Sunday, March 25th:The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday Two Services: 8am & 10:15am (with Palm Procession.) Palms will be blessed and distributed at both Services.
Thursday, March 29th: Maundy Thursday, 7pm. Holy Communion, Rite II, with Music, Foot-Washing, and Stripping of the Altar
Friday, March 30th:Good Friday Service at Noon The Liturgy of the Day with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament The church will be opened 30 minutes prior and remain open for 30 minutes after the Noon Service for those who wish to individually pray the Stations of the Cross (booklets will be available.)
Sunday, April 1st:Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day Two Services: 8am & 10:15am (with Children's "Alleluia" Procession and Incense) Bring a flower to help us "flower the Cross" at both Services.
Our Mission: To be a loving community in relationship to God, serving Christ and respecting the dignity of every human being.
Church of the Ascension, which sits contentedly on the corner of Second Avenue and West Street in Parkesburg, lovely as it is, is only a well-ordered pile of stone.
It is not the church. The church is created, its body fed, nourished, and strengthened each time people gather for Worship, Education, Meetings, Activities and Fun.
Thus sustained and renewed, the “church” returns to the larger community as Christ’s body here on earth, with eyes able to see with compassion, feet upon which to go about doing good, and hands capable of holding, healing, and blessing.
This rhythm of receiving, of being loved without condition, and of giving to the world, one person at a time, is the rhythm of life and is the heartbeat of Ascension.