News & Events

Thailand 2023

Nate Twichell will lead an Ascension team visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, in January 2023. To follow is an article written by him explaining the background of the trip with an invitation to apply. Travel dates: January 13-22, 2023 Application due: June 30, 2022 Support raising goal: $2000 Apply using this link: More information:

Lent & Holy Week

Fasting: Each week during Lent we will invite you into a different fast. You can track with each of the fasts in the “Our Lenten Fasts” section of the Daily Prayer booklet which will be available at Ascension on all information tables. The fasts are also listed below. Prayer and Worship: In addition to Sunday

More than Stones: Let’s Cross the Finish Line Together!

How to Pledge or Give to More than Stones Those who want to make a first time pledge or an additional pledge are invited to fill out our online pledge form. Those who want to make contributions can send in a check to Church of the Ascension (4729 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213) with “More

Class begins January 27

On the Feast of Epiphany (January 6), we celebrate the revelation of Jesus to the whole world. Our word epiphany comes from the Greek epiphainō, which means “to appear or make known.” During Epiphanytide, we remember how Jesus was made known to the nations as a baby (Matthew 2:1-12) when the magi come from the

Theology Pop Up: Baptism

Sunday, October 17 after 11am Service Theology Pop Ups are an experimental initiative that exist to provide an occasional space for spiritual formation that complements the ongoing rhythms of the church. The goal is to help the saints grow into maturity by providing opportunities to engage with pressing spiritual, theological, and cultural questions. Our first

Parish Retreat 2021

  Parish Retreat Weekend Information for Participants Parish Retreat Registration is closed. Coming to the retreat and need weekend info? Everything you need to know in advance is in a letter located HERE. Directions to the retreat be found on the Laurelville Retreat Center website. Need to chat with someone? Email Josh or give him

Encouraging Videos!

Celebrating Morning Prayer! During the course of the pandemic, over 100 people helped to lead online Morning Prayer for our church family. We were able to see the faces of our parishioners when face to face worship was not possible. We don’t want to miss the opportunity to mark the occasion to celebrate this ministry

Register for Easter Sunday

We welcome you to join us for in person Easter Sunday services on April 4! Registration is required and we will continue to follow our pandemic protocols, particularly with the wearing of well-fitting masks that cover nose and mouth. The online registration form is available HERE or by clicking the image below. We will have

Register for Maundy Thursday & Good Friday

We welcome you to join us for in person Holy Week services. Registration is required and we will continue to follow our pandemic protocols. The online registration form is available HERE or by clicking the image below.  On Maundy Thursday, April 1, we will have a live stream service beginning at 7:00 pm with limited

April Newsletter

The April edition of Ascension’s monthly newsletter, The Ascent, is available now. This edition, entitled “An Easter People in a Good Friday world” features several portraits of Ascension parishioners as they live out their faith in Jesus amid the struggles of everyday life. The Easter Ascent is available HERE.