Knowing, Loving, and Serving in 2022

One of the optional readings for the Second Sunday After Christmas comes from Matthew 2 and it is commonly called “The Flight to Egypt.” In this short narrative, Joseph decides to flee Judea with his young family after the angel warns him of Herod’s plot to murder all the newborn baby boys in and around…

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is (almost) upon us, and with it comes all the business of the holiday season: Meals to plan and cook, friends and family to visit, and of course, presents to buy and wrap. The entire Christmas Season, which now stretches from Thanksgiving through Christmas, goes by many names: The Season of Hope, the Season…

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Hope in Troubled Times

I don’t know whether you’ve noticed this or not, but we have had a series of really hopeful readings from some of the Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible during this Advent season. What’s remarkable about these readings is that each of these prophets lived during times that were anything but hopeful. Last week, we…

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Senior Warden’s Note

Dear Christ Church of the Ascension Family, Thank you very much to all of you for the loving and warm send off for Fr. Daniel and his family! Thank you for contributing to his Almy gift card for vestments, for all of the cards, the roast, and your prayers for him and his family as…

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Saying Good-bye

There comes a time to say good-bye, and this is it. Sunday will be my last services at Christ Church of the Ascension as rector. It has been quite a time. There was time to confront and have conflict, time to forgive and make peace. There will be time this weekend to celebrate and to grieve. …

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