Newsletter and Order of Service for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany


“The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
— Amanda Gorman, Inaugural Poem:
The Hill We Climb
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News

Newsletter and Order of Service for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered;
we have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
out from the gloomy past,
till now we stand at last
where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. [ More → ]

Newsletter and Order of Service for the First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord

℣: From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared,
℟: Good Lord, deliver us. [ More → ]

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Events

Twelfth Night Celebration, January 5

Come one, come all! A fun time is sure to be had by all! Join us Tuesday evening, January 5th, at 6:30 p.m. (following Evening Prayer) for a fun evening of song, conversation and storytelling! We’ll have a chance to show and tell about our Christmas celebrations, presents, foods and drinks. Come for a special …  [ More → ]

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the First Sunday of Christmas

Despite the limitations necessitated by the pandemic, the Church of the Ascension clergy and musicians are planning a “merry little Christmas” online observance for the Ascension community to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Please join us!
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Thoughts

Sermon – Christmas Day
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born this day of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen [ More → ]

Sermon – Christmas Eve
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. [ More → ]

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