Newcomers Brunch: December 2, 2018

Please join the celebration in honor of those who have come to Ascension in the last year (however defined!). Our newcomers are our honored guests, but everyone is welcome – whether you have been in the parish 50 years, 5 minutes, or anything in between. It’s a time to get acquainted with each other and …  [ More → ]


Iraqi Christians – Update

Here is an update from Canon Bill Schwarz of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf on the school that we helped fund: Greetings from Baghdad. All is well here, and the primary school opened for students a week ago. So far there are only about 50 from grades 1-3, but they are still getting …  [ More → ]

Stranger than a Rhino – NY Fringe Festival

Our own parishioner Barbara Matovu is appearing in the New York Fringe Festival in STRANGER THAN A RHINO by Robert Siegel. A director turns Ionesco’s Rhinoceros inside out to reflect our paranoia about Muslims. As rehearsals progress and the new Rhino emerges, the tension between cast and play reveals a startling conclusion about our recent …  [ More → ]

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Resistance Cinema movie night 11/6

Ascension Outreach & Resistance Cinema Present BURKINABÈ BOUNTY: Agroecology in Burkina Faso on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Burkinabè Bounty, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso—a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, …  [ More → ]

All Saints Sunday November 4th

Flower Memorial for All Saints Sunday. For centuries, Christians have commemorated those who, having professed faith in the living Christ in days past, now have entered into the nearer presence of our Lord. We will celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, November 4 this year. To include the names of loved ones in …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – October 28, 2018
by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

Sermon – October 21, 2018
by The Rev. Posey Krakowsky

Lessons You can read the scripture for October 21, 2018, here. Proper 24, Year B Mark 10:35-45 It is so good to be back with you all — as many of you know, I have been out in the world running the first few official sessions of my teaching ministry, The Contemplative Gaze, this past …  [ More → ]

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