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Worship with us on Sundays!
All YouTube links for livestreamed services, bulletins for printing at home, and children’s ministry resources are available on our News & Events page. The services are on Ascension’s YouTube channel. We invite you to subscribe – it’s easy! But, don’t forget to print a bulletin from our website in advance!
Message from the Rector – May 24, 2020
The full text of this update is available HERE.
Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Service
Dr. David Hall was honored by the Bishop with an Award for Exemplary Service. You can watch the tribute to Dr. Hall below:
Emergency Relief Fund
Ascension recently made a donation from our Emergency Relief Fund to the Matthew 25 Covid-19 Fund. This fund was created by the Anglican Church in North America to draw attention to the plight of the poor in this pandemic: “The poor are being crushed by this disaster. When this is over the poor will still be crushed. There is no ‘other side’ of this pandemic for them without your help.”
When donations are made from our Emergency Relief Fund, we offer an invitation to the congregation to assist in restocking the fund so that it is solvent enough to respond to disaster situations quickly. If you would like to give to the Emergency Relief Fund, you can do so using Easy Tithe and/or send a check into the church with “Emergency Relief Fund” on the memo line. Thank you!
Masonry work has begun!
On Wednesday, May 6th a service to mark the beginning of the Essential Repair Phase of Ascension’s More Than Stones initiative took place. See it here:
New Members Welcomed May 17th
Several new members were welcomed on Sunday, May 17th. You can see who they are in the video to follow!
“Ascension Pittsburgh” Playlist on Spotify
An “Ascension Pittsburgh” Playlist created by Chris Massa on Spotify is available HERE. Chris’ description of the playlist is as follows: “While it’s intended primarily for those worshipping at Church of the Ascension, I hope that it will bless all of you during this season. On it, you’ll hear three different types of songs: (a) songs that are already part of the Ascension repertoire; (b) songs that are not yet part of the repertoire but we hope to be introducing in the near future; and (c) songs that we may never do at church but still feel very appropriate for this season. If you’re looking for a soundtrack for your week, here you go.”
The Music and Worship Arts Ministry is excited to launch a new website for artists and other congregants. It is available HERE!
Baby Bottle Campaign
Ascension Children’s Ministry sponsors a Baby Bottle Campaign each spring in support of the Women’s Choice network. It begins Mother’s Day and concludes on Father’s Day. This year the campaign is virtual. The link to donate is available here and an update on the campaign is in the video below: