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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
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 first meeting will be at 6:30 Thursday, July 16, …
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, 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 lovingkindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.