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: January 2013
Dear Members of Ascension, As we begin our search for the next rector, we are undertaking a self-study of the parish. The link below will connect you to an online questionnaire we have compiled, which is a crucial part of that process. As you review the questions, please give them careful and prayerful consideration. We …
Sunday, January 27, 2013 In accordance with the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, the Annual Meeting of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013, immediately following the 11 a.m. service, for the purpose of electing a Warden for a …
The Ascension Search Committee held its first meeting on Sunday, January 6, to begin the process of calling a new rector. The first step is to undertake a self-study that will be used to create a comprehensive profile of the parish. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in the self-study process. News of these …
John Scott, Organist and Director of Music at St. Thomas Church, is perhaps the most distinguished British organist of his generation, having served as Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London for many years and having played in virtually every important organ venue in Europe and the United States. Scott is …
On Saturday, June 2, 2012, organist Christopher Houlihan performed in the first concert of his Vierne Marathon including all six Symphonies for organ on The Manton Memorial Organ built by Pascal Quoirin. Link below for a video by Mr. Houlihan playing Vierne. Vierne on The Manton Memorial organ