In the Episcopal Church, the Book of Common Prayer guides our worship and connects us with the millions of other members of the Anglican Communion. The Book of Common Prayer recognizes the Eucharist as the principle Sunday worship service. In the first half of the service we “break open the word of God—our Holy Scripture” to allow God’s Word to speak to us, call us, and transform us in His image. During the Liturgy of the Word, we also reaffirm our faith through the Nicene Creed, offer prayers and seek to be reconciled to God and neighbor through confession. The second part of the service, also known as the Liturgy of the Table, we receive bread and wine in remembrance of Christ and his promise that he is with us to the end of the ages.
At Church of the Ascension, Sunday worship is traditional but not overly formal and our music program is glorious—you may well think it is the angels themselves who are singing! When you attend a Sunday service, you will receive a bulletin that has all the information you need to follow along during the service. We also offer child care and children’s programs. At communion, everyone has a place at the table!
Worship for Children at the Ascension involves the children in the body of the whole church, while acknowledging that sometimes the youngest members of the church might need a little something different.
Children’s Church is offered for Children ages 3-6th grade.
Preschoolers go to their own classroom after songs of praise and our opening prayers for story time and free play. They may either follow the cross in the procession with the older children, or they may start out in the nursery’s green-door room with the preschool caregiver.
Kindergartners and Grade School Children stay in Children’s Church to hear and respond to a short children’s sermon, share parts of their lives with each other and pray together before they return to their families in the Nave at the Peace to participate in communion.
Family Eucharist – Every 4-6 weeks we offer an Intergenerational Family Eucharist at the 10:15 service. In this service everyone: children, teens, tweens, adults and super-adults, are involved in all aspects of worship since we all are one body, one family in Christ. Nursery Care is still available for children in preschool and younger, but there is no Children’s Church on these Sundays.