Services at Christ Church of the Ascension
Confirmation in the Episcopal Church is the sacrament of the church whereby women and men make a mature, adult profession of the Christian faith. If you were baptized as an infant or youth, or if you come to the Episcopal Church from a branch of the Christian family that does not confirm, you may want to explore Confirmation.
Baptism is a sacrament instituted by Our Lord that provides for our initiation in the body of Christ on earth, the Church. It is the beginning of a lifelong journey – the opening of a channel of grace between God and humanity through which a person may grow in holiness in the hope of being counted among the company of the redeemed in heaven. Baptism gives us new life in the Spirit, a life in which blessings abound to those who are truly penitent. For adults, the choice to be baptized is the choice to belong to Christ forever and to welcome Him into every aspect of life. Infants and children are welcomed into the body of Christ with the understanding that they will be brought up in the Church and learn from their parents and godparents to love and serve the Lord.
A memorial service is the Episcopal Church’s principle rite for marking one’s transition from this life to the next. This solemn act of remembrance points towards a reality beyond the things of this transitory life.
Christ Church of the Ascension is here to assist you with memorial service arrangements for burial either at a local cemetery or a cremation with interment here in our Memorial Garden. Parish Hall is available for receptions following the service.
Christ Church of the Ascension is located in Paradise Valley, a community in Phoenix AZ.
The Memorial Garden, also known as the Columbarium, is a beautiful serene final resting place for loved ones. There are over 3,000 niches in the Garden. The Garden is managed by elected Trustees who are charged with the responsibility of overseeing its total care. If you would like additional information about the Memorial Garden, please contact the church office at 602-840-8210.
On the second Saturday of every month we gather to worship as families. This service is custom designed to engage your whole family in worship. With energetic music, a laid back atmosphere, a brief, kid-friendly sermon your whole family can connect with God together.
This is a casual family service that includes music, casual liturgy, message, and Communion. This service is held the second Saturday of each month from 5-6 p.m. in Ascension Chapel.