Our Worship

Registration for in person worship

We welcome you to join us in person for worship. Registration to attend Sunday Services as well as all service information, including live stream link, bulletin and children’s resource, is available HERE. For those not comfortable attending in peson, one of our Sunday services will also be available via livestream on Ascension’s YouTube channel with walk-through Communion to follow.

Sunday Reopen Plan

Ascension has a tentative three-phase reopen plan which is explained in full below. We will continue with our “accordion” approach of reopening dependent upon local health conditions. If you would like to register to attend Ascension’s services in person or get the YouTube link and bulletin for the live stream, please visit THIS PAGE.

Phase 1 – Lent (Mid-February through March 21)

Phase 2 – Easter Season (March 28 through May)

Our 4,000 square foot tent was repaired and readied in time for Palm Sunday. Going forward, this will enable us to have 3 services each Sunday.

  • 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.

Phase 3 – Pentecost Season to Christmas (June through December)

We hope to continue with the 3 services at 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am and will be looking at ways to increase capacity as needed and prudent. Beginning July 4 we will look to the possibility of adding a children’s program during the 9:00am or the 11:00am service or both. We will continue to offer family tables with activity bins at both the 9:00am and 11:00am services.

Can’t come in person but would like the Eucharist?

For those unable to get to church, Lay Eucharistic Visitors are available for porch visits. Please use the link available HERE if you would like an at home visit. 

Pandemic or no pandemic, here’s what we think about worship!

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.

What to expect … in non-pandemic times!

As Anglican believers, our main services of worship always have Communion as well as a Sermon. We normally have two services on Sunday morning at 9am and 11am with a Hospitality Hour in the Parish Hall from approximately 10am – 11am.

For both services, children ages 4 and older begin in the service with their parents and, following a Children’s Talk that aligns with the same scriptural passages that adults will be hearing, they process to their classrooms for Sunday School and then rejoin their parents for communion.

Childcare for infants and toddlers is available for the whole service beginning 15 minutes before the start of the service. Nursery and Toddler childcare can be found in Rooms 101 and 102 of the Education Wing. Room 105 of the Education Wing has a video feed of the service and is open for infants and their parents during the service.

If you are wondering what to wear, dress ranges from informal to business casual.

9am and 11am Sunday Services (non-pandemic times)

Our 9am service uses a Eucharistic Prayer from Common Worship, the official liturgical resource of the Church of England. A music team leads the musical part of the service with hymns and songs offered in a contemporary style. Childcare and Sunday School are provided for children through 5th grade. Our Special Needs program runs concurrently with this service in the New Catacombs, the space located downstairs from the Education Wing. The entire service is about an hour and twenty minutes long. A hospitality hour in the Parish Hall immediately follows.

Our 11am service follows the Renewed Ancient Text liturgy of the Anglican Church in North America. The musical part of the service incorporates an adult choir, a contemporary music team called Resounding Grace and hymnody accompanied by a newly refurbished organ. Childcare and Sunday School are provided for children through 5th grade. A Hospitality Hour in the Parish Hall precedes the service and a fellowship time with cookies and coffee follows the service. The service lasts about an hour and thirty minutes.