November 30: First Sunday of Advent
Jesus said to his disciples, "In those days, after that suffering,
the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will be falling from heaven,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in clouds' with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
"From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
"But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake-- for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake."
Source: The Lectionary Page
Joey Rick, the Canon for Congregational Vitality, will be visiting the parish and preaching at the 10:00 a.m. High Mass on Sunday, Dec. 7. Joey promotes the spiritual and organizational vitality of congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington through programming and parish consultation. Joey is a good friend of the parish. Please join us in welcoming her.
You are invited
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Gather up some friends and visit in person in downtown Washington. You will be warmly welcomed. Feel free to participate as your feel comfortable. We have found that over time, we have come to love this place where together we experience Christ. We have foujnd a sacred and unique experience, beautiful music, and great friendships We've found quiet and peace here. We hope that you too,over time will find what you're looking for here.
Plan to stay after Mass for coffee hour, refreshments, and conversation.
About our community
Ascension and St. Agnes is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Our congregation comprises families and individuals of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. We come from both the immediate neighborhood and from the larger Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Whoever you are and wherever you are in your spiritual life, Ascension and Saint Agnes Parish will welcome you.
Christ is in our midst.
1217 Massachusetts Ave., NW