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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
Starting April 28, "socially distanced" Eucharist services will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Due to limited seating and contact tracing requirements, pews must be reserved in advance. For now, most other public services and programs of the Church of the Ascension are taking place online until further notice. Contact the parish office to learn how to attend our online services via Zoom.
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This podcast episode features the hymns and anthem recorded by Dr. Dennis Keene and the Ascension Choir, featuring the Manton Memorial Organ, for the Church of the Ascension’s worship service on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021, which took place online via Zoom.
- We Know That Christ Is Raised (Engleberg)
- Like As the Hart – Herbert Howells
- O Love of God, How Strong and True (de Tar)
As we cautiously take steps toward reopening the church during this time of pandemic, we are resuming Wednesday in-person Eucharist starting April 28 at 6:00 p.m. To reserve a seat, visit ascensionnyc.org/reservations. And the church continues to be open for private prayer and meditation on Tuesdays and Fridays from noon to 3.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” — John 15:12
Join us Sunday at 11 a.m. via Zoom to hear the Gospel read (according to John), proclaimed (by the Rev. Meredith Ward), and sung (by the Ascension Choir, through the music of John Ireland).
During the Sunday Forum that follows the service, we’ll be discussing the introduction and first two chapters of the new book The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community, by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers.
Worship online with us Sunday at 11 a.m. via Zoom, followed by fellowship and catching up during our virtual coffee hour. Plus, you can now reserve a pew for in-person Eucharists on Wednesdays; just go to ascensionnyc.org/reservations to sign up to receive an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.
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!
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 …
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.