Episcopal Church of the Ascension welcomes you...
We are a diverse community of faith that gathers to worship God. Our worship includes reading and reflecting on scripture, singing hymns and through the sacraments of the church. We endeavor to learn together, about faith, about God and about one another. We serve together in a variety of ministries that include school partnerships, feeding ministries, advocacy and much more. We hope that you'll join us as we seek to restore unity with God and one another.
Upcoming events at Episcopal Church of the Ascension:
October 1: Church Work day
Many members are busy with other activities on Saturdays, so we hope you'll plan to stay a little longer to help keep Ascension looking its best. The work list will include cleaning, maintenance and repairs to tackle, both inside and outside -- including trimming overgrown tree limbs, pulling weeds from flower beds, cleaning the interior garden area sidewalks, polishing wooden doors and pews, replacing light bulbs and ceiling tiles and more. With your coordinated efforts, we will transform our church facility and grounds. The church will provide all the cleaning materials, trash bags and some tools and equipment. However, bring your own gloves, rakes, tree trimming tools, or shovels and wear (or bring) clothes and shoes appropriate for getting your hands and feet dirty, and let’s have a great workday! A sign-up sheet is located in the volunteer kiosk, and we’d appreciate your signing up in advance so we can be sure to have enough sandwiches for all of the work crew! Questions, contact Herb Kadane, Junior Warden.
October 1: Blessing of the Animals
October 7: Fresh food day
October 15: Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner!
Plan on joining your friends at Ascension for a fun evening of great food and friendly competition on October 15th from 6:00 – 8:00. This year instead of a Chili Cook-off (as we have had the past 7 years), we will be having a new competition dinner featuring chicken dishes! Do you have a chicken dish that your friends and family rave about? Or maybe you have been wanting to try out a recipe you saw on Facebook. Whatever the source, the idea is that we will offer two competitions for chicken – chicken dishes you eat by hand or with a fork, and chicken dishes you eat with a spoon. In preparing your dish it will be best that the chicken pieces be small so that all the attendees can sample a number of dishes to make their choices. Also featured at the dinner will be competitions for bread-baking and cookie-making. To round out the dinner, Ascension will provide a green salad plus wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverage options. Mark your calendar now to join the fun, as an entrant or as a taster—or (more fun) as both! All ages are welcome to attend. Everyone will be voting on their favorite dishes. Invite your friends as well to come and if they wish, to enter any of the competitions. For questions, please contact Suzan Fenner or Audry Lee.
October 29: Trunk or Treat
Come early to set up a booth, or simply arrive with your little ones in costume for this 3pm-5pm event. Hosted in our courtyard, this event features games and activities and a variety of booths to trick-or-treat in safety.
November 4: help provide dinner at austin Street Shelter
Ascension helps provide and serve dinner at Austin Street Shelter about four times a year. The online registration will be established soon, for now, please mark your calendars and plan to participate.
November 5: All saints day
All Saints Day is celebrated on November 1st across the church, many move this celebration to the following Sunday to ensure the fullest participation possible. Our worship this day acknowledges the significance of this day and includes the Sacrament of Baptism. If you are interested in being baptized contact Fr. Paul. At Ascension, we will also have our pledge ingathering this Sunday.
December 17: Live nativity
This annual event helps bring the story of the nativity to life. A narrator recalls the story of the nativity as others act out the events around Jesus birth. The live animals are often a highlight.
December 24: The fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas Eve
The morning of Sunday December 24th we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent, the completion of this season of preparation and anticipation. At Ascension we will forgo our 8am service on this Sunday, but the 10:15 service and the 12:00 Dinka service will take place. We will regather in the evening to celebrate the arrival of Christmas. The evening will begin with a family service at 5pm, a traditional service at 9pm and a Dinka service beginning at midnight.