Church Calendar

September 23: Sunday Scriptures and Sermon Questions
Sep 23 all-day
9am Prayer Meeting
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join other members and friends of Ascension who gather to pray at 9am in Ascension’s Prayer Chapel (located on the second floor of the Parish Hall wing). All are welcome! Prayers are focused on the needs of the church and the world, and for our worship on Sundays.

9am Service of Holy Eucharist
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Our 9am service uses a Eucharistic Prayer from Common Worship, the official liturgical resource of the Church of England. A worship team leads the musical part of the service with hymns and songs offered in a contemporary style. Childcare and Sunday School are provided for children through 5th grade. Our Special Needs program runs concurrent with this service in the “New Catacombs”.The entire service is about an hour and twenty minutes long. A hospitality hour in the Parish Hall immediately follows.

9am WINGS Special Needs Sunday School
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Church of the Ascension offers two programs for those with cognitive disabilities: A weekly Sunday school program called WINGS which stands for “Winners in God’s Sight” and a monthly club that meets on the second Saturday of the month called Capernaum Friends. For more information, please contact our program directors, Christina Carlucci (; 412-414-5630) or Dana Kaasik (; 225-921-8349).

10am Hospitality Hour
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

People from both services enjoy bagels, pastries, quiche and other breakfast items….and good conversation too!  All are welcome!

10:30am Shepherd’s Heart Sunday
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 7:45 pm

Shepherd’s Heart is an Anglican parish whose congregation includes many folks from the street, some homeless, nearly all of them poor. The church serves dinner to all present every Sunday night after their 5:15pm Eucharist service. About two dozen congregations and other groups around Pittsburgh volunteer to cook and serve the meal. For 2018, Ascension’s serving dates are the Sundays January 28, March 4, May 13, September 23, October 28 and December 2. Folks can help by cooking or serving or both. We typically cook in Ascension’s kitchen during the day Sunday. Serving goes from about 6:30pm until 7:45pm at Shepherd’s Heart, 13 Pride St, two blocks from Mercy Hospital

11am ‘Growing in Faith’ Class for Internationals
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – Sep 24 @ 12:30 pm
11am Service of Holy Eucharist
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Our 11am service follows the Ancient Text liturgy of the Anglican Church in North America. The musical part of the service incorporates an adult choir, a contemporary worship team and hymnody accompanied by a newly refurbished organ. Childcare and Sunday School are provided for children through 5th grade. A Hospitality Hour in the parish hall precedes the service and a fellowship time with cookies and coffee follows the service. The service lasts about an hour and thirty minutes.

12:30pm Evangelism Cohort
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Jonathan Warren once a quarter to talk about our evangelization of our neighbors, and to encourage and pray for one another. The first meeting of the Evangelism Cohort will be on Sunday, Sept 23 after the 11am service. For more info, email Jonathan at

1pm Youth Confirmation Lunch
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Parents, youth and potential mentors are invited to join us for lunch in the Hunt Rooms on Sunday, September 23rd from 1-2pm. Find out more about the why, the what and the who of our Youth Confirmation Process (the who might be you!). Go to to RSVP.