MAY 24th, 2020

"While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy"

- Luke 24:51-52


Welcome to Church of the Ascension’s online home as we celebrate the feast of the dedication of our parish, the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ordinarily we would be gathering in the sacred space of our church where we continue to give thanks for the Holy Spirit which has guided all those who have made our parish their spiritual home for the last 127 years.  Throughout its history, this congregation has faithfully worked toward building up the Kingdom of God in the world and being a beacon of God’s grace and love to everyone.  We are glad that you are visiting with us today and we pray that our risen and ascended Lord will lift your heart and spirit to fulfill your call to follow Him.  We hope that the resources you find here will inspire you to share your faith with the world and build up the Kingdom of God in all you do. 

 Canon Lance Smith +


"I am the way, and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me."

John 14:6


Seventh Sunday of Easter Bible Readings:

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FIRST READING:  Acts 1:1-11

PSALM:  Psalm 47

SECOND READING: Ephesians 1:15-23

GOSPEL: Luke 24:44-53


"Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen."

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The Reverend Canon Lance Smith

Rector at The Church of The Ascension

Video messages

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Canon Lance Smith's Reflections can be seen on COGECO Cable "YourTV Windsor",
cable 11 and 700, on Sundays at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. 
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The Right Reverend Robert Todd Townshend, Th.D

Bishop of Huron

Weekly video messages

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The building may be closed but the Church is definitely alive and well in it’s people


Scripture, Tradition, Reason

We recognize the importance of tradition and reason in seeking to understand what it is that Scripture is saying.

We do not put reason or tradition over Scripture.  It is the ultimate authority.

Classic Anglican services: following liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services