TONIGHT at 5:30PM: “Faith and Film”


“Faith and Film: A Lenten Series”

St. Matthew’s Parlor 

~ An Evening of Film, Food, Fellowship and Reflections on Life ~ 

5:30 to 8:30

“The Stories We Tell”

  • In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.

– Written by The National Film Board of Canada

TONIGHT at 5:30PM: “Faith and Film”


“Faith and Film: A Lenten Series”

TONIGHT: Dinner Starts at 5:30PM  

Movie Starts at 6:00PM


Faith and Film: A Lenten Series continues TONIGHT with homemade soups, chowder, and bread beginning at 5:30PM.

TONIGHT’S film, Interstellar offers a thoughtful, provocative, entertaining, visually stunning experience.   The power of love as an objective reality shaping our lives and informing our most important decisions is an underlying theme of the film.

St. Matthew’s Parlor has been transformed into a cozy living room space.  The audio visual set-up offers a BIG, CLEAR picture and FULL  SOUND for diving into the movie.

Bring Your Favorite Soup Mug for enjoying your mug of soup while watching the movie. Movie starts at 6PM!


AMC event cancellations due to the impending snowstorm

Due to the impending snowstorm Ascension Memorial Church is cancelling the following in-house events and services just for this week:

  • Cancelling:Tuesday Evening, March 14th-6-8PM Lenten Series:  Faith & Film “Interstellar”
  • Cancelling: Wednesday Morning, March 15th-9:30AM Bible Study
  • Cancelling: Wednesday Evening, March 15th-5:30PM Holy Silence/Holy Communion

Please note that the Church and Main Office will be closed on Tuesday as well.

Thank you.


Tonight is Opening Night!

Tonight is Opening Night!

…and bring your Favorite Mug for the soup!


“Faith and Film: A Lenten Series”

Dinner Starts at 5:30PM ~ Movie Starts at 6:00PM

Ascension Memorial Church invites you to embark on a series of journeys with others this Lenten season. Faith and Film: A Lenten Series offers for your consideration five films for raising up some of the most compelling themes which run through our lives: the longing for home, the power of love, the search for truth, the interconnectedness of life, and the value of diversity.

Mark you calendar for FIVE evenings of BIG screen, BIG sound viewing of films in cozy and comfortable St. Matthew’s Parlor framed by a simple bread and soup dinner, honest conversation and shared reflections.

The Schedule: 

  • March 7 Lion
  • March 14 Interstellar
  • March 21 The Stories We Tell
  • March 28 I AM
  • April 4 Samsara

Bread and Soup: 

If you would like to help make the evening happen by offering to bring a loaf of bread or a pot of soup, use the sign-up sheets in St. Matthew’s Parlor to so indicate, and thank you!

Bring Your Favorite Soup Mug:
St. Matthew’s Parlor will serve as our cozy living room for the evening. We will enjoy soup from a mug in cozy chairs while watching our movie.


Nancy “Nan” Godbee

Bob Godbee called me this morning to share the sad news of the death his beloved wife, Nan.

Bob and I, along with three close family members, gathered around Nan’s bed at Kaplan House yesterday and recited together with her The Lord’s Prayer.

Nan died peacefully later that evening.

Nan humbly requested that there be no funeral service at the church.   The family will observe a quiet memorial in the weeks to come.

Hold Bob in your prayers, please, as we say good-bye to Nan, a longtime member of a parish she loved deeply.

God’s peace,