Letters from the Rector

Please CLICK on the image immediately above for this full announcement and links to the most recent communication from Ascension’s Rector, Jonathan Millard. He plans to update the congregation regularly through video message and letters as we navigate the coronavirus epidemic and certainly as long as our Sunday services remain suspended. 

Please note that the communications below are also sent out as parish emails and all related video versions can be found on Ascension’s YouTube channel. To be added to the parish email list, please fill out the Contact page and request to be added.  

Pastoral Letter explaining closure on November 22 and 29

In person attendance at worship services on November 22 & 29 is cancelled due to a significant increase in Covid-19 cases across the country and in response to a Stay-at-Home and Stop Social Gatherings Advisory from Dr. Bogen, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department. Our 10:00 am service will be Livestreamed only. We will continue to offer walk-through Holy Communion following the service between 11:15am and 12:15pm. There will be no Thanksgiving Eve Service, but we will be providing resources for you to use at home. Please look for further updates after Thanksgiving. Ascension’s rector, Jonathan Millard, has explained the closure in the video to follow. A printed version of his message is available HERE.

 

Introducing a new Preaching Series and two special opportunities on Sunday, October 4

The full text is available HERE with video below.

 

Invitation from the Rector – September 24, 2020

 

Letter from the Rector – August 21, 2020. The full text is available HERE. The video is also available below.

 

Letter from the Rector – June 19, 2020. The full text is available HERE.

Letter from the Rector – May 28, 2020. The full text is available HERE. A timely video conversation between Jonathan Millard and Jonathan Warren  about Holy Communion in the Anglican Tradition is also available below. 

 

Letter from the Rector – May 24, 2020. The full text of this update is available HERE.

 

Letter from the Rector – May 13, 2020. The full text of this update is available HERE.

Letter from the Rector – April 2, 2020 . The full text of this update is available HERE.

Letter from the Rector – March 27, 2020. The full text of this update is available HERE.

Letter from the Rector – March 24, 2020. The full text of the update is available HERE.

Letter from the Rector – March 21, 2020. The full text of the update is available HERE.

Letter from the Rector – March 18, 2020. The full text of the update is available HERE

Letter from the Rector – March 12, 2020. The full text of the letter is available HERE.

Letter from the Rector – March 6, 2020. The full text of the letter is available HERE.