Join us Sunday, September 8
at 8 am and 10 am.

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

        
Sunday School begins today
Sunday School for all ages begins this Sunday, September 8! Children and Adults will meet following post service coffee, after the 10am service. Please plan to attend!!
 
        
Bishop Doyle's visit
We are asking for anyone who is interested in Confirmation, Reception, and/or Reaffirmation, to please speak with Father Mark. There will be Sunday evening classes, held at 6pm on Sunday, Sept 8, and Sept 22. If you miss a class or see this announcement after the classes have begun, please speak with Fr. Mark. The classes will focus on learning; attendance does not automatically mean you are being confirmed. If you are not certain what it means to be confirmed, or an Episcopalian, or reaffirmed, please attend the classes to learn. Your decision of whether or not to go before the bishop will be respected.

 
        
Time is running  out to attend the WHAM luncheon!

Deadline to purchase tickets is 
Monday Sept 9!!

West Houston Assistance Ministries is celebrating Faith, Hope, and Love at their Annual Luncheon! Please join them and Keynote Speaker, Athlete of the Century, Carl Lewis to hear his inspirational story of perseverance and persistence on the road to success and how he is using it to make a difference in the world around him. You will also hear heartwarming stories of hope from people who have found life-changing help from WHAM. Faith, Hope, and Love Annual, September 18, 2019, 11:00am, Norris Conference Centers (Red Oak Ballroom), CityCentre, 816 Town and Country Blvd #210, Houston, Texas 77024. Our very own Craig and Margo Kaplan are the chairs of this event. Online registration is open, so grab a seat before they are gone. Table sponsorship is available, for more information visit www.whamministries.org.  

        
Memorial Walkway Pavers 
We would like to rededicate the Memorial Walkway as a part of our All Saints Day celebrations. 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 Thursday, October 3, 2019.

        
Blessing of the Animals x 2
This year Fr. Mark will be holding Blessing of the Animals for the Ascension School Children. On Thursday, October 3, Fr. Mark will bless the furry friends of the school children,. They will meet on the field at 8am,. Church members are more than welcome to bring their pets ,too!
 
We will celebrate St. Francis Day with a Blessing of Animals on October 6th at 2pm at Ace Hardware, located at 14455 Memorial Dr.  We had such an amazing turn out and Ace was such a wonderful host that we are returning to this location. Join Fr. Mark, your Ascension friends, and hopefully some new friends for the short service. There will be a blessing and a small medallion for each animal friend. Invite your friends, neighbors, and their animal friends too!!! For more information please contact Kathleen Hannah