Other Care & Compassion Programs

Mary, left, was an active church member for many years, but lately she has been unable to sit comfortably through a full church service. So once a month for the last several years, Mary G., right, has been taking Communion to Mary at her home. Mary G. is one of Ascension’s Lay Eucharistic Ministers — trained by the clergy and approved by the bishop to ensure all parishioners regularly receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Mary G. often takes one of Mary’s long-time friends when she goes, and Mary’s daughter is often able to join them. It makes for a nice visit on top of the worship and Communion.

Bulletin Prayer List

Each Sunday, a list of people who have requested prayers is printed in the worship bulletins. There are a number of reasons that we pray for people – illness, unemployment, grief, to name only a few. Members of the church are encouraged to pray for these people during the week.

Chain of Prayer

This is a confidential service for urgent needs of anyone, whether a church member or not. A small, trained group of chuch members make it a discipline of their lives to pray for names on this list.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs)

Members of this ministry take Communion to our home-bound (shut-in) parishioners on a monthly basis.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

While praying for the recipient, volunteers knit or crochet squares that are later joined together into a prayer shawl. Each colour of wool reflects a desired blessing. The shawl is then given free to the recipient.