Resources

Parish Blog

06

December

No Comments

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 »

30

November

No Comments

Jump In! Advent and Morning Worship off and Running!

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I wanted briefly to write to you on 3 things. First, on Sunday we kicked off the church year with the first Sunday of Advent and our sermon series on “How is Christ our Hope?” We’ll be considering that question throughout Advent and this past Sunday looked at what it means to… Read More »

30

November

No Comments

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 »

20

November

No Comments

Advent 2016 and the winds of change

By Morgan Reed

Winds of Change Sitting at my table with coffee in hand, I’m anticipating Advent with hope as I look out of my window at 30mph gusts of wind that are ushering winter into Northern Virginia. Winds of change have blown into our lives both in Northern Virginia this year and at the Church of the… Read More »

17

November

No Comments

A note from Josh Cullum, our Junior Warden

By Josh Cullum

Can you believe that we are less than two weeks from regular Sunday worship at Rivendell? The Cullum family is extremely excited!  William and Caroline, our two kids, are mainly excited about the playground.  Emily and I have spent a lot of time in thought about how this move fits in with the vision of… Read More »

15

November

1 Comment

Agnus Dei

By Andy Zipf

Friends, I recorded this version of the Agnus Dei last night in the exquisite natural reverb of Rivendell’s upstairs sanctuary. Agnus Dei from Andy Zipf on Vimeo. Having trouble viewing the video? Click here. “Agnus Dei, Latin for “Lamb of God” comes from John the Baptist’s statement about Jesus’ Messianic ministry in John 1:29 and was… Read More »

11

November

No Comments

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 »

10

November

1 Comment

A few election reflections…

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, Like many of us this morning (and afternoon) I have spent time reading, praying, listening, discussing, and reading some more about Tuesday’s election results in an effort to make sense of the past few days, and wanted to pass along a couple of things I have found helpful for my head and heart. First,… Read More »

12

October

No Comments

Praying Balloons – Dean Miller

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I’m trying to put air in my balloon. My first year out of college I lived in Madison, Wisconsin, which is an awesome college town. I lived right on the edge of suburbs and farmland, and would bike and run around corn fields often. One day as I biked I happened upon… Read More »

28

September

No Comments

Moving Into the Neighborhood: Eric Liddell – Dean Miller

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I’ve mentioned before that I’m always on the lookout for great reading, and recently finished a book that I’d highly recommend. It was inspiring on a number of levels, especially related to our commitment to prayer-walk our neighborhoods once a week. For the Glory written by a British author named Duncan Hamilton,… Read More »