Weekly Announcements

Announcements are updated at the beginning of each week.

Get Connected: Find out more about our church
Sunday, September 15 after 11am service
Join clergy & staff after the 11am service for lunch.

  • Are you new or still feel ‘newish’ after having been here for a while?
  • Interested in joining a Community Group?
  • Interested in finding a ministry to serve?

Bring yourselves and your questions and church leaders will provide conversation and lunch!

MORE THAN STONES: Welcoming our Neighbors, Reaching the Nations
As part of our MORE THAN STONES: Welcoming our Neighbors, Reaching the Nations Capital Stewardship Campaign, we are featuring testimonials about the work of God through the ministry of Ascension. This week we have a testimonial from Mandy Jabbour, who is a member of Ascension’s Vestry. She is pictured with her husband Noel and sons, Micah and Nathan.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Church of the Ascension has been a strong tower to our family, a beacon of light and love and hope during seasons of celebration and despair, seasons of plenty and want. Yet, this place is more than a tower of stones; it is a building filled with living stones, who have worshiped in God’s presence, recounted the redemptive story of salvation, and shared in the Eucharist in this place week after week, year after year. Just as our family home is a place where we learn and practice what it is to be a family, these living stones have taught us how to live out our callings as part of God’s family. They accept us, pray for us, point us to the Truth, and live out Christ’s love for us without condition.

We are at a unique crossroads in the life of our parish. The cloud of witnesses before us prayed and invested sacrificially to provide for this generation. Now, it’s our turn to steward our gifts and resources for the generation to come. What a joyful and worthy opportunity to honor God’s faithfulness in the past and to proclaim it for the future. Please join us.

Surprise the World – Parish Retreat 2019
Ascension’s Parish Retreat takes place October 4 – 6 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center. It begins Friday with dinner and ends Sunday with lunch. There are different types of accommodation, and we can provide rides! It’s for the old, the young, and all ages in between. Find out more by visiting the retreat table in the Parish Hall.

Ascension Seniors Ministry: OWLS on September 12
Join our OWLS group for the first luncheon of the season on Thursday, September 12th from 12:30 – 2:30pm. Registration takes place in the Parish Hall or you can RSVP to Ann Tefft at 412-526-1107 or tefft.ann@gmail.com. Lunch costs $10 but first time guests are free. This month’s featured speaker is Timmy Podnar on “Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People.” OWLS luncheons take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Join us!

What’s happening at Ascension this fall?
Check out Ascension’s newsletter, the Ascent, for newsy articles on many of our ministries: Children, Youth, Campus, Young Adults, Special Needs, Internationals, Seniors. You can find a copy on our information tables as well as on our website here.

Grad students and University Faculty!
Graduate students and university faculty: are you looking to connect with other Christians who do what you do? Robin Capcara, Ascension member and InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry staff, would love to meet you and connect you to others at the universities. If you’re interested in getting acquainted with other Christians at local universities and exploring the academic vocation together, meet up with Robin by the welcome table after worship or contact her at robin.capcara@intervarsity.org or 412-389-7924.

Explore Ascension
Saturday, September 21, 9am – Lunch
Our next Explore Ascension class will be Saturday, September 21. This class is for all those who are new to Ascension, who wish to find out more about the history and theology of Anglicanism in general or Ascension in particular. It is also part of the pathway to membership. So, mark your calendars! The class is co-taught by Ascension clergy – Jonathan Millard, Jonathan Warren, and Tish Warren. We begin with breakfast and conclude with lunch. Childcare is provided. More info and registration available here.