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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 & soloist
- 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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What images have challenged you to form new ideas of what it would mean to work for and live into a more just society? How did they shape you and call you to help make that world become real? This Sunday, Lent 2, we ask you to bring in an image — a photograph or copy of an artwork, or a still image from a film or live performance — that you remember having an impact on how you imagined the possibilities of what the world could be.
Sometimes we are all called to take a close look at our complicity in systemic injustices that have benefited us — injustices which may not have been originally of our own making, but which we have enabled through our unwillingness to learn our own history, our silence, or even our active participation. Today’s passage from Daniel reminds us that…
On September 13, 1993, Yitzhak Rabin and Yassar Arafat shook hands after signing the Oslo Accord, a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. When Yitzhak Rabin was bitterly criticized for shaking Yassar Arafat’s hand, his response was that you don’t make peace with your friends, but rather with your enemies.
How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution: we will present Symbiotic Earth a film and discussion on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2-6 p.m. Symbiotic Earth explores the life and ideas of scientific rebel Lynn Margulis who challenged entrenched theories of male-dominated science. Through numerous collaborations she caused a seismic shift …
Morning Prayer takes place in the Chapel at 8:30am on Wednesday mornings. This service will follow the 7:30 Centering Prayer (7:30-8:15). All are welcome whether or not you come to the Centering Prayer. Morning Prayer is said from the Book of Common Prayer an takes about 20 minutes. Please join us!More news →
There are three services on March 6, 2019 with Ash Wednesday liturgy at 8:00 a.m., noon. and 7:00 p.m. with full choir. Ashes will be imposed at the front gate of the church on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a Sunday forum series exploring the power of images (including language) to shape our self-understanding, our faith and worship, our commitment to justice, our vision of wholeness, our relationship with God and more. The series will be led by the Ascension clergy, with some possible guests as well. Lent 1 (Sunday, March …
You don’t get out from under debt until you’ve paid the last penny, so why bother? The debts are too big. Paying off debt can be a purgatory, even when the end is in sight. It takes forever and you could still lose everything if you miss a payment.
“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart!” says Psalm 138. My whole heart. My entire self, which includes the part of me who wants to determine my own version of justice for others, who gets super judgy, who thinks I am better than “the other.” That part of myself keeps me at a distance from other people and from my God. I can be my own worst stumbling block.