Parish Barbecue!


Join us Wednesday evening, July 27th for our monthly summer BBQ — 7pm in front of the church. A sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let Andrew Jones, parish administrator, know you’re coming and what you might like to bring.

News

Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

From June 28-July 27, we will have Nick Walters with us as summer seminarian. Nick has just finished his second year of seminary at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and comes from Yorkshire. As a candidate for ordination in the Church of England, he is particularly interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and looks …  [ More → ]

Sing at Ascension this Summer

Our Summer Volunteer Choir will be singing periodically during the summer months while The Ascension Choir is off. The Summer Volunteer Choir is open to all. If you would like to join the group, speak to Dennis Keene after the service or email him at DennisKeene(at)ascensionnyc.org. Rehearsals take place at 9:15 on the Sundays that …  [ More → ]

Is your pledge up to date?

We hope you have a chance to get away this summer and enjoy some rest and re-creation. Meanwhile, the Church of the Ascension is still here, and we need to pay salaries, keep the electricity on, support our various programs, and keep the doors open for the many, many summer visitors that pass up and …  [ More → ]

Events

Documentary Film Series July 5, 2016

Ascension Outreach, Inc., in collaboration with Resistance Cinema, presents “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” (2015, 55 min) on Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm with special guest, Leah Barrett, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Ms. Barrett will lead a post screening discussion. In light of recent events – and a building …  [ More → ]

First Tuesday Film Series at Ascension: “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence”

Ascension Outreach, Inc., in collaboration with Resistance Cinema, presents “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” (2015, 55 min) on Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm with special guest, Leah Barrett from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Ms. Barrett will lead a post screening discussion. In light of recent events – and a building need to …  [ More → ]

Parish Barbecue – June 29!

Cookouts are practically an Anglican tradition. At least, they’re certainly an Ascension one! Join us Wednesday evening, June 29th for our monthly summer BBQ — 7pm in front of the church. A sign-up sheet is in the parish hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let Andrew know you’re coming, and …  [ More → ]

Thoughts

Sermon – July 3, 2016
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Orlando: Prayer is Not Enough
by Bishops of the NY Diocese

The shock and horror of this assault has covered our nation in mourning. Yet this was actually the 15th mass shooting in America so far in June, and the 133rd in 2016. Almost as horrifying as the killings themselves is the regularity with which we awaken to such reports … [ More → ]

Bishop’s message on gun laws
by The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche

I am writing to you to invite your encouragement of our United States Senators to support the “No Fly, No Buy” legislation that will likely be before them this coming Monday.  [ More → ]