Newsletter for October 31

The rector writes: "From November 1-12, leaders from all over the world are gathering in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26, the UN Conference on Climate. For the next two weeks, I invite you to join me in praying every day for those gathered in Glasgow." Also: News about our neighborhood Halloween festivities, a Wednesday Eucharist commemorating All Souls, and much more!

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If the newsletter does not display in your browser below, use this link to read the weekly email from the Ascension parish office, usually sent out each Friday morning. Please write to info@ascensionnyc.org if you would like to be added to the email distribution list.

Sunday’s 11 a.m. service will take place in the church. But you can still follow the service online or by phone, if you are unable to join us in person:

  • To join the service via Zoom: ascensionnyc.org/sunday
  • To dial in via phone: 929-205-6099; when prompted, enter the meeting ID:
    322 793 633#

Use this link for the Sunday bulletin, which contains the order of service and the text of the hymns.

Note: the “View as Webpage” link below only works for the emailed version of this newsletter.

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