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June

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Women’s Summer events

By Morgan Reed

If you are a woman looking for things to do over the summer, there are plenty of ways to plug in at the Church of the Ascension. Below is the calendar for the women’s events which you can subscribe to. If you have any questions, or you would like to host or add an event… Read More »

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May

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Immerse Yourself in the Anglican Way

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, Yesterday we kicked off our 8-week series Ascension Essentials by looking at the powerful, life-giving reality of our God as Trinity, 3-in-1. As we have mentioned, each Monday of the series we’ll be sending an email to introduce an Anglican Hero, connect you to a few follow up resources, and give a… Read More »

19

April

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The Next Few Weeks

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, Greetings to you on this overcast day, I hope this finds you well. I am still gratefully riding the blessing of our weekend together, revisiting and reflecting again on the arc of Good Friday to the Easter Vigil downtown, to Easter morning and our brunch together at Rivendell. It was a gift… Read More »

15

December

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Christmastide Events

By Morgan Reed

Christmastide marks the 12 days of Christmas beginning at Sundown Christmas Eve and lasts through Epiphany Eve (January 5th). We will have several things happening and we would love for you to join us so we include the list below as a summary: Christmas Eve: December 24, join us for worship in the chapel at Rivendell… Read More »

11

November

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2017: Vision, Budget, Pledging!

By Admin

  Dear Ascension Family, It’s a rare week that you’ll get two letters from me but there were a couple pressing events this week that necessitated good communication.  I trust you’ll read both this email about our budget, vision, and planning as well as my earlier email with reflections on the election. This letter is… Read More »

09

July

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A Sad and Tragic Week

By Admin

Dear Ascension Family, I’m writing to you from a hotel room in Utica, NY, after my arrival this evening from a full-day of driving before I pick our oldest up from summer camp Saturday morning. It was a long drive but gave me the opportunity to pray and consider, like I’m sure many of you,… Read More »

15

December

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Resources for the Third Week of Advent

By Dean Miller

  Dear Ascension Family, In this last week of our emails sharing Advent resources we turn our faces to the screen, and movies. Movies increasingly tell the meta-narrative of our world as we seek to make sense of our lives.  And whether a screenwriter, actor, or director has a relationship with Jesus or not the… Read More »

25

November

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Our Anglican Past and Future

By Dean Miller

  Dear Ascension family, On Sunday evening after our worship service I shared with many of you an update about our relationship to PEARUSA, Rwanda, and the broader Anglican Communion in North America.  I wanted to send some brief notes to summarize what I said so we can all be on the same page. Most of… Read More »

11

March

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What Are You Reading?

By Dean Miller

“What are you reading?” This is one of my favorite questions to ask as I’m always on the lookout for a new book, either for me, for Mary Ellen, or for our kids. This Lent as we are walking through Mark together I find myself lugging a large collection of different kinds of books from… Read More »

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February

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Dust we are, and to dust we shall return

By Dean Miller

“Help. Excuse me . . . help.” This summer past we spent several weeks in a charming English cottage in the charming small town of North Crawley, UK. Right across the laneway from our home lived an actively retired farmer named Bruce. Bruce was in his mid-80’s, had farmed for decades before selling his farm,… Read More »