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Newsletter & Order of Service for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Our guest preacher on May 16 — the last Sunday of Easter before Pentecost — will be the Rev. Sam Owen, who will also lead our discussion forum following the service. Father Sam is the Priest-in-Charge of the Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan in the Bronx, and we are delighted to welcome him back to Ascension this coming Sunday. He will preach and update us on the situation in Haiti, as well as the New York Haiti Project in which we participate, and the church and school in Martel. We’ll be worshiping online via Zoom at 11 a.m. Don’t miss it! [ More → ]

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The Feast of the Ascension: Thursday, May 13 at 6pm

The feast of the Ascension, our “name day,” is traditionally celebrated 40 days after Easter Sunday. (Which means we always know it will be a Thursday!) This year, as last, we’ll be celebrating online, via Zoom. Please join us at 6pm on May 13 for the readings, hymns, anthem and sermon marking this special day for our parish and the Christian faith. [ More → ]

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Newsletter & Order of Service for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” — John 15:12

Join us Sunday at 11 a.m. via Zoom to hear the Gospel read (according to John), proclaimed (by the Rev. Meredith Ward), and sung (by the Ascension Choir, through the music of John Ireland).

During the Sunday Forum that follows the service, we’ll be discussing the introduction and first two chapters of the new book The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community, by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers. [ More → ]

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Guest Preacher – The Fourth Sunday of Easter

We were pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes as our guest preacher for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25, 2021. An activist, theologian, minister, professor, speaker, musician and author, Dr. Carvalhaes is the Associate Professor of Worship at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. [ More → ]

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Newsletter & Order of Service for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Worship online with us Sunday at 11 a.m. via Zoom, followed by fellowship and catching up during our virtual coffee hour. Plus, you can now reserve a pew for in-person Eucharists on Wednesdays; just go to ascensionnyc.org/reservations to sign up to receive an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.  [ More → ]

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Newsletter & Order of Service for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Join us for worship online Sunday at 11 a.m. via Zoom. We are delighted to welcome the Rev. Dr. Claudio Carvalhaes as our guest preacher and forum leader at Ascension. Dr. Carvalhaes, ordained in the Presbyterian Church, is Associate Professor of Worship at Union Theological Seminary. He works at the intersection of liturgy, justice and the arts. Two years ago he led a service at UTS that became known as “Plantgate,” in which participants confessed to plants their sins against the natural world. To commemorate Earth Day, in the forum following the service we will explore how our liturgies and theology help or hinder our connections with the whole community of creation and our work of ecological love and justice. [ More → ]

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Job Posting: Business Manager

The Church of the Ascension seeks an experienced Business Manager to serve our Episcopal parish located at Fifth Ave and West 10th Street, Greenwich Village, in NYC.  [ More → ]

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Newsletter & Order of Service for the Third Sunday of Easter

We continue our celebration of Christ’s resurrection at 11 a.m. Sunday, via Zoom; please join us! (Pro tip: Sign on 5 minutes early for preludial music.)
 
We’re also worshiping online at 5:30 p.m. every weekday evening with the Office of Evening Prayer. (If you don’t have a prayer book at home to join in, use this link; psalms are here.) And we’re resuming our midweek, in-person Eucharist services at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting April 28! For now, seating is limited to 20 worshipers at a time, so that people may be safely distanced. Use this link to reserve a pew for one of the upcoming Wednesday Eucharists. Alleluia! [ More → ]

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Music – Hymns and Anthem for April 11

This podcast episode features the hymns and anthem recorded by Dr. Dennis Keene and the Ascension Choir, featuring the Manton Memorial Organ, for the Church of the Ascension’s worship service on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021, which took place online via Zoom.

  1. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing (O filii et filiae)
  2. But Thanks Be to God (from Messiah) – George Frideric Handel
  3. We Walk by Faith, and Not by Sight (St. Botolph)

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Sermon – The Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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