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Explore the way of love

At General Convention 79 (#GC79) this year, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invited us to consider creating a new way to live in following Jesus, the #wayoflove. Here are some resources for you to explore on your own and learn how to create a Rule of Life for yourself. If you are …

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What’s next for our resident?

Hello all, The time has come for me to say goodbye to Ascension & Holy Trinity after completing my two years of residency. This goodbye is very bittersweet for me because while I am excited to begin my next chapter, I will miss the A&HT community as well! These last …

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The Power of Love – June Connections

Great Commandment

Did you catch it, the fever of Gospel love that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry proclaimed at the royal wedding on Saturday, May 19? If you slept through it, you can watch/read the Presiding Bishop’s sermon here. The newest social media meme floating about the interwebs is from a piece of …

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Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons? July Connections

“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” And, I respond with my fellow sisters and brothers in Christ, “I will with God’s help” (The Book …

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Coffee Hour for One Year

What’s your favorite part of church? Not just the service, but being part of a church? For my family, being part of a community that welcomes strangers is a favorite. Coffee hour is the time when we welcome the stranger. After communion, it’s a quick three steps and down the …

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School’s Out For the Summer, But Church Is Still In Session


    The month of June is finally upon us.  June means that school is out for the summer.  Pools all around are open.  Gardens are being worked upon.  Many of us get our children involved in all sorts of camps, either locally or at some distance away.  Several of …

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RenewalWorks at A&HT

On Renewal… As you should all be aware, Fr. Eric will be taking a sabbatical this summer. He will be out of the office from the beginning of August through the end of October. The purpose of his sabbatical is his own rest and renewal in preparation for his next …

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Summer Music at A&HT

During the summer months of June and July our Adult choir gets a well deserved break from their weekly Thursday evening rehearsals. The worship needs of the congregation do not take a break, and we always plan for Sunday worship to be an anchor for our people. The good news …

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Hope Coalition builds May 19 and June 23 2018

A&HT is part of the HOPE COALITION in 2018 again, along with Church of the Advent, Walnut Hills, Calvary Clifton, Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church Glendale, and St. Andrew’s Evanston and we are providing lunch and volunteers on May 19 and June 23. Who do we need? Volunteers aged 18 …

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Rector’s Reflections from May Connections

La Terza

I know this will be hard for some of you to believe, but I’m a man who loves his routines. Over the years I have grown and become more flexible with my routines (somewhat), but there is something in my psyche that gets a deep satisfaction from routine. From washing …

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VICRC Manna list for May

Underwear & Socks—Adults & children’s sizes ….and a few items we always need… Crackers, Soup, Ramen Noodles, Canned Spinach, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit, Cereal; toilet paper, Empty cottage cheese/ yogurt containers (used to fill with laundry soap etc.) Items will be blessed on 6/3.

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Grant Us Strength & Courage–Procter Camp 2018

Grant Us Strength and Courage “Strength and Courage” are two things all of us need everyday.  Often life feels like a piece of cake, but there are many times, too, when we feel like we are not making any peace as we churn around in the mixing bowl of batter …

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I Saw God

I saw God. Yes, you read that correctly. Sunday April 8th I witnessed God working miracles in a community I’m part of, Wyoming, Ohio. It was a normal Sunday, typical for many a priest. I held two worship services; I preached at the early service and led a Taize-inspired worship …

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The Stillness of Taize


This Sunday April 8th we are having a bit of a different worship experience for Ascension & Holy Trinity.  That’s right, the second Sunday of Easter our 10:00 liturgy will have strong elements of Taize-style music.  In fact, we won’t even be using the organ–I know, how adventurous of us! …

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Three Times I’ve Seen God in Two Weeks

Wakanda Forever!

I’ve seen God around me in some places that aren’t always expected, especially in media and work. Here are three times I’ve seen God in the world in the past two weeks, and they make me feel hope and joy. Global – Let’s talk about the hit action movie Black Panther and Wakanda, …

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