Christmas @ Ascension

December 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

Tuesday, December 24th – Christmas Eve
7:00 p.m. – Family Worship Service with Communion
11:00 p.m. – Candlelit Worship Service with Communion
 
Sunday, December 29th
10:15 a.m. – Lessons & Carols with Communion
5:00 p.m. – Christmas Concert by STEPS Drop-In Center Choir

Wednesday, January 1st
12:00 noon – Worship Service with Communion

Thanksgiving @ Ascension

November 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Tuesday, November 26th:
7:00 p.m. – Community Thanksgiving Service
Sponsored by the Bradford Area Ministerium, this service invites Christians from all congregations and denominations to come together for a service of prayer, scripture reading and song. Pastors from several different area churches are taking part in the service and Pastor Andrew Christiansen of the Adventist Church will be our preacher. There will be a time of fellowship following the service.


Thursday, November 28th:
10:00 a.m. – Thanksgiving Day Worship
Join us in giving thanks to God for our many blessings in our annual Thanksgiving Day worship service. All are welcome to participate fully in the worship we offer and the sacraments we share.

11:00 a.m. – Thanksgiving Day Meal
Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings served on from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. All are welcome free of charge.

Trunk or Treating

October 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

At Ascension, we are so confident in the victory of Christ over all evil that even our youngest members can participate in Halloween without fear. We enjoy encouraging our children to choose appropriate costumes and share the fun with their church family.
On Sunday, October 27th, we will have our annual Trunk or Treating event after our 10:15 a.m. worship service. Parishioners bring candy and some even decorate their cars so the children will be able to ‘trick or treat’ car to car in the parking lot. You are invited to come to worship and stay to enjoy delicious food and good company at coffee hour and let your kids get a head start on Halloween by wearing their costumes and trunk or treating with us.

Blessing of the Animals

September 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ascension will offer a Service of Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. This brief service is held annually in honor of St. Francis of Assisi and is a time to give thanks for our companion animals and ask for special blessings on them. Please bring pets on a lead/leash or in a carrier/cage. Treats for pets and their peoples will be provided!

Taizé Worship Service

September 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ascension is sponsoring a Taizé worship service at the Wick Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Saturday, September 28, at 5:00 p.m. Craig Dressler, from St. Mark’s, Erie will be officiating. Taizé is a service of quiet, contemplative prayer based on the worshiping tradition and music of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic community in the south of France. The service features candlelight, scripture and prayerful meditation through song. Worshipers are free to participate as much or as little as they desire. The intention is to create a space where the veil between Heaven and Earth is its thinnest, so one may encounter God and experience the power of silence. Please join us!

Sermon 8-4-19

August 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

Sermon 7-14-19

August 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ascension Preschool Enrolling for 2019-2020

June 19, 2019 in Uncategorized


Ascension Preschool is a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension dedicated to offering an excellent early childhood learning program to encourage children’s academic, physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth in a safe and loving environment. Because we are committed to offering excellent early childhood learning to all children, generous income-based scholarships are available.

We offer a combined class for 3 and 4 year old children. Our program is Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and follows the Bradford Area School District calendar. The Preschool is housed in the education wing on the second floor of the church, occupying the former Wee World Nursery School classrooms.

We are enrolling now for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call the church office at 368-8915 for more information or to schedule an individual tour of our facilities for you and your child.



Pentecost @ Ascension

June 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

Join us on Sunday, June 9, 2019 as we celebrate Pentecost with worship services at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Pentecost commemorates God’s gift of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ followers – uniting them to be His witnesses in the world. We celebrate this Birthday of the Church with festive worship and balloons and cake. Traditionally many folks wear red to church on Pentecost to add to the festivities.

Holy Week and Easter @ Ascension

March 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Palm Sunday, April 14th –
8:00 a.m. – Worship with Special Liturgy of the Palms
9:30 a.m. – Making Palm Crosses
10:15 a.m. – Worship with Special Liturgy of the Palms

Maundy Thursday, April 18th –
6:00 p.m. – Traditional Seder Meal
7:30 p.m. – Worship with Footwashing & Stripping of Altar

Good Friday, April 19th –
7:00 p.m. – Worship with the Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, April 20th –
8:00 p.m. – Worship with the Great Vigil of Easter & Baptism

Easter Sunday, April 21st –
8:00 a.m. – Worship with the Feast of the Resurrection
9:00 a.m. – Easter Brunch
10:15 a.m. – Worship with the Feast of the Resurrection
11:30 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt

Lent @ Ascension

February 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Observe a Holy Lent @ Ascension:

Shrove Tuesday, March 5th
Pancake Supper from 5-7 p.m. @ the church
We celebrate a final pre-Lent fling at our annual pancake supper featuring all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and breakfast beverages. There is no charge for the supper, but donations to youth camp fund will be gratefully accepted.

