We celebrate Trinity Sunday on May 27. Who is this God who loves us – Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Trinity Sunday sometimes gets short shrift. After the excitement of Holy Week and Easter, Ascension Sunday and Pentecost, perhaps we just get a bit tired. In most churches in the Western world, Christmas and Easter are the big feast days. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has a different perspective. Their big day is “Timkat” – the feast of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Why is this? Because Jesus’ baptism was the first public appearance of the Trinity! As the Son is baptized, we see the Spirit descend and hear the voice of the Father. The self-giving love of God we celebrate at Christmas and Easter is the love of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
A weekly devotional resource is available here.
Church of the Ascension offers English classes for internationals (beginners, intermediate and advanced). A Bible Study is optional. All welcome!
East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) offers both emergency shelter and longer-term housing to people in and near East Liberty who have no place to live. Ascension is one of dozens of groups that volunteer to prepare and serve dinner every night of the year. Our responsibility is the evening meal on the last Tuesday of every month (except: January 23 instead of January 30). We usually cook the meal in Ascension’s kitchen during the day on the Sunday prior to the last Tuesday each month. Servers need to come to EECM’s Community House, 6140 Station St in East Liberty, around 6pm on the last Tuesday to heat the food before serving; they’re usually done around 8pm.
All women are welcome. Childcare is open at 9:45am with the study beginning 10am. The group meets in Room 105 of Ascension’s education wing.
A midweek service of Holy Eucharist takes place in the Gordon Chapel at noon on Wednesdays. This service is open to all and often attracts those who live and work in the neighborhood. The service is approximately 45 minutes in length.Childcare is not provided.