WHERE IS ASCENSION LOCATED?
Located at the corner of Gilpin Street and 6th Avenue, Ascension is truly a neighborhood church. The church is tucked into a residential area just two blocks south of Cheesman Park. The neighborhood is a mix of residences and commercial shops. Parking is available on the street or in our parking lot just across 6th Avenue at Williams Street. Handicapped parking is available in front of the church on Gilpin Street. Wheelchair access is through the north door, using the available lifts.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO SUNDAY SERVICES?
The 8:00 am service is quieter and more reflective than the later service. There is less music at 8:00 am and no choir. Our traditional, family friendly service at 10:00 am features joyful music led by a full choir.
Youth and children are invited to attend and participate in all of our services. Children may receive a children’s service bulletin from the ushers or a “busy bag” to assist them during the service. Nursery is also provided during both the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services. On the first Sunday of every month, we offer a children’s sermon speaking directly to youth and children.
After the 10:00 am service, we invite you to attend our lively community coffee hour in the parish hall. Each week a different parishioner volunteers to host refreshments after the service. This community time provides us an opportunity to say hello to each other and greet you by name.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Please dress comfortably. We are a diverse group of people, so you may see individuals wearing blue jeans sitting beside others wearing suits. You are welcome just as you are.
MAY I RECEIVE THE EUCHARIST (HOLY COMMUNION)?
All baptized persons from any Christian denomination are welcome at God’s table. If you would like simply to receive a blessing, cross your arms over your chest and the priest will offer one to you. If you prefer not to take Communion, you may also remain seated rather than proceeding to the rail.