LGBT Pride March, Sunday, June 26th

This Sunday celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride and are delighted to welcome The Right Reverend Andrew St. John as our guest preacher. After the service, around noon, we will set up our water table to give water (with our signature lemon!) to the marchers on Fifth Avenue and commemorate the 47th Anniversary of …  [ More → ]


Is your pledge up to date?

We hope you have a chance to get away this summer and enjoy some rest and re-creation. Meanwhile, the Church of the Ascension is still here, and we need to pay salaries, keep the electricity on, support our various programs, and keep the doors open for the many, many summer visitors that pass up and …  [ More → ]

Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

From June 28-July 27, we will have Nick Walters with us as summer seminarian. Nick has just finished his second year of seminary at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and comes from Yorkshire. As a candidate for ordination in the Church of England, he is particularly interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and looks …  [ More → ]

Sing at Ascension this Summer

Our Summer Volunteer Choir will be singing periodically during the summer months while The Ascension Choir is off. The Summer Volunteer Choir is open to all. If you would like to join the group, speak to Dennis Keene after the service or email him at DennisKeene(at) Rehearsals take place at 9:15 on the Sundays that …  [ More → ]


Let’s Go (Staten Island) Yankees! July 29

Got Game? Ascension members and friends are going to see the Staten Island Yankees play on Friday, July 29. We’re hoping to get a group rate (which includes a hot dog), so please let Steve Hubbard (shubbard[at] know if you can join us. It will be lots of fun, and a great opportunity to bring …  [ More → ]

Summer Bible Study

The Thursday Evening Bible Study is reviewing the upcoming Sunday lectionary Epistle readings. The group will read each of the letters indicated in preparation, and our time together will listen to recorded lectures (from The Great Lectures series) by famed scholar Luke Timothy Johnson, and discuss the letters and lectures. Please join us — Thursdays …  [ More → ]

VOA Season 2016-2017: Christmas, Catalonia, the Classical Era, and more!

Voices of Ascension returns with a season of classics, favorites, and hidden treasures. Suffused with the warm glow of hundreds of candles, Voices of Ascension opens with the beloved Candlelight Christmas Concerts featuring young artists, traditional carols, and classic holiday melodies. Next, VOA returns to the classical era with works by Mozart and Haydn, friends …  [ More → ]


Orlando: Prayer is Not Enough
by our diocese's bishops

The shock and horror of this assault has covered our nation in mourning. Yet this was actually the 15th mass shooting in America so far in June, and the 133rd in 2016. Almost as horrifying as the killings themselves is the regularity with which we awaken to such reports … [ More → ]

Bishop’s message on gun laws
by The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche

I am writing to you to invite your encouragement of our United States Senators to support the “No Fly, No Buy” legislation that will likely be before them this coming Monday.  [ More → ]

Sermon – June 5, 2016
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]