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Ascension 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.
- Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, hymns & choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday – Friday: 6pm at Side Altar. Church open for prayer and meditation 12-3pm.
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- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 12 W. 11th Street. Suggested donation: $15.
- Wednesdays: Centering Prayer
7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Chapel, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. For more information, please contact Shep Skiff.
- Mondays: Movement & Meditation
Tuesday, March 28, at 6:45pm
Please join us in the Parish Hall for a simple supper and discussion of our personal Lenten theology, practices and experience. All Ascensionites in their 20’s and 30’s are invited, and friends are most welcome. Vegetarian soup will be provided; please bring a dish to share. You are also most welcome at the 6 pm Eucharist in the church beforehand.
A Lenten Quiet Day, Saturday, March 25, 10 am – 2 pm
In this quiet day we will explore practices that can help us to remain prayerful, centered and present. We will explore centering prayer as a method of being present to God and all that is within us. We will look at ways to develop or refine a rule of life to help us to protect and live out of this sense of presence.
Irena Salina’s award-winning 2008 documentary “FLOW: For Love Of Water” investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century: the world water crisis. In the course of 84 minutes, interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the …
On February 28, we will be capping off our capital campaign “Building Our Future” with a festive Carnival Party and pancake supper at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. Be sure to bring your palms from last year and join us after the festivities as we burn them to make ashes for Ash Wednesday. The next …
This Sunday, February 19, following the 11 am service and in honor of Black History Month, we will show the acclaimed documentary film 13th, which centers on race in the American criminal justice system, in the parish hall. Ava DuVernay, director of the film Selma, titled the film after the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. …
Everyone is invited on February 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street to hear soprano Sarah Chalfy and pianist Natalie Tenenbaum perform in a festive Valentine’s Day music program. Bring your valentine, friends, family, and neighbors! You have probably already heard Sarah in our choir on Sunday mornings. …
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Episcopal Diocese of New York invites you to the Diocesan Celebration of the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones, Priest (1746-1818). Commemorating the first African-American ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, a festive Holy Eucharist …
Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema free film series will show Trapped, a film by Dawn Porter, on February 7, 2017 at 6:45pm. This documentary is about the women and men who work to protect reproductive choice and the recent restrictive laws that deny women’s right to choose. There is no charge for admission and …
February 14, 2017 special Valentine’s Day party sponsored by the Capital Campaign committee and February 28, 2017 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras event. The February 14th event will be a cabaret evening with performance by Sarah Chalfy, and also a cabaret and jazz singer. For more about Sarah see http://www.sarahchalfy.com/. Check back in February for more details.
On Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30pm join us for our next Capital Campaign event. The Rev. Canon David Lee Carlson, Canon Missioner, The Delaware Catskill Episcopal Ministry and the Revs. Mark Collins, Stephen Hagerty, Paul Kahn, Jennifer Landis Owen and Jane Rockman, all sponsored from The Church of the Ascension, will lead a conversation …