Parish Notices

Click here to view the Parish Calendar for a full listing of events!

Coffee Hour with the Greeters ~ Today’s Coffee Hour is hosted by the Greeter ministry. To join this fun, social bunch, or for more information about the Greeter ministry, contact Sue Peiers at suepeiers@yahoo.com.

Farmers’ Market ~ From 9 am to Noon, on Sunday, July 10, a Farmers’ Market will be on-site featuring local honey, fresh produce, hand-crafted items, and more! If you would like to sponsor or contribute to the Farmers’ Market, contact Deacon Sarai, sarai@knoxvilleascension.org, by July 6th. Please bring cash or check for checking out. Refreshments will be sponsored by Ascension Cares!

The High School Mission Trip heads out this week. Chelsea Krahulik and a band of High School Youth are headed to Waco, Texas to minister to their needs.  We will commission the youth today before they head out. Please keep Chelsea and these youth in your prayers while they are away: Marsey Williams, Chris Winn, Clara Winn, Gracie Bass, Emma Patterson, Parker Chadwell, Haley Chadwell, Noah McElroy, Luke Howard.

The Smokin’ Brothers fire up for Fourth of July! The saucy, smoke-lovin’ Smokin’ Brothers of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew are offering a deal you can’t turn down. For a $20 donation, you can get two quarts of award winning smoked, pulled pork and award winning BBQ sauce. Only offered today after the 10 am service, you can swing by the foyer to pick up a few quarts and head home ready for the festivities, or pick up extra to freeze for later! Donations will fund the mission work of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew.

Voter Registration ~ Many thanks to Ann Lamb and the League of Women Voters for providing voter registration in the Foyer and in the Parish Hall.

The Ascension Trekkers ~ On Wednesday, July 6, the Ascension Trekkers will leave the church at 9 am to drive to Clingman’s Dome to hike out to Andrews Bald, a 3.6 mile popular hike that is rated easy. For more information or to RSVP, contact Emily Vreeland (emilyvree@aol.com or 865-690-2929).

Got the Book Worm Infection? Check out the Ascension Library, which has some of the latest releases, new collections, and fun classics in Christian literature. Stop by any time the Parish Office is open to check out, check in, or read your next favorite book.

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 Red, White, and Bluejean ~ Celebrate July 4th weekend by breaking out your favorite pair of bluejeans, and come to a special coffee hour hosted by those serving in the Greeter ministry!

July 10th 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! If you would like to sponsor or contribute to the Farmers’ Market, contact Deacon Sarai, sarai@knoxvilleascension.org, by July 6th. Refreshments will be sponsored by Ascension Cares!

July 17th 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.

Please keep these individuals in your prayers this week:

Grace, Michael Brenner, Chuck Burton, George Dixon, Melissa Hutcheson, Jim Key,
Beverly Landguth, Ellen Lovett, Sarah Patterson