Social Distance doesn’t mean Spiritual Distance!
On Sundays at 10am, Church of the Ascension congregates on Zoom for morning worship. A video of the live service is available to stream Facebook later that day. Information regarding privacy can be found here.
To follow along with readings, hymns, and liturgy, use the Order of Service, which is posted to churchoftheascension.ca/booklets every week.
Those who wish to contribute to our ministry can send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or make a secure online donation at the Canada Helps website.
Prayer at Home
The Story at Home is a weekly resource based on one of the readings for the coming Sunday. Each week, a couple of multi-age activities are proposed as well as reflection questions and articles for further reading.
Daily and Nightly Prayers offer a pattern for returning our attention to God. This simple service of Daily Prayer can be used with the Revised Common Lectionary office readings or with the included set of readings from the Book of Isaiah. The service of Nightly Prayer includes a short guided reflection (examen) on your day .
Illustrated Ministries produces excellent resources for people of all ages and have made made this lovely study/meditation resource available for free. You have to sign up to receive it but you won’t get added to their general mailing list. It is well worth checking out!
Study and Fellowship
Zoom is a video conferencing platform that is easy to use and can be joined via the website (if you have a webcam and mic) or an app for your phone or tablet. You may want a set of headphones handy.
- Thursday Bible Study and Communion (aka “Lectio”), Thursdays at 10 a.m. on Zoom (email Rhonda to receive the login information)
- Story at the Rectory, first and third Thursdays at 7:30pm on Zoom (Meeting ID: 698 700 963) (resumes May 7 with Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, by Rowan Williams)
- Virtual Coffee Hour – Drop into Café Zoom for a chat with Rhonda and whomever happens to be there, or prearrange to meet with some friends. Make yourself a cup of coffee and connect. (Meeting ID: 924 147 7305).
- Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm
- Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30
Rhonda’s Office Hours
On Mondays from 4 to 6pm, Rhonda is available for private prayer and support at her Zoom “office”. You will be admitted to the meeting only when Rhonda is alone so your privacy is assured. If you prefer a phone call, Rhonda can be reached at 613-236-3958 (NOT a Zoom call).
Contact Rhonda by email or phone to make an appointment for other times.
Prayer Requests and Phone Calls
If you have a person or a situation you would like held in prayer, email your request to the Prayer Team, letting us know how long you would like your request kept on the list. You can include as much or as little information as you like.
You may also request a phone call from the prayer team member on duty so that you can pray together – be sure you provide your phone number. If your need is time sensitive, please contact Rhonda directly (see above).
Connect Discussion List
Please use the list responsibly to share prayer requests, helpful resources, personal reflections, questions and answers, and offer or ask for help. Please do not use the list for sharing forwards or attachments.
To post a message to the list, email email@example.com
Diocesan C-19 Resources
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa maintains a resource of updates, guidelines, and useful information (including pastoral letters from Bishop John Chapman) at the Diocesan website.