Ash Wednesday, March 6th
Ashes to Go from 10:30-11:30 a.m. @ Veterans’ Square
and at 2:00 p.m. @ Bradford Regional Medical Center chapel
Available so folks have the opportunity to receive ashes and a brief prayer even if unable to make a regular service that day.
Communion with Imposition of Ashes at 12 noon & 7 p.m. @ the church
Allow folks to experience the full and ancient Ash Wednesday liturgical service within a worshiping community.

Wednesdays in Lent
Lenten Soup and Study Group at 6:30 p.m. @ the church
Join us for a simple meal followed by a Lenten study based on the Rev. Dr. Dennis Maynard’s “Forgive and Get Your Life Back.” Books are available from the church.

Thursdays in Lent
Stations of the Cross at 10:30 a.m. @ the church
Marks each week of Lent by following in the steps of Jesus through this brief, (30 minute) contemplative observance. Everyone is welcome to stay for our Free Soup Lunch (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and our Book Study Group at 12:30 p.m.

Preschool Now Enrolling

February 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ascension Preschool is a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension dedicated to offering an excellent early childhood learning program to encourage children’s academic, physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth in a safe and loving environment. Because we are committed to offering excellent early childhood learning to all children, generous income-based scholarships are available.

We offer a combined class for 3 and 4 year old children. Our program is Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and follows the Bradford Area School District calendar. The Preschool is housed in the education wing on the second floor of the church, occupying the former Wee World Nursery School classrooms.

We are enrolling now for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call the church office at 368-8915 for more information or to schedule an individual tour of our facilities for you and your child.

Epiphany Evensong

December 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

Wrap-up the Christmas Season by celebrating
the Feast of the Epiphany!
Sunday, January 6th, beginning at 5 p.m.
Traditional Service of Sung Evensong
concluding with
A Holiday Concert by the Keynote Chorus
and followed by
A Festive Reception


Christmas and New Year’s @ Ascension

December 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24th
  7:00 p.m. – Family Worship Service
10:30 p.m. – Carol Sing
11:00 p.m. – Candlelit Midnight Mass

Christmas 1 – Sunday, December 30th
10:15 a.m. – Lessons and Carols with Communion

New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1st
12:00 noon – Mass of the New Year

Thanksgiving @ Ascension

November 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Thursday, November 22nd

10 a.m. – Worship with Holy Eucharist Rite 2

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Free Community Meal

Sunday’s Sermon 10-28-18

October 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

Trunk or Treating

October 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

At Ascension, we are so confident in the victory of Christ over all evil that even our youngest members can participate in Halloween without fear. We enjoy encouraging our children to choose appropriate costumes and share the fun with their church family.
On Sunday, October 28th, we will have our annual Trunk or Treating event after our 10:15 a.m. worship service. Parishioners bring candy and some even decorate their cars so the children will be able to ‘trick or treat’ car to car in the parking lot. You are invited to come to worship and stay to enjoy delicious food and good company at coffee hour and let your kids get a head start on Halloween by wearing their costumes and trunk or treating with us.

Blessing of the Animals

October 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

We will offer a Service of Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension (located at 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford). This brief service is held annually in honor of St. Francis of Assisi and is a time to give thanks for our companion animals and ask for special blessings on them. Again this year’s we’ve asked representatives of the McKean County SPCA to be present with animals that are available for adoption. Please bring pets on a lead/leash or in a carrier/cage. Treats for pets and their peoples will be provided!

 

 

5th Sunday – September 30, 2018

September 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

On Sunday, September 30th, we will have 1 worship service at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Pot-Luck Lunch and Discipleship Fair. Everyone will have an opportunity to learn about and sign-up for our various children’s, youth and adult Christian Formation classes and programs and to make a commitment to deepening discipleship through study.

Ascension Preschool Openings for 2018-2019

September 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

Ascension Preschool is a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension dedicated to offering an excellent early childhood learning program to encourage children’s academic, physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth in a safe and loving environment. Because we are committed to offering excellent early childhood learning to all children, generous income-based scholarships are available.

We offer a combined class for 3 and 4 year old children. Our program is Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and follows the Bradford Area School District calendar. The Preschool is housed in the education wing on the second floor of the church, occupying the former Wee World Nursery School classrooms.

We still have openings for the 2018-2019 school year. Please call the church office at 368-8915 for more information or to schedule an individual tour of our facilities for you and your child.