Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


In this week’s newsletter: the rector shares some thoughts from Franciscan teacher Richard Rohr; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost; an invitation to discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be an Antiracist”; announcements about upcoming meetings and events; links to other communications, and more. [ More → ]

News

A Message from the Rector About Reopening

Dear People of Ascension, Some of you have been asking about our plans for reopening the church. All of us miss being together in person in our beloved sacred space. You will recall that last month I reported that Bishop Dietsche had told us that no churches in the Diocese of New York are to …  [ More → ]

Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: the rector discusses the founding of the nation and our “original sin”; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost; announcements about upcoming meetings and events; links to other communications, and more. [ More → ]

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Events

Discussion, June 4:
Strive for Justice & Peace

Dear People of Ascension, This Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 pm EDT we will have a Zoom conversation about what next steps we at Ascension are called to take to confront, unlearn and dismantle racism and white supremacy in our own lives, our church and our larger society. Grounded in our baptismal covenant, we will …  [ More → ]

Ascension Day Service May 21, 5:45pm

Here’s the complete order of service for Thursday evening’s Feast of the Ascension celebration with the Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, Suffragan Bishop of New York. We are delighted to have Bishop Shin with us this Thursday evening to preach and share our worship together. Please stay afterwards for conversation with him and each other. [ More → ]

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Thoughts

Sermon – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – Third Sunday after Pentecost
by The Rev. Deacon Meredith Ward

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your lovingĀ­kindness; 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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