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Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: a postcard from a summer vacation; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, including the scripture lessons for the day; plus other news from the parish and diocese. [ More → ]

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Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: the rector reflects on the legacy and final words of John Lewis; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost; ways to stay connected through worship and the book discussion group; and links to other communications and resources. [ More → ]

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Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: the rector shares a new favorite collect from the New Zealand Prayer Book; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; exciting news about new ways you can help support Ascension and its ongoing ministry; links to other communications about our parish and diocese, and more. [ More → ]

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Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: some reflections on Jacob’s Ladder, part of this Sunday’s scripture lessons; the rector discusses the work of the Task Force on Re-opening Ascension, meeting this summer; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; links to other communications about our parish and diocese, and more. [ More → ]

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Sermon – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Summer Book Group: How To Be an Antiracist

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 next meeting will be at 6:30 on Thursday, August …  [ More → ]

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Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: the rector shares some thoughts from Franciscan teacher Richard Rohr; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost; an invitation to discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be an Antiracist”; announcements about upcoming meetings and events; links to other communications, and more. [ More → ]

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Ascension Art Show! Sunday, July 12

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 …  [ More → ]

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Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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. [ More → ]

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Parish Newsletter & Order of Service for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

In this week’s newsletter: the rector discusses Ascension’s annual celebration of LGBTQ Pride this last Sunday in June and our bishop’s recent message on churches’ reopening; you get the service bulletin for the 11 am service (via Zoom) for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost; announcements about upcoming meetings and events; links to other communications from bishops, seminarians, and more. [ More → ]

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