Church of the Ascension

Response to COVID-19 in the Episcopal Church in Delaware

"The Episcopal Church in Delaware will adhere to the State of Emergency declaration and all modifications of the declaration. Governor Carney is implementing a planned resumption of business, citing the continued and pressing threats to our public health. Our current suspension of public worship in the Episcopal Church in Delaware (ECD) is hereby extended" indefinitely, effective immediately." The Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown, Bishop

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Online BCM Worship Services offered through Sunday August 9, 2020

Pax Latina, Sábados del mes de Agosto del 2020 via Facebook desde las 5 pm  Enlace de Facebook       Boletin  

Sunday Eucharist August 9, 2020  live on Facebook at 9:00 am    Facebook Link       Bulletin

Sunday School will resume via Zoom at 11 am.  If you would like to participate, contact Amanda Burris at to be added to the meeting list for Sunday School

Vanco Services (link follows) provides an alternative tool for online giving to BCM, and Ascension, Calvary, and Grace churches. The following link allows you to set up your Online Giving Profile or to donate to BCM or one of the BCM Churches - Vanco Services - BCM Giving

“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:8 am (no music) Sundays:10:00 am (choir and organ)
  • Sunday School 10:00 am to 10:30 am - held on most Sundays (September- May) during the first half of the 10:00 am worship service

Office Hours  Monday - Thursday:  9 am - 1 pm

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!

8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (no music)

10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (with choir and organ)

9:45 am - Sunday School meets during first half of 10:00 am Worship service

Exciting News!

Rev. Marta has recived a UTO (United Thank Offering) grant to develop and validate a "Pain and Prayer Scale" as a bedside prayer tool. This will connect church and academia and offer a drug free alternative to pain management.  CONGRATULATIONS Rev. Marta!

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Church of the Ascension             3717 Philadelphia Pike                Claymont, DE 19703

Sunday Services

  • Sundays:8 am (no music) Sundays:10:00 am (choir and organ) )
  • Sunday School 9:45 am to 10:30 am - held on most Sundays (September- May) during the first half of the 10:00 am worship service

Office Hours:                                 Monday thru Thursday 9 am - 1 pm


August 16 Coffee Hour: We are excited to let you know that the August 16th Sunday Coffee Hour will be facilitated by our bishop, the Right Reverend Kevin Brown. All members of the BCM congregations are welcome to participate.

BCM Presents - most Wednesday evenings:

  • Reforesting Your Faith: 8/12/2020  by Rev. Chris Moore
  • Spiritual Wellness: 8/19/2020 by Rev. Marta Ilueca
  • Decision Making: 8/26/2020 by Rev. Marta Ilueca

Vanco Services (link follows) provides an alternative tool for online giving to BCM, and Ascension, Calvary, and Grace churches     BCM Giving

Adventure Kids Summer Camp began at Grace Church this past Monday although a bit smaller this year due to COVID-19 regulations.  There are activities and games that take place in the building and surrounding grounds from 7 am to 5 pm.  Its a pleasure to aee thoe smling faces and the joy that fills our house with God's love.


Cancelled:  Grace Church Fall Flea Market  9-19-20 has been cancelled to ensure everyone's health and safety .

For additional information contact the office at 302.478.9533 or email

Celebrate the Saint of Animals: St. Francis and join us for the BCM 6th Annual Blessing of the Animals and Pet Fair on October 3rd from 11 am to 1 pm at Grace Episcopal Church. There will be local vendors selling their pet-centric goods, as well as local animal rescues to share information about their organizations! Our ministers will be on hand to bless your pet. Get a FREE pet portrait by Shannon Somma Photography

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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