Church of the Ascension

The Seventh Sunday of Easter   

Holy Baptism    Holy Eucharist   May 16 , 2021

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BCM is pleased to announce that Church of the Ascension, Calvary Episcopal Church and Grace Episcopal Church, members of the current Brandywine Collaborative Ministries offer in-person workship at all 3 churches.  In addition, on Sundays a video recording of the current BCM Eucharistic Service is available on YouTube and Facebook.  Details for in-person church attendance with COVID precautions:  Click Here

Pax Latina filmado con una videocámara: sábado Mayo 15, del 2021, a las 5 pm via YouTube or Facebook    Boletin

7th Sunday of Easter Holy Eucharist, May 16 2021   Bulletin (Grace)   Bulletin (Ascension, Calvary, live stream)

      Please let us know if you will be attending in-person worship by registering by 9am Thursday before the following Sunday:                                         Church of the Ascension             Calvary Church           Grace Church

      Ascension: In-Person:  9:00am, at Church of the Ascension     

      Calvary: In-Person:  10:15am, at Calvary Church      

      Grace: In-Person: 10:00am, at Grace Church  Holy Baptism

      BCM Online:  9:00am, on YouTube or Facebook  

Note:Brandywine Collaborative Ministries Online Worship Services are conducted and livestreamed at scheduled times and are then published on the YouTube channel and Facebook site for viewing upon request.     BCM Videos on Request 

“Do your best to remain safe and continue to remember that our hope is in the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." +Ketlen

Welcome to Church of the Ascension

Holy Eucharist at Ascension

  • Sundays: 9:00 am (organ)


You're Invited

Whatever your background, you have a place with us. We are a congregation drawn from many ethnic, theological, economic, and political backgrounds. We are young and old, single and coupled, poor and rich, conservative and liberal, native born and immigrant, white and people of color, gay and heterosexual.  Our congregation welcomes diversity within our midst, just as our Creator has celebrated diversity. 

Absolutely Everyone is Welcome!

9:00 am - Holy Eucharist (with organ)


The Church of the Ascension is blessed with an historic church building and an active congregation that emphasizes ministry to young people. Our warm and vibrant worship blends the Episcopal tradition with contemporary spirituality. We are active in the broader life of our community and support numerous outreach projects..  

Our order of worship is drawn from the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church in the United States. The Book of Common Prayer is made up entirely of direct quotes and paraphrases of Holy Scripture. During worship, everyone present is encouraged to share Christ’s peace and to receive the bread and wine of communion. We believe these actions of community inclusion are fundamental to Christian worship. We join hands with those around us for the Our Father, another act of community inclusion. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate as fully as possible in our worship.

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Ascension Bulletin Board

Worship

Church of the Ascension             3717 Philadelphia Pike                Claymont, DE 19703

Sunday Services

  • Sundays: 9:00 am (with organ) 

Office Hours:                                 Monday thru Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Pastoral Care—If you or anyone you know is in need of pastoral care please contact Rev. Marta:  Phone 1.302.598.1108. Our clergy team wants you to know, they are here for all your pastoral needs. If you or anyone you know is in need of Clergy: Kindly send us a note to bcmofficede@gmail.com or give us a call at 302.598.1108.


Announcements

BCM Virtual Brunch  Online Sundays at 11:30 am. Invitations with the online link will be sent by the BCM Parish Offices

BCM Presents Wednesdays 7 pm  Stay tuned for more information.  Zoom links will be sent closer to the event

  • 4/28 – BCM Family Focus: Favorite Bible Characters
  • 5/5 - Evening Prayer
  • 5/12 - Spiritual Wellness
  • 5/19 - Bible Teasers
  • 5/26 - BCM Family Focus

Pain & Prayer Project Are you curious about the effects of prayer on pain management?  The Episcopal Church in Delaware is collaborating with The Brigham and Women’s Dept of Anesthesia and Pain Management in a survey study online. Folks 18 years or older with chronic pain are offered the opportunity to participate, regardless of religious affiliation.

> For info:  https://rally.partners.org/study/prayerandpainstudy

> Email: prayerpain@gmail.com

> or Call:  (302) 803-6818.

Camp Arrowhead - Open for 2021  Registration is now being accepted for Camp Arrowhead 2021 Summer season. Space is limited so visit the Camp Arrowhead Online registration site.  https://www.camparrowhead.net

BCM Pledge envelopes will be available in the back of the church once we reopen. If you would like to pick up your envelopes earlier, please contact the church office to arrange a pick up time.

Events

VBS Vacation Bible School  Where: Grace Chuch                    When: Jul 26–Fri Jul 30                    Time: from  5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.    To Register your child or                  to Volunteer Click HERE

Holy Eucharist Altar Flowers:  Download the 2021 Altar Flowers Sponsorship Form to organize your sponsorship of altar flowers. Then communicate with Joanne Records at: (302).478.9533 or graceplace3@comcast.net 

Donations Needed: there is a need for donations of school supplies for the School Backpack Project, warm scarves, hats and gloves for the Angel Tree and nutritious food for Claymont Community Center’s Food Closet and St. Helen’s Food Closet which have specific needs for: Canned Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Fruit, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Cereal, Pancake Mix, Jelly, Syrup, Boxed Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Mac n Cheese, Baking Mixes.

Donated Items may be dropped at BCM church offices between 9 and noon Monday through Thursday.

Ditty Box Items are being collected to fulfill the 100 shoe boxes that Tom Marshall’s team wraps each year for the Seamen’s Center of Wilmington. Items needed are: toothbrushes, toothpastes, combs, deodorants, shampoos, hats and scarves, razors,
chap sticks, playing cards, hand lotions, socks, soaps, pens, pencils, sewing kits and crackers. Items may be dropped off at the parish office. Any questions, please contact Tom Marshall or the parish office.

Grocery cards for Giant, Shop Rite and Acme are available.  Contact Diane Wegner at 302.388.2239.  If there is no answer, leave a message and Diane will get back to you.

SCAM ALERT Please be aware that there are email and texting scammers targeting various organizations including churches. Please remember to never reply to any email that is requesting help financially or otherwise. Even if the name is a person you know.

If you receive an email or text request for financial assistance in any form from a church member /clergy or parish office please call the parish office and we can let you know if it is a legitimate request.

It is important for you to know that the Church or Clergy will never request gift cards for any type of financial help.

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