Ascension News (March 1, 2024)

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Next Sunday, March 3, is the third Sunday of Lent marking a midpoint in the Lenten Season.  Let us continue to focus on the journey towards Easter, and the resurrection of Jesus, and let it be a journey of reflection, repentance, hope, and joy.  Important messages for the week: The Potluck Supper has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 7, at 6 … Read More

Ascension News (February 23, 2024)

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“Forty days and forty nights Thou wast fasting in the wild Forty days and forty nights Tempted and yet undefiled..”  This is a hymn that has been heard throughout the Lenten Season for decades – a hymn that points us to the wilderness ordeal of Jesus.  May we during this Season through prayer reflection and bible reading focus on Christ’s … Read More

Ascension News (February 16, 2024)

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Today, February 14, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season.  “Remember, you are but dust and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19) These words, of course, allude to when God admonished Adam and Even as they left paradise.  When these words are repeated today, when our foreheads are smeared with ashes, we are called upon to face … Read More

Ascension News (February 9, 2024)

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Next Sunday, February 11, is Transfiguration Sunday, or the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.  The Transfiguration narrative as seen in the Gospels acts as a further revelation of the identity of Jesus as the Son of God.  The Transfiguration pulled a veil aside for Peter, James, and John and allowed them to see Christ’s glory prior to his crucifixion, therefore … Read More

Ascension News (February 2, 2024)

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This Friday coming, February 2, is known as ‘The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord’ or Candlemas.  In reflecting on Simeon and Anna’s happy experience of seeing the Baby Jesus in the temple, as well as celebrating Candlemas, the winter festival of birth and light, let us celebrate also the ‘light of Christ’ among us.  Of course, we also … Read More

Ascension News (January 26, 2024)

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Thursday, January 18 to Thursday, January 25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – a long-standing annual observance involving Christian communities throughout the world.  In connection with this Week, the St. John’s and Area Council of Churches hosted an ecumenical service this past Sunday at the Salvation Army Citadel.  Not just this week, but every week we should … Read More