Welcome to Ascension & Holy Trinity's online presence. We are delighted you've chosen to get to know us through our parish website. I have served as Ascension & Holy Trinity's rector since August of 2010, and I absolutely love leading and serving with the great servants of God's love in this place. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are truly welcome and embraced at our corner of Burns and Worthington Ave.
We hold two worship services each Sunday morning at 8 and 10am. Our 8am worship is quiet and contemplative in nature without any music. The 10am service is a larger crowd and features our state of the art Phoenix organ with our Chancel Choir. Both worship services have celebrate the mystery of God's love through the Holy Eucharist. We have Christian formation for all ages as well as a youth group experience. Sermons are available as podcasts typically by Monday or Tuesday of the following week.
Our mission is that we live to put God's love into action, and I truly believe this to be our purpose. Our vision, our desired future state we actively work toward, is that we are a vital and growing faith community, with overflowing worship services and Christian growth opportunities. A church with compassion-centered ministries through which all find a place and take God's love into the world. I believe that this vision is worth working toward with every ounce of my being.
It is my hope that you will browse our website and get a better feel for who and whose we are. Further, I pray you feel moved to join us for worship Sunday morning. I recognize that the first step may be the one out the door, or it may be the one into our worship space, but believe me, you will be welcome at Ascension & Holy Trinity as a fellow traveler on the way towards experiencing God and making God's love known to the world.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us, and have a blessed day!In God's Grace,
Eric L. Miller+
Rector, Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
A large black lab is not something you may expect to see when visiting a retirement community, but Grace, and the other dogs from Canines for Christ are welcome visitors on Maple Knoll Village in Springdale. These dogs are trained therapy dogs and have been visiting nursing homes and other facilities in the tri-state area for 3 years, since the Cincinnati chapter of Canines for Christ was founded at the Sharonville United Methodist Church.
Eric Miller, Grace's owner and the pastor at Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, has been wanting to be involved in this project for quite some time. Eric was approached by Canines for Christ and met Grace shortly after. Like other volunteers, Eric and Grace had to be prepared for their visits. After going through a period of training and passing the Canine Good Citizen test, the dogs and handlers make their way through the skilled nursing section of Maple Knoll Village, having one-on-one visits with the residents and brightening people’s days.
For more information on the Canines for Christ program in Cincinnati, visit www.caninesforchrist.com or to find a schedule of pet therapy visits at Maple Knoll Communities, contact Debbie Cattran, Director of Activities at 513.782.2434.