Advent Letter from the Rector

Advent, 2018 Dear Parishioners and Friends, I love Advent. I love its themes of hope and expectation, its call to stay awake and prepare. I love the vastness of the vision it holds out for our pondering- creation renewed and reconciled; justice, peace and mercy met together; and all flesh seeing God’s salvation. In this …  [ More → ]


Children’s Choir Rehearsals at Ascension

Rehearsals begin on Sunday, January 6, 2019, for our Children’s Choir for girls and boys who love to sing. Rehearsals will be held in the church from 12:40-1:45pm on Sunday afternoons. The choir will sing on Sunday, February 5, 2019. No prior singing experience is necessary — just a willingness to jump in and have …  [ More → ]

Advent Quiet Day Dec. 8th

Watch and Pray – an Advent Quiet Day, Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am – 2pm with The Rev. Posey Krakowsky. Mother Posey will bring the Contemplative Gaze, her teaching ministry on spirituality and art, to Ascension, helping us to see the visual treasures of our space with fresh eyes, and to use them as …  [ More → ]

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Family Christmas Concerts Dec. 15th

Family Holiday Concert on December 15, 2018 at 5 PM This year Voices of Ascension has added a Family Holiday Concert on December 15, 2018, Saturday afternoon, at 5 PM. Shorter in length than our regular Christmas concerts but every bit as glorious, this family-friendly program will feature Voices of Ascension, a guest Youth Chorus, …  [ More → ]

February 9th Feast Day of Absalom Jones

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine invited everyone to celebrate of the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones. The Rev. Absalom Jones was an African-American abolitionist and clergyman. After finding a black congregation in 1794, he was …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – December 9, 2018
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  [ More → ]

Sermon – December 2, 2018
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  [ More → ]

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