PENTECOST SUNDAY AT 8 & 10 AM
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

PENTECOST SUNDAY AT 8 & 10 AM

Pentecost Sunday worship on June 9 at 8:00 and 10:00 am. All are invited. The Day of Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church (BCP, p. 15). The Day of Pentecost is identified by the BCP as one of the feasts that is "especially appropriate" for baptism (p. 312). The liturgical color for the feast is red. Pentecost has also been known as Whitsun or Whitsunday, a corruption of "White Sunday." This term reflects the custom by which those who were baptized at the Vigil of Pentecost would wear their white baptismal garments to church on the Day of Pentecost. The BCP provides directions for observance of a Vigil of Pentecost, which begins with the Service of Light (p. 227). The Hymnal 1982 provides a variety of hymns for Pentecost (Hymns 223-230) and the Holy Spirit (Hymns 500-516).

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ASCENSION SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

ASCENSION SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM

One service on June 2 at 9:30 to celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Worship will be followed by brunch in the Parish Hall. All are invited. Ascension marks the day on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for forty days (Acts 1:1-11, Mk 16:19). The Ascension marks the conclusion of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances. It is the final elevation of his human nature to divine glory and the near presence of God. The Ascension is affirmed by the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds. It is a principal feast of the church year in the Episcopal Church.

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GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY

Today marks the commemoration of Jesus' crucifixion and death.  The Good Friday liturgy is celebrated at Noon in the now stripped sanctuary at Church of the Ascension.  Perhaps the most somber and profound service of worship in the church year, this liturgy prepares us for the joy of Easter that is to come.  The Good Friday liturgy includes the veneration of the Cross and Communion from the reserved sacrament.

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MAUNDY THURSDAY AND NIGHT WATCH
Apr
18
to Apr 19

MAUNDY THURSDAY AND NIGHT WATCH

The Triduum, or Great Three Days begins with the Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, as we observe Jesus' greatest commandment, that we love one another.  The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, with foot washing, and commemoration of the institution of the Eucharist, begins at 7pm.  Following the service, there is an all night Vigil in the Chapel of Repose in response to Jesus' question, "could you not watch with me for one hour?"  An off duty police office will stand watch over night for the security of those keeping vigil during the night hours.

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PALM SUNDAY
Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

PALM SUNDAY

Holy Week begins on this day, Palm Sunday, as we prepare more intentionally for the coming of Easter.  At our usual Sunday worship times of 8am and 10am we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the distribution of palms and singing of hymns.  At the 10am service, we are joined by the Colorado Youth Pipe Band as we process around the neighborhood to the sounds of bagpipes as we wave palms in joy.

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ASH WEDNESDAY
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

ASH WEDNESDAY

March 6, 2019, 7:00pm -8:00pm
Sung Liturgy and the Imposition of Ashes
The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. The Ash Wednesday service is one of the Proper Liturgies for Special Days in the BCP (p. 264). Imposition of ashes at the Ash Wednesday service is optional.

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ASH WEDNESDAY
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

ASH WEDNESDAY

March 6, 2019, 12:00pm -1:00pm
Spoken Liturgy and Imposition of Ashes
The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. The Ash Wednesday service is one of the Proper Liturgies for Special Days in the BCP (p. 264). Imposition of ashes at the Ash Wednesday service is optional.

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The Celebration of New Ministry
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Celebration of New Ministry

The formal institution and induction of Weezie Blanchard as the 11th Rector of Church of the Ascension will take place on Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Church, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. This is a celebration of and for the entire parish, and everyone is invited. The preacher will be the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, Canon to the Ordinary in The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

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Family Worship Service
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Family Worship Service

On most first Sundays of the month at the 10am service, we feature "Family Worship."  The service is led by youth and children from the parish with specially written prayers, a youth and childrens sermon, and music provided by our youngest members.  Youth and chilren are invited to the altar during Holy Communion to take part in the blessing of the bread and wine.  A special coffee hour follows!

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Family Worship Service
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Family Worship Service

On most first Sundays of the month at the 10am service, we feature "Family Worship."  The service is led by youth and children from the parish with specially written prayers, a youth and childrens sermon, and music provided by our youngest members.  Youth and chilren are invited to the altar during Holy Communion to take part in the blessing of the bread and wine.  A special coffee hour follows!

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