To access our December newsletter, the Ascent, please click here. In this edition of the Ascent you will find important information about our Advent and Christmas services as well as information on staff changes, exciting news about the Rector’s diocesan appointment, a new column called ‘Books in Common’ as well as program highlights for Children to Seniors.
Advent 4: Sunday, December 18 at 11am
On Sunday, December 18 we will have our usual 9am communion service with Sunday School for children. At 11am we will have a very special Service of Lessons & Carols. Ascension traditionally celebrates Lessons & Carols on the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The service weaves together a progression of scripture readings along with carols sung by the congregation and choirs that carry us from Old Testament prophecy to fulfillment in the Christ child. Holy Communion is not part of this service. Childcare is provided for those aged 4 and younger. They should go directly to their classrooms when they get to church as there is no Children’s Talk at this service. Children age 5 and older with be with us for the service.
Monday, December 19 from 7 – 8:30pm
There may be no better place to enjoy the beginning of winter than in our candle-filled Nave. All are welcome! This event is especially good for those who are new to Ascension or newer to the Anglican tradition, those wanting to meet newcomers, or anyone just interested in a warm evening with friends! We will begin with Christmas desserts and mulled cider by the Christmas tree. Following a chance to visit and get to know one another, The Rev. Dr. Ann Paton will give a devotional reflection on Advent. Our Rector, Canon Jonathan Millard, will talk about the liturgical year and give a verbal tour of our worship space. Please RSVP here. Childcare is provided by reservation.
Trinity School for Ministry’s 2016 Advent Devotional is available online. It is a superb aid to personal reflections during the Advent season. The devotional features meditations based on the daily office readings from the Book of Common Prayer (1979). They are written by Trinity’s students, staff, faculty and alumni. To access the daily readings and reflections, please click the link available here.
Please join us for worship!
We welcome you to worship with us on Sundays! We have services of worship at 9am and 11am on Sundays. Between the 9am and 11am services we have a hospitality hour in the parish hall featuring a continental breakfast. For more information on our services, please click here. For information on where we are located and where you can find parking, please click here.