LGBT Pride March June 25, 2017

On the last Sunday in June we celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride with our water table on Fifth Avenue. The Rev. Christopher Montella will be our guest preacher that day. Christopher first came to The Church of the Ascension in 1996 as a parishioner and by the time he moved to Los Angeles …  [ More → ]


Ascension Book Club June 6, 2017

The next meeting of the Ascension Book Club is Wednesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm the rear parlor. Enter through the office/library from the Parish Hall. The June selection is All by Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark. All are welcome!

Help Build a Mill in Haiti

Ascension will be donating $1,000 from its budget to help build a mill in Matel, Haiti, so that a new Episcopal school will become self-sustaining by grinding local farmers’ millet and corn. We invite friends of the parish to learn more and join us in this endeavor; the amount needed to finish the building is $2,000. [ More → ]

Capital Campaign Update

We are overjoyed to report that we have exceeded our stretch goal of $800,000 for Building Our Future, our capital campaign to restore the rectory. As of March 1, we have raised $801,730! We wish to thank everyone who has given so generously to the future of this parish! If you have not yet pledged, …  [ More → ]


Resistance Cinema: June 6th at 7pm

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in the Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street, for a screening and discussion of Before the Flood (2016 – 96 minutes), produced and directed by Fisher Stevens, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Our guest speaker will be Steven Soter from the Department of Astrophysics, American …  [ More → ]

Sacred Harp Singing – Wednesdays 7pm through June

We are happy to be hosting the Wednesday night Sacred Harp group at Ascension through June. No singing experience necessary, and all are welcome to attend. Books are available for loan or purchase at every gathering. The group will either be in the Church or the Parish Hall as our schedule allows – check the …  [ More → ]

Ascension Day – celebrate our parish feast day!

Ascension Day is Thursday, May 25, when we celebrate our parish’s feast day with a Festal Eucharist at 7pm. There will be special music by the Ascension Choir (music listed below on right sidebar) and the service will be followed by a grand party in the Parish Hall. Please join us to celebrate both the …  [ More → ]


Sermon – June 18, 2017
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – Ascension Day, May 25, 2017
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. [ More → ]

Sermon – May 14, 2017
by Shana Kaplanov, Seminarian

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]