Audio Sermon for May 20, 2018

Audio from a sermon by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters, given May 20, 2018

Listen to more audio at the sermon archive.

Ascension’s PAR Program

If you have automatic withdrawals from your bank account to pay your bills, taxes or mortgage, then you already understand the PAR principle: Pre-Authorized Remittances.

Besides being convenient, using PAR for your offering ensures regular monthly givings to help our church’s ministry even when you are away. You will be providing our parish with a dependable flow of contributions, which increases our overall financial stability. Why not participate in PAR?

Your regular giving supports the local ministry of our parish.

Through the Diocese of Ottawa and the national Anglican Church of Canada, your gift helps people overcome poverty, helps train new ministers, equips leaders, sends chaplains into communities. You give support to Aboriginal ministries and remote parishes. In Canada and around the world, your gifts support vibrant and vital ministries for the healing of the world.

If you are already a PAR contributor, you can update your givings or banking information using the Par Changes Form.  Complete it, place it on the offering plate, give it to our designated PAR contact person Adrian Camfield, or leave it at the church office.

Becoming a PAR contributor is an important part of our worshipping together!

  1. Prayerfully decide what you will give each year, and divide that amount by 12.
  2. Fill out the Authorization Form and attach a cheque marked “VOID.”
  3. Enclose both in an envelope and place it on the offering plate, give it to Adrian, or leave it at the church office.
  4. The amount will be transferred from your account to our parish’s account on the 20th of each month. You can modify or cancel your donation, change how it is designated, or change your information at any time.

Adrian is gladly available for guidance and answering questions.

When complete, please return all forms to treasurer Adrian Camfield. Adrian is also available for guidance and answering questions.

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What’s New for Kids and Youth

Church of the Ascension has a robust and vibrant program for children and youth! New activities and directions are in the works. To learn how you can participate, contact Gabrielle Wilson

Senior Youth Hope Rally at Glebe St. James
Friday, April 13, 6:00–10pm, 650 Lyon st.
Enjoy  pizza, music and a new theatre piece by Faith and Arts Ottawa, Spirit Talks, for senior youth members (ages 13–18). Admission is $5 and includes pizza and drinks.
RSVP by April 9 to Gabrielle, youth@churchoftheascension.ca

Messy Church at Trinity Anglican Church
Saturday, April 21, 4:00–6:00pm, 1230 Bank St.
Activities and fellowship for families around a gardening theme.
RVSP by April 15 to Gabrielle, youth@churchoftheascension.ca

Games Night at St James in Manotick
Friday, April 27, 6:30–9:00pm
Junior and Senior youth members (ages 9–17) are invited for an evening of fun and friendly competition playing board games. Snacks and drinks will provided and we are hoping to arrange some carpools out to Manotick.
RVSP by April 23 to Gabrielle (youth@churchoftheascension.ca)

Clean Up the Capital Campaign
Sunday School Social, April 28, 2:00–5:30pm
Join Ascension and Trinity familes to clean up litter at Brewer Park and enjoy a picnic dinner.
RSVP by April 23 to Gabrielle (youth@churchoftheascension.ca)

Make a Joyful Noise!
Saturday, May 12, 3:30–6pm
Save the date for a family musical spring celebration for young children and their grown-ups. Activities will include dinner, and crafting simple instruments for making a truly joyful noise unto the Lord.
RSVP by May 6 to Gabrielle (youth@churchoftheascension.ca)

March 25, 2018

Audio from a sermon given by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters on March 25, 2018.

The Story at Home: Preparing for Sundays

About the Story at Home

With Bishop John’s blessing, the parishes of Ascension and Epiphany use a narrative lectionary. As the year unfolds, our weekly readings trace the arc of salvation history, one story at a time. And each week, resources for home support reading, reflecting, and praying with the Bible.

Our worship is participatory: In addition to a sermon, we take a few minutes to work through our response to the word of God, communally and in our own hearts in other ways.

No matter what is happening, sitting quietly in prayer, private journaling, or colouring will always be an option!

To receive the Story at Home by email, subscribe here.

May 20, 2018
Pentecost Sunday (Acts 2:1–21)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters

May 13, 2018
The Ascension (Acts 1:1-14)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Geoff Chapman

May 6, 2018
The Farewell Discourses (John 14:15–29)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters

April 29, 2018
Jesus and Peter
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Geoff Chapman

April 22, 2018
Jesus appears to the disciples while they were fishing (John 21:1–14)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters

April 15, 2018
Thomas has a few questions (John 20:24–31)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Geoff Chapman

April 8, 2018
Jesus Appears to the Disciples (John 20:19–23)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters

March 25—Palm Sunday
April 1—Easter Sunday
The Great Story of Holy Week

View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters

March 18, 2018
Jesus is condemned (John 19:1-16a)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Geoff Chapman

March 11, 2018
Jesus is taken to Pilate (John 18:28-40)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters

March 4, 2018
Jesus’ trial before Annas; Paul’s denial (John 18:12-27)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Geoff Chapman

February, 2018
Mary Anoints Jesus (John 11:1-44)
View the story here.
Prepared by The Rev’d Rhonda Waters

 

The Story at Home: Reflections on the Narrative Lectionary
is a ministry of Church of the Ascension and Church of the Epiphany
in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

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