June 21, 2015 here. Preached at the Church of the Ascension on June 21, 2015
Sermons by our priests are now posted as audio files. Here is a link to the most recent June 14th sermon preached by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, our rector. See the sidebar at right “From our Pulpit” to listen to this and other sermons from The Church of the Ascension.
There has been some interest expressed in forming a volunteer choir for the 11am service during these summer months when our regular choir is off (June, July, August, Labor Day weekend.) If you (or someone you know) would like to sing, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information: your name, email …
Every year, our liturgy invites us to walk with Jesus step by step through the last week of his life, into the mystery of death and resurrection. Through the mystical drama of worship, we participate in the enthusiasm of the crowd as Jesus enters Jerusalem in triumph, and then feel how quickly adulation turns to violence. We are washed, fed and loved in the tenderness of Jesus’ last supper. We watch with bewildered and breaking hearts as our Lord dies a criminal’s death on the cross. And we wait and wonder as he passes from death to life, to greet us with overwhelming joy on Easter morning.
Welcome to the 2015 Church of the Ascension Lenten Devotional. This devotional is a reprint from 2003. As you complete each day’s readings and writings, we hope you will feel encouraged to sit with God’s words and the words of our current and former fellows from Church of the Ascension. Lent is a deeply spiritual …
Whatever your opinion, or lack of one, is on the Michael Brown shooting and demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities around our nation…the real truth is that people are in pain. Deep pain. And it isn’t just this one situation. People are reacting strongly to the multitude of unprecedented situations playing out in and around our everyday lives. My personal mantra in life is “to respond, not react.” Right now, people are reacting. And I don’t think we even realize how much minor transitions and developments of life are compromising and affecting our ability to think… to grow… to embrace… to respond… to activate… or rest… in God.