Worship With Us in the Season of Advent

Sunday, December 17, 2017
at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary 

“Rejoice always,” begins the reading from First Thessalonians. Isaiah and the psalmist make clear that God is turning our mourning into laughter and shouts of joy. “All God’s children got a robe,” go the words of the spiritual. It is not so much a stately, formal, pressed outfit as it is a set of party clothes, clothes that make us feel happy just to put on. We receive that robe in baptism, and in worship we gather for a foretaste of God’s party.

Readings
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28

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.