March 10, 2019: First Sunday in Lent


Happening this Sunday, March 10, 2019

8 a.m.  Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two     
11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour
The Nursery is available from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m.

An invitation "to the observance of a holy Lent"

The season of Lent prepares us for Easter Day, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord, the central event of the church year, and the theological core of the Christian faith. Throughout the season of Lent, we will explore ways for all ages to observe a holy Lent, in the words of the Book of Common Prayer, "by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word." Please join us as we observe a holy Lent.

  • Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Church. Join Rector Weezie Blanchard for a morning of art, music, prayer, and silence as we contemplate the richness of the Lenten journey.

  • Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers for all ages on Wednesdays, March 13 and 20 and April 3 and 10 at 6 p.m. For adults, Rector Weezie Blanchard will lead a series on the essentials of "Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer," based on the book by the same name by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (order here at amazon.com). Coordinator of Children's Ministries Sue Richardson will lead children ages 4-12 in the discovery of Lent. Child care will be available in the Nursery.                                                                                  

  • To sign up to help with Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers, click herePlease contact Amy Leonard with any questions at amy.leonard@comcast.net.

  • Lenten Retreat at Cathedral Ridge, March 22-24, sponsored by The Episcopal Church in Colorado. The retreat will explore how "'circles of trust' help us reclaim a sense of integrity in our lives and foster wholeness in our relationships, our workplaces, and our work in the world," based on Parker Palmer's classic book "A Hidden Wholeness: the Journey toward an Undivided Life." For more information, go to faith@epsicopalcolorado.org. 

Women's Homelessness Initiative 

Through our participation in the Women's Homelessness Initiative, Church of the Ascension provides a meal on the fourth Sunday of every month. To participate on March 24, please (1) sign up to provide food on the Outreach Committee bulletin board in the Parish Hall, (2) buy and make/cook your items at home, (3) bring your items to the Althea Center, 1400 Williams Street on March 24 at 4:45 p.m. For more information, please contact Jan Douglas at 404-290-9843. 


We need office volunteers!

Our team of office volunteers make things run much more smoothly for all of us. If you are interested in helping in the Parish Office on Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. please contact Parish Administrator Celeste DeLeon at admin@ascensiondenver.org.

Coffee Hour Hospitality Team

Interested in being part of the Hospitality Team? It is only one Sunday per month commitment. Get in touch with Doris Kimbrough at doris.renate@gmail.com or 303-408-3244 if you want to participate in this important piece of life at Ascension.

Pastoral Care 

If you or someone you know is sick or in the hospital, please let us know how we can help. Please call the Parish Office at 303-388-5978 or contact Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org.