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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.