SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL
Fall 2020

Welcome to the Ascension of Our Lord Sunday Church School!  Our program delivers spiritual and educational opportunities to children in the following grades:  Pre-K (must be 4 years old by 9/1/2020), Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade classes.

As our children embark on a truly unique school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ascension is committed to offering a Sunday Church School (SCS) program that keeps Christ at the center of our children's hearts in a safe and healthy environment. 

Beginning September 13th and running through the fall semester, and immediately following Sunday Liturgies, Fr. Sotiri will take us on an exploration of our Church, its vessels and Liturgical elements that help us worship each week! 

  • Has your child ever asked you what is happening behind the altar? 
  • Do you know how many bells are on the censer and why? 
  • Can you guess the deep significance behind the order in which icons are placed on an icon screen?

These and other topics will be at the core of this year's SCS curriculum, which aims to enlighten our worship experience through the richness and essence of our Orthodox faith.  

YOU CHOOSE HOW TO PARTICIPATE
SCS students will have the option of attending Liturgy and staying to participate directly in these short, in-person lessons; or worshipping via Livestream and then viewing the lesson from home. SCS staff will supplement each topic by sending resource materials to parents to help foster curiosity and engagement.


NO SCS ENROLLMENT REQUIRED
Aside from registering HERE to attend Liturgy, the SCS program this fall does not have an enrollment process or fee. Families of students who were enrolled last year will automatically be included in all email correspondence about this year's program. If you were not enrolled last year but would like to receive a schedule and resource material, please email the SCS ministry by clicking HERE

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
As the school year progresses, Ascension will continue to evaluate health and safety protocols. Our ultimate goal is to have our children participate in SCS by grade-level in the newly constructed classrooms in Ascension's basement. The lower-level has been transformed into a truly special learning space and we are eager to use it!


SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2020 CALENDAR

New and fluid challenges require innovative thinking and we hope and pray we are implementing a program that not only engages our youth and fosters their love of Christ, but will be a great lifelong learning experience for adults, too! Join us in-person or on-line!

Please contact SCS Director Katherine Schreiber at katherineschreiber6@gmail.com if you have any questions or suggestions.  We ask for God's blessings of health and spiritual fortitude as we embark on a new school year!

 

SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL LESSONS 2020

  Lesson One:  The Cross & Basil (September 13, 2020)

  Lesson Two:  The Chalice, Paten & Lance (Sept 20, 2020)

  Lesson Three:  The Gospel (September 27, 2020)

  Lesson Four:  Censer & Incense (October 4, 2020)

  Lesson Five: Antimension (October 11, 2020)

  Lesson Six:  The Altar Table (October 18, 2020)

Lesson Seven:  Prothesis (Oblation Table) (October 25, 2020)

Lesson Eight:  Icons & the Icon Screen (November 1, 2020)

Lesson Nine:  The Bishop's Throne (November 8, 2020)

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