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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.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all public services and programs at the Church of the Ascension have been cancelled until further notice. See the postings on this page for information about our online services via Zoom.
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For the rest of the summer, we at Ascension will join others in the Diocese of New York in reading and discussing How To Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. (The book is widely available in print, as an ebook and as an audiobook.) Our next meeting will be at 6:30 on Thursday, August …
While we have been posting recordings of sermons preached at Ascension services since February 2015, many have asked how they can listen to them on the go. Now you can subscribe to the AscensionNYC podcast to have the latest sermons and other audio content from the Church of the Ascension automatically downloaded to your phone, …
In this week’s newsletter: the rector shares a new favorite collect from the New Zealand Prayer Book; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; exciting news about new ways you can help support Ascension and its ongoing ministry; links to other communications about our parish and diocese, and more.
In this week’s newsletter: some reflections on Jacob’s Ladder, part of this Sunday’s scripture lessons; the rector discusses the work of the Task Force on Re-opening Ascension, meeting this summer; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; links to other communications about our parish and diocese, and more.
We will have the second in the series of Ascension artists forums next Sunday. Three of our talented parishioners have offered to share some of their artwork with us in small groups during coffee hour. The artworks they present may have been done during this time of quarantine — or may not. After a general …
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 …
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.