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Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors.
Regular Worship Schedule
- Sunday 9am: Holy Eucharist at Side Altar
- Sunday 11am: Holy Eucharist in the Church with sermon, hymns & Ascension choir
- Sunday 7pm: Service of Meditations and Sacrament, including chant, interfaith readings and communion
- Monday–Friday: 6pm at Side Altar. Church open for prayer and meditation 12–3pm.
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- Mondays: Weekly Lectionary Bible Study
7 p.m. in the Parish Office, 12 W. 11th Street, 2nd Flr. For more information, contact Sibyl Piccone.
- Wednesdays: Centering Prayer
7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Chapel, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. For more information, please contact the parish office. 8:30-8:50 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Chapel.
- Mondays: Weekly Lectionary Bible Study
As in years past, Ascension will again help send a kid to camp, giving $1400 from the Lapsley Fund, which is designated to give urban children a summer experience in the country at Incarnation Camp. But this year… We are challenging the congregation to match this amount for the Summer Overnight Leadership Camp of Rural …
Throughout July, the Summer Book Group will be reading and discussing Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, by Rachel Held Evans. This is a book about telling and inhabiting stories — bible stories, our own stories of faith, doubt, and wrestling for a blessing. RHE, as she is affectionately known, …
On Friday, July 12, people all around the country will gather in vigil to shine a light on the abuses in the detention camps where migrants are currently being held, to call for their release, family reunification, and a just immigration policy. The New York Vigil is at Foley Square. If you would like to …
Ascension 20’s and 30’s BBQ on Thursday, June 20 at 6:45pm. We will meet in front of the church. All young adults at Ascension are invited to join the clergy for a summer BBQ on Thursday night, June 20 following the 6pm service. We’ll supply the basics, and you are welcome to bring enhancements to …
Join us Wednesday evening, June 26th for our first monthly summer BBQ – 6:30 pm in front of the church. Sign-up sheet is in the parish hall or you can call the parish office at 212-254-8620 to let us know you’re coming, and what you might like to bring. We hope to see you there!
Pride Water Table Volunteers Needed – Every year, Ascension serves cold water (with a twist of lemon!) to PRIDE Marchers as they pass the church. We need volunteers to make this happen! This year, because of the length of the march, we will be scheduling volunteers in shifts To sign up for a shift, please …
On Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. we will celebrate our name day, Ascension Day, with a festive service and the Ascension choir followed by a reception. Everyone is welcome to join us for our special name day service. Music for this special service will be posted soon on the lower right sidebar.
Preparing for confirmation or reception when Bishop Andrew St. John visits us on Ascension Day, May 30? Please join us on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. We will meet in the rear parlor. For more information, please speak with Mother Liz. All are welcome!
This Sunday, May 5th, there will be a brief meeting after the 11 a.m. service with Mother Liz. Are you thinking about being confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church? Renewing your baptismal vows and deepening your commitment to Christ? Are you just curious about this particular Anglican branch of the Jesus Movement, or about …
Join us on Saturday, May 4, from 4-6pm in the Parish Hall for this book launch party. Ascension parishioners especially invited! Courage Beyond Fear is a collection of sermons from theologians and ministers who taught and studied at seminaries that underwent wrenching change, often when corporate-style governance was vaunted over theological education, spiritual insight, and …