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Message for Holy Week & Easter 2015

“Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Dear parishioners and friends, Every year, our liturgy invites us to walk with Jesus step by …  [ More → ]

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

The Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday, March 29 Blessing and Procession of the Palms 9 a.m. Blessing of Palms 11 a.m. Blessing and Procession of the Palms A reading of the Passion According to Mark 7 p.m. Meditation and Sacrament Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday March 30, 31, April 1st 6 p.m. Holy …  [ More → ]

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Sermons for Lent 2015

The following sermon was given by The Reverend Elizabeth G. Maxwell, Rector on March 8, 2015. There is a pdf file link for this sermon and another from February 22nd at the end of this post. Lent 3 B 2015 John 2:13-22 Where do you encounter God? For faithful Jews of Jesus’ day, and surely …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Quiet Day March 21st

Always and Everywhere: Exploring the Eucharist. Join us on Saturday, March 21 for a Quiet Day of entering more deeply into our sacrament of Holy Communion. We often forget that the Greek word “Eucharist” actually means “thanksgiving!” Through meditations on scripture and ancient church texts, conversations, and silence, we will be invited to delve into …  [ More → ]

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During the Lenten Season …

In addition to the weekday Eucharist services at 6pm and Sunday services at 9am, 11am and 7pm, there are several special programs and activities at Ascension this Lenten Season including the following: Lenten Devotional The Church of the Ascension Lenten Devotional this year is a reprint from 2003. As you complete each day’s readings and …  [ More → ]

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Mozart Requiem & Coronation Mass March 12th

On Thursday, March 12th at 8 pm Voices of Ascension will perform the Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass. The soloists are as follows: Soprano Pureum Jo, Mezzo Soprano Teresa Buchholz, Tenor Joseph Dennis and Bass Joseph Beutel. Mozart’s early years were spent in the beautiful, picturesque town of Salzburg, Austria. Here he composed an enormous …  [ More → ]

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2015 Lenten Devotional

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 …  [ More → ]

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Stephen Tharp Organ Recital February 24th

We are very pleased to present this amazing organist playing a program of major French 19th century organ works: Widor’s Symphony 8 and the Three Chorals of Franck. Organistic yet daringly orchestral, Widor’s Symphonie 8 represents the summit of his ideal for the form. Its scale is monumental, the longest of all of his Symphonies …  [ More → ]

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Ash Wednesday Services February 18th

You are invited to join us as we observe the first day of Lent with the liturgies of the Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes at three services throughout the day: 8am and 12 noon at the Side Altar; 7pm in the Church with choir. Ashes will also be available for one hour after …  [ More → ]

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Feb. 17th Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Please join us on Tuesday, February 17th, for our traditional Pancake Celebration in preparation for our Lenten season. The celebration will begin immediately after the 6pm service and be filled with plenty of fun, food and spirit of Mardi Gras. A sign up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall for those inspired to assist …  [ More → ]

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