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WELCOME

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WELCOME TO THE ASCENSION FAMILY!

The feeling that the church is home, that a warm greeting and a generous, happy spirit are the hallmarks of it's membership, that the moment you walk in you are "part of the family" - these are the criteria for a healthy and vibrant parish. Anyone with a soul generated by God, with a heart created from love, is a child of God - and thus "part of the family".

Our doors are wide open for visitors who would become family, and it is our honour to welcome anyone to come and worship with us - wherever you are on your faith journey - as part of our family. We invite you to consider joining us for one of our services, and we hope that you will enjoy your time with us.




A CALL TO PRAYER AMIDST VIOLENCE ~ Archbishop Fred Hiltz

With all Canadians my heart is very heavy with the news of the killing of a Canadian soldier, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, while on honour guard duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today.

This follows all too soon on the killing of another member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Quebec, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, just days ago.

I ask your prayers for these men, for their loved ones stricken with grief, and for the Canadian Armed Forces chaplains who are ministering to them.

Pray also for the perpetrators of these awful attacks and for their families as well.

With the whole world our country is on high security alert. Pray for all men and women in uniform whose vocation is to defend Canada and work for peace among all nations. Pray also for all who hold public office. Let us pray especially for the safety of our Prime Minister, all members of Parliament, and all in the public service. And pray for peace and reconciliation among all peoples.

Now is a moment when the refrain of our national anthem, “O Canada, we stand on guard for thee” must echo in every heart. Let our guarding be in the diligence of our prayer:

Lord, keep this nation under your care,
and guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth,
your saving health among all nations. Amen.

The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz
Archbishop and Primate


CANCELLATION NOTICE

UNFORTUNATELY THE MUCH ANTICIPATED JANET OBERMEYER AND JOHN LAING CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED



New Days

NEW DAYS!

The renovations on our historic church building are finished! Please join us as we worship in our new space!

Photos of the renovation process and of our Re-Dedication Service are now available on our website and on our Facebook Page. Please click HERE to go to our photo gallery or click on the link in the left sidebar. We will update the photo gallery whenever new pictures are available, so check back often! Photos are also available on our Facebook Page. Please "Like" us!



NEW MINISTRY AT THE ASCENSION!


"Because Good Grief is Good Work"

Companions on the Journey Bereavement Group

Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. From September 11th to November 27th (12 weeks)

If someone you love has died and you are carrying pain, there is no need to feel alone. Our Companions on the Journey Bereavement Group is a safe place in which to journey through your loss, even if it happened a long time ago.

~Meet others who have had the same experiences
~Counter the sense of isolation that many experience in our shame-based, mourning-avoiding cultuer
~Receive emotional, spiritual and physical support in a safe, non-judgmental environment ~Safely explore your thoughts and feelings about grief in a way that helps you to be compassionate with yourself.
~Find encouragement in the giving and receiving of support.
~Opportunities to learn new ways of approaching problems e, the friend or in-law who lacks an understanding of the need to mourn and pushes you to return to normal.
~Learn to trust and bond with others again.
~Reawaken your zest for life, hope and healing.

There is no cost to attend the group. All meetings are strictly confidential. If you would like to be part of this group or have more information, please speak to Ronda on Tuesday mornings or after the service on Wednesdays or email her at rondaploughman@gmail.com. Cell: 289-684-1698



Camera Our banner photo is courtesy of Historical Hamilton and photographer Paul Dolanjski. Please visit their website for more wonderful photos of our church and other historical buildings in the Hamilton area.

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