Events

How to Join the 11am Sunday Service March 29, 2020

From your computer, laptop, pad, smart phone, or other device, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/974761050 You will be prompted to join the meeting. 1) You may be asked to download the Zoom app – please do so. Please do not log in to or create an account! 2) You may be prompted to turn on your …  [ More → ]

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Updated Pastoral Letter from the Rector

March 19, 2020 Dear People of Ascension, Earlier this week, the clergy received a letter from Bishop Dietsche suspending all public worship for 8 weeks, until the middle of May. This follows the best wisdom of the CDC and is reflected in many other policies now in place in New York as we seek to …  [ More → ]

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Meditation Fourth Sunday in Lent

The following is a Meditation for March 22, 2020 at the Church of the Ascension. Liturgy of the Word, Fourth Sunday in Lent by The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, Rector; The Rev. Edwin Chinery, Associate Rector; Dennis Keene, D.M.A., Organist & Choirmaster. The Lessons for this Sunday are: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; …  [ More → ]

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Lenten House Eucharists 2020

House Eucharists have been cancelled. Join in on a popular Lenten tradition at Ascension and attend a House Eucharist. Celebrate the Eucharist and share a meal in a parishioner’s home with several of your fellow parishioners. Newcomers are especially welcome- this is a great way to get to know other Ascensionites! Sign-up sheets are in …  [ More → ]

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Parish Annual Meeting

In accordance with the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, the Annual Meeting of The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2019, immediately following the 11 a.m. service, for the purpose of electing a Warden for a term of two years …  [ More → ]

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Join us to see “Just Mercy”

Come join your fellow parishioners to see “Just Mercy” at the AMC theatre at 234 W. 42nd St. on Thursday evening, January 16, 2020. The film begins at 7:15, and afterwards we will visit a nearby diner for coffee and conversation about our experience. Based on the book of the same name, Just Mercy tells …  [ More → ]

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Ascension Forum: Singing our Hope

We will have a very special Ascension Forum on Sunday, December 15th following the 11:00 Service. For many of us, the hymns of Advent and Christmas speak to a deep and tender place in our souls. They sing of longing for Christ’s coming and for a world made new and whole again. They tell of …  [ More → ]

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Children’s Aid Toy Drive 2019

Each year Ascension parishioners participate in the The Children’s Aid Toy Drive at the New York Marriott Marquis. Toys are being collected from Wednesday, 12/ 4, through Wednesday 12/18. Children’s Aid will distribute the toys to each of the children on an individual basis. The Church of the Ascension will also be making toy donations …  [ More → ]

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Help Send a Kid to Camp

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 …  [ More → ]

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Get Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

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, …  [ More → ]

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