Parish Notices

Week of January 10, 2016

Ready to warm up before heading home?  Head down to the Parish Hall to grab a cup of coffee, some refreshments, and quality fellowship time in the Coffee Hour after the 11:15 a.m. service.

The white rose on the altar is given in thanksgiving for the birth of John David Madden, grandson of Margaret Madden, and great-grandson of Dave Traver.

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Youth confirmation class begins today after the 11:15 service in the library. Lunch is included, and all high school youth are invited to attend!

Tonight, we have a special youth event for both middle and high school youth! We are hosting the monthly meeting of the Knoxville Episcopal Youth from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Meet in the parish hall for pizza and fun games as well as the opportunity to get to know other Episcopal youth across our city! High school youth, if you are free, come out at 5:30 p.m. to help set up.

Middle school youth will not meet this Wednesday.  Hope to see you tonight instead.

Family Promise Sunday! On January 17, the Church of the Ascension will celebrate and honor our outreach work through Family Promise. Mary LeMense, the Family Promise director and Ascension member, will offer the sermon, and you will have the opportunity to give to the work of Family Promise through a second offering. Yes, two offerings will be taken on January 17, the usual weekly offering, plus a second offering the proceeds of which will go directly to support families making the bridge between homelessness and self-sufficiency.

Announcements for the New Year? If your ministry or program needs to run announcements in the bulletin, weekly email, or parish paper, please submit publications to:

Please keep these individuals in your prayers this week:

Pat, Bruce Elrod, Joyce Fowler, Matt Paxton
Peggy Phelps, Kathryn Smith, Dottie Stickley

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension maintains two prayer lists.  The first list is for parishioners, staff, and their immediate families, and prayers are offered for these people during Sunday services.  Their names can be found on the white prayer board in the office area. Names will remain on this list for three weeks.

The second list is called the Supplemental Prayer list and includes additional names as requested by you.  The people on the Supplemental Prayer list are prayed for by members of those leading morning and evening prayer at the Daily Office.  Copies of this list may be found on the counter in the reception area.  Names will remain on this list as needed for appropriate prayer support.