The Church of the Ascension
la Iglesia de la Ascensión
390 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island
Sunday Worship Hours
English at 8:00am and 10:00am
Spanish at Noon
Resources for Your Lenten Journey
We wish you a Good Lent and invite you to to pick up a booklet of Lenten Meditations which focus on the needs of our neighbors throughout the world. The bookets are found at the entrances to the church. It is never too late to begin a program of spiritual development.
This year we are also encouraging you and your family to take one of the “Mite Boxes” found on the tables at the entrances to the church. The church has a beautiful tradition of saving coins during Lent. Take a box home and leave it in a prominent place. This year the collection will go to support the missions of the Episcopal Church. We will collect the boxes on Easter Sunday. (The term “Mite Box” refers to the parable of the Widow’s Mite, where a poor widow gave just a little, but a sum that represented her great sacrifice.
The Episcopal Church in conjunction with the Society of St John provides Lenten Meditation Videos called Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love. These short videos can be linked through http://ssje.org/ssje/time/. Current subscribers to their meditations do not need to register again.
Learn and Lead 2015 -Engaging Spiritual Growth, Saturday the 7th of March
Every year the Diocese offers a day of refreshment and learning for lay persons and clergy from throughout the diocese.
The next Learn and Lead will be held at St. Luke's in East Greenwich on this Saturday, March 7. This year's Learn and Lead event is designed to inspire and equip lay and clergy leaders to approach Christian formation creatively and effectively in our diverse cultural contexts.
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Lisa Kimball who will focus on how we are all called to join God's mission of reconciliation and redemption, to use our gifts to bring about the reign of God. In a deeply divided and consumer-driven world, the counter narrative of Jesus Christ offers radical hope. Forming mature faith must be at the heart of the church's mission. It requires working beyond traditional models of Christian education and reaching together for practices that heal and transform. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-lead-2015-engaging-spiritual-growth-tickets-15558087659. The cost for the day is $10.
Ascension has a bi-lingual youth group that for young people ages 12 and older. The group meets for fellowship and topical discussions.
Empowering our Neighbors with Protein
Please consider the following items: Peanut Butter, Canned Meat (tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey), Canned Beans (kidney, canellini, chick peas, black), Canned Vegetables (green beans, carrots, and peas), Canned or Jarred Mixed Nuts, Whole Wheat Crackers, Cereals and Oatmeal.
New Jordan Cannady CD!
Our friend Jordan Cannady has just released a new CD called “Into the Mystic” with some lovely and familiar songs on it. He has donated some to Ascension for sale to benefit the church. They are on the back table by the doors of the church for $10. Pick yours up to support a friend and a church!
When There’s Snow in the Lot
When the Library Parking Lot has not been plowed, they ask us not to park there so plows can have access, and so we don’t pack down the snow and create ruts. Thanks for assisting our good neighbors.