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The College for Congregational Development: The Episcopal Diocese of New York
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Parish News: July 14

This week, Mother Liz lets us know about her and parishioner Elizabeth Adams’s participation in the College for Congregational Development conference being held this past week at the Franciscan Center in Garrison, NY. The Sunday Eucharist service is at 10 am; the evening’s Meditation & Sacrament service at 6 pm. Join us!

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Parish News: July 7

In this week’s newsletter: a poem from Joy Harjo, the first Native American named U.S. Poet Laureate; an updated note about the passing of our 11th rector, the Rev. Andrew Foster; and the start of our summer schedule, with a single Sunday morning service at 10 am. (Our evening service continues at 6 pm.) See you in church!

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Parish News: June 30

This Sunday: Happy Pride! Our guest preacher will be Nick Gordon, who has served most recently as director of special projects for the Diocese of New York; in the fall he will be a student at Yale Divinity School as a postulant for the priesthood. Following the 11 am service, volunteers for our annual water table will serve water to the marchers in the Pride March. Note: There will be no 6 pm Meditation & Sacrament Service this Sunday, due to the high traffic volume.

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Parish News: June 23

In this week’s newsletter, an update from the vestry on various initiatives underway in our parish and opportunities for people to get involved in making Ascension an inviting place for all, in seeking justice in our community and the wider world, and in maximizing the use of our spaces to better support the church and its mission. Also this week: the Rev. Larisa Shaterian — recently serving as a seminarian in our parish and even more recently ordained a priest — will be the celebrant for Eucharist at both this Sunday’s 11 am and 6 pm services. And on Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 pm the first summer parish barbecue in the gardens! Join us!

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Parish News: June 16

This week, the rector reflects on the 159th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when federal troops finally reached Galveston, Texas, the last place in the country to hear the news that slavery was ended in the United States. Also this week, on Sunday at the coffee hour following the 11 am service, the parish will have a special send-off for Mother Posey Krakowsky, who ends a mutually enjoyed seven-year association with our parish as she and her family enter a new season of life. Join us!

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Parish News: June 9

In this week’s newsletter, Mother Liz shares a poem inspired by Sunday’s Gospel lesson (Mark 3:20-35) which, as we begin this month of Pride celebrations, reminds her of “how many different ways people make family.” Also in this week’s newsletter: information about the upcoming day of appreciation for Mother Posey as we bid her farewell and God’s protection in the next phase of her and her family’s life.

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Parish News: June 2

This week, Mother Liz shares a collect from the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil) Book of Common Prayer as both a theme for this season of Pentecost and in invitation for us, in addition to the ancient creeds we say together, to each consider our own affirmations of faith: “What would you include? What difference might it make?”

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Parish News: May 26

In this week’s newsletter, the rector offers thanks for the past almost 7 years we have had Mother Posey Krakowsky with us. As she and her husband prepare for a season of transitions and moves, we will enjoy our remaining time with her until we have a proper celebration on June 16, following the 11 am service. Mark your calendars!

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Parish News: May 19

In this week’s newsletter, a special prayer for the Day of Pentecost, giving thanks for the church — and especially for this church, its people and the many ways they do the work of God, lift each other and their neighbors up, and strive to walk in love as Christ loves us. This Sunday is also the last until the fall with our full choir, so come worship and be transported by beautiful voices, for which we will also give thanks at a special Coffee Hour reception following the service!

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