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December

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Be our Christmas and Start the World Again

By Morgan Reed

I find so much comfort in this prayer from Walter Bruggemann’s Prayers for a Privileged People (p. 116): In this hour of free-fall, be your good self again, meet us not according to our flaw but according to your generous self-giving: Be our Christmas, and start the world again. . . Be our Christmas and start the… Read More »

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December

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Two Encouragements for Lessons and Carols

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, In 1880 Edward Benson, then Bishop of Truro, Cornwall (the southwestern tip of the United Kingdom) led a service on Christmas Eve that had 9 readings spanning the Old and New Testament, telling the story of Jesus, Son of God come to die on our behalf. Since that evening the service has… Read More »

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December

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Advent Music – Andy Zipf

By Andy Zipf

As I drove in to church Sunday morning to meet the music team for rehearsal I was listening to part of an interview with a Jesuit priest on NPR. Something he said caught my ear over the ambient noise of the road … he was making the point that our culture has softened the Christmas story… Read More »

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November

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Lessons and Carols

By Morgan Reed

Why you should come We are a church that loves to sing and eat together! Lessons and carols is a helpful way for us to do exactly that. On December 18 at Rivendell School (5700 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207) at 10am we will worship together with nine lessons from God’s Holy Scripture which will walk us… Read More »

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December

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Merry Christmas!

By Chuck Colson

Christmas day, December 25th, is just a few days away. Though the date probably has nothing to do with Jesus’ actual birthday, it is helpful to fix a day within the year to draw our hearts and minds to this key moment in God’s redemptive plan. Certainly, God’s incarnation is a day to remember and… Read More »