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Bishop’s Visit and One Ascension Sunday

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde spends much of her time out and about in the congregations of the diocese. In addition, she makes an official visitation to each of the diocese's 88 congregations once every three years. These visits occur on Sunday mornings, and the schedule is typically announced each summer. In years in which the bishop does not visit, a member of her senior staff visits instead. This year she will come to Ascension on Sunday September 30th, since it is also One Ascension Sunday we will have just one service at 10:00 a.m.  After the service we will have a potluck. Please sign up if you want to bring any food or drink. 

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The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is one of the oldest and most vibrant spiritual communities in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Whether you are searching for a place for your family to grow in faith, a fellowship of believers, or just a community where you can explore your spiritual side, we welcome you and want to hear from you.

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The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is a progressive, multicultural Christian community in metropolitan D.C. with a passion for service, diverse worship, and life long spiritual formation. We believe that God continues to be revealed in all cultures in every era. We treasure the opportunities for mutual evangelism we encounter in our church and in our world. Our worship is a celebration of God’s abiding love. We are a community of unconditional welcome, inviting anyone to our worship community. We endeavor to speak newcomers’ languages and meet them in the cultures of their homes. Christianity means action. We see a fundamental connection between the freely given life of Christ and the giving of our lives in the service of others. The Christian journey is a lifelong pursuit. We have a tradition of living a life in Christ by enriching our understanding through study, and converting our hearts through shared spiritual practice. – Seamus Welsh Find out more...

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