Happenings at Ascension!

September 16, 2022


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Sunday School

Sunday School for both adults and children starts today at 9:30! Christian Formation will meet every Sunday. 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.

 

Fall Kick-Off event

Thank you so very much to all who brought delicious food, for all who helped set up, and for those who stayed to clean up. And a great thank you to all those who attended!!!  If you took pictures please, please send them to the office (office@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org); you can see some of the fun we had below.   

Memorial Walkway Pavers

We would like to rededicate the Memorial Walkway as a part of our All Saints Day celebrations on Sunday, November 6th. If you would like to purchase a paver as a memorial or to honor a birth, baptism, anniversary or favorite person, we are taking orders. Complete the form available in the Narthex and return it to the church office or email office@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org to have a form sent to you electronically. Dedications are limited to 16 characters per line. The cost is $100.00 per paver. Who will you honor? What event might you commemorate? If you have questions, please call or email the church office. Orders must be received by Monday, October 10, 2022. 

Upcoming Dates and Deadline:

  • Sept 29 - WHAM Benefit Luncheon
  • Oct 2 -  St. Francis Blessings of the Animals, 5pm in the Dog Park
  • Oct 10 - Deadline for Memorial Paver
  • Oct 28  Trunk or Treat, School Hosted, 6pm
  • Oct 31 - Deadline for name submission for All Saints Candle
  • Oct 31 - Book Fair Sunday
  • Nov 6 - All Saints Sunday

 

WHAM Benefit Luncheon


WHAM hosts its annual Luncheon Benefit on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11 am. This year’s guest speaker is none other than 2022 Astros Hall of Fame Inductee, Terry Puhl! Our very own Marissa Goette is chairing this amazing event and you are all invited to attend. Please speak to Michelle Feagin or Samantha if you are interested in attending (her table is full, but you can still directly purchase a ticket by going to the WHAM website).   The annual Faith, Hope, and Love Benefit Luncheon raises funds for programs to help those in our community who are going through hard times; they are met with hope and compassion and provided food, financial assistance, and employment resources to get them back on their feet. It is thanks to the support of community members like you that they are able smile again after receiving desperately needed assistance! Please join us - for a worthy cause and a celebration worth your time! 


St. Francis Pet Blessing

From dogs to cats to the occasional reptiles, bring your pet to church on Sunday, October 2nd, at 5pm. Fr. Mark will hold a short service, in the dog park, and bless each pet individually. 

Trunk or Treat

Ascension School is hosting a Trunk or Treat event on October 28 at 6pm. Come join them!! Set up your car, get in costume and pass out treats to local children. If you would like to support the event, but just can’t make it, there will be a donation box in narthex for candy and treats that can be distributed by others. 

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! 

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

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Send in Your Updated Pictures!

Thank you to those who have sent in your pictures. We are getting closer to an updated picture directory! Please snap a family photo, send in your selfies, and get us your pictures. A lot has changed in the past couple of years!

  

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The Altar Guild needs you!

The altar guild is in desperate need of new members. All are welcome – women, men and teens! Our job is to ready the Church each week for the services and communion and then clean up after the services. It is as easy as following a checklist. Often, teams divide and conquer – some set up while others do the cleanup. Currently, we have four teams, so each serves about once per month. Ideally, we’d like to have more teams. Please email Dana Sutton at desutton22@gmail.com if you are interested or if you just want to find out more information.   

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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