Parish Notices

Week of January 3, 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 Clara Miller McFalls, daughter of Katie and Andrew McFalls.

Wednesday Noon Healing Services begin again this Wednesday, January 6th.

A well needed break:  Parents, let us care for your children while you unwind for the evening after the hectic holidays on Friday,
January 8th, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Please register at

TnT (Tweens in Transition) youth group will meet from 6:00–9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8th.  Tweens in grades 3 through 5 are welcome to join us for this first meeting of the new year! Questions? Email Megan Alden at

Ready to get back to nature?  Join the Ascension Trekkers as they celebrate the New Year by hiking the Big Creek Trail to Midnight Hole and Mouse Creek Falls on Wednesday, January 6th, and the Third Annual Indian Flats Falls Hike in Tremont on Saturday, January 16th. The Big Creek Trail is 4 miles round trip and is rated easy-moderate. The Indian Flats Falls hike is 8 miles round trip and is rated difficult for beginners and moderate for experienced hikers. Both adventures begin at 9 a.m. in the church parking lot. Please contact Emily Vreeland at or at 470-2518 for more information.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Epiphany Dinner!  Reservations will be taken for the Epiphany Dinner up to noon tomorrow. You will find the sign-up book in the Foyer with the Three Wise Men, or you may call in your reservation to the church office at 588-0589. Catered by The Entertainer, the dinner will feature pork loin with apples and chicken l’orange; scalloped potatoes, spinach Maria, and broccoli/cauliflower medley; tossed salad, pasta salad, fresh fruit along with assorted breads, desserts, and beverages.  Pricing is $15 for adults, $6 for children eleven and under, and $40 max per family. We hope to have luminaria adorning the campus as in years past for a feast of lights.

Please keep these individuals in your prayers this week:

Bruce Elrod, Joyce Fowler, Peggy Phelps, Aud Ray,
Kathryn Smith, Dottie Stickley, Elizabeth Wertz

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.