This Week At Ascension

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The Ascension Market

It’s summer and time for a good old-fashioned church fundraiser, The Ascension Market! Every Saturday starting July 21st through August 18th.

Come out and sell or discover antiques, collectibles, books, crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, one-of-a-kind items, and a whole lot more!

o 8’ Tables are $20 for a full table or $10 to share a half. You may find someone to share with or we will randomly pair you up. Only tables are provided but you may bring your own tent.
o Payment is due the morning of the market. Sellers must stay with their table for the entire market and items may not be left at the church.
o Sellers are responsible for taking their own payments and making change.
o Table setup will begin at 9am. Market hours are 10am – 1pm.

o In case of rain the Market will be held inside

Donate to the Ascension Table

o Don’t want to rent a table or sit and sell? You can donate your items to the Ascension table. All proceeds from the Ascension table will go to the parish.

Parishioners help us spread the word!

Besides having your own table or coming to buy, invite your friends and neighbors to help make this a success. Postcards will be available in the office to take and hand out.

Sign up form is in the Parish Office

Annual Summer Frankfurter Fridays

Come for the Food – Stay for the Fun!

Continuing our tradition of food, fellowship, and fun, Frankfurter Fridays returns this summer on the front lawn. Along with free hot dogs, there will be cornhole, frisbee, croquet, and various kids games.

All are welcome to this free, on-going event.

The Royal Wedding

Did you watch the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan? Did you hear the preacher at the wedding? We are those Anglicans, we are the Episcopal Church. We try to walk in love as Christ loves us. We believe that God loves you, no exceptions. Join us for worship on a Sunday or for a hotdog and games on the lawn this summer.

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Church of the Ascension
An Episcopal Church, open and affirming
God loves you. No exceptions.

All are welcome to find a spiritual home at the Church at Ascension. We are community that encourages questions, seeks answers, and strives to use Jesus’s example in our daily lives.

We’re family friendly and offer the opportunity to find peace, reflect on our spirituality, and experience God’s never ending love, compassion, and grace.

For those wishing to use their time and talents to make the world a brighter place, Church of the Ascension has many active Community Outreach programs.

Join us to begin or renew a relationship with God.

Find out more about the wider Episcopal church, or drop by to connect with our growing community.

God Loves You! No Exceptions!

Need To Talk?

Father Vincent encourages you to make an appointment with him to discuss anything on your mind or heart. He is available on most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Please email him at or call the office at 216.521.8727 to set up an appointment.

Clothing Drive

The Choir is collecting clothing for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s clothing drive. This clothing will be made available to the needy free of charge. If you would like to clean out your closet, the “re-choir-ed” clothing box is located in the choir room.

What Is The Church's Stance On...

We’ve all heard Fr. Vincent tell us that he isn’t here to give us all the answers to our spiritual questions. Rather, we should rely on him for help as we wrestle with our faith, doubts, decisions, and questions. This is a common response within the Episcopal Church, but why?

We are all involved in helping the Church shape its doctrine. How does this happen? What does it mean that we are part of the Anglican Communion? These questions and more are discussed in a resource document that examines the history of the Episcopal church, our Anglican roots, decision-making within the church, and more.

Watch the video for a brief primer on the document.


Issued by The House of Bishops, the document can be read or downloaded by clicking on the title Re-Membering And Re-Imagining: Essays On The Episcopal Church.

An Interview with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

The Most Reverend Michael Curry became presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church last November. Judy Woodruff of PBS’s Newshour sat down with Bishop Curry to learn how he is leading the church – Click the link below to see the interview.

PBS Newshour Interview

I have been in the Episcopal Church my whole life. We are a better Episcopal Church because we really are trying to welcome all.

-Bishop Curry

Nursery and Sunday School

The Church of the Ascension is happy to offer a Nursery for babies and toddlers as well as a Children’s Service, for children who aren’t quite ready to join the adult celebration. Our trained nursery leaders are here for your child(ren), so you can reflect, reconnect, and recharge. In our Children’s Service, kids can expect to be entertained with projects, crafts, and stories that illustrate God’s love. The class also helps to prepare the children to join their parents and the greater church family during the main service. Kids start with their families and are escorted to class after the welcome message, returning during the exchange of peace.

Church of the Ascension adheres the guidelines outlined in Safeguarding God’s Children, which includes more than one adult attending to children at all times. Parents are always welcome to join or observe either group at any time.

Archived Sermons

As relevant today as when they were delivered, the 2017 Sermons, 2016 Sermons, 2015 Sermons and the 2014 Sermons are available on-line.