Services and Events
Please join us for worship, learning, and gathering. We offer a more casual service without music every Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Or, if you're looking for a more formal celebration of Holy Eucharist with music and the choir, the 10:30 a.m. service is for you. Be sure to join us between services for Biscuits and Bibles, our Sunday school, or gather in the Parish Hall for hot sausage biscuits, plenty of coffee or juice, and fellowship.
8 a.m.: Rite I
10:30 a.m.: Rite II
6 p.m.: Evening prayer or similar service
All are welcome.
Although we can’t gather for a meal together every Wednesday of Lent like we usually do, we are still joining together in person for a weekly service. Everyone is welcome to join in walking the Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent.
This somber, moving service recognizes the symbolism of Christ washing the feet of those who follow Him. It also marks The Last Supper. Although not as joyful as the upcoming weekend’s services, this is a very important part of the story of Jesus. Please check for service offerings at the Church of the Ascension.
Holy Week at Ascension
Canterbury Worship and BBQ with the Bishop
Canterbury USM students have invited parishioners and members of the community to join in their Eucharist service as they host the Bishop. Weather permitting, enjoy a BBQ dinner in the courtyard. If it's raining, we'll move inside the Parish Hall. Service begins at 6:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
Our final Wednesday in Lent will feature the moving Stations of the Cross service. 6:00 p.m.
Almost as important as Easter Sunday in our faith, Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, commemorates The Last Supper where Jesus joined his disciples in foot washing and preparing for his Crucifixion. Although a somber service, this is a necessary step towards completely understanding the resurrection. The service ends with the stripping of the Alter and in silence. 6:00 p.m.
The Church remains in mourning the death of our Savior as we gather for Good Friday services. The service is somber with prayers and Veneration of the Cross for those comfortable with this ancient showing of public respect. The Nave will also be open for private reflection and prayers during the day. The Good Friday service is at 6:00 p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter (Holy Saturday)
The first (and in some Episcopal Churches the primary) service of Easter begins outside with lighting a fire to symbolize Christ returning light to a dark world. We will move into the Nave in darkness, finalizing remembrances of the Crucifixion before instantly transforming to a Great and Holy Celebration of the Resurrection! Bells will ring, lights will shine, incense will rise, and Hallelujahs will shout as we celebrate Jesus overcoming sin and death. The Book of Common Prayer is specific in the importance of this service beginning near nightfall, so we will begin at 7:30 p.m.
It's a day of celebration! Jesus Christ is Risen! Join us as we celebrate the Flowering of the Cross, an Easter egg hunt, and the final service of Holy Week. The festive service begins at 10:30 a.m.