Happenings at Ascension!

January 20, 2023


Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting and Luncheon is this Sunday following the 10:30 service. Join us as we thank the exiting vestry members, welcome the newly elected vestry members review the past and future finances, and discuss other important business. Hope to see you there. And thank you in advance for all the delicious sides you will bring to complement the Holy Smoker’s Chicken and Ribs!

Annual Meeting Luncheon

We are serving lunch! 

We will have chicken and ribs! Our amazing Parish Life Committee will be supplying dessert. 

We are asking you to bring tasty sides!!

 Pastas, salads, rice, veggies,

whatever you can dream!  

An author in our Midst!

Our very own Michelle Feagin

has published her book!

It is a wonderful read that encourages you reflect on your own life and see how God has worked throughout it, putting you where He needs you. See the synopsis below, and click HERE to order your own copy.

"If you stop for a moment and silence all the outside distractions, you will notice God's loving involvement in every detail of your life and the string of breadcrumbs He spreads to you each day. At least, this is what happened for Michelle. It was just another ordinary March day until God began dropping breadcrumbs from heaven and leading her down a path she never dreamed of, and it all started with a baby afghan and a phone call. "

Call for Council Delegates

This year the 174th Diocesan Council will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on February 24th and 25th. We are in need of two delegates and two alternates to attend. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about the on goings in the diocese and bring the information back to the congregation. Please contact Fr. Mark if you are available and interested, or simply have more questions. Deadline to register is February 7th, and we would like to announce the delegates at the Annual Meeting, so let us know. For more information, or to register, please click on the picture above.

Lent is early this year

  • February 21, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 6:30pm, Pancakes and Bacon!! We need Volunteers!
  • February 22, Ash Wednesday Services, Times TBA


Lenten Soup Suppers


The Lenten Soup Suppers are a wonderful Ascension pastime. We will serve soup, and Fr. Mark will teach a Lenten series. Traditionally, we have asked ministries to step forward to provide the soup for the evening, but individuals and families can step up too. Please see the dates below and let Samantha know which date you or your ministry would like to serve.  

  • March 1 - Choir is serving Potato Soup
  • March 8
  • March 15
  • March 22
  • March 29 - Todd and Cindy Breton are making Stuffed Pepper Soup

Palm Crosses for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 2nd. We will be burning last year’s Palm crosses after the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. Please bring your palm crosses to church through February 27th and place them in the collection basket, or bring them to the burning on Shrove Tuesday.

Upcoming Dates and Deadline:

  • Jan 22 - Annual Meeting following the 10:30 service
  • Feb 7 - Deadline to register for Diocesan Council
  • Feb 21 -Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Supper
  • Feb 22 - Ash Wednesday - Services TBA

Sunday School

Sunday School for both adults and children is every Sunday at 9:30! Adults are gathering in the Church Library, bring your coffee, and will be taught by Fr. Mark. Children and Youth will meet with Allison Garcia in the youth room. (There may be a treat!) Allison needs assistance! If you are able to help even just one Sunday a month, please let her know!   

Monday Evening Bible Study

You are always welcome to join the Monday evening Bible Study. It starts at 6:30 pm, and focuses on New Testament In this study, we are learning how Christian practices developed, conflicts of belief were debated and addressed, the institution of the Church evolved, and Jesus of Nazareth was transformed into the Messiah. Hope to see you there! 

A Simple way to help

Simply put: We need pictures! Of events, of people, of campus! We want to have current pictures of the things that Ascension does to use in publications and to create and maintain a strong social media presence. Ascension has so much to offer….we need to let the world know who we are and what we do! We have created a centralized location for all photos to be sent to. So when you snap a picture at church or a church related event, please, please, forward it to photos@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org. Look through your phone and send us anything you have for the last year, that will at least get us started. :) 

Don’t forget the flowers!

 Sign up to donate flowers each Sunday, by signing the flower chart , which is posted in the narthex, enter your dedication in the book below it, and place your donation in the alms basin or send it to the office, marked flower fund. (The cost is $100, which includes delivery.) All questions can be answered by Ann Burton (713) 782-6572

On-Going Ministry

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Lunch with Friends

Thank you very much to the men and women who have cook for the residents of the Mission. They appreciate you and we appreciate you. There is always room for more members to join this ministry. They meet the first Saturday of every month at the Mission of Yahweh and are organized by Michelle Feagin. Please contact her for more information and to answer your questions.


Fill the Box

Don’t forget to your non perishable donations for WHAM. Let’s fill the box!  Crackers and cheese, fruit cups, canned meat, and canned ravioli are very helpful items. Canned soup and veggies, PB&J, and rice and beans are always needed staples.


WHAM Recycling Center

The recycling station in the Parish Hall accepts paper and plastic bags, egg cartons, condiments, and individually wrapped plastic ware. These items are donated to WHAM and are an excellent way to keep usable items out of landfills. However, we cannot accept newspapers, aluminum cans or plastic bottles, please do not leave these items to be thrown away. You are encouraged to find other ways to recycle these items.


Give the Gift of Sight

All year long, we collect eyeglasses, cases, sunglasses, frames, and lenses -- all things related to vision for donation.  In late January/early February, Constance O’Brien delivers this year long assembly of eyewear  to the Lion's Club in honor of National Eye Month. These glasses are then repaired and distributed in the US and around the world to those in need. The collection box is located near the WHAM food donation bin.

Please visit the following sites to stay up to date on the activities and on-goings of the ministries we support as they continue their vital missions to help those in need.

WHAM - whamministries.org

Mission of Yahwehmissionofyahweh.org


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