Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Schedule

 

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER, February 28, 6:00 p.m.

Join your parish family and bring friends and neighbors to this festive dinner of pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, mimosas, and all the fixings for a great breakfast for dinner.  Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before the season of Lent begins.  We celebrate with great fellowship and abundant food, before the season of fasting is upon us. Dinner and festivities begin at 6pm and carry on into the evening!

ASH WEDNESDAY, March 1, SERVICES: 8AM, NOON, 6PM

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent.  We mark this solemn day with Eucharist and the imposition of ashes as a reminder of our mortality, and our need to always repent, and turn toward the Gospel and the way of Jesus.

8amSpoken Mass with Imposition of Ashes

Noon Spoken Mass with Imposition of Ashes

6pm Sung Mass with Imposition of Ashes

CHORAL EVENSONG for Laetare Sunday, March 26, 4:30 p.m.

On the last Sunday of the month at 4:30pm, the Church of the Ascension Choir under the leadership of Daniel Romero, offers the beautiful worship service of Choral Evensong.  Now in it's 3rd year at the parish, Choral Evensong is an offering of music, hymns, readings, canticles, and prayer that is sure to uplift your soul.  Choral Evensong is one of the most treasured worship services of our Anglican tradition.  This is a wonderful way to wind down your weekend and to prepare for the week ahead.  Bring your family and invite your friends and neighbors for this sublime service of worship.  A reception of food and drinks follows in the parish hall.

PALM SUNDAY, April 9, 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

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.

MAUNDY THURSDAY AND NIGHT WATCH, April 13, 7:00 p.m.

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.

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY, april 14, 12:00 noon

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.

GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE, April 14, 7:00 p.m.

This service continues the theme of the Noon Good Friday Liturgy, but in the evening.  This is known as "a service of darkness," and through the singing of appropriate Psalms, we recall the crucifixion of Jesus on this day, as we await the joy of Easter.

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, April 15, 7:00 p.m.

This is the principal service of worship of the entire Christian year!  On this night, we celebrate the triumph of Jesus over death and sin as we acclaim his Resurrection with joy!

EASTER SUNDAY AND EASTER EGG HUNT, April 16, services: 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on this most holy day of the year.  Services are at 8am and 10am, with an Easter Egg Hunt for the children to follow the 10am service in Little Cheesman Park