How Images Shape Our Understanding of Justice


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. [ More → ]

News

Symbiotic Earth: Screening & panel 2:00-6:00pm on Saturday, March 16th

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 …  [ More → ]

Wednesday Morning Prayer

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!

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Events

Ash Wednesday Services at Ascension

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.

Images that Form Us: Lenten Series

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 …  [ More → ]

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Thoughts

Friday in the First Week of Lent
by Mary Gossy

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. [ More → ]

Thursday in the First Week of Lent
by Shana Kaplanov

“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. [ More → ]

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