Options for Worship During the Pandemic
On Sundays at 10 a.m.:
- While Ontario is under a Stay-at-Home order, public worship inside the church has been suspended until at least June 1.
- The service is live-streamed on Ascension’s YouTube channel
- This chart will help you sort out what’s possible under Ontario’s colour-coded pandemic restrictions framework:
Wednesdays at 9 a.m. — On Zoom:
- An 8- to 10-minute service of Morning Prayer is held on Zoom only at 9 a.m. — allowing for time for those less experienced with Zoom to get connected.
- This service is followed by a Bible Study of approximately an hour in length, depending on how the discussion goes
- If you wish to participate, contact Pastor Jim Garey at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for the Zoom invitation.
Daily — On YouTube:
- Pastor Jim Garey conducts a 15-minute Evening Prayer service daily from his home on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/videojim45.
Baptisms, weddings and funerals are available during the pandemic. Please conduct Rev. Canon June Hough at 226-448-8790 or email@example.com for information on how these will be conducted during the pandemic.
Worship Services in Normal Times:
Sundays at 8:30 a.m.: A quiet, reflective worship service with no music.
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.: A worship service with music (mainly contemporary) and sometimes choir, with Ministry to Children, followed by Coffee Hour
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.: A short service without music, followed by an optional Bible Study. This service and Bible study are usually not held in June, July, and August.
Kensington Village: Ascension is in a rotation with other area churches to conduct worship services at Kensington Village retirement and nursing home. Dates and times will be announced in the Sunday bulletin (see Sunday Announcements). All are welcome.
Shelley’s Garden: All year, any day, any time
“Shelley’s Garden”, to the right as you approach the main doors of the church, is open at all times for anyone who seeks a place of beauty for quiet contemplation. It was created in memory of Shelley Pentecost, a lovely singer with a joyful and generous heart who died in 2011. It was among her final wishes to have a garden like this created for the church.