During the Lenten Season …

In addition to the weekday Eucharist services at 6pm and Sunday services at 9am, 11am and 7pm, there are several special programs and activities at Ascension this Lenten Season including Forums after the Sunday 11 o’clock service. Lenten Devotional Here is a link to the 2018 Lenten Devotional with readings by clergy and parishioners at …  [ More → ]


Lenten Forum Series – Healing

The following is schedule for the Lenten Forums which take place in the Parish Hall after the 11 o’clock Sunday service. Sunday, February 17 – Healing Prayer, led by Mother Liz – An examination of healing prayer in scripture, and a conversation about the healing prayer ministry at Ascension. Sunday, February 25 – Living a …  [ More → ]

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Thank you to everyone who has pledged to the Church of the Ascension for 2018! Currently we have received pledges for $347,792. If you have not yet pledged, of course there is still time. Our goal for 2018 is $375,000, and we believe that with God’s help and yours, we can get there. Thank you …  [ More → ]

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Listening to the Still, Small Voice: A Lenten Retreat

Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4, join us for a retreat that explores the role and benefit of times of quiet and silence in our tradition and in our spiritual lives. Our time together will help us listen to the still, small voice of God, struggle with the frustrations and longing that come with …  [ More → ]

Resistance Cinema – Feb. 6th at 7pm

Ascension Outreach and Resistance Cinema present The Great White Hoax in the Parish House of The Church of the Ascension, 12 West 11th Street, at 7pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The film features acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise who explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white …  [ More → ]

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February 20: Joyful Humility
by The Rev. Edwin Chinery

“I cry aloud to God,” begins the psalmist. Railing against the sky. Lamenting, in the first half of the song, the variety of ways God’s love has, somehow, changed. Then something happens. In the second half of this song, almost in mid-sentence, the rant shifts both attention and, more notably, intention. The focus is now …  [ More → ]

February 19: Sheep and Goats
by Gretchen Dumler

Genesis comes through our Open Door most every Tuesday — while I’m here, 12:00–2:00 — to pray. She’s from Florida, a student at NYU, and adorable. One day she came in, nervous: “I’m taking my Finals!” On her way out I gave her a hug. The following Tuesday, she bounced in happily. “Did you ace them?” [ More → ]

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