Lent @ Ascension

February 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

Observe a Holy Lent @ Ascension:

Shrove Tuesday, February 28th
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 sour dough 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 1st
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.

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 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving at Ascension

October 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

Thursday, November 24th

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

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

Trunk or Treating @ Ascension

October 25, 2016 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 30th, 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.

Ascension Preschool Now Enrolling

July 5, 2016 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, full and partial need-based scholarships are available.

We offer a combined class for 3 and 4 year old children. Our program is Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 classroom.

We are enrolling now for the 2016-2017 school year. Please call the church office at 368-8915 for more information or to schedule a tour of our facilities. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Holy Week and Easter @ Ascension

March 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Palm Sunday, March 20th –
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, March 24th –
6:00 p.m. – Traditional Seder Meal
7:30 p.m. – Worship with Footwashing & Stripping of Altar

Good Friday, March 25th –
7:00 p.m. – Worship with the Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, March 26th –
8:00 p.m. – Worship with the Great Vigil of Easter & Baptisms

Easter Sunday, March 27th –
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

Christmas and New Year’s @ Ascension

December 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24th

11:00 a.m. – Free Christmas Luncheon

7:00 p.m. – Family Service with Children’s Pageant

10:30 p.m. – Carol Sing

11:00 p.m. – Candlelit Midnight Mass

 1st Sunday of Christmas – Sunday, December 27th

10:15 a.m. – Festival of Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist

New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1st

12:00 noon – Mass of the New Year

Soup Lunches Resume

September 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

After a summer hiatus, Ascension’s free soup lunches resume October 1st. Each Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ascension will offers delicious homemade soup lunch, conversation and companionship free of charge to anyone who comes. You are welcome here!

Ascension church serves community residents

Ascension Preschool Now Enrolling for 2015-2016

May 6, 2015 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, full and partial need-based scholarships are available.

We offer a combined class for 3 and 4 year old children. Our program is Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 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 classroom.

We are enrolling now for the 2015-2016 school year. Please call the church office at 368-8915 for more information or to schedule a tour of our facilities.

Financial Strain from Water Main Break? We Can Help!

April 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

We’ve received a grant from Episcopal Relief and Development to help folks who suffered losses due to the water main break and water shut-off. If you lost wages due to business closing or had plumbing repairs caused by frozen or burst pipes you may qualify for assistance under this grant. You’ll need to bring a photo id and pay stub for wage replacement and/or estimate or bill from a plumber for repairs to the church office at 26 Chautauqua Place. There are some restrictions re: income and assistance available per household. For questions call the church office at 368-8915.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule @ Ascension

March 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Palm Sunday, March 29th –
10:15 a.m. – Worship with Special Liturgy of the Palms

Maundy Thursday, April 2nd –
6:00 p.m. – Traditional Seder Meal
7:30 p.m. – Worship with Footwashing & Stripping of Altar

Good Friday, April 3rd –
7:00 p.m. – Worship with the Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, April 4th –
8:00 p.m. – Worship with the Great Vigil of Easter & Baptism

Easter Sunday, April 5th –
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 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

We Observe a Holy Lent @ Ascension:

Shrove Tuesday, February 9th
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 sour dough 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, February 10th
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.

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 1 p.m.

 

Christmas @ Ascension

December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24th

11:00 a.m. – Free Christmas Luncheon

7:00 p.m. – Family Service with Children’s Pageant

10:30 p.m. – Carol Sing

11:00 p.m. – Candlelit Midnight Mass

 1st Sunday of Christmas – Sunday, December 27th

10:15 a.m. – Festival of Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist

New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1st

12:00 noon – Mass of the New Year

Thanksgiving Worship @ Ascension

November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Community Thanksgiving Service – This service is sponsored by the Bradford Area Ministerium and will be held on Tuesday, November 25th, at Ascension at 7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day Worship – In observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be a worship service with Holy Eucharist on Thursday, November 27th, at 10:30 a.m.

Lent Begins

February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

We are preparing to Observe a Holy Lent @ Ascension:

Shrove Tuesday, February 17th
Pancake Supper from 5-7 p.m. @ the church
Join us for a final pre-Lent fling at our annual pancake supper featuring all you can eat sour dough pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and breakfast beverages. To go plates are available, too!

Ash Wednesday, February 18th
Ashes to Go 10:30-11:30 a.m. @ Veterans’ Square
and at 2:00 p.m. @ Bradford Regional Medical Center chapel
Avail yourself of the opportunity to receive ashes and a brief prayer if you are among the folks who are not able to make a regular service that day.
Communion with Imposition of Ashes at 12 noon & 7 p.m. @ the church
Experience the full and ancient Ash Wednesday liturgical service within a worshiping community.

Wednesdays in Lent
Stations of the Cross at 12 noon @ the church
Mark each week of Lent by following in the steps of Jesus through this brief, (30 minute) contemplative observance.

Annual Meeting

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ascension’s Annual Meeting was Sunday, January 29, 2014. The 2014 Budget was approved. Pat Warfield, Martha Madden and Mary Sue Van Houtte were elected to serve additional 3 year terms on the Vestry. Chuck Jaquith was appointed to serve 1 year remaining of a vacant term.
Vestry officers for 2014 are:
Sr. Warden – Stacy Williams
Jr. Warden – Kay Hurley
Treasurer – Pat Warfield 
Clerk – Martha Madden.

 

We’re Opening a Preschool!

August 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

After nearly 2 years of praying, planning and working; Ascension will once again offer a ministry of quality early childhood learning! The Church of the Ascension Preschool will offer one combined class for 3 and 4 year old children for the 2013-2014 school year.  Class will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 The preschool, housed in the education wing on the second floor of the church, will enroll a maximum of 12 students who are supervised by a classroom teacher and teacher’s aide.  All program staff and volunteers are required to maintain current state and federal background clearances and complete a church mandated abuse prevention training entitled “Safeguarding God’s Children.”  Classroom teachers are also trained and certified in infant and child First Aid and CPR.    

We utilize the HighScope Curriculum, a research based and child focused program that uses the carefully designed “active participatory learning” process to achieve powerful, positive outcomes that are demonstrated through assessment tools to evaluate each child’s progress.  Children enrolled in the program will engage in imaginative play, experiential learning opportunities and age appropriate religious instruction. 

 Our lead teacher, Michele Bucher, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and has recently obtained a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  She has extensive experience in the care and education of young children.  Michele has been a member of Church of the Ascension for many years where she serves as the nursery childcare provider, and teaches Sunday School and VacationBibleSchool at the preschool level. 

 We will have an Open House for students and parents on Monday, August 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to distribute handbooks, calendars and schedules and to allow parents and students to tour our facilities and meet Mrs. Bucher. 

For more information, please contact Rev. Stacey Fussell at 814-368-8915 or motherstacey@gmail.org.

Annual Meeting

January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

Ascension’s Annual Meeting was Sunday, January 27, 2013. The 2013 Budget was approved. Nancy Pascale, Bill Runyan and BJ (Brent) Stahl were elected to serve 3 year terms on the Vestry. Vestry officers for 2013 are:
Sr. Warden – Stacy Williams, Jr. Warden – Kay Hurley, Treasurer – Pat Warfield and Clerk – Martha Madden.

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