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Iraqi Christians – Update

Here is an update from Canon Bill Schwarz of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf on the school that we helped fund: Greetings from Baghdad. All is well here, and the primary school opened for students a week ago. So far there are only about 50 from grades 1-3, but they are still getting …  [ More → ]

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Stranger than a Rhino – NY Fringe Festival

Our own parishioner Barbara Matovu is appearing in the New York Fringe Festival in STRANGER THAN A RHINO by Robert Siegel. A director turns Ionesco’s Rhinoceros inside out to reflect our paranoia about Muslims. As rehearsals progress and the new Rhino emerges, the tension between cast and play reveals a startling conclusion about our recent …  [ More → ]

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The Season of Creation

From September 1 (the World Day of Prayer for Creation) until October 4 (St. Francis’ Day), we join with Anglicans and ecumenical colleagues around the globe to celebrate the season of creation. In this period, we contemplate and give thanks for the good earth that God has made with all its wondrous diversity. We consider …  [ More → ]

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Backpacks for Uganda

This year we are again collecting backpacks and school supplies for the school children in Uganda. We need backpacks (new or used), crayons, notebooks, note paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners, and pens. We will collect the supplies in a basket in the narthex through Sunday, September 30, where we will bless them at the 11am service. …  [ More → ]

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EFM Starts Tuesday, September 11

EfM is a four year program (students only commit one year at a time) that focuses on “doing theology.” Participants learn to explore and develop their own theological understanding through discussions of Old Testament, New Testament, church history, and living in a multicultural world. Our first meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:00 pm (starting …  [ More → ]

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Summer Book Discussion in July

Please join Mother Liz in a summer book discussion of Grateful, a new book by Diana Butler Bass in which the author explores the private and public, emotional and ethical dimensions of gratitude. Bass says the book reclaims “gratitude as a path to greater connection with God, with others, with the world, and even with …  [ More → ]

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June 10: Save the Date!

Join with the Church of Saint Matthew and Saint Timothy and others from around the Diocese of New York on Sunday, June 10 at 5PM as we remember the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida with the liturgy of Evensong. Ascension is proud to co-sponsor this service. Throughout the month of June, Pride …  [ More → ]

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NY Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites

The Church of the Ascension will be participating in the 2018 New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Site Weekend on Saturday, May 5 (12:00pm – 5:00pm) & Sunday, May 6 (1:00pm – 5:00pm). If you would like to help out as either a docent or greeter, please contact Liz Hill or Tom Rice.

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Music for Easter Services

Music from the Ascension Choir and Organist and Choirmaster, Dr. Dennis Keene. Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31 Vigil chants and Psalms Stanford Ye choirs of New Jerusalem Louis Marchand Grand Dialogue Easter Sunday, April 1 Bach Triple Fugue in E-flat Major “St. Anne” Bairstow Sing ye to the Lord Gregorian Chant for Introit: Victimae Paschali …  [ More → ]

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Lenten Forum Series – Healing

The following is schedule for the Lenten Forums which take place in the Parish Hall after the 11 o’clock Sunday service. Sunday, February 17 – Healing Prayer, led by Mother Liz – An examination of healing prayer in scripture, and a conversation about the healing prayer ministry at Ascension. Sunday, February 25 – Living a …  [ More → ]

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