WORSHIPPING AT ASCENSION
The worship of Jesus Christ on Sunday mornings is the core of who we are. Our service is centered in the weekly Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospel readings available in the Revised Common Lectionary followed by Holy Communion every Sunday. We offer special service schedules at holy days throughout the year including Holy Week and Christmas.
Music is essential to our life as a community of worship, with a full choir offering hymns, Psalms, and choral arrangements at 10 am. Communion music includes traditional anthems, praise music, or contemporary hymns.
What is most important for newcomers, visitors, and longtime members alike to remember: Come as you are. You will meet folks in their Sunday best, or jeans and a t-shirt. You will hear the sounds of infants and children, even as you sit next to octogenarians. The worshiping community at Ascension comes from all walks of life, all political and social persuasions, and all ages. You are most welcome here and you are a blessing in this place. In worship, we are all one in Christ Jesus, united by the power of the Holy Spirit, and drawn together in the love of God. From worship, we are sent forth into the world and our daily lives to share this love and to live the Gospel of Jesus.
On the first Sunday of every month at the 10am service, we offer worship especially geared toward families with children and youth, and we offer a special sermon for our young ones. We encourage families to worship together. A full complement of trained lectors, altar servers, and acolytes symbolizes the shared responsibility between clergy and laity.