GIVING TO ASCENSION
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:34)
At the Church of the Ascension, we show our commitment to God and to one another by joining in support of our shared parish life. Financial contributions sustain everything we do at Ascension, from children’s, youth, and adult Christian formation to our multifaceted music program, from our worship in the church to community outreach by the congregation and individual parishioners, and from the salary and benefits of our rector and his staff to the maintenance of our historic property.
We encourage every family that calls Ascension their church home to commit to our shared life through a pledge at any financial level to our annual stewardship campaign. Each fall, the Stewardship Committee leads this campaign to raise funds for Ascension’s annual operations. This year, the campaign will be a bit different from years past, but we promise it will be enriching and rooted in spirituality. Announcements regarding the campaign will be made in church, mailed home, and included in the weekly e-bulletin, so please stay tuned!
Almighty and eternal God, whose hand of love has blessed us with time, graced us with talent, and given us all that we possess, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations and so direct our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you and to our beloved spiritual home, Church of the Ascension. And then use us, we pray, from the riches you have gifted us to sustain, grow, and renew the work of this parish by the joyful and generous use of our talents and resources. For you have taught us, gracious God, that in giving we receive and in sacrifice we are reborn to new and abundant life. All this we pray in the power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ, your Son, the lover of our souls and the Good Shepherd of the Church. Amen.