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Dear Ascension Family and Friends, 

Advent marks the beginning of a new church year.  It is an energetic time of preparation and anticipation. Here at Ascension, our worship marks the season as we build the expectation of the Incarnation at Christmas!  I hope you will join us as much as possible throughout this sacred season as we expect the coming of Christ.

Blessings, 

Fr. Paul 

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ADVENT FOR ADULTS
The Women of Advent 

Sundays | Nov. 27 -  Dec. 18 | 9:15 AM | In-Person & Zoom
Conference Room

During Advent, we have the opportunity to look back and reflect on Christ's coming to earth, while at the same time looking forward to his return.  This Advent book contains five devotionals about the women mentioned in Christ's lineage in Matthew 1: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba (listed as the wife of Uriah"), and Mary of Nazareth. 

Each Sunday you'll be invited to reflect on the unique role these women played in making way for the coming of the Messiah,  We pray God will firmly impress on your heart the special role you have to play as well.  Open to all adults!  Download the 

free book HERE

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PASSPORT TO CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Family Event

Sunday | Dec. 4 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Ascension Campus | Inside and Outside

 

All Ascension families and friends are invited to participate in this year’s Advent kickoff event, Passport to Christmas! Attendees will get to experience Christmas traditions from all around the world as they “travel” from country to country. 

 

Additional activities will include playing in our Winter Wonderland foam pit, decorating holiday cookies, warming up at our hot cocoa/coffee beverage station, and snapping some fun family photos with our vintage red pickup truck backdrop! And of course, St. Nicholas will be here to tell the Christmas Story to eager listeners. We hope you and your family can join in the fun on Sunday, December 4th, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 


This event is free but we encourage you to register.  We also need volunteers to help make this a great event.  You can register to attend or volunteer HERE. 

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THE LONGEST NIGHT

Thursday, December 15th | 7:30 PM 

In-Person & Livestream through YouTube

 

Advent and Christmas are often known for being filled with hope and joy, but this isn’t true for everyone. For those who have lost a loved one, this season can be a time of profound loneliness.  For others who struggle with health issues or fractured relationships, who have lost their jobs, or who’ve had other financial setbacks, it is almost certainly a time of pain and of fear.

 

God is in the joy of the season but also with us in our pain. This time of worship will help us seek God in the midst of mourning our losses. We will hear of God’s comfort in scripture, prayers from our tradition may help guide our seeking, and we will join our voices with one another in faith as we cry out together O Come, O Come Emmanuel.  

 

Join us on Thursday, December 15th, at 7:30 p.m., as we gather together to be present before God.  

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ADVENT CHILDREN'S OFFERINGS
 

Godly Play: Advent and the Mystery of Christmas