Parish News

Safeguarding God’s Children Training Available  Training will take place at Ascension on Sunday, May 1, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 209. There is room for more attendees.  This training is mandatory for all volunteers who work with children.  If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please email Megan at

Date Night: A Fun Time for Families  Date Night will take place on Friday, May 6, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Dinner will be provided, and a nominal pizza fund donation is optional.  Please send in your RSVP to

TnT-Tweens will meet on Friday, May 6, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  The evening will feature dinner, a special guest, and a tye dye party.  Email Megan Alden at for more information or to sign up your kid for some serious fun.

Youth Confirmation Class will meet today at 12:20 p.m. in the library, and lunch will be provided.

High School Youth (grades 9-12), come out to the church this evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. There will be dinner, a Bible discussion, and games.

Middle School Youth (grades 6-8) will be meeting at the church this Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come join us for pizza, a Bible lesson, and outdoor fun!

FOMA Presents: Mark Hughes  This afternoon at 5 pm, FOMA presents a program (presented free of charge) entitled “The Instrument of Kings Meets the King of Instruments.” Guest artist Mark Hughes, principal trumpet with the Houston Symphony, will present works of Tartini, Charpentier, Arban, Copland, and others. Mr. Hughes’ parents-in-law, John and Ann Nelson, cordially invite all to a reception after the concert in the parish hall.

Missing tablecloths on the loose! The church is missing twenty tablecloths.  These are the white tablecloths used at receptions and dinners.  If you know where these may be, or if you have taken them to be cleaned, please let Linda Hawley know at

Benefit Concert at Ascension  A benefit concert featuring Natalie Beeler Elkins will take place on Sunday, May 1, at 3:00 pm in the Nave to offset the medical expenses for Lucinda Jobe’s granddaughter, Jaymie Lamb, a sixteen year old Lenoir City High School student suffering from thyroid cancer.

Need to promote your ministry, group, or event? Contact Andrew Morehead in the parish office to talk about all the channels available to you at Ascension.  And remember, the deadline for publications is Monday at 5:00 p.m. for the coming Sunday. Submit your info at

Liturgical Light

Continuing Next Sunday at 10:15 am in Room 209!

For those new to the Episcopal Church, seeking confirmation, or long-time members wanting a richer understanding of the faith, consider attending one of these discussions that mines the depth and breadth of our Episcopal identity.

May 1 – Pathway to Prayer—Spirituality in The Episcopal Church

May 8 – To Proclaim Christ to the World: Tying it All Together

A Toast to Bolivia: An Evening of Wine and Pairings

Tickets on Sale Now in the Foyer!

When: May 13th, at 6:30-9:30 pm  Where: Parish Hall

Ticket Price: $25 per individual, $45 per couple, $100 per wine sponsorship

Spend an evening with friends, family, and fellow Ascension-goers as you sample wines, food pairings, and other tasty treats in support of the Bolivia mission trip.  Please remember to bring your checkbook or cash as many wines will be for sale at the end of the evening.

Childcare and pizza for children will be provided.