Events

This week and upcoming events at Ascension

Weekday eucharist services are held at the Side Altar at 6pm. The first fall meeting of the Book Club will take place on Wednesday, September 9th, at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Saturday, September 12 is a Food Pantry distribution morning. Volunteers gather at 8am. Next Sunday, September 13th, we will observe a Call to …  [ More → ]

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August 30, 2015 Sermon

Proper 17 Year B   “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.” James 1:19, 20 In 2004 I was working as Coordinator of the HIV Services Department in UMDNJ’s Federally Qualified Health Center in New Brunswick …  [ More → ]

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This Week at Ascension

Barbecue dinner on Wednesday, Tai Chi Thursdays & college student welcoming on Saturday. Join us for our monthly Parish BBQ on August 26 around 7pm in the front garden, weather permitting. This Saturday, August 29th, from 9am to 2pm we will welcome NYU and neighboring students moving in for the new school year. We will …  [ More → ]

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August 16, 2015 Sermon

Proper 15 Year B Proclamation by Maurice Seaton John 6: 51-58 May the words from my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in thy sight Oh Lord, our strength and redeemer. Amen “We are what we eat!” Some of us have the luxury of choice in what, and how much, we …  [ More → ]

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Services in the Church this week and Ascension is in The Episcopal New Yorker

The weekday 6pm services and the 11am Sunday service will take place in the church.  For updates about possible weather related changes with services in the Parish Hall, watch this site or the weekly parish email message.   The summer issue of The Episcopal New Yorker has Janet Fisher and Hunter Clark’s photographs of our Celebration …  [ More → ]

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Thursday Bible Study & 20s/30s Brunch

We continue to review Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by New Testment scholar Amy-Jill Levine on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Drop-ins are welcome! It’s impossible not to catch up and be drawn deeply into some very stimulating discussion. And who doesn’t love brunch? Especially if …  [ More → ]

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LGBT Pride March Sunday

On Sunday we celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride and are delighted to welcome The Reverend Deacon Stephen Hagerty as our guest preacher. Stephen was sponsored by Ascension and ordained to the diaconate this past spring at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. After the service, around noon, we will set up our …  [ More → ]

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Bishops United Against Gun Violence

The tower bells of The Church of the Ascension at Fifth Avenue and 10th Street will be rung for ten minutes at noon on Friday, June 19, 2015. In the wake of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than …  [ More → ]

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New! Photos of Rector Installation

Photos by parishioner Hunter Clark and others from the installation of Ascension’s 12th rector, the Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell, by the 16th bishop of the diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche, are available here and as part of our Flickr galleries.

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Trinity Sunday May 31, 2015

This Sunday, May 31st, we will celebrate Trinity Sunday: 9am Holy Eucharist in All Saints Chapel; 11am Holy Eucharist in the church with sermon and soloist; 7pm Service of Meditations and Sacrament including chant, interfaith readings and communion. Prelude at 10:45am and postlude after the service on The Manton Memorial organ. Special Coffee Hour this …  [ More → ]

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