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11am Service of Holy Eucharist

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.

10am Hospitality Hour

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

9am Service of Holy Eucharist

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

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).

Christmas 1 Lectionary Readings

Sunday Scriptures:
Isaiah 61:10-62:5
Psalm 147:13-21
Galatians 3:23-4:7
John 1:1-18

10am Christmas Day Service

The lessons are different from Christmas Eve so that those who wish to make this their second service of Christmas may join those who prefer this quiet one to the festival celebrations on Christmas Eve. The Rev. Dr. Jack Gabig will preach. Child care is not provided.

10pm Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist

Our late Christmas Eve service will feature a Festival Procession, incense, candles and the great music of the season in celebration of the birth of the Christ child. Our Rector, the Rev.Canon Jonathan Millard will preach. Childcare is not provided. Please remember to bring bells to this service! It is a great joy to sing the great hymns of Christmas with congregational bells ringing out!

10am Christmas Eve Family Service

Because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, we will have our Family Christmas Eve service at 10am (instead of our usual 4pm). All are invited to this warm service that is designed with children in mind. We will celebrate the nativity of Jesus with a children’s tableau and sing the great carols of Christmas. Our Co-Associate rector, The Rev. Dr.Jonathan Warren will preach. Childcare for children aged 4 and under will be provided. Children aged 5 and older are with us for the service. Coffee and Christmas cookies in the Parish Hall will follow the service. Please remember to bring your bells to this service!It is a great joy to sing the great hymns of Christmas with congregational bells ringing out!

Christmas Eve Scriptures

Christmas Eve (Advent 4) Scriptures 
Isaiah 9:1-7
Psalm 98
Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7
Luke 2:1-20

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