Dear People of Christ Church, I never enjoyed tilling when I was growing up. It was hard work to turn under the soil and prepare for the new planting. You tilled at the end of a season of harvest, and you tilled again just before plowing to plant. As we enter a season of planting,…

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Members, supporters, friends, disciples, Well, by now you have heard the news. The Rev. Timothy Watt and the Rev. Tanya Watt are moving to Rhode Island in June. We are both grateful for his time with us and joyful that his gifts will be used in the broader church. I am going to miss the…

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The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall is coming to “visit” on Sunday. (I say “visit” because she is coming to visit our empty building.) Usually the occasional visit of a bishop is a cause for celebration and pride. This one is a little strange.  Why is a bishop’s visit so important anyway? The bishop is the…

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Gary and Janet* are a strange couple. They met in junior high during a first day of school event in a city on the East Coast. They knew each other for decades, but it was only when they were trapped in an elevator together for two days during a power outage that they fell for…

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Holy Week is finally here. Below you will find important information about attending services online. Note: ZOOM now requires a password when you join a service or class. Our password is 4015. These services are central to our understanding of our faith. This is when we come closest to the mysteries of Christ’s death and…

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Dear People of Christ, Christ is with us. The church has made that cry since the beginning, and in such times as these it seems crucial. Christ is with us. Wherever you are this week, you are not alone. As we begin the journey of Holy Week on Sunday, I encourage you to be at…

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One of the most amazing things about the English Reformation, of which our church is heir, is that the Anglicans did not get rid of the outward form, but they did reform the inner form of the church. We kept the vestments and frontals, holy days and venerations, but we changed how they were thought…

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Another week of rapid change has left us all feeling a sense of whiplash. A week ago today I was driving around Lake Havasu for a visit to another parish, and I was struck by the number of people from California and thinking that we should probably be careful about exposure. By then people were…

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Our campus at Christ Church of the Ascension is closed until April 20th as part of our community’s attempt to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.  Our staff will be working from home and available by phone and email during regular business hours. While we are not formally in the office, we will be maintaining…

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