Newsletter and Order of Service for the Second Sunday in Lent

The rector writes: “I wonder if a holy Lent is one in which we bring ourselves to God just as we are, seeking deep rest and nourishment for our hearts and bodies. Maybe this season invites us to relax in the presence of the holy one who loves us, dream and playfully imagine the fullness of life, and move as feels good to us, following the lengthening warmth and light.”
 
Join us at 11 a.m. for Sunday’s service via Zoom and in our activities in the weeks ahead as, together, we discover restorative joy and rest, and the knowledge that we are loved. [ More → ]

News

Newsletter and Order of Service for the First Sunday in Lent

Having spent a tumultuous year, this Lent we are asking ourselves how to stand for justice; how we can seek reconciliation; how to forgive and love our enemies; how to care for the vulnerable and marginalized; and how we can build Beloved Community.
 
From the rector: “It’s not always easy to figure out what we are called to do in situations of conflict, injustice and hurt. And yet there is no more important work for our world, our church, our personal relationships or our own souls.” Join us at 11 a.m. for Sunday’s service via Zoom and in our activities in the weeks ahead as we explore this work. [ More → ]

Newsletter and Order of Service for Ash Wednesday

While we can’t have imposition of ashes this year, due to the pandemic, we will still gather for our annual liturgy marking the beginning of Lent and a time of self-examination and reflection. Join us at 6pm, Wednesday, February 17, via Zoom — ascensionnyc.org/ashwednesday — or via phone: 929-205-6099, using meeting ID 988 5984 7802[ More → ]

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Events

Resistance Cinema, March 2: Ascent of Woman

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Ascension Outreach, Inc. and Resistance Cinema will host a screening of episode four (Revolution) of Amanda Foreman’s landmark series “Ascent of Woman” on Tuesday evening March 2nd at 6:30pm. The film, initially developed and presented by the BBC, is 58 minutes long and discussion will follow. Please join us! [ More → ]

Twelfth Night Celebration, January 5

Come one, come all! A fun time is sure to be had by all! Join us Tuesday evening, January 5th, at 6:30 p.m. (following Evening Prayer) for a fun evening of song, conversation and storytelling! We’ll have a chance to show and tell about our Christmas celebrations, presents, foods and drinks. Come for a special …  [ More → ]

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Thoughts

Sermon – Ash Wednesday
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – Last Sunday after Epiphany
by The Rev. Meredith Ward

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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