Upcoming Services and Events
The Fourth Sunday after The Epiphany
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) — Our Sunday School class for our younger children, meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to the religious formation of children, rooted in Sacred Scriputure, Liturgy, and respect for the child's rich relationship with God. Central to CGS is the atrium, a room containing beautiful materials that focus the child's attention on key scripture passages or liturgical moments. After an introduction by the catechist, the children are invited to work with a material on their own to continue their meditation. Because children learn by using their hands, working with materials allows them to enter more deeply into meditation, nurturing their relationship with God.
Youth Group — A new youth group for middle and high schoolers (grades 6-12) meets on the first and third Sundays of each month at 9:00 am in the 12th Street Atrium just off the Undercroft. The group shares an exciting curriculum, discusses issues of interest, and has fun. There are plans to discuss community service activities the group may like to do together. For further information contact the church office at 202.347.8161.
Adult Bible Study — The new adult Bible study will continue meeting on the1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. The study will utilize "Search The Scriptures," a publication of Inter-Varsity, a Christian college organization
that began in 1877 at the University of Cambridge, England. At each meeting a Bible passage will be read followed by questions for discussion. Bring your own Bible of whatever translation. The various translations
will add to the enjoyment of our study. Join us for fun, fellowship and study. The group will meet in the Undercroft promptly at 9:00 a.m. The next meeting will be February 1. For information, call the church office at 202.347.8161.
The History of the Liturgy -- Fr. Shawn is leading a four-part series on the history of the liturgy of the Church. The sessions are exploring the beginnings of the liturgy in the early church through the patristic period into the medieval period and finally up to the present day. The sessions will be interactive with brief presentations by Fr. Shawn interspersed with small group discussion. This is being held on Sundays at noon in the Undercroft.
Sharing Our Stories Journey -- Coming February 22 -- Are you fairly new to Ascension and St. Agnes and/or to the Episcopal Church? Are you interested in being confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church? Or are you just interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church? If so, please consider our Sharing Our Stories Journey. Father. Shawn and Adam Kline will be facilitating a group discussing topics including: My Spiritual Story, The Story of Scripture, The Story of the Episcopal Church and Sharing Our Stories through Service. Our sessions will begin on Lent I, which is Sunday February 22, 2015 (time TBD). The series will run for six sessions every other week (with a break for Easter). We will have a special enrollment during the service on Lent I, so please let Father Shawn know if you would like to participate in the series whether or not you wish to be confirmed.
For more information, please contact Father. Shawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.