Services at AscensionAscension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors.
- Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, music & choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday – Friday: 6pm at Side Altar
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From our Pulpitby the Rev. Elizabeth Sherman
While I have observed many Ascension Days in my life, I honestly don’t think that I’ve ever preached on Ascension Day. Being a lover of liturgical history, it was rather fun boning up on some of the church customs around the feast day. Traditionally, it was on Ascension Day that there was a blessing of …
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“Hope.” There’s that word again; it must be important. I’m thinking in fact that hope is at the very foundation of what it means to be in relationship with God. We can’t prove God exists, so we have faith in God — faith that includes doubt. Faith plus doubt equals hope. And when I think of hope, believe it or not, I actually often think of the Hebrew Bible. The story of salvation in Jewish Scripture is incredibly rich and vibrant with bright colorful imagery and poetry with drama and intensity. The stories themselves not only reflect God’s movement through vast oceanic expanses of feeling that undergird the behavior of individuals, tribes, and nations; these stories reach into our very core places.
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Monthly Archives: November 2011
The Church of the Ascension Book Group presents an evening with the New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian. We will be reading “Black Dog of Fate,” the 2009 Anniversary Edition. “Black Dog of Fate” is an award-winning, deftly-woven memoir of an American suburban childhood in the 1950s and 60s that leads the author as …
Please join us on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall as we look ahead to the coming Sunday’s scripture readings and discuss their meaning in Advent. Meetings will take place at 6:45pm until 8:00pm from November 21 through December 19.
The Organ Inauguration Continues! On Tuesday, November 15 at 8pm, Jon Gillock will perform one of the greatest works ever composed for organ, Messiaen’s Meditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity. This epic work takes the listener through an amazing journey of immense power and drama, but also mystery, tenderness, and profound spirituality. It is one of the pillars of …
Everyone is invited to The Church of the Ascension’s All Parish Harvest Supper on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Parishioner and postulant for the Diocese of New York Stephen Hagerty will be this year’s speaker. Be sure to come, bring a beverage or a dessert to share — and invite …
Reminder: Set your clocks back 1 hour Saturday night, November 5th! Daylight Saving Time ends and Standard Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th. Remember to move your clocks back one hour for the resumption of Standard Time.