Palm Sunday at Ascension
Both of our services will feature the Liturgy of the Palms, a Festival Procession and a dramatic reading of the Passion narrative. Children aged 5 and older will remain with their parents for the service. Childcare is provided for ages 4 and younger in rooms 101 and 102 of the Education Wing. There is no children’s talk on Palm Sunday, so please take your children to childcare prior to the start of the service.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-414-5630) or Dana Kaasik (email@example.com; 225-921-8349).
People from both services enjoy bagels, pastries, quiche and other breakfast items….and good conversation too! All are welcome!
Ascension Campus Fellowship hosts a Sunday fellowship at 10:30am for college students to hang out, discuss the sermon, eat food, and pray for each other. Grab some grub in the parish hall and join us in the Old Catacombs (which is right underneath the parish hall)!
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.