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    Welcome!

    We are a community of Anglican believers who worship together, seek to grow as disciples of Jesus, and give back to God in gratitude for all He has done. Please join us on a Sunday and find out more!
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    Palm Sunday

    Sunday, April 9

    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.

     

    Sacramental Confession

    Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13 (by appointment)

    In the Anglican tradition, there is no requirement for private confession. However, there is a classic Anglican adage that puts it this way: “All may, none must, some should.” During Holy Week, you are invited to receive reconciliation with God through the aid of a priest. Jonathan Millard, Tish Warren and Jonathan Warren will be available by appointment on four days during Holy Week to hear your private confession. Please call or email the church office (in confidence) or contact one of our priests directly:

     

    Church office –  412-621-4361 (ext. 219)

    Jonathan Millard  –  jonathan.millard@ascensionpittsburgh.org (ext. 220)

    Jonathan Warren  –  jonathan.warren@ascensionpittsburgh.org (ext. 208)

    Tish Warren  –  tish.warren@ascensionpittsburgh.org (ext. 222)

     

    Maundy Thursday

    April 13 at 7pm

    The worship of Maundy Thursday is rich in symbolism and will include washing of feet and the dramatic stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday. The service concludes in total darkness. Childcare will be available for infants to 4 year olds in Rooms 101 and 102 of the Education Wing. PreK-5th graders will have a special Seder with Fr. Jack Gabig in the Hunt Rooms. A Seder Meal is a ceremonial experience where the kids re-enact the biblical passover story.

     

    Good Friday

    April 14 from Noon – 3pm

    Because these are the hours Jesus hung on the cross, we encourage worshippers to keep vigil for the entire three-hour period, but the service will easily allow people to spend any one hour (Noon, 1pm or 2pm) without loss of continuity. There will be Children’s Ministry for all children (infants thru grade 5), available for all three hours in room 102 and the Hunt rooms. Please feel free to drop off your children for all three hours, or for any one or two of the three hours. Children will engage in all kinds of activities that are themed to Holy Week and Easter.

     

    Easter Sunday

    Sunday, April 16

    6am The Great Vigil of Easter

    The first service of Easter Day begins with darkness and includes the singing of the Exsultet, or Song of Praise, over the year’s Easter Candle, the passing of the Light of Easter, scripture, silence and Holy Baptism. Please remember to bring your bells to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! Childcare is not provided at the vigil.

     

    9am and 11am Services

    Our 9am and 11am worship will be much the same, but with songs, hymns and anthems to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Day! Please remember to bring your bells! Childcare for children ages 4 and under will be in rooms 101 and 102. Children ages five and older remain in the service with their families. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for kids following both services. Report to the Hunt Rooms, baskets in hand!

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