Worship With Us in the Season of Advent

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017
at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary 

On a long winter evening we gather to proclaim the coming of the light. Isaiah announces that the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Paul reminds us that the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. In the familiar account of Christ’s birth, the evening sky is bright with the heavenly host singing, “Glory to God in the highest.” Amid our broken world we proclaim that the prince of peace is born among us. God comes to us in human flesh—in Christ’s body and blood—so that we may be bearers of divine light to all the world.

Readings
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

ADVENT MIDWEEK WORSHIP
Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
during the season of Advent

December can be a hectic time so take an hour Wednesday evenings in the season of Advent to relax, recoup, and renew during worship featuring Holden Evening Prayer at 6:00 p.m. in the Ascension Sanctuary.

CHRISTMAS EVE AT ASCENSION
Sunday, December 24

4:00 PM, Family Service
7:30 PM, Traditional Service

– no morning service –

Church De-Greening
Saturday, January 6 at 9:00 AM

At 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 6, we will gather to take down the Christmas decorations and place them in storage.

Lest you imagine that this is merely an occasion for hard labor, you should know that there will be good food, holiday drink, music, and (undoubtedly) much laughter!


Congregational Lunch and Gathering

Sunday, January 14

The Transition Team is focused on hearing from all interested members. The next congregational lunch and gathering of the World Cafe, Reaping Cafe, will be Sunday, January 14 immediately following the worship service. This will be a dynamic and meaningful opportunity and will help the Team to take a significant step forward in the process. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to participate.

PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE

We’re creating a photo directory for 2018. Whether you are a member or friend of Ascension, please sign up in the narthex today to reserve a time January 25, 26, or 27. The directory is such a helpful tool in getting to know the names in our spiritual village!

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, January 28

The annual congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28 following worship.