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May

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The Bible in English

By Morgan Reed

Ancient Paths and the Bible On Sunday, we looked at how Scripture, Tradition, and reason keep us on the ancient paths the lead us to God Himself, the rest we need for our souls. If you want to hear the sermon, you’ll find it here One of the songs that has encouraged me as I have… 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 »

03

May

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Upcoming fun-filled weekend together

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, We are just a few days out from a big weekend embracing one another and topics like the media, narrative, kids, advertising, and our earth.  I think Sunday and Monday will be really engaging times together.  All these different topics tie into the bigger, broader, more foundational question of what it means… Read More »

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April

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Regent College, Making Peace with Creation, and Loving the World

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I hope you, Resurrection People, are bringing life to wherever you are this wet week.  I am writing to share with you about our weekend with Regent College in a couple weeks. Regent Weekend:  Who and What? By now most if not all of you have heard me share either on Sundays or in our Weekly… 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 »

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April

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Reflecting on Easter

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, We have officially turned our faces towards the Cross and Tomb this Holy Week …. past Palm Sunday and headed toward the powerful last few days before Jesus’ death. Morgan Reed last week sent out a detailed look at the schedule of our week (the “Whats” of the week) that I’d encourage… Read More »

03

April

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Holy Week 2017: Reflection and Schedule

By Morgan Reed

Loving our Neighbors During Lent, two resources have left an impression on my heart. First, our series in the Gospel of St. Luke has challenged me to love my neighbors. The Holy Spirit has been opening my eyes to the diversity of my neighborhood which longs for companionship. Second, our study in Henri Nouwen’s, The Wounded Healer, has… Read More »

27

March

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Lenten Reflection: Judi Deatherage

By Judi Deatherage

Hello Ascension family, I wanted to share a unique experience for me this Lent that is shaping how I reflect on Jesus. From March 28th to April 7th I will be in Israel and at the West Bank.  I’ll be on a pilgrimage led by two Northern Virginia-based NGO’s (Telos and Coracle), learning about the… Read More »

22

March

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Thoughts from Lent thus far…

By Dean Miller

One of the great gifts of my young life was reading the Los Angeles Times sports sections for years and years.  I started reading it every day my freshman year of high school and was treated by some incredibly insightful, witty, and poetic writing. One of my favorites was a weekly column by a man… Read More »

06

March

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Lenten Mission Reflections

By Angela Weston

Lent and Missions This past week we entered the season of Lent as a church family. At Ascension, Lent and world missions have always been connected because it is during this season that we take an offering to give to an international ministry. Lent is a time for us to cut back and to simplify our… Read More »