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Ascension Children’s Choir Spring 2018

Join us as we continue our Children’s Choir rehearsals on Sunday afternoons from 12:40 to 1:45 p.m. in the sanctuary after church. Rehearsals begin Sunday, April 8, and the choir will sing on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the 11 o’clock service. For more information please contact Amaranta Viera at vieraamaranta@gmail.com.

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April 22: Rural & Migrant Ministry

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, we will welcome the Rev. Richard Witt as our guest preacher and forum leader. Fr. Richard is the Executive Director of Rural and Migrant Ministry, an organization in the Diocese of New York and beyond, that works for justice for farmworkers in New York State. For more than 35 years, …  [ More → ]

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Reparations Committee Presents Agents of Change

The Diocese of New York Reparations Committee presents the documentary film  Agents of Change on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2pm, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Frank Dawson at 3:15.  From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of …  [ More → ]

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Take a Tour!

A tour of the sanctuary will be led by Daniel Cole following the 11 am service on Sunday, April 8. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the history, art and architecture of our parish. [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema April 2, 2018

Resistance Cinema Presents: Trumping Democracy, April 2, 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 12 West 11 Street.  This explosive documentary focuses on Cambridge Analytica and others identified as misusing personal data for political gain. In the days before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, using a little-known Facebook feature — “dark posts” — they deployed highly …  [ More → ]

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March 30: What Is Truth?

When I was a child, maybe seven or so, I was in court. The judge asked me if I knew what a lie was and I answered calmly, with absolute certainty, “Yes. It’s a mortal sin.” He asked the question several times and I began to wonder, with some impatience, if he knew something I …  [ More → ]

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Holy Week and Easter Services

Maundy Thursday service on March 29th at 7 p.m. Eucharist and foot washing, with Choir. The Good Friday service is on March 30th at noon: The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with Choir. At the Church of the Ascension, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ year-round, at every service. But we …  [ More → ]

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March 29: Vulnerability With God

Today, Maundy Thursday, is by far my favorite service of the year. The way we replicate the act of having our feet washed, the stripping of the altar, and the setting of the reserve sacrament in the side chapel for the overnight watch takes place. It is a service that I feel closest to what …  [ More → ]

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March 28: Unanswered Question

The first three scriptures appear to have conflict as the common thread. Isaiah 50:8 sums it up with an aggressive tone of confrontation (“Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me”), while Psalm 70 asserts that those who seek my life will be shamed and …  [ More → ]

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March 27: A Grain of Truth

“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12:24 “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.” After Jesus had said this, he …  [ More → ]

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