Current and Upcoming Events at Church of the Ascension

We once again have two services, 8AM and 10AM.

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.

We are collecting funds during the month of September for the victims of the recent Hurricanes.  Please send in your donations payable to Church of the Ascension earmarked “Hurricane Relief” to us by September 30th. We will be sending one check from Ascension to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund.


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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 facilitated by Dr Elizabeth Howell, and the book selected is “The AlsoLife” by Barbara Crafton. If participating, you will need a copy of the Crafton book, which can be ordered through Amazon for about $15.

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.

On September 24 we will study the Book of Jonah.

Sunday, October 1: Blessing of the Animals, in the park across the street beginning at 8:45AM.

Sunday, October 8: Annual Oktoberfest dinner and auction, beginning at 5PM.

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)