Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

by Mary Gaillard

In today’s section, Jesus explains that he is the Son of God. This relationship is very interesting, and confusing: Jesus can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees his Father doing. He is distinct from the Father, as he is the Son, but he is not autonomous. While Jesus can’t do anything by himself, he does have a will of his own. [ 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 → ]

Centering Prayer Wednesday mornings

The Centering Prayer group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:15am. All are welcome! Join us in contemplative silent prayer with friends in the presence of God. Enter through the Chapel doors to the right of the Church entrance on Fifth Avenue in the middle of the block between 10th and 11th Streets.

Spirituality and the Arts

This new series begins next Sunday, February 12, after the 11 am service. Over the next year, we are launching an occasional forum series featuring members of our parish who make art in a variety of media, as well as some guest presenters. Our hope is to explore how making art expresses and forms our …  [ More → ]


Keeping a Holy Lent: A Young Adults Potluck

Tuesday, March 28, at 6:45pm
Please join us in the Parish Hall for a simple supper and discussion of our personal Lenten theology, practices and experience. All Ascensionites in their 20’s and 30’s are invited, and friends are most welcome. Vegetarian soup will be provided; please bring a dish to share. You are also most welcome at the 6 pm Eucharist in the church beforehand.
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Sabbath as Resistance

Lenten Adult Forum Series: Sabbath as Resistance, Sundays after the 11 o’clock service, from March 5 to April 2. Drawing on the title of the book by Walter Bruggeman, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, we will explore the concept of the Sabbath as a path to bring about justice, peace, …  [ More → ]

The New Jim Crow

Thursdays: March 2, April 6 and May 4 at 6:45 pm. On the first Thursday evening in each of the next three months, we will continue our study of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness. This will be a break from our regularly scheduled Bible study, but we hope to …  [ More → ]


Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent
by Steve Hubbard

My third great grandmother, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ellerman left Germany with her four children after the death of her husband in 1855. Her family sailed for New Orleans to find a new way of life. The eleven week voyage was tedious and tragic, with Lizzie losing her daughter, Anna, along the way. [ More → ]

Monday in the Fourth Week of Lent
by Connie Heginbotham

Find the center in quiet and stillness where you are not experiencing the world as good and evil. Where you do not judge, where you are not dominated by fear of or fear for. In this stillness let go of good and evil, judgment and fear. Find God in yourself and have compassion for the snake when it appears. [ More → ]

Saturday in the Third Week of Lent
by John Gibson

Lent can get a little heavy. But there’s a secret that can lighten it up. Just like the one Gabriel announces to Mary. Out of the dreary Nazareth sky comes an angel, no less, fancy-talking about how she, little Miss Nobody, is going to be the mother of God. [ More → ]