The Feast of Pentecost


MAY 31st, 2020

"Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth"

- Psalm 104:25


Welcome to Church of the Ascension’s online home as we celebrate the feast of Pentecost.  On this day we rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit which God the Father sent to the apostles to strengthen them in their mission of proclaiming the Good News of the gospel of Christ.  We too give thanks for this gift, as it continues to guide and direct us in becoming the people God calls us to be as the church in this present age.  We pray that the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life and work will strengthen you in your Christian witness each day as you seek to carry out God’s will in all you do.  We hope that the resources you find here will inspire you to share your faith with the world and build up the Kingdom of God wherever you find yourself.  Thank you for visiting us today.

                                                                                             Canon Lance Smith +


"I am the way, and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me."

John 14:6


The Day of Pentecost Bible Readings:

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FIRST READING:  Acts 2:1-21

PSALM:  Psalm 104:24-35

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 12:3-13

GOSPEL: John 20:19-23


"Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen."

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The Reverend Canon Lance Smith

Rector at The Church of The Ascension

Video messages

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Canon Lance Smith's Reflections can be seen on COGECO Cable "YourTV Windsor",
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The Right Reverend Robert Todd Townshend, Th.D

Bishop of Huron

Weekly video messages

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“Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”


Scripture, Tradition, Reason

We recognize the importance of tradition and reason in seeking to understand what it is that Scripture is saying.

We do not put reason or tradition over Scripture.  It is the ultimate authority.

Classic Anglican services: following liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services