Ascension Memorial Church offers TWO online Sunday Morning worship services, and several online worship services during the week.
All services are live streamed.
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Sunday ~ 8:00 a.m. Service of Morning Prayer, Rite I
Sunday ~ 10:15 a.m. Service of Morning Prayer, Rite II
Wednesday ~ 5:30 p.m. Service of Holy Silence*/Holy Communion ~ offers 15-minutes of silent meditation, followed by a brief communion service and healing rite.
Monday thru Friday ~ 8 a.m. Office of Morning Prayer read from home by our Rector.
Monday thru Friday ~ 8 p.m. Office of Evening Vespers read from home by our Rector.
Wednesday ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bible Study ~ Open table conversation on Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday services. Contact the Rector to join the conversation: firstname.lastname@example.org
*On The Observance of Holy Silence
The wisdom of the Psalmist (46:10) tells us: “Be still, and know that I am God.” If there is a God and the presence of God in our lives is not simply a wishful notion, an empty promise, then it is within our reach to know for ourselves, first hand, the experience of dwelling in the very presence of God, to feel with heart, mind and soul the joy of resting in the embrace of God.
Holy Silence is nothing more, yet nothing less, than the practice of stilling the mind, of watching and observing how our busy minds so hold our attention that we forget to notice a simple, profound truth: namely, that though we have thoughts and feelings, we are more than our thoughts and feelings. We exist apart from them, we are alive in God, there we abide before, during and after every thought and every feeling that passes through our awareness.
The more we practice observing a Holy Silence, the more we learn again and again and again to let go gently and kindly to our thoughts and feelings and to rest again in the very presence of God.