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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 & soloist
- 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
With cooler weather this weekend, this Sunday, August 18, 2019, all three services – 9am, 11am and 7pm – will take place in the church rather than the Parish Hall. Please join us as we give thanks and praise together in resplendent beauty.
Parishioner Stanley Weinberg is published in this month’s Episcopal New Yorker. You can read the full article, Hope and Courage: From the Stonewall Riot to Stonewall 50 and World Pride NYC, online here, or pick up a copy of the current issue in the narthex.
After our recent discussion of Ascension being a short-term sanctuary, several have asked what more can they do. The New Sanctuary Coalition has two very concrete ways you can get involved, with frequent training opportunities for both: (1) Pro Se Clinic – The clinic helps people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention; …
The following is an audio file to hear the sermon by our Rector, The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, at the 11 o’clock service this past Sunday, July 28, 2019. An archive is available on the lower right sidebar to listen to sermons from February 2015 to date. Audio You can read the scripture for July …
We welcome Stacey Carpenter as our guest preacher this Sunday, July 21st. Stacey is preparing to leave for her first year at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and the following Sunday, July 28, will be her last at Ascension for several months. Please join us to give her a prayerful, festive send …
Ascension is blessed to be sponsoring two wonderful women for ordination to the priesthood in the Diocese of New York, and we are delighted that both of them are preaching at our services this summer. This Sunday, July 14, Meredith Ward is our preacher. She has just completed her second year at Union Theological Seminary, …
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 …
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!
This Sunday, June 16th, we will celebrate Trinity Sunday. Services include: 9am Holy Eucharist in All Saints Chapel; 11am Holy Eucharist in the church with sermon and soloist; 7pm Service of Meditations and Sacrament including chant, interfaith readings and communion. Prelude on Sunday morning at 10:45am and postlude after the service on The Manton Memorial …