The Episcopal Church of the Ascension strives to be a diverse body of God’s people proclaiming Jesus’ Gospel through worship, fellowship, education, and service.

At Ascension, Saturday, 9/12/2015, 10 am

Come to Fr. Paul's Institution & Stay for the Lunch Reception! 
Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am

Two pigs, 20 racks of baby back ribs and 30 chickens! All smoked in a large smoker by two teams of parishioners, headed by our grill masters – Curt Gadsden and Brent Bolding.

That’s what we’re serving for lunch following Father Paul’s Institution Service on September 12th! Add to that some mac and cheese, green beans cooked with bacon, and coleslaw, plus some rolls, and apple or peach cobbler or chocolate cookies, and that’s a Texas-sized lunch to celebrate the institution of our new rector and the arrival of his family.

For those who have allergies or other food restrictions that might prevent you from eating some of the above food items, we will also have a table stocked with oven roasted chicken without the spice rub, green salad with a variety of toppings and dressings, green beans steamed and splashed with lemon, gluten-free, soy-free cornbread, fresh fruit, and gluten free desserts.

We’re expecting a crowd, including clergy and guests from other churches, so If you’d like to help with serving or logistics, please contact Suzan Fenner or the church office. 

Spiritual Gifts Workshop
Sunday, September 13
A parish-wide workshop on Spiritual Gifts will begin our program year. All are encouraged to attend the presentation in the parish hall at 9:15 AM. Our children and youth will have presentations that morning also to allow for full participation.

New Wednesday Bible Study
Wednesdays, 11:00 am (Starting Sept. 16)
Starting Wednesday, September 16 there will be a Bible Study at 11:00 AM.
All are welcome to attend. There will be a Eucharist following each week at12:15 as well. Call the office or speak with Fr Paul for more details.  

Disciple Fast Track: Bible Study for Busy Lives 
Since 1987, Disciple Bible Study has reached nearly 3 million people worldwide, introducing the grand sweep of Scripture in a 34-week format. Over 80 people at Ascension have participated in this study in prior years. Now Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original study, but its modifications can better meet the needs of a hectic world.

Participants still receive a thorough introduction to the Bible, but in almost a third less time. Fast Track is not a replacement for the original; it is simply a practical option. Main features of Disciple Fast Track:

Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, some in the fall and the rest in the spring
Each group session lasts 75 minutes
6 reading assignments each week from the Bible and Study Manual, 20-30 minutes each
Cost for the materials is $40; scholarships available

Time and location of the sessions:
Monday over lunch at a location near downtown Dallas
If you cannot attend a Monday session over lunch, we could form another group if there is sufficient interest.

To express interest in participating or to learn more, please contact Suzan Fenner or the church office.

Fresh Food Day (Block Party)
Save the Date: October 10 
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Save the date for Fresh Food day 2015 when Ascension and neighborhood partners come together to provide fun healthy eating and lifestyle activities to neighborhood families living in low income apartment housing. This all parish service day requires lots of volunteers of all ages, so be looking for more information and sign-up coming soon!

Online Sermons, Updated 8/30/2015, Click Here

5/10/2015 Confirmation Class

2015 Annual Parish Meeting 
2014 Year Review

Live Nativity Pictures
Click here to view.

Pictures Telling the Story
The “J2A” Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
It was a wonderful experience, an adventure, and a faith journey.
We are grateful for all the support that made it possible!
Here is a link to see some of the photos from this "trip of a lifetime".


Worship With Us
8:00 am (Rite I)
10:15 am (Rite II)
12 Noon (Dinka Language)
Ascension Day School

ADS Summer Mini-Camp FUN is back—and we can't wait to see all of our little friends again this August 10-13 for an "Under the Sea" mini-camp.

 We are currently registering for the 2015/2016 school year! Multiple options are available. Children ages 12 months - 4 years (by September 1) are welcome! 

Small Groups
At Ascension we know it's important to be nourished in diverse community as we journey to follow Christ. 
Find a group!