During this time of uncertainty and suffering, we've moved to online worship. We've found creative ways to feed our souls and be the hands and feet of Christ to neighbors and those in need. We invite you to check out Ascension @ Home for opportunities to connect with us on Sundays and during the week.
OUR WORSHIP SERVICES
Worship is the heart of who we are at Ascension. Our services follow a common pattern known as "liturgy." Our liturgy is rich and infused with deep meaning, symbolism, and diversity. And our musical tradition spans centuries and connects us with the faithful from previous generations.
The 8:00 am service at Ascension is intimate and many find it contemplative. This is a Rite II Eucharist (using more modern language) and includes readings from scripture, a sermon, prayers, and Holy Communion. From time to time it includes music as well.
The 10:15 am service at Ascension is vibrant, diverse and is family-friendly. The festive procession includes the choir that helps lead worship. This Rite II service includes scripture, a sermon, prayers, and Holy Communion as well.
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC
Music is an important part of our Sunday services, and also part of our joy. It helps connect us and our voices as we praise God. We are blessed with a fantastic volunteer choir, an amazing organ, and even some special young voices from time to time.
Ascension Adult Choir
The Ascension Adult Choir is a group of volunteer singers who love to sing and are willing to learn! They rehearse in the Nave each week on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 pm until 8:30 pm. They help to provide worship leadership at the10:15am service and for other services as determined throughout the year. The choir sings a wide variety of great choral music ranging from ancient plainchant to classic masterpieces to modern works and commissioned anthems.
The Martin Pasi Organ
All components of the instrument were built in Martin Pasi’s shop in Roy, Washington. Working with a small group of fine craftsmen, the shop builds one organ at a time, crafted by hand from natural materials using reliable and historical organ building methods. Our organ has two manuals and a pedal keyboard. The freestanding casework is contracted of old-growth Douglas fir, the metal pipes are a 97% lead-tin alloy, and the wooden pipes are from Tulip trees. These and many other similar refinements make this a distinguished instrument of lasting tonal and visual beauty, exemplify an elegance and inherent integrity characteristic of the greatest traditions of the organ builder’s art – Soli Deo Gloria!
WEEKLY EUCHARIST AT PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE NORTH
Ascension holds a weekly Eucharist at Presbyterian Village North. This service takes place in the PVN chapel at 4:00 pm every Wednesday and is open to non-residents as well. Join us as you are able.