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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Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014
Prelude and Fugue in C Major
Prelude and Fugue in D Minor
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor
Prelude in A Minor
(from Eight Little Preludes & Fugues)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Magnificat in B-flat
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
“Little” Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major
Johann Sebastian Bach
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 Wednesday, July 16, the Search Committee presented a slate of three finalists for our next rector to the Vestry. From an original pool of more than 90 applicants, the committee determined that the gifts and talents of these three candidates most closely match the rector qualities we seek, and come closest to our parish …
The Search Committee has completed our interviews with prospective rector candidates. The interview process was extremely enlightening and informative, and we are very grateful to each of the candidates we spoke with. We are now moving on to the site visit stage, where members of the search committee will visit the candidates at their home …
The Search Committee spent the winter months culling our pool of applicants down to a small group of candidates to present to the Canon for Transition Ministry. Our list of candidates has now been vetted and approved by Canon Tammearu and Bishop Dietsche, and we are moving forward with the interview phase. We will be …
The Rector Search Committee is pleased to announce that we’ve had a wonderful response to our call for applicants. We have received more than 90 applications for the position, which we will be reviewing throughout December and January. Our next task is to winnow this pool of applicants down to a list of up to …
Our period of transition presents us the opportunity to do some much-needed rehabilitation of our rectory. Renovation of its electrical and plumbing systems in particular is essential. The Ascension vestry, and also the Buildings and Grounds and Finance committees, have been considering the best use of our rectory, as this will dictate the direction taken …
The results of the parish questionnaire conducted earlier this year are now available in a report prepared by the Rector Search Committee. Click here for a copy of the Survey Report. We hope you will find it interesting and enlightening. These results will help to inform our parish profile now in preparation. We want to …
The Rector Search Committee has published a summary of the results from our two Parish Round Table discussions. Here is a link to the Parish Round Table Summary Report and a copy is also posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.
Our information gathering for the Parish Profile is almost completed, including a questionnaire, two round table sessions, and individual interviews. We will be publishing the results of the survey, as well as a detailed summary of the round tables, so please look for those announcements in the next few weeks. We are happy to report …
Dear Parishioners, With great joy and excitement we announce that Mtr. Shelley McDade is the Interim Pastor of the Church of the Ascension. We thank the members of the Interim Search Committee for their patience and seriousness of purpose in discerning this choice. This decision was made by the Vestry after a great deal of …