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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.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, public services and programs at the Church of the Ascension are taking place online until further notice. Contact the parish office to learn how to attend our online services via Zoom.
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This podcast episode features the hymns and anthem recorded by Dr. Dennis Keene and the Ascension Choir, featuring the Manton Memorial Organ, for the Church of the Ascension’s worship service on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020, which took place online via Zoom. 1) Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; 2) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – verses 1-2; 3) O Thou the Central Orb, by Charles Wood; 4) Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
Due to an increase in the city’s 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 infections, we are suspending both Wednesday evening in-person Eucharists and the Tuesday and Friday openings of the church building for visitors. We’ll re-evaluate on a weekly basis, so check back for updated information.
This week: the church year begins in “sweet darkness,” the rector writes. Also: the order of service for the first Sunday of Advent, and the schedule of discussion forums, online worship, and other events for the season of Advent and Christmastide.
This week: Is Rockefeller the Owl a small lesson that new possibilities can emerge against all odds, out of disorientation and loss? Also: the order of service for our Christ the King worship service via Zoom, important news about changes due to local COVID-19 infection rates. Plus, preparing for a season of preparation: Advent!
For centuries, Christians have commemorated those who, having professed faith in the living Christ in days past, now have entered into the nearer presence of our Lord. We will celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, November 1, this year. To include the names of loved ones in the All Saints Memorial List this …
Please join us after the 11 a.m. service this Sunday, October 18, to hear from our new seminarian, Linda Istad Brandt, a second year student at General Theological Seminary. She comes from a lifetime of public health nursing. In the introduction, you can expect to hear her 70 year long saga of family roots which …
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.
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.