Author: The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

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Second Sunday of Christmas

Please join us for Epiphany Sunday on January 5, 2013 at 9am or 11am. Music for the 11am service is listed on the sidebar. All are welcome to join us as we welcome Emmanuel.

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Christmastide at Ascension

Please join us for our special Christmas services. At 5 pm on December 24th, we celebrate with a family service; children attending will be asked to carry animals to the Crèche with hymns sung by our Children’s Choir. At 10:30 we will hear anthems and carols by our Ascension choir. At 11 pm we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity with Eucharist. The Christmas

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Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday

The symbolism of the Advent wreath is beautiful and has been a part of our Christian tradition for centuries. The light itself signifies Christ, the Light of the world. The wreath is made of various evergreens, signifying continuous life. The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, the immortality of the soul, and the everlasting life

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Advent Reflections

As we begin Advent, we light one candle in the midst of all the darkness in our lives and in the world. It symbolizes our longing, our desire, our hope. Three “advents” or “comings” shape our desire. We want to be renewed in a sense that Jesus came to save us from our sin and death. We want to experience his coming to us

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Meditations for Easter 2013

The following are three meditations given by The Rev. Shelley D. McDade on Good Friday at The Church of the Ascension. Each of the meditations is introduced by the text of a spiritual leader. The first is Richard Rohr, a Roman Catholic monk and priest. The second meditation is introduced by a reading from Hildegard of Bingen and inspired by The Dalai Lama; the

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