Lenten Preparations: Shrove Tuesday, Parish Devotional & Ash Wednesday


Join us on February 9th at 6:45pm for a Pancake Dinner, Burning of the Palms, and Compline, right after the 6pm service. Shrove Tuesday is a last hurrah before Lent. After dinner we will burn last year’s palms to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday, and then conclude with Compline. If you have palms, please …  [ More → ]

News

Recent Sermons & Annual Meeting on January 31, 2016

In accordance with the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, the Annual Meeting of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016, immediately following the 11 a.m. service, for the purpose of electing a Warden for a term of two years, one Vestry member to the Class of 2018 and four Vestry members to the Class of 2019, and for the conduct of such other business as should come before the Parish. Polls will open after the 9:00 a.m. service to allow voting for members attending that service. Be sure to stay for the full meeting as many important things are discussed! [ More → ]

Thursday Bible Study & Sunday Forum

Our Thursday evening bible study group starts again on January 7. We will discuss a new book throughout the Epiphany Season, The First Christmas, and is co-authored by John Dominick Crossan and Marcus Borg. It is lovely, accessible theology that beautifully expands how we define some of the words and images we’ve long cherished, and …  [ More → ]

Advent Bible Study, Thursdays

The Thursday evening bible study group is discussing a new book for the Advent Season, The First Christmas, co-authored by John Dominick Crosson and Marcus Borg. It is lovely, accessible theology that beautifully expands how we define some of the words and images we’ve long cherished, and in ways that makes them even more significant …  [ More → ]

Events

Resistance Cinema & Ascension Outreach Free Film Series presents …

“THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING”, a new film (2015) about capitalism vs. climate will be shown in our free film series on Tuesday, February 2nd, 7pm, at the Church of the Ascension Parish House, 12 West 11th Street. Based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name, it explores whether the climate crisis can be addressed in …  [ More → ]

Ascension Book Club

The next meeting of the Ascension Book Club is Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00 pm the Rectory parlor. Enter through the office/library from the Parish Hall. The February selection is Rascal by Sterling North. For those of you who want to get a head start on the selection for the March 3 meeting, the book …  [ More → ]

300 Years of Changes to City & Church

Our neighbors at First Presbyterian Church are celebrating their 300th anniversary the weekend of January 23-24. On Sunday, January 24 at 4 pm, they are hosting a lecture entitled “God in Gotham: Three Hundred Years of Changes to City and Church”, given by Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson, professor of History and Social Sciences at Columbia …  [ More → ]

Thoughts

Sermon January 10, 2016
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

First Sunday After the Epiphany The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Volume 1 tells us that, “Water is the element naturally used for cleansing the body, and its symbolical use entered into almost every cult, and into none more completely than the Jewish, whose ceremonial washings were proverbial.” The Dead Sea Scrolls also depict different kinds …  [ More → ]

January 3, 2016 Sermon
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Christmas 2   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on January 3, 2016. You can read the scripture for January 3, 2015 here.

Christmas Eve 2015 Sermon
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Christmas Eve   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on Christmas Eve 2015.