Celebrate Pentecost Sunday!
Join us at 8am and 10am. 
Pentecost Sunday, June 9th:
Can you speak more than one language?
We have had a few people contact us to help us out by reading in a language other than English, but we need a few more.  Please reply to this email and let Sam, in the office, know that you are willing to help.   

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. 

  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
Fathers Day, June 16th
We will recognize our fathers with a special blessings on Father's Day, June 16th at the 10am service. Please join us in celebration of the men in our lives.

Summer Choir Invite
From June 23 to August 11, music will be led by our summer choir - an open, extended version of the Parish Choir with no Wed. evening rehearsal. Come any Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and prepare for worship with us! Wednesday rehearsals will resume on August 14th.
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 .

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..............................
Suzanne Anderson............ Organist/ Choirmaster..... music@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org
Ann Seitz........................... Bookkeeper .................... finance@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