Parish Barbecue! Wednesday, 7/26/2017


Join us Wednesday evening, July 26th for our monthly summer BBQ — 6:30pm in front of the church. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall or you can call the parish office at (212) 254-8620 to let us know you’re coming, and what you might like to bring. We hope to see you …  [ More → ]

News

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 → ]

Events

Centering Prayer Wednesday Mornings

The Centering Prayer group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30–8:15 a.m. 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.

Wednesday Morning Centering Prayer

We are all naturally pulled in many directions in the course of our daily lives here is New York City. Drawing on the ancient practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, come join in silent prayer with friends in the presence of God. The group meets on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the chapel (entrance on …  [ More → ]

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 → ]

Thoughts

Sermon – July 9, 2017
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 → ]

Sermon – July 2, 2017
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – June 25, 2017
by The Rev. Christopher Montella

Our guest preacher for the last Sunday in June, the Rev. Christopher Montella, first came to the Church of the Ascension in 1996 as a parishioner and by the time he moved to Los Angeles in 2003 had been involved in a variety of ministries including serving on the vestry. After moving to Los Angeles, he began exploring a call to ordained life, cultivating seeds that were planted here at Ascension. In January of this year, after 25 years in the fashion industry, he was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles where he serves as the chair of The Bishop’s Commission for LGBTQ Ministry. [ More → ]