September 20th, Friday at noon: Join parishioners and friends in the Climate Strike NYC: A Call to Action at Foley Square, 31-51 Center Street, NYC. On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike globally, to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. In NYC, students will walk out of their classrooms and adults will walk out of their workplaces and meet for a rally in Foley Square and then march through the Financial District to Battery Park where there will be another Rally. There will inspiring speakers, youth leaders and an appearance by Greta Thunberg. Join with other people of faith to support young people around the world, and across New York City, as they bring this call to national and global attention. Click here for schedule and more information.
This Sunday, following the 11 am service, Ascension will hold its annual meeting. All are welcome to attend, whether or not you’re a pledging member of the parish. For this special Sunday, we will have three very significant pieces. Starting at 10:45 am, the Prelude will be perhaps the greatest masterpiece of César Franck, his Choral in E Major. The Offertory Anthem will be the highly dramatic and inspiring “In the Year that King Uzziah Died” by David McK. Williams. And the Postlude will be Bach’s formidable “We all Believe in One God.”