July 12th - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


Welcome to Church of the Ascension’s online home.  As we lift up our hearts in prayer on this day of the Lord we cannot help but do so with a sense of gratitude for everything that God has done for us.  As faithful people have done for generations, we give thanks to God with our whole heart, within the communion of saints, for the vision of God’s Kingdom proclaimed by Jesus.  We are indeed the people of God and cannot help but work toward making that vision a reality.  We rejoice in our discipleship, so that others too may find their calling through our witness.  We hope that the resources you find here will deepen your sense of gratitude for all of life’s blessings and serve as a foundation for the rest of your week.  Thank you for visiting with us today and if you are searching for the path that God is calling you to, or have questions about the faith, reach out and we’ll be happy to join alongside you on your journey.  May God give you a good week.

                                                                                             Canon Lance Smith +


“Life in the kingdom of God is anything but ordinary - it is extraordinary!"

Canon Lance Smith


6th Sunday after Pentecost Readings:

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FIRST READING:  Genesis 25:19-34

PSALM:  Psalm 119:105-112

SECOND READING: Romans 8:1-11

GOSPEL: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


"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

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The Right Reverend Robert Todd Townshend, Th.D

Bishop of Huron

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Mark 13


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