We will have a very special Ascension Forum on Sunday, December 15th following the 11:00 Service. For many of us, the hymns of Advent and Christmas speak to a deep and tender place in our souls. They sing of longing for Christ’s coming and for a world made new and whole again. They tell of Mary and Joseph and the precious babe, born in vulnerability and poverty, among the animals and shepherds. They may remind us of our own childhood faith and family traditions, or show us something brand new about the “old, old story.” Next Sunday, December 15, our parish forum will offer an opportunity to “sing our hope”. Come with a favorite hymn for Advent or Christmas, and share the story of what it means to you. Dr. Keene and Mother Liz will facilitate our singing and sharing.
In this week’s newsletter: Updates on our return to in-person 11 a.m. Eucharists (with continued access for online worshipers). Also: an introduction to Ascension’s new sexton, a preview of the next Racial Justice Discussion Group (September 23, via Zoom), and more news and updates about our parish life.