Summer Service Times 6/2 - 9/1:
9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Regular Sunday Service Times:
8:00 AM - Rite I
10:15 AM - Rite II, Sunday School
6:00 PM - Rite I
8:00 AM - Morning Prayer (side Chapel)
(will resume 9/9)
10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist
5:00 PM - Evening Prayer (side Chapel)
(will resume 9/6)
Women’s Bible Study:
Thursdays, 10:00 AM - Teen Center
Baptism at Christ Church of the Ascension
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.
The Church has traditionally set aside four principle feast days as particularly suitable dates for baptisms: Easter (Vigil - Saturday, April 11, 2020), Pentecost (Sunday, May 31, 2020), All Saints’ Day (November 3, 2019), and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (Sunday, January 12, 2020). Christ Church of the Ascension offers opportunities for baptism on these four occasions each year.
Adult inquirers and parents wishing to have their child baptized should contact Shana Halpin for more information on baptism dates and processes. 602-840-8210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.