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Online Service March 15, 2020

Welcome to the Church of the Ascension Youtube channel! We are happy to share our first online Sunday morning service! It’s now posted on Youtube at https://youtu.be/FVplPtroJB8 and on the parish Facebook page. If you view on Facebook, please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments online. Reminder, this is a good time to listen to sermons on past Sundays. Sermons since February

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Services in the church cancelled; See online service links above

Dear People of Ascension, Events around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold rapidly. I have made the difficult decision to cancel all our in person worship services this Sunday. All public worship and events will be cancelled until further notice. I apologize for any confusion caused by this change of plans, given my letter to you yesterday. The rapid changes in the public health

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Lent Forums Cancelled at this Time

This year, our Lenten series looks at various aspects of our parish life. How in particular are we called to proclaim and live the Good News of God’s love in this time and place? How can we hear and respond more faithfully to the movement of the Spirit? Our sessions, scheduled for the five Sundays in Lent, build on each other, but each can

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Lenten Quiet Day has been cancelled

NOTE: This program has been cancelled. Lenten Quiet Day: Transforming the Self for Spiritual Work in the World will take place on Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Caring in the world begins with caring for the self. Ildiko Viczian, an instructor in Somatic-Spiritual Awareness practices, will lead us in Body-Mind Centering and movement education methods. Come join us Saturday March 14th from 10am

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Lenten Devotional Books are here!

You can pick up one of our 2020 Lenten Devotional Books in the Narthex of the church. The devotional is made up of 40 personal reflections from members of the parish and clergy at Ascension. Suggested donation: $5, or more if you are so moved, to help defer the costs to produce it. Thank you to all our writers for their work to make

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Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras February 25th

Join us on Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 pm, following the evening Eucharist at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to our Mardi Gras feast! Be sure to bring your palms from last year, and after the festivities we will burn them to make ashes for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday Schedule of Services on Wednesday, February 26 Ashes imposed throughout the day at

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Ash Wednesday Services, February 26th

The schedule of services on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Ashes imposed throughout the day at the front gate from 9:00-11:30 & 1:00-6:00 Ash Wednesday Service (Side Altar) 8:00 a.m. Ash Wednesday Service (Main Altar) Noon Ash Wednesday Service (Main Altar) 7:00 p.m.

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Lenten House Eucharists

House Eucharists have been cancelled. Join in on a popular Lenten tradition at Ascension and attend a House Eucharist. Celebrate the Eucharist and share a meal in a parishioner’s home with several of your fellow parishioners. Newcomers are especially welcome- this is a great way to get to know other Ascensionites! Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall.

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Guest Preacher Sam Owen February 23rd

Ascension Forum: Update on the New York Haiti Project next Sunday, February 23, 2020, after the 11 am service. We welcome The Rev. Sam Owen, Priest-in-Charge of the Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan, as our guest preacher and forum leader to share news of the New York Haiti Project, the school we help support in Martel, and how we can continue to build

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Reparations – Next Steps Follow Up Meeting

This Sunday, February 9; 12:30 p.m. The Task Force that has been exploring Ascension’s history with regard to slavery and its aftermath will meet again today after the 11 am service to discuss our next steps. All are welcome to join us- there is plenty of work to do! If you have questions, please speak with John Thompson, David Lehmann, Terry Rogers or Mother

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