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: 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 …