Parish News

for June 19, 2016

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

Head down to the Parish Hall after the 10:00 am service!  A special thanks to The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, which is hosting the Coffee Hour in honor of Father’s Day.  All men of the parish are invited to participate in the activities (social, educational, and service) of The Brotherhood; simply visit a Brotherhood meeting held Thursday mornings at 7:00 am in Room 101.

Next Sunday is Anniversary Sunday! If you or a couple you know is celebrating an anniversary that ends in a zero-year during 2016 (10, 20, 30, etc.), please let the church office know so we can celebrate you!

Today we commission the Bolivia Mission Team. Please keep these persons in your prayers as they head to Bolivia: Brenda Tackett, Dana Teagarden, Darlene Clark, Hermann Strelow, Zachary Fathy, Parker Chadwell, Haley Chadwell, Ava Peer, Marsey Williams, Mark Minton, Stephen Miller, William Tackett, Caleb Miller, Jessica Anderson, Chelsea Krahulik, Carmen Smith, Carol Lundin, Brett, Carla, Haven, and Bella Backus.

We extend our sympathy to Walt and Barbara Corey and to Bettie Corey on the death of Paul Corey.

Still wondering what Braden Mast is up to with his Eagle Scout Project?  Braden will refurbish the steps leading up to the labyrinth!  If you see Braden, give him your thanks for this valuable improvement of the church grounds.

Dads and GRADS!  If you would like to see all the graduates for 2016, go to to find out more!

The Tennessee Chamber Chorus is visiting Ascension.  On Saturday, June 25, beginning at 7:30 pm, the Tennessee Chamber Chorus will present a program entitled, “The British are Coming!” They will have tickets on sale on Eventbrite and at the door.

FISH Needs You!  If you have some extra time on your hands on the last two Thursdays of the month, give FISH Pantry deliveries a try.  It will give you the chance to explore Knoxville while serving those in need.  If you would like more information, contact Kerri Seaton,, or Ora Henson,

If you are updating your computer and discarding a still good, used computer with Windows software, please consider donating it for use by FISH Hospitality Pantries, 865-588-9200.

Family Promise heading to Trinity UMC ~ Family Promise week is fast approaching and the need is ever greater. Our Family Promise week has been moved to Trinity United Methodist on Western Avenue due to construction in the building. Ann O’Connor needs you to step up to help families in need. If you can volunteer during the week of July 3rd, please email Ann O’Connor at

Have you checked in to Ascension? Did you know you can share your photos of Ascension on Yelp and other review sites? Check in on our Facebook page, share your photos on Yelp, Trip Advisor, or Facebook, or give us a shout out on social media.  You can also find fun announcements, sermon recordings, and photos on Facebook, Google, and Instagram.

Please keep these individuals in your prayers this week:

Michael Brenner, Bettie Corey, Walt and Barbara Corey, Beverly Landguth