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.
- Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, organ music & summer soloist
- 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 Derek Baker
Did you know there are absolutely no instances of demon possession in the Hebrew scripture, the Tanakh? There are a few evil spirits, but they’re usually just causing jealousy or vengeance. Some are even said to be sent by God to false prophets… so they will then fool King Ahab, Jezebel’s husband…. Complicated. But in the Hebrew Bible, there aren’t any instances of demonic possession and certainly no examples of exorcism, the casting out of the demons that possess people. Yet the first three Gospels are full of people possessed by demons!
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In the 2003 film “Luther” starring Joseph Fiennes, Martin Luther is seen rather early in his ministry as wrestling with the character and intention of God. You may be aware that Martin Luther was chief architect of what eventually became a sprawling reformation movement – a movement deeply opposed to how the established church (at the time there was only the Roman Catholic tradition) – how the church understood its role in the world’s relationship with God.
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Monthly Archives: December 2011
From Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24) to the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (happy New Year!), get the full schedule of Ascension services here.
The Carpenter’s Kids program represents a very profound opportunity for us to harness our energies and resources in the service of the Lord’s kingdom. For a modest financial commitment, Ascension is radically transforming the lives of each of the sixty-five children we sponsor, as well as their caretakers and local communities. Though simple in principle, the program’s impact has been immeasurable: through the gift of education, we have opened the door to hope and opportunity in one of the most impoverished places on earth.
Now we are deep in the throes of The Holidays, as our secular and highly materialistic culture refers to this time of year. Almost before the pumpkins of Halloween disappeared from porches throughout the Village, the Christmas Train seemed to start barreling down the tracks with its annual frenzy, glitter and inevitability. In New York …
As anyone knows who has tried it, caring for an ill or disabled person can be exhausting. The physical demands are often great, and the psychological ones frequently overwhelming. Our culture tells us that no sacrifice for a loved one is too great, that caregivers must give their all — and then some more. It …
Highlights of the Vestry Meetings since our last report: At its March meeting the Vestry learned that Meredith Ward accepted the position as Chair of the Fine Arts Committee; Sirkka Kyle accepted the position as Chair of the Garden Committee; Ethan Mandel accepted the position as Chair of the Spiritual Development Committee. At its June …
You’re invited to gather for story, song, and candle light at a service of Advent Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Members of the NYU campus ministry community and our very own Canterbury Downtown will host this event. See the joy that is coming to you… as we enter into the season …