Ascension’s Twelfth Rector
It is with great pleasure that the wardens and vestry announce that we have called the Reverend Elizabeth G. Maxwell as the twelfth Rector of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York, and that she has accepted the call. She will take up her duties on January 12, and her first services at Ascension will be on the second Sunday after the Epiphany (January 18).
Services at AscensionAscension 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
- 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
- Monday – Friday: 6pm at Side Altar
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All Saints Sunday, November 2, 2014
Choral I in E Major
César Franck (1822-1890)
O quam gloriosum
Tomás Luiz de Victoria (ca. 1549 – 1611)
Chorus from St. Paul
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Agnus Dei (sung in Latin)
Meditation on Blissful Eternity (from Diptych)
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Prayer for the Departed
Russian Orthodox Chant
Guillaume Nivers (1632-1714)
“In the midst of transition (or change) the work is going to be about creation…about cooperating with God in re-creating ourselves…about becoming more fully what God calls us to be.” — Debra K Farrington, The Seasons of a Restless Heart, as quoted in Mother Shelley’s sermon on stewardship, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Read the full sermon here and learn about the parish’s plans for growth, change and ministry over the next several years.
It is with great pleasure that the wardens and vestry announce that we have called the Reverend Elizabeth G. Maxwell as the twelfth Rector of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York, and that she has accepted the call. She will take up her duties on January 12, and her first …
On Sunday, June 1, as we celebrate The Day of Ascension as our parish Feast Day, we will also welcome special guest The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls from the Diocese of New York. This celebration will include the Confirmation and Reception of several new members into the parish and the service and ministry of Parish …
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. …