Church of the Ascension

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Holy Eucharist, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, January 24, 2021 via Facebook at 9 am    Facebook Link           Bulletin

Pax Latina, el sábado, enero  23 del 2021 via Facebook a las 5 pm         Enlace de Facebook         Boletin     

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.

Note: Brandywine Collaborative Ministries Online Worship Services are conducted and livestreamed at scheduled times and are then published on the BCM Facebook site for viewing on 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: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  Tuesday - 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

Ascension Bulletin Board

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.



Martin Luthor King Day Prayer Service:  Monday January 18, 2021, 7 pm via Zoom. Links will be sent the day of service.

BCM Prayer Service: Wednesday January 20, 2021, 7 pm via Zoom. Links will be sent the day of service.

Diocese Compline Service of Prayer for National Unity and Peace: January 13 through January 20 at 9 pm. The Bishop and other Clergy will lead us in prayer via Zoom. Join by Telephone: +1 (646) 558-8656

Church of the Ascension             3717 Philadelphia Pike                Claymont, DE 19703

Until further notice, and due to COVID-19 recommendations, all BCM worship services and events are conducted via remote participation through the BCM Facebook page.

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


BCM Presents - 7pm most Wednesday evenings. Zoom link will be sent via email the day of the presentation.

  • Bible Teasers  1/20/2021 7 pm 
  • no programming. 1/27/2020  7pm 
  • Family Evening Prayer  2/3/2021
  • Spiritual Wellness 2/10/2021

  • No Programming  2/17/2021

Lenten Series Wednesdays 7 pm beginning February 24th through March 24th. Stay tuned for more information

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:

> Email:

> 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.

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.


Story of Freedom and Justice Livestreamed from Grace Episcopal Church February 28, 2021 at 4 pm 

One of Wilmington’s most anticipated annual Black History Month events, our program features poetry from authors of color, including Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Jacob Lawrence, set to music. Join us as we tell their stories of freedom and justice.

> Link to purchase tickets on Choir School Website:

> Link to Facebook Event:   

Donations Needed: We are still in need of items for backpacks for the Brandywine Education Foundation and hats and .gloves for the Angel Tree.

Holy Eucharist Altar Flowers:  Please contact the church office if interested in sponsoring altar flower arangements in memory, in thanksgiving or in celebration of an individual or event.

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

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.

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