This Week At Ascension

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Fr. Black Tells His Story

In the latest edition of Prizm digital magazine, Fr. Vincent Black shares his journey to the priesthood.

“I went through a very dark period of thinking that there was no hope for me, that there was something terribly wrong with me, and that clearly God couldn’t love me if I were such a sinner,” remembers Black.

God Loves You! No Exceptions!


Annual Summer Frankfurter Fridays

Food & Fun – Every Third Friday!

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

  • June 21th
  • July 19th
  • August 16th
  • September 20th *

* Includes pot-luck dishes for an end-of-summer picnic.

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


Ascension Market!


Welcome!

All are welcome to find a spiritual home at the Church at Ascension. Father Vincent Black has a Message of Welcome for you.

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!

Our Services

The Church of the Ascension offers two services with different worship styles. The 8am service is shorter because there is no music and there are fewer people. The language is older and more poetic with “thee, thou, takest, etc.” It is quieter and more intimate. There is a simple hospitality offered afterwards of usually coffee and cookies.

The 10:30 service has music, more pageantry, and is about 15 minutes longer. There is Sunday school for children during the first part of the service from September to the end of June. There is also a nursery available for infants and toddlers for the duration of the service. After the service there is usually a more elaborate hospitality time with a range of foods and refreshments.


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. You are welcome any time!

The Episcopal Church


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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. Use the form found here:
Email Rev Black
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 next to the office.


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 2018 Sermons, 2017 Sermons, 2016 Sermons, 2015 Sermons and the 2014 Sermons are available on-line.