This Sunday, we celebrate all students and staff at Ascension Day School

The first full week of October marks the annual Episcopal Schools Celebration. This Sunday, we celebrate all students and staff that attend Episcopal Schools, including our own Ascension Day School.  We have invited our Day School teachers, students and families to join us for formation and worship and will offer a prayer for them as a part of our 10:15 service.  We are delighted to have some of our ADS families already attending worship, and are looking forward to seeing more of them worship with us!  Please join us in welcoming them.

As a reminder, the first Sunday of every month is designated as our Intergenerational Sundays, where we have formation and worship together. All children remain in the sanctuary and there is no Children's Chapel on first Sundays. Worship is designed with the children in mind, and the new Creative Worship Center shelf by the sound board is filled with activities and tools that help our younger participants engage with worship. Children are welcome at any time during the service to use that area and bring materials back to their pews. There are also sensory toys available that children may borrow during the service to help keep hands busy if needed. 

During this week's intergenerational formation at 9:00am, the whole group will hear a Godly Play story, a method of telling scriptural stories in an experiential manner that we use with our youngest worshippers. Following the story, there will be questions and activities to encourage participants of all ages to have conversations and learn together. It is World Communion Sunday, and it seems appropriate for our intergenerational Sunday as we come together to celebrate God's love in our lives. 

I hope you will join us this Sunday, and every Sunday, for formation and for worship.

Blessings - 
Fr. Paul