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: September 2012
Please join us during coffee hour this Sunday to meet and discuss this experience of proclamation with all our summer speakers. Copies of their reflections will be available in the Parish Hall and in the Tract Rack in the Narthex.
Dear Fellow Parishioners, The Vestry has approved an application process for those interested in serving on the Search Committee for our next Rector. Anyone who would like to be considered for service on the committee must submit an application. You will find a link to the application form and instructions for filling it out at …
Deirdre Good and Katherine Shaner, Professors of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, will lead the webinar “A Conversation about the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. The webinar will be an informal presentation about a newly-unveiled papyrus fragment that includes an electrifying sentence suggesting that …
Last year, in May and June 2011, we inaugurated The Manton Memorial Organ. Built by Pascal Quoirin of St. Didier, France, it is the first French-built organ ever installed in New York City, and is already widely considered one of the most significant organs of our time. Full-length recitals are given throughout the year by …
Sunday, September 23 at 11:00 am our guest preacher is Dr. Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament Studies at General Theological Seminary. A graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, Dr. Good specializes in the Synoptic Gospels, Christian Origins, non-canonical writings and biblical languages (Greek and Coptic). While she is an American citizen, she grew up …
Mark Your Calendars! Sunday October 7th is the next Open House New York (right after the Blessing of the Animals!). For more information please contact Tom Rice at Rockcent@aol.com. Greeters are also needed; to help, please contact Liz Hill at email@example.com.