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Register to attend on Sundays – 9am, 10am, 11am

In April we begin a new worship pattern with services at 9am (outside under tent; masked singing), 10am (indoor livestream), 11am (outside under tent; masked singing). Registration to attend in person as well as links for Sunday live stream are available HERE. Service details are here:

  • Tent Service (9:00am) with space for 200 people and an additional 50 people outside the tent.  This will be an in-person service of Holy Eucharist including (masked) singing. Tables for families with activity bins for children will be available under the tent.
  • Service in the Nave (10:00am) with space for up to about 125 people. This will be an in-person and livestreamed service of Holy Eucharist. 
  • Tent Service (11:00 am) with space for 200 people and an additional 50 people outside the tent. This will be an in-person service of Holy Eucharist including (masked) singing. Tables for families with activity bins for children will be available under the tent. 

Children’s Ministry special appearance!

Hey kids! Mark your calendars! Please join us Sunday, May 2nd from 10:15am – 10:45am in a tent on the parish hall lawn. Sally Lolli and friends would like to say hello to you! And, Jane Banfield Hicks would like to teach a song to you! We are looking forward to seeing you. And, you are welcome to bring your puppet!

Covid Vaccine: Do you need help? Can you give help?

Many people in our congregation are anxious to get a Covid Vaccine but have found it difficult to find an appointment or get to an appointment. Others in our congregation are very adept at making Covid Vaccine Appointments, or are at least willing to roll up their sleeves and help. Others are willing to provide transportation to appointments. We’d like to make a few matches – pairing those who need help with someone who can give help. If you need help or if you can give help, please fill out THIS FORM or leave a message at 412-621-4361, ext. 219.If you are interested in the vaccination and want to try to set an appointment yourself, a few helpful sites to try are at the links to follow. If you know of additional resources to add to this list, please reach out to Ascension’s CONTACT PAGE.

Choir Rehearsals

Choir rehearsals will relaunch on Thursday, April 22, at 7pm. Rehearsals will be outdoors (under the tent) and masked. All are welcome to join, whether you’re a veteran choir member, a novice, or anywhere in between. Please reach out to Chris Massa if you have any questions, or simply come to the first rehearsal on Thursday.

Easter Ascent

The Easter edition of the Ascent entitled “Easter People in a Good Friday world” is available HERE. This edition of Ascension’s monthly newsletter features several members of our congregation as they live out their faith in Jesus in the midst of the struggles of everyday life.

Kids’ Church Easter Special

If you have not seen it, the Kids’ Church Easter Special is available HERE.  Families and Children are welcome for worship on Sundays at any service – 9am, 10am or 11am. The 9am and 11am services are outdoors under the tent on the big lawn. Tables for families are set up and activity boxes with crafts are provided. 

Youth after Easter

There is no CAYG on Easter Weekend (Good Friday & Easter Sunday) and no CAYG the weekend following (April 9 and 11). But CAYG begins again on April 16 and 18 with a brand new eight-week series looking at the book of Esther! And what does this book mean to us, on the other side of Jesus’ death on the cross and His Resurrection? Want to know more? Visit the news page of caygonline.com

Palm Sunday Worship!

 

Pandemic Year in Review (March 15, 2020 – March 14, 2021)

On Sunday, March 14th our rector, Jonathan Millard, took time to reflect on the goodness of God through the past year of the pandemic. His reflections were within the context of his sermon on the multiplication of the loaves and fish for 5,000. You can see what he had to say below!

 

Can you send a picture?

What are you going to give up in Lent? It’s a common question. We’ve got a different suggestion for you. How about adding your photo to the Ascension Pictorial Directory. The Pictorial Directory is password protected – so call the church office if you’d like to know what it is. We’d love your photo to be included. To submit a photo of yourself or of you and family members, email AscensionPictorialDirectory@gmail.com. Simply attach a photo and list the full names of those in the photo in the email header. Thanks!

Employment Opportunities

Church of the Ascension – Employment Opportunity as full-time custodian (Thursday – Monday). Contact karen.gowdy@ascensionpittsburgh.org for details.

The Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) is seeking an Accounting Associate for the Ambridge, PA, home office.  The position will have flexible hours approximating 10-15 hours a week.  Contact SAMS Executive Administrator Nita Dempsey at NitaDempsey@sams-usa.org  or 724-266-0669 for more information.

Pittsburgh Urban Christian School – Employment Opportunity for the Director of Summer Tutoring: PUCS is planning to offer a half-day (mornings) tutoring program, Monday-Friday from June 14 through July 30 to help current 1st-8th grade students who are struggling significantly and won’t be ready for the next grade level. We are looking for someone to design and run this program, as well as be one of the tutors. If you are interested, please let us know by emailing christy.wauzzinski@pucs.org . The pay for the Director of Summer Tutoring is $4400 for planning, hiring, and (in June and July) directing and tutoring. Additional tutors will earn $15 per hour.

Comfort Keepers – Home care for seniors and others. Information available HERE.

Weekly Prayer Groups

You are invited to consider several “10for@4” prayer meetings. The groups meet weekly on zoom. There are different daily topics. The call opens at 3:45pm and then participants engage in focused prayer for 10 minutes at 4pm. The topics and leaders are listed below. Please email the group leader if you would like the zoom link.