First Sunday in Advent & Quiet Day

November 29, 2015 is the first Sunday in Advent. Advent is the season that occurs four weeks prior to Christmas. It is a time of reflection, waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. On Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 3 pm, a Quiet Day, Mary’s Yes and Ours, will be presented by …  [ More → ]


Theology & Science: 11/8/15

Adult Forum in the Parish Hall this Sunday! Theology & Science: Cosmos, led by Dr. Clay Williams during coffee hour after the 11am service. Clay is a computer scientist and theologian. He earned his PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University and his MA in systematic theology from the General Theological Seminary. This session …  [ More → ]

Blessing of Stewardship Pledges: November 22

Many parishioners will remember the sense of possibility and optimism we felt during our interim period. We shared our hopes, dreams, and visions for Ascension’s future. Among the top priorities you expressed were to increase our outreach to the community, to expand spiritual formation programs for adults and children, and to maintain our beautiful liturgy and music. Now it’s time to turn our visions into actions: our pledge campaign goal for 2016 is $330,000! [ More → ]

This Week at Ascension

Barbecue dinner on Wednesday, Tai Chi Thursdays & college student welcoming on Saturday. Join us for our monthly Parish BBQ on August 26 around 7pm in the front garden, weather permitting. This Saturday, August 29th, from 9am to 2pm we will welcome NYU and neighboring students moving in for the new school year. We will …  [ More → ]


Advent Quiet Day on December 5th

Mary’s Yes and Ours, Saturday December 5, 2015; 10 am to 3 pm presented by Sr. Elizabeth Broyles CMA and Sr. Shane Phelan CMA. What can Mary teach us about claiming our lives and saying Yes! to God? Join us for reflection, conversation and praise. Enter into the story to prepare for a fresh, full …  [ More → ]

Candlelight Christmas Concerts

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 8 & 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM Celebrate the season with the Voices as they share holiday cheer past and present, thrill to the sound of a star soloist, and bask in the glow as hundreds of candles light the sanctuary of the National Historic Landmark Church of the Ascension. Conductor …  [ More → ]

Harvest Dinner 11/11/15 at 7pm

REMINDER! On November 11th, Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., we will gather for a conversation and celebrate our annual Harvest Dinner. This is an important event in conjunction with our fall stewardship campaign. Mother Liz will speak about what drew her to Ascension and why she accepted the call to be our Rector. The evening …  [ More → ]


November 1, 2015 Sermon
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

All Saints Year B   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on All Saints’ Day. You can read the scripture for November 1, 2015 here.

October 25, 2015 Sermon
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

Proper 25 Year B This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Edwin Chinery. You can read the scripture for October 25, 2015 here. This account of the healing of Bartimaeus concludes a central section in Mark’s gospel that began in chapter 8 with the healing of a nameless blind man in Bethsaida. When these literary …  [ More → ]

October 18, 2015 Sermon
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Proper 24 Year B   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on October 18, 2015. You can read the scripture for October 18, 2015 here.