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All Are Welcome Because All Belong

 
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Are you searching for a place to belong, an authentically inclusive community? 


Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church takes loving God and loving our neighbor seriously. 

We believe God loves all, including our LGBTQ+ family. 

We are part of God’s Beloved Community and are doing our own work to put an end to systemic racism. 

We know that many suffer from addiction and that recovery occurs through belief in a power greater than ourselves and through helping one another.  


Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, a faith community where all are welcome because all belong! 

 

Sunday Service

Worship With Us

8:30 am

Outdoor Worship Service on the Gathering Place

[Safety Measures Apply]


10:00 am
In-Church Worship Service in the Nave
[Safety Measures Apply]

10:00 am Only

Virtual Worship Service on Facebook Live

Limited seating capacity is necessary in the Nave in order to maintain the required physical distancing.

Once we are at capacity, overflow seating will be provided in the Parish Hall with a video link to the Nave. Holy Eucharist will be offered to everyone. 

 

Updated Guidelines for In-Person Worship

As of May 30, 2021

Ascension & Holy Trinity’s Vestry is thrilled to incorporate new ways of gathering together for in-person worship per CDC, Statewide, and Diocesan Guidelines.

If you or your family members are sick or unable to adhere to the recommendations we have established, we invite you to join us online for our live-streamed service.

What to Expect at our In-Church Worship Services:

  • Indoors, face masks are recommended for all and required for those unvaccinated to protect those unable to be vaccinated.

  • While singing indoors, face masks are required. Masks are available at the back of the church.

  • Every other pew will be marked off for social distancing versus two pews between each sitting section.

  • Holy Communion (bread only) will be administered at the altar rail and at the base of the chancel steps. We ask those receiving at the altar rail to distance themselves.

  • The offering plates will be passed through the pews. And the offering, both offering collection and the elements for Holy Eucharist, will be processed to the altar rail to the acolyte.

  • The Gospel Procession will be into the middle of the aisle, once again, connecting the importance of Jesus coming into our midst.

  • Lemonade on the Lawn, as well as cookouts and other eating events, is welcome to reconvene inside and outside of the building.

What to Expect at our Outdoor Worship Services:

  • A&HT will provide the use of our green lawn chairs.

  • Parishioners & Guests may sit wherever they are comfortable. There will not be any circles or tape directing one where to sit.

  • Outdoors, face masks are recommended for all and required for those unvaccinated to protect those unable to be vaccinated.

  • While singing outdoors, face masks are required.

  • Holy Eucharist will be administered to participants in a circle.

A&HT 2021 Vestry

 

Current Offerings

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Morning & Evening Prayer

Morning Prayer

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am
Evening Prayer

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 6:00 pm

Join Fr. Eric & the Evening Prayer Leaders for prayer on Facebook Live!

Adult Formation: Bible Study

Sundays, 9:15 am
In Person & Zoom

Join in a weekly Bible Study led by Colleen Mathews! Please contact the A&HT office for more information and the Zoom meeting ID & password.

Guided Meditation Ministry

Thursdays, 7:30 pm
In Person & Zoom

Join in a weekly Guided Meditation group session led by Anne Brack! Please contact Anne Brack for more information and the Zoom meeting ID & password.

 

News

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June is Pride Month!

Most Pride activities were held virtually or shelved in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while 2021 is seeing a return to "sort of" normal, not all communities will be holding their usual Pride activities. Here is a list of some Pride activities in our communities so that Episcopalians can show up and support our LBGTIQ+ Community.

Columbus

Columbus will not hold any in-person Pride events this year, but Stonewall Columbus will hold a virtual Pride March on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. You can learn more about it here.


Springfield

Equality Springfield is organizing the 2021 Pride event for Saturday, June 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Details are not yet all announced, but you can keep up with the latest information here.


Cincinnati

Cincinnati will not be holding a parade or festival in-person this year, but a Pride Market featuring LGBTQ-owned and affirming businesses will be held on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Park in downtown Cincinnati. You can learn more about the Pride Market here.

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A&HT Summer Concert Series

The A&HT Summer Concert series resumes on the Gathering Space this summer featuring two wonderful favorites:


On a Limb - Jazz Trio
Thursday, July 8
6:30 pm

Queen City Cabaret - with our own Sarah Folsom
Thursday, August 19
6:30 pm


Updates regarding seating and eating will be forthcoming as COVID-19 protocols evolve and change. Looking forward to seeing you all on the Gathering Space this summer!

 

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