Alleluia , Alleluia
Christ is Risen!!
        
Special Mother's Day blessing
Today is Mother's Day. We invite all mother's
to come forward before the passing of peace for a special blessin.
 
        
Graduate Recognition Sunday is on June 2nd
Share your good news! We'll be honoring high school, specialty programs, technical school, and college/grad school graduates. Please submit the student's name, school they are graduating from, and short bio with future plans to include in the bulletin in order for us to recognize these graduates' accomplishments. Please email your information to Miranda , no later than May 28th.
 
        
Ascension Day Celebration
Mark your calendars, and plan to join us on Thursday May 30th at 7pm for a baked potato dinner to be followed by the a teaching by Fr. Mark. Come for the food and fellowship, stay for the spiritual enrichment.

Pentecost Sunday, June 9th:
        
Can you speak more than one language?
During the reading of Acts 2:1-21 on Pentecost Sunday (June 9th), we invite those of you who know a second language to read Acts 2: 17-21 aloud simultaneously. You may read in any language and multiples of the same language are invited. Please contact Sam in the office if you are willing to read.

        
Whitsunday  
  June 9th is Whitsunday. In accordance with Canon 14.2 of the Diocese each parish is asked to make an offering for the Episcopal Endowment Fund on that date. If you would like to contribute to this fund Whitsunday, please use the white envelopes designated to this fund. They will be placed in your bulletin on that Sunday. Checks written directly to the Diocese will be forwarded; checks written to Ascension with "Endowment Fund" in the memo line will be recorded and one large check sent.
 
        
Wear Red!  
 In fitting with tradition, you are asked to wear your best red on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th; and then be sure to stay after the 10:00 service for:
 
        
Happy Birthday Church!  
 Be sure to join us after the 10am service in celebration of Pentecost, the birthday of the church, complete with bouncy house and snow cone truck!! The Altar will be decorated to represent the fire descending onto the individuals with individual tongues of flame. You are invited to stay after the 10am service for birthday cake and fellowship!! I
 
        
Small Dinners with Fr. Mark
We are excited to offer parishioners an opportunity to have fellowship with Father Mark through small group dinners over the next few months.  Dinners will be for 6-8 people at a time and hosted in the homes of some of our members.  If you would be interested in participating in one of these dinners, please add your name to the sign-up sheets in the narthex.  If you would be interested in serving as a host, please call or email Liz Goodman (713-703-2421 or ebgoodman@gmail.com ) to set a date.  As we have new hosts join, additional dates will be added, so check the sign in table frequently to find the date that best fits your schedule!   


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 .

Ascension School On-goings: 

Elementary Spring Program - Join the parents and staff of Ascension School as the students perform in the Elementary Spring Program on May 16 at 9 am. 

Last Day of School & Kidventure - AES enjoys it's last day of school on May 22. As in previous years, we will be hosting Kidventure, a faith based day summer camp for ages 3 through 5th grade. If you have a youngster who needs some camp time, the 9 week camp begins on May 27th.

General Information: 
   
Your Current Vestry
To Annual Meeting of 2020 -  Glenn Criswell, Michelle Feagin, Liz Goodman, Margo Kaplan
To Annual Meeting of 2021 -  Sharon Black, Olive Gomes, Edwin Murvee, Gemma Williams
To Annual Meeting of 2022 -  Travis Beck, Allison Garcia, Nigel Hypolite, Tom Sutton

   
Stay Connected
The Rev. Mark McDonald.. Rector..............................
mark@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org
Suzanne Anderson............ Organist/ Choirmaster..... music@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org
Ann Seitz........................... Bookkeeper .................... finance@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org
Miranda Griesbaum........... Dir. of Family Ministry...... familyministry@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org
Samantha King.................. Office Administrator......... office@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org
                 
   
Online Homilies
Missed the Homily last weekend? Wish you could replay it or share it with a friend?   Well you can! Please see the church website, and under the Sundays tab, you will find the homilies. Feel free to share them. Click HERE