Worship is the highlight of our life together as a church. Eugene Peterson has said, “Worship is the strategy by which we interrupt our preoccupation with ourselves and attend to the presence of God.”
Our desire is that our experience of the presence of God through worship shapes us for the rest of the week: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” (Romans 12:1, The Message). Worship doesn’t end when we walk out the door. Rather, the hope is that our time together on Sunday mornings is just the beginning. Please join us in this journey.
REGULAR SERVICE TIMES: Join us at 9am or 11am (There will be no 9am service on Sunday, October 1st due to Ascension’s Parish Retreat. Please join us at 11am for a service that will focus on the Father Heart of God.)
What to expect?
- We are doing construction! Half of our facility, the Parish Hall wing, is inaccessible through the end of 2023. We have some recommendations to make your visit as easy to navigate as possible. First, when you join us for worship, please use the main red doors off of Ellsworth (even though the largest parking lot we use – Oakland Catholic – is on Neville). Second, bathrooms and our post-service hospitality hour are in the education wing and must be accessed using a side door from the Nave (our worship space). Finally, our ushers will be very happy to give direction!
- Childcare is offered in rooms 101 and 102 of the Minnie Smith Education Wing from 8:45am – 12:30pm. All of our childcare workers have all mandated clearances as well as mandated diocesan training. Ushers can direct you to those rooms.
- Sunday School will run concurrently with both services. Children aged 4 – 5th grade begin with their parents, leaving for class after the children’s talk, and returning in time for communion.
- Regarding Holy Communion, with Covid in mind, our clergy will dip a wafer into the communion wine and place the wafer into a communicant’s cupped hands. We will continue with this mode of communion for the foreseeable future, not going back to a common cup. Gluten free wafers are available.