WEEKEND EDITION for JULY 11-12, 2020
In this issue:

Please join 'Conversations with Noah'
Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Entire Schedule and Links for Sunday, July 12,
the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

A new high rise next door? Meeting scheduled for July 15

A new roof for the coach house!

> Masked visitors ... ?

Ongoing Conversations about Theology
July 12, 19 & 26 via Zoom at 10:15 a.m.
Thanks to all who shared in our kick-off conversation on July 5, and to Noah Riggenbach for leading and listening. You don'g have to have taken part in the initial conversation to join us for any of the following. Please do!
 July 12 -  Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
This Latin phrase has circulated among Christians since the late 4th century and, loosely translated, means ' the law of prayer is the law of belief.' The words invite Christians to contemplate, in particular, how our forms of worship, prayer and music both reveal and shape our theology -- our understanding of God, self and vocation, our work in the world.

July 19 -  Where is God in Pandemic ?
We naturally wonder if, where or how God is with us in global circumstances like the present. In addition to wondering about the nature or presence of God, we may wonder about how to understand and practice our Christian faith -- our worship, fellowship and mission -- amidst so much disruption and uncertainty.

July 12 -  Being Christ's voice and hands in the world. Noah will revisit questions he posed in our first gathering on July 5. How do we better connect our theology (ortho- doxy, the doctrines we share) with the actual practices of our faith (ortho- praxy). What conclusions might we reach with regard to our witness together as a parish in response to present troubles, concerns and questions?

PS If you'd like to be in touch with Noah,  link here to his email .

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost July 12
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. Live-Streamed Mass
10:15 a.m.  Conversations with Noah Riggenbach  (see above)
11:00 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour
and spiritual formation conversation

ALL VIA ZOOM - Connect here
(See connection information below.)

The Sower  (after Millet), Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

New High Rise Project Proposed
for Corner of LaSalle and Maple
The proposed project referenced below should be of interest to all at Ascension. It is NOT proposed for Ascension property but rather on the southeast corner of LaSalle and Maple. Vestry members and local Ascension members are particularly encouraged to take part in the meeting announced by Alderman Brian Hopkins.
Community E-Meeting Notice
125 W. Maple St. / 1039 N. LaSalle St.
WHAT: A proposed zoning change (RM-5 to DX-7 then Planned Development) in order to build a 43-story residential building at 125 W. Maple St. / 1039 N. LaSalle St.
WHO: Fifield Companies
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 6:00 PM

In other, closer neighborhood developments, check out the hard-working crew putting a new roof on the Ascension coach house TODAY. (The pattern seen in the photo is the underlayment barrier, not the shingle pattern ...) The roof has needed replacement for a number of years; a worsening leak in May/June hastened the Vestry's commitment to replace it now.

Hey! Who are the masked couple? And why were they at Ascension today? (Hint: NOT roofers.) Find out in this week's Wednesday, July 15, newsletter ...

Below : Two additional 'sower' paintings. The first, another by Van Gogh, one of many paintings and drawings, this one 1888. The second image by a living American artist, Bertram Poole.

PS Guess the parable featured in tomorrow's appointed Gospel?
The Very Rev. Patrick Raymond, Rector

Susan Schlough, Treasurer

Br. Nathanael Deward Rahm BSG, Parish Office