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Holy Week 2021

Join us throughout this week as we journey to the cross, hear the record of God’s saving deeds in history, and marvel at the miracle of an empty tomb. All services this year take place online, via Zoom. Palm Sunday Sunday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. ascensionnyc.org/palmsunday or zoom.us/j/322793633 Evening Prayer with Lay Homilists Monday, March 29, 5:30 p.m., preacher: John Grimes Tuesday, March 30,

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Results from Parish Survey on Reopening

The parish vestry and Committee on Reopening recently conducted an online survey among parishioners and friends of the parish to learn our views on reopening our church buildings for worship — as well as to get a better sense of what people have been able to appreciate about our time of online worship together.

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What’s Been Uniquely Challenging?

Dear People of Ascension, I commend to you the meditation for the 6th week of Easter from our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche, which you can listen to here. It’s really a meditation about the Ascension and the ten days between Jesus’ ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, so it has special resonance for us at the Church of

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Pledges & Giving to Ascension

Parishioners and friends, As Mother Liz reminded us in her recent letter, “Church is not canceled! We are still the church!” This message is a reminder about our ongoing parish expenses and to ask those who pledge to continue to pay our pledge during this time as you are able. Although the church building may be closed, we have staff who live on site

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A Message from the Rector: Palm Sunday & Holy Week 2020

Dear People of Ascension, Although we are not able to worship in person, I invite you to join in celebrating this Holy Week in community both online and in spirit. More than ever, we need each other as we navigate this unprecedented time in our lives, our city, our church, our world. More than ever, we need to live into the central message of

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A Message from the Wardens & Treasurer: Financial Support for Ascension

Parishioners and friends, As Mother Liz reminded us in her recent letter, “Church is not canceled! We are still the church!” This message is a reminder about our ongoing parish expenses and to ask those who pledge to continue to pay our pledge during this time if we are able. Although the church building may be closed, we have staff who live on site

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Message from the Rector March 29, 2020

Dear People of Ascension, Often around this point in Lent I send out a letter reminding you of our Holy Week and Easter services at Ascension and urging you to participate as you are able. I often talk about how sharing liturgically in these central stories of our faith can deepen our personal experience of Jesus’ death and resurrection. This year, it feels as

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