The Rector Search Committee has had a wonderful response to our call for candidates and the application period is now closed. Our Parish Profile will remain available online and can be found here. Any comments, questions, or suggestions for the Search Committee can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Services at Ascension
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.
Worship Schedule: Monday – Friday 6pm at Side Altar
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
Sunday 11am Holy Eucharist in the church with sermon, music & choir
Sunday 7pm Service of Meditations and Sacrament including chant, interfaith readings and communion
Second Sunday of Easter, April 27
Offertoire (Messe for Convents)
François Couperin (1668-1733)
Song of Praise
Chorus: “But thanks be to God” from Messiah
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Traditional Southern folk hymn
Arranged by Annabel Buchanan
Choral-Improvisation on “Victimae Paschali”
Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
Reconstituted by Maurice Duruflé
The Spring Inquirer’s class will begin on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall. Each class will take a look at a different aspect of the Christian Faith and what it means to be a member of The Church of the Ascension. Classes will go for six consecutive weeks ending in a hands-on …
Have you ever wanted to learn more about scripture but were afraid to ask the simple questions? This new Bible study is for you. Join Mother Shelley on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. as she guides us through a beginner’s course in the study of scripture. Classes will begin Monday, January 20th.
Here is a link to read Mother Shelley’s Advent Letter to family and friends of The Church of the Ascension.
We are forming a new Children’s Choir for girls and boys aged 6-10 who love to sing. Rehearsals will be held once a week at Ascension, and will culminate in a joyous lifting of voices at the 5pm Children’s Service on Tuesday, December 24. No prior singing experience is necessary — just a willingness to …
On November 17, 2013, there will be a special Children’s Eucharist in the church at the 11am service. Mother Shelley will share with the children what goes on under the veil at the table during the service and teach the basics of communion in the Episcopal Church.
Please join us this Sunday, August 25th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to welcome students at New York University as they return to school. We will be giving out bottled water and providing information as families move students into the Fifth Avenue dormitory across from the church. Services are held in the chapel and …
Please join us in welcoming The Rev. Edwin Chinery to our Ascension family as Assisting Priest. Father Ed will be preaching this Sunday, July 14, and looks forward to meeting everyone at coffee hour after the service. Please save the date, Sunday, September 22nd as we receive his formal “Vows of Ministry” to our parish. …
For the 3rd Sunday in Pentecost, the Day1 radio program and podcast invited the Rev. Shelley McDade, Ascension’s interim pastor, to its Atlanta, Georgia, studios. Visit the Day1 web site to hear Mother Shelley interviewed by Day1′s host and executive producer, Peter Wallace, and her sermon: “Love in Transformation,” a reflection on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 1:11-24. (In addition to an audio file of the broadcast, the transcript of her sermon is also available on the Day1 web site.)
Join the festivities at the Ascension Water Table to celebrate LGBT pride and mark the occasion of the 44th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots as we hand out water to marchers. If you wish to RSVP contact Steve Hubbard or join us to help set up after the 11 am service.
This Sunday, June 30th, we welcome The Rev. Mark Hummell from New York University’s new campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where Fr. Mark provides counseling and crisis management to college students and also consults with faculty and staff. Fr. Mark was instrumental in the development of the spiritual life at NYU Abu Dhabi …