Author Archives: websexton

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 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 → ]

Posted in Events | Comments Off on Documentary Film Series July 5, 2016

Free 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 → ]

Posted in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Free Film Series at Ascension: “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence”

Summer BBQ, Tonight! 6/29 at 6:30pm

Join us for our first parish barbecue of the season on Wednesday, June 29th around 6:30pm in the front garden. Bring something to share and join the fun for a lovely evening on Fifth Avenue!

Posted in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Summer BBQ, Tonight! 6/29 at 6:30pm

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 → ]

Posted in News | Comments Off on Is your pledge up to date?

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 → ]

Posted in Events | Comments Off on Parish Barbecue – June 29!

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 → ]

Posted in Featured, News | Comments Off on Welcome Nick Walters, our summer seminarian!

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 → ]

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Orlando: Prayer is Not Enough

Lay Proclamation – Naming Demons, Facing Fear

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!  [ More → ]

Posted in Sermons | Leave a comment

Bishop’s message on gun laws

I am writing to you to invite your encouragement of our United States Senators to support the “No Fly, No Buy” legislation that will likely be before them this coming Monday.  [ More → ]

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Bishop’s message on gun laws

LGBT Pride March, Sunday, June 26th

This Sunday celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride and are delighted to welcome The Right Reverend Andrew St. John as our guest preacher. After the service, around noon, we will set up our water table to give water (with our signature lemon!) to the marchers on Fifth Avenue and commemorate the 47th Anniversary of …  [ More → ]

Posted in Events | Comments Off on LGBT Pride March, Sunday, June 26th