Forum Sunday, December 10th: Exploring the Advent Canticles

Singing Our Hope on this Sunday at 12:30pm. Two of the most beloved canticles in our Anglican tradition, the Benedictus (song of Zechariah), and the Magnificat (song of Mary) come from the Advent gospels. Join Mother Liz and Dr. Keene in the parish hall as we sing, pray and explore these texts in a forum …  [ More → ]


Fall Special Events Calendar 2017

There are many new events this fall including special Sunday services, forums, films, a Harvest Dinner and more.  A flyer with all of these can be found with this link to Ascension-Fall-Events-Calendar-2017. We call your attention to the upcoming Blessing of the Animals this Sunday, October 1st, and forums on the following three Sundays in …  [ More → ]

Forum with Seminarian Allison Burns

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, our new Seminarian Allison Burns will speak at the Forum in the Parish Hall after the 11 o’clock service. This will be an opportunity to get to know Allison and hear about her spiritual journey, special interests and what drew her to Ascension.

Fall Forums at Ascension

There are five new forums planned this fall. On October 8, parishioner Chrys Fairchild will present Walking the Camino de Santiago. The following Sunday, October 15, we will have a special guest and discussion about current immigration issues in the U.S. Marco Saavedra is a 27 year old undocumented writer, painter and activist. Here is …  [ More → ]


Newcomers Brunch: December 3, 2017

Parishioners are invited to brunch this Sunday following the 11am service. Whether this is your first time visiting with us, or you’ve been coming for years, you’re invited to the Newcomers’ Brunch in the Rectory. This is a great opportunity to welcome and be welcomed and also have a chance to answer questions about the …  [ More → ]

Forum on Sanctuary & Immigration October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:45pm in the Parish Hall: the Ascension Forum welcomes Marco Saavedra, a 27 year old undocumented writer and painter requesting political asylum in the United States. Marco came to the U.S. with his parents at the age of 3. He currently works at his parents’ well-reviewed Mexican restaurant, La Morada, …  [ More → ]

Resistance Cinema, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema present monthly films at 7:00pm in the Parish House of The Church of the Ascension, 12 West 11th Street, usually on the first Tuesday. On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 we present From One Mistake: A New Film on Immigration Reform, along with Hendel Leiva, the filmmaker. Mr. Leiva will join …  [ More → ]


Sermon – November 26, 2017
by The Rev. Posey Krakowsky

Lessons You can read the scripture for November 26, 2017 here. Proper 29 Year A Christ the King Sunday Matthew 25:31-46 Okay people, it’s sheep and goats day! Are you ready for this? Reading this passage, I was thinking back to my first year of seminary, when we were studying for our final exam in …  [ More → ]

Sermon – November 19, 2017
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – November 12, 2017
by Allison Burns, Seminarian

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]