Ascension Day School seeks new Director

Samantha Philips has served Ascension Day School well these past years.  We have been blessed by her leadership and experienced growth, both in enrollment and in scope of what the school offers.  Samantha resigned her position at the end of the school year to spend more time with family and […]

Ascension Day School

“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” – Benjamin Franklin Ascension Day School has grown and changed a lot since it began. In the beginning, it was a parent’s morning out program and has evolved into a school with curriculum. Much of this had happened prior to my arrival, […]

Pamper Lake Highlands

“Pamper Lake Highland’s mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty and oppression for women and children by sharing Jesus’ love through community support, education and resources.” – PamperLakeHighlands.org As Rector of Ascension, I receive regular requests for use of our space. Many of these requests come from members […]

#ascensionselfie

“Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.” – Georges Braque It began rather coincidentally. As I prepared to process into the Nave on my first Sunday (just over two years ago) I wanted to preserve the moment in some small way, so I […]

The Joy of Service

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Ghandi   The church has a long history of serving the needs of the community in which they exist. In emerging cultures the service includes hospitals, schools, and record keeping. While the church […]

The Life and Ministry of a Deacon

  “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 Deacon Sue Ross exemplifies the life and ministry of a Deacon. She is a blessing to the other clergy and the lay leadership of the parish, serving with a generous […]

The Ministry of St Mary

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, My Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.”   – The Song of Mary Not long ago, churches such as the Episcopal Church were referred to as “mainline” denominations. This terminology has faded with the rise of non-denominational church growth and the decline […]

Easter Season

  “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”   – Saint Augustine Having completed the grand liturgies and observances of the past week, some will be tempted to simply rest. Indeed, the resurrected Christ finds his own disciples behind locked doors, perhaps they were […]

Prayer & Fasting

“We observe that in the scriptures, fasting almost always is linked with prayer. Without prayer, fasting is not complete fasting; it’s simply going hungry.”   –  Joseph Wirhlin Fasting is an ancient spiritual discipline. Most religions encourage, or even require, fasting as a discipline that cultivates faith. Some cultures also […]

The Sacred Season of Lent

“In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.” –  Hebrews 11:1 Late in this sacred season of Lent, some may be ready for […]