MINISTRIES AND PROGRAMS

 
 

CHILDREN

“But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”  Luke 18:16-17 (ESV)

Children are welcomed and valued at the Church of the Ascension. We believe they are a gift from God and we want to support parents as they seek to raise their children to love God and know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. 

Children participate in worship at Ascension as helpers around the altar, in a children’s time during the service, and through guidance from their parents using the worship booklets.

Bible-based Sunday School classes are held during a part of the service, taught by trained teachers who work with parents to teach children about the love of God.

Communion classes are available for children and parents who wish preparation to better understand what Holy Communion means for them as a family. As well, baptism is available both for infants and older children.

On request, special classes and materials will be arranged for older children coming to baptism.

 

YOUTH

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)

Youth Confirmation classes occur from time to time. Some members of this group also serve at the altar during Sunday worship. Youth are encouraged to take their part in several parish programs such as: music, reading scripture, set-up, and greeters.

 

MARRIAGE AND MARRIAGE PREPARATION

Marriage preparation is offered by the Rector and Pastoral Team.

Courses to enrich marriage and family life are often available through partnering churches and agencies. Please contact the Rector for current resources, or for referrals to helpful counselling agencies.

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

 

Bible Study

A casual small-group bible study is held regularly in the home of one of the participants. This is an opportunity to move along your faith journey by digging deep into God’s word with others. See our events calendar for more information.

Anglican Explorer

Anglican Explorer classes are held occasionally to give adults a chance to study the Christian faith and learn about Anglican worship, history, and teachings. Contact the pastor at ascensionlangley@gmail.com for a schedule of upcoming classes.

Anglican Fourth Day (A4D)

Anglican Fourth Day, known as "A4D" is dedicated to bring people to Christ, encourage Christian fellowship, and nurture godly leaders. It is modeled on the well-known Cursillo movement. Anglican 4th Day is a worldwide movement which seeks to bring people to Christ, helps Christians grow in discipleship and offers warm fellowship. Read more about A4D.

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WORSHIP TEAMS

 

Readers & Intercessors

Lay members of our community have key roles during worship. A rotation of parishioners reads from scripture during worship, and others lead the congregation each service in “prayers of intercession.”

Sides People & Altar Guild

We celebrate communion every Sunday at the church of the Ascension, and this requires a little bit of coordination. Our “sides people” assist during the offertory and communion to make sure that regular parishioners and visitors know how to participate, and to assist and guide people during communion.

Our small “altar guild” prepares and cleans the various vessels and materials used during communion, and ensures that our worship space looks appropriate for worship. 

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BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION

 

About Baptism

Baptism is an important step in the Christian journey:

  • It is a sacrament given by Christ

  • It marks the beginning of life in Christ

  • It connects us to the family of God

  • Our family professes God as its centre

  • We embrace the ways of Christ and his Church

  • We turn to Christ to proclaim him as Lord

Baptism is available for adults, older children and infants. Contact us to make arrangements: 778-549-4953 or ascensionlangley@gmail.com.

About Confirmation

Adult Confirmation classes are held for those who would like to study the Christian faith, and prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. In Confirmation, the Bishop lays hands on the head of each confirmand, praying for the sealing gift of the Holy Spirit. It is a special opportunity to renew Baptismal promises, profess faith, and celebrate belonging to the Anglican Communion and the wider Christian family.

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PRAYER & CARE

 

Receive Pastoral Care

Prayer is central to the Christian’s life. It is a privilege to be able to commune with our Heavenly Father and yet it seems so difficult to find the time. Because we are committed to growing in our relationship with God, we make prayer a key part of our activities.

The Anglican Network in Canada posts monthly meditation and prayer resources online.

Would You Like Prayer?

If you would like prayer, please contact us. It would be a privilege to talk with you and then together talk to God about your situation.

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MISSIONS & OUTREACH

 

An important part of the Church of the Ascension’s mission is to help build God’s kingdom beyond our own parish, in our communities, across our country, and around the world. Many of our parishioners have been led by God to work in the mission field, and the Church of the Ascension actively supports our own parishioners and local, national and international ministries, including:

LOCAL MISSIONS

NATIONAL MISSIONS

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS