Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost


In this week’s newsletter: the rector reflects on the legacy and final words of John Lewis; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost; ways to stay connected through worship and the book discussion group; and links to other communications and resources. [ More → ]

News

Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: the rector shares a new favorite collect from the New Zealand Prayer Book; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; exciting news about new ways you can help support Ascension and its ongoing ministry; links to other communications about our parish and diocese, and more. [ More → ]

Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: some reflections on Jacob’s Ladder, part of this Sunday’s scripture lessons; the rector discusses the work of the Task Force on Re-opening Ascension, meeting this summer; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; links to other communications about our parish and diocese, and more. [ More → ]

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Events

Ascension Art Show! Sunday, July 12

We will have the second in the series of Ascension artists forums next Sunday. Three of our talented parishioners have offered to share some of their artwork with us in small groups during coffee hour. The artworks they present may have been done during this time of quarantine — or may not. After a general …  [ More → ]

Discussion, June 4:
Strive for Justice & Peace

Dear People of Ascension, This Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 pm EDT we will have a Zoom conversation about what next steps we at Ascension are called to take to confront, unlearn and dismantle racism and white supremacy in our own lives, our church and our larger society. Grounded in our baptismal covenant, we will …  [ More → ]

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Thoughts

Sermon – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
by Stacey Carpenter

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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