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!
Parish Day Away!
Please mark Saturday, July 25th on your calendar. Ascension has booked Laurelville Mennonite Church Center for the day. This is the venue of our annual parish retreat, and is about an hour from Ascension in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. We have use of a spacious pool that is very child friendly (with two lifeguards), the playground, and we can enjoy an abundance of picnic space with lots of fresh air and hopefully sunshine! Folks can trek up to the summit at Sunset Hill or enjoy the many hiking trails as well. We also hope to have a campfire. More details will be coming soon!
Letter from the Rector – June 19th
The most recent letter from the Rector dated June 19th is HERE. Importantly, please note that Sunday, June 28th is the last Sunday that Judy Yadrick, Jonathan Warren and Tish Warren will be present as members of Ascension staff. All are invited to bring a picnic and something to sit on after the Livestream/Walkthrough Eucharist on that day. We want to say our goodbyes in person.
The June edition of our monthly newsletter, the Ascent, is available HERE. This edition features our network of Community Groups. Enjoy!
Attend 10am Livestream or Walk Through Eucharist to follow
Congregants can request to attend Ascension’s 10:00 a.m. livestream service in person. Numbers of participants will be limited in accordance with state guidelines so please reserve a place in advance. If you would like to request to attend, please fill in THIS FORM.
All who watch the livestream service are welcome to come to the walk through eucharist that will follow approximately 15 minutes after the service ends. Entrance to Ascension’s Nave will be via the red Nave doors facing the Parish Hall lawn.
Request a Lay Eucharistic Visit
If you are not able to come to Ascension to receive the sacrament after worshiping via the livestream service, and would like to receive Holy Communion at your home (as a “Porch Visit”, not actually entering your home), we will arrange for a Lay Eucharistic Visitor to come to you on Sunday afternoon. Please fill out THIS FORM to request a visit. Once we have your contact information, we will be in touch to explain the special protocols. You can expect a call from your Visitor on Saturday or Sunday to confirm a time on Sunday he or she will be bringing the Sacrament to you. If you have questions, please email Andrea Millard at email@example.com.
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!
Celebrating our Graduates!
High school and college graduates were celebrated on Sunday, June 7th. See if yourself!
Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Service: Timmy Podnar!
How perfectly fitting that Timmy Podnar received the Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Service for her lifelong commitment to internationals on Pentecost Sunday. See more to follow:
Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Service: Dr. David Hall
Dr. David Hall was honored by the Bishop with an Award for Exemplary Service. You can watch the tribute to Dr. Hall below:
Devotional for (un)Ordinary Time
The Music and Worship Arts ministry has created an interdisciplinary arts devotional to accompany each week of Ordinary Time. Eighteen artists from our own church were involved in the process. To download the devotional, you can visit the Ascension Music and Worship Arts website which you can access HERE.