WELCOME TO ASCENSION WHERE YOU ARE FREE TO QUESTION!
Imagine a place where real questions are not discouraged, but celebrated. Where uncertainty isn't a weakness, but vital to the quest for wisdom. A place where you are not told answers, but rather where your quest for answers is shared. Our priest and deacon, while wise and wonderful, don't pretend to know the answers. Rather, they guide us toward finding our own answer.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT ASCENSION?
The spirit of openness that we bring to Sunday services, programs, and activities allow for authentic dialogue. It creates a safe place for exploring what we believe, what gives us hope, and what faith looks like for us, as individuals.
WORSHIP IN BEAUTY
In worship, we make a space of beauty and peace. There we hope to be touched by God and taste a little of heaven to carry us through our daily lives. The sun glinting in colorful Tiffany stained-glass, the mellow tones of masterfully-carved 19th century wood, the sparkling of brass and silver accents: these create the rich stage of our prayer. We add to this prayers written by poets, fine vestments, scripture read aloud, and a wide variety of beautiful music.
From the complex harmonies of our 33 rank 25 stop Dobson organ to the bright sound of the grand piano, from hand bells to recorder consort, from classical strings to jazz brass, our music does not simply accompany worship, but is given as worship itself. Likewise, our youth and adult choirs give hours each week learning the anthems and hymns we sing.
Our sermons take scripture and tradition seriously while keeping those in vibrant conversation with our lives. From ageless spiritual wisdom to the front page news, from school and family and workplace to forgiveness, love, and mercy, our preachers inspire us, make us laugh, and get to the heart of our lives.