Today is Ascension Farmers’ Market sponsored by Ascension Cares ~ From 9 am to Noon, a Farmers’ Market will be on site featuring local honey, fresh produce, hand-crafted items, and more! Refreshments and reusable shopping bags will be provided and sponsored by Ascension Cares! Head out to see the bountiful harvest. Please use cash or check for shopping.
Ascension Cares Shepherds ~ Today we commission new Ascension Cares Shepherds and commend current and retiring Shepherds. Commissioned Shepherds: Annette Burton and Bettie Corey; Current Shepherds: Bill Perry and Emily Vreeland; Retiring Shepherds: Bonnie Cockburn and Lynn White. We express our thanks to these individuals who play a vital role in pastoral care at Ascension.
The white rose on the altar is given in celebration for the birth of Hunter Scott Shaffer, son of Jeremy and Ashley Shaffer.
Mark your calendars: regular weekly youth group programming will resume on August 10th for middle school youth and August 14th for high school youth.
Using our Gifts and Talents ~ Wayne Braden is now acting as our sign language translator during the service. To facilitate sight-line visibility, Wayne will now be seated in the front of the Old Transept.
Safeguarding God’s Children Training ~ Safeguarding God’s Children training will be offered from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Ascension on July 17 in Room 209. If you work with children or will this fall, training is mandatory. Please take advantage of this opportunity to complete your training. Contact Megan Alden at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to find out more information.
More Summer Fun at Ascension
Each Sunday this Summer is themed whimsically to make church and especially coffee hour a fun opportunity for you to socialize with your church family in a relaxed and summer-lazy atmosphere.
Today is Ascension Farmers’ Market ~ From 9 am to noon, a Farmers’ Market will be on site featuring local honey, fresh produce, hand-crafted items, and more! Refreshments and reusable shopping bags are sponsored by Ascension Cares!
July 17th is Dog Days of Summer ~ At the 10 am service, bring your furry friend to worship and let them howl a few hymns. Then, head outside to mix and mingle at Coffee Hour sponsored by LAMBS ministry. A dog-free transept will be available for those allergic to dogs or barking. We request that cats remain at home to relax in their own respective kingdoms.
July 24th is Peanut Butter Sunday ~ At both the 8 and 10 am services, bring jars of peanut butter and/or FISH envelopes to help support the ministry of FISH Hospitality Pantries. A special Coffee Hour will follow the 10 am service in the Parish Hall.
Please keep these individuals in your prayers this week:
Michael Brenner, Chuck Burton, George Dixon, Julie Hembree, Melissa Hutcheson, Jim Key, Pat Medley, Ellen Lovett