Current and Upcoming Events at Church of the Ascension

Currently, we have one service only at 9AM on Sunday. We will return to the two services, 8AM and 10AM after Labor Day.

Sunday School is taking a summer break and will resume after Labor Day.


Volunteers are needed to help maintain the garden and grounds of the church and rectory.  Anyone interested in helping should contact
Beverly Sorensen at 718-698-3490.

VBS Donation-We are still accepting donations for VBS to help defray expenses.

During Fr. Cole and Fr. Brown’s absence, our celebrant on Sundays (July 30, Aug. 6 and 13) will be Fr. Rand Frew. For any pastoral needs which may arise, please be in touch with Fr. Fred Schraplau, who can be reached at 917-822-3550.

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Wednesday, August 2: St Martha's luncheon at the Staaten.

Sunday, September 10: Ascension Annual Parish Picnic

Beginning Thursday, September 14: Book Group facilitated by Dr Elizabeth Howell begins. The Thursday evening book study will begin Sept. 14 with coffee and dessert at 7:00, discussion at 7:30, and the service of Compline at 8:30. Come for as much of the evening as you can. The group will be fcilitated by Dr Elizabeth Howell, and the book selected is “The Also Life” by Barbara Crafton. If participating, you will need a copy of the Crafton book, which can be ordered through Amazon for about $10. Let Fr Mark know if you would like to be included in a group order.

Beginning Sunday, September 24: We’ll be offering bible study at 9AM between services on Sunday mornings.  We’ll begin with a five week series on “The Short Books of the Bible”. Fr Mark has chosen four gems from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament for us to look at: The Song of Songs, Jonah, Ruth, Zephaniah and Philemon.  They range in length from less than a page to seven pages. Although among the smallest books of the Bible, they have large things to say. One of them, The Song of Songs, has had over the centuries the most commentary written about it.

Saturday, November 4: St Martha’s will be holding the Kingsley Café again this year and Karlus Trapp will return to entertain.  The date is set for Saturday, November 4th (the first Saturday in November)