Sunday Forum: The Language of our Worship

This Sunday, March 24, after the 11am service, the Ascension Forum will discuss: How do the words we use in prayer shape us? How do we shape them? What verbal images help us understand God? Christ? Humankind? The creation? God’s purposes and “kingdom”? Do we use poetry, prose? Traditional, archaic, contemporary, experimental language? Different words in public worship from private prayer? As Episcopalians, how are we shaped by the Book of Common Prayer, what are its resources and limitation? And what do we mean when we talk about God as Word? Please join Mother Liz to explore these and other questions in this session of our Lenten series on “The Images that Shape Us.”

The Images that Form Us

Lenten series, Sundays at Ascension

Please join us for a forum series exploring the power of images (including language) to shape our self-understanding, our faith and worship, our commitment to justice, our vision of wholeness, our relationship with God and more. The series will be led by the Ascension clergy, and guests.


  • Lent 3 (Sunday, March 24)- “The Language of Our Worship” (led by Mother Liz)
  • Lent 4 (Sunday, March 31)- “Looking Together” (with guest presenter, Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Executive Director of Arts and Minds)
  • Lent 5 (Sunday, April 7)- “In God’s Image” (led by the clergy)