For the Fourth Sunday of Advent and in the week that follows, we are trying to find courage like Mary’s to say “yes” to bring God to a hurting world. We’re exploring the story of the Annunciation through poetry. And Thursday evening and Friday morning, we’re celebrating the human birth of the One through whom all things were made. Join us!
For the Third Sunday of Advent and in the week that follows, we are praying and preparing in the wild vastness of this expectant season. We’re exploring the story of the Annunciation through art and scripture. And we’re reopening the church for private prayer and meditation on Tuesdays and Fridays, noon to 3 p.m.
For the Second Sunday of Advent and in the week that follows, we make the house ready for the Lord. On Jordan’s bank, a voice in the wilderness cries, announcing that the Lord is nigh. And after worshiping, we will contemplate the witness of John the Baptist through art. Join us!
This week: the church year begins in “sweet darkness,” the rector writes. Also: the order of service for the first Sunday of Advent, and the schedule of discussion forums, online worship, and other events for the season of Advent and Christmastide.
This week: Is Rockefeller the Owl a small lesson that new possibilities can emerge against all odds, out of disorientation and loss? Also: the order of service for our Christ the King worship service via Zoom, important news about changes due to local COVID-19 infection rates. Plus, preparing for a season of preparation: Advent!
We are taking the words of the great Irish hymn “Be Thou My Vision” as inspiration for our annual stewardship campaign. Its verses lead the rector to ask: What does it mean to be faithful stewards in so many dimensions of our lives? How do we keep God in our vision? What is your vision of God, and God’s purpose for you, for us? Plus: the order of service for Sunday, November 15.
After such a tumultuous week: How are we feeling? What is next for each and all of us? What are we longing for?Join us this Sunday, November 8, via Zoom for worship — instructions inside — then stay after as we discuss these questions
This week: We remember those who have gone before us, even as we cast votes in hope of a future that awaits us. This newsletter includes a message from the rector about how we might think of those two activities, plus the order of service for the All Saints Sunday service via Zoom. And then, on Wednesday: the first Eucharist service at the Church of the Ascension since March!
This week: As early voting begins in New York, a letter from the rector on how our faith can inform the way we vote. Also: the order of service for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost on October 25 at 11 am via Zoom; the announcement of new in-person Wednesday Eucharist services at the Church of the Ascension, with a link to reserve a pew; and other ways to engage with the parish, diocese, and community.
NEW THIS WEEK! It’s still a Zoom service, but now with preludial organ music, hymns and anthems recorded specifically this week in the church! Read about how it was done. Plus: the order of service for Sunday’s service, a chance to meet our new seminarian, and further opportunities for fellowship, engagement, and service.