Parish News

for May 22, 2016

For a view of all the events at Ascension, click here to see the parish calendar.

Today we celebrate the baptism of Audrey Claire Stock, daughter of Drew and Allison Stock.

Teacher Appreciation Day is Today! Thank you, Teachers!  If you helped in Children’s Ministry this year, please stop by the education wing this morning to receive a small gift for your time with the children. Your participation and ministry this year is greatly appreciated. Children’s Ministry would not function without volunteers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Need to update your communication information and preferences? Stop by the table underneath the Foyer TV, or go to our website under “Communications” to update your information and to complete a survey about communications.

A new name for the Parish Paper ~ Submissions for a new name for the Parish Paper are being taken at the table underneath the Foyer TV.  Once we have a bounty of submissions, a vote will take place.  The winner with the best name will receive a special prize.  You can also go online to the “Communications” page to submit your idea.  Multiple entries are encouraged!

The last Parish Supper is this week, and it will not disappoint! Julie Teglas has a wonderful dinner in store for us.  The dinner will feature hot chicken casserole, roasted asparagus with tomato and onion, spinach salad with strawberries, feta cheese, and poppyseed dressing, bread, and dessert.  Make sure to sign up in the Parish Office or email to sign up by email.

Summer Quire is Here! With summer comes the Summer Quire, a low-obligation, no rehearsal choir that sings at the 10:00 am service.  Pre-service warm up is at 9:15 am.  If you would like to give singing in the choir a try for even just for a season, send Jim Garvey an email at

The Visitation Ministry Need You.  If you are wondering how you might help those in our community who are in the hospital, or if you feel called to visit those who need company, contact Sallie Gray at or at 865-936-0007 for more information.

Construction is Here!  Portions of the building are closed off to foot traffic and meetings.  This means that room assignments and availability will be limited and changing throughout the summer. If your group or ministry meets in any of these rooms, or is in need of accommodations, please email Virginia Branum at, or stop by the Parish Office for room availability and information. The Foyer TV will be displaying the current meetings for the day as well.

Summer Livin’ at Ascension

Ascension has some Summer Sunday fun in store for you and your family. Each Sunday this summer will have a theme for the day:

June 5th “Hat Sunday” at the 10:00 am service.
June 12th Water Sunday after the 10:00 am service.
June 19th Father’s and Food Trucks Sunday
June 26th Anniversary Sunday

Please keep these individuals in your prayers this week:

Colin Dougherty, Kyle Harper, Pat Medley, Bob Parrott,
Kathryn Smith, Myra Turner, Margaret Weeks