Let Your Light Shine...
Capital Campaign 2018
A word from our Pastor
Ascension is a remarkable place. We gather each week to celebrate and honor God and the ministry we share. We strive to reflect God’s love and grace in all we do. As we gather each Easter, our Paschal candle serves to remind us that Christ is the light of the world.
We also recall our baptismal covenant and renew our commitment to God. The Gospel of Matthew captures this well in the verses that follow the Beatitudes, “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.” ( Matthew 5:16 ) Empowered with the Holy Spirit, we are reminded of our call to be light to the world.
These verses may apply particularly well for us at Ascension at this time. I believe our light shines brightest through our ministries. Our formation, outreach and pastoral care all reflect the light and love of God. The dedication and
talent are outstanding, a resplendent shining forth of the Light of Christ. Further, Ascension has been blessed with fantastic space, both indoor and outdoor. Having spaces designated for honoring God in worship, formation and outreach help us in our ministry.
As our buildings age, we seek to modernize them so they can continue to serve us and the community well. Our light shines brightest when our facilities reflect the dynamic life of our parish. I am excited to share this process with each of you and look forward to seeing these improvements complete.