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Sermon – July 24, 2016

Four weeks ago, I arrived as a guest at the Church of the Ascension; this week, I leave as your friend. On Friday, I was privileged to have dinner, among other wonderful people, with your Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. During our conversation, I was asked to identify one of the defining features…  [ More → ]

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Parish Barbecue!

Join us Wednesday evening, July 27th for our monthly summer BBQ — 7pm in front of the church. A sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let Andrew Jones, parish administrator, know you’re coming and what you might like to bring.

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Sermon – July 10, 2016

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Calling Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers Needed for Ascension Outreach Food Pantry! We need a little more help during the summer months; the dates are 2nd & 4th Saturdays, July 23, August 13 & 27. We gather around 7:30-8:00 am and finish around 10am, depending on the number of volunteers to pack food bags. If you can assist on one …  [ More → ]

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Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

From June 28-July 27, we will have Nick Walters with us as summer seminarian. Nick has just finished his second year of seminary at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and comes from Yorkshire. As a candidate for ordination in the Church of England, he is particularly interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and looks …  [ More → ]

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Documentary Film Series July 5, 2016

Ascension Outreach, Inc., in collaboration with Resistance Cinema, presents “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” (2015, 55 min) on Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm with special guest, Leah Barrett, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Ms. Barrett will lead a post screening discussion. In light of recent events – and a building …  [ More → ]

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First Tuesday Film Series at Ascension: “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence”

Ascension Outreach, Inc., in collaboration with Resistance Cinema, presents “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” (2015, 55 min) on Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm with special guest, Leah Barrett from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Ms. Barrett will lead a post screening discussion. In light of recent events – and a building need to …  [ More → ]

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Parish Barbecue – June 29!

Cookouts are practically an Anglican tradition. At least, they’re certainly an Ascension one! Join us Wednesday evening, June 29th for our monthly summer BBQ — 7pm in front of the church. A sign-up sheet is in the parish hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let Andrew know you’re coming, and …  [ More → ]

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Orlando: Prayer is Not Enough

The shock and horror of this assault has covered our nation in mourning. Yet this was actually the 15th mass shooting in America so far in June, and the 133rd in 2016. Almost as horrifying as the killings themselves is the regularity with which we awaken to such reports … [ More → ]

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Is your pledge up to date?

We hope you have a chance to get away this summer and enjoy some rest and re-creation. Meanwhile, the Church of the Ascension is still here, and we need to pay salaries, keep the electricity on, support our various programs, and keep the doors open for the many, many summer visitors that pass up and …  [ More → ]

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