Childcare - Maya Little, Nursery Coordinator, will be in the nursery at 9:30 am.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) - CGS is on Summer Vacation until September.
Youth Group - The Youth Group is also on Summer Vacation until September.
Thursday Services Discontinued - Beginning June 22, Thursday services will be discontinued. The Wednesday evening services will remain as scheduled.
"Light and Peace" Service will return in October -- There will be no "Light and Peace" service (our monthly Sunday contemplative evening prayer), during the months of July and August. We will resume the second Sunday in October -- as the second Sunday in September will be the Installation of Fr. Dominique as the 18th Rector of the parish.
Sunday, September 10
10:00 am Choir returns. Youth Group returns from summer break. CGS (Sunday School) resumes.
4:00 pm The Installation of Fr. Dominique as the 18th Rector of Ascension and Saint Agnes. The Right Reverend Mariann Budde, Bishop of Washington, will officiate.
Sunday, September 17
Holy Cross Sunday, 8 am & 10 am.
Sunday, October 8
10:00 am Baptism of Carter Anthony Harris, born earlier this year.
From the Desk of the Rector (#12thandMass):
Father Dominique Peridans
ABBA (not the Swedish musical group)
This Sunday’s second reading (Romans 8:12-25) is most encouraging. You have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
Through no merit of our own, by the gracious gift of a God who can only love, we have been drawn into the divine life, adopted as children of God. By the Holy Spirit within us, we are able to cry “Abba, Father”—a cry more intimate than we realize.
May this cry be the leitmotif of the upcoming week. May this be the simple prayer that we weave throughout our day. And, from this cry and place of intimacy, may we engage the world with truth and mercy, willing to extend the same divine goodness that we are blessed to experience.
Yours in Christ, Fr. Dominique Rector To continue reading this and other posts, click here.
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