Sunday, Oct 4, 10am
Bring your pets to the screen to receive our admiration and a blessing during our Zoom church service on Sunday, October 4th!
Email Adam to sign your furry friend up.
All My Relations – Ascension presents archeologist Dr. Ian Badgley, Heritage Program National Capital Commission (on Zoom).
Indigenous people have gathered along the shores of the three rivers that meet in the Ottawa-Gatineau area for thousands of years. Archeological digs in the National Capital Region find many artifacts dating back 1,500 to 2,500 years, but such artifacts here and across the country are in danger of being lost to shoreline erosion due to climate change. That loss jeopardizes contemporary Indigenous rights and land claims and diminishes our understanding of Indigenous history.
Come learn about the connections between land, history, creation care, and present-day justice for Indigenous peoples.
We all eat, hopefully, several times a day. Many of us also pray for wisdom, discernment, and courage in growing God’s Kingdom. These are related actions, but what does eating, salvation, creation, and our own callings have to do with each other?
In the words of Wendell Berry “These are religious questions, obviously, for our bodies are part of the Creation,…. But the questions are also agricultural, for no matter how urban our live, our bodies live by farming…”
Together we will explore how growing God’s Kingdom on earth can be done every time we eat. We will look at what scripture has to say about our mission to the rest of creation, what it means to extend grace to creation and our role in making all things new. Participants will learn not only about our call to care for creation but also why it is that is news to so many. When we are done participants will be better able to explain how care of the environment fits within the Church and be better equipped to continue to grow in knowledge about restoring right relationships with creation.
Jerremie Clyde is a farmer and academic from Calgary Alberta. His research interests are linked to food, whether in history or media studies, and increasingly theology. When not at the University of Calgary he can be found looking after 164 acres of creation just North of Sundre. The farm is set in a knob and kettle mix of forests and pastures. Together with his family they raise grains, a dozen different varieties of potatoes, and good grass to feed their herd of yak. Jerremie also volunteers in the Diocese of Calgary organizing and facilitating creation care related talks, conferences, and events.
Jerremie joins us as our guest preacher on Sunday, Sept 13 and for a more in-depth presentation on Thursdays, Sept 17 and Oct 1.
On Sundays at 10am, Church of the Ascension congregates on Zoom (or phone 1-587-328-1099). Meeting ID: 301 177 504 Password: 089370
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To follow along with readings, hymns, and liturgy, use the Order of Service, which is posted to churchoftheascension.ca/booklets every week.
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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 seasonal readings. The service of Nightly Prayer includes a short guided reflection (examen) on your day.
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Whether you decide to join in the Zoom prayer service or to have a private home service, a little preparation will help you enter into a sacred time and space.
To follow along with Sunday worship, download the Order of Service and the weekly Readings and Hymns.
For this Sunday’s service, download the printable Readings and Hymns,
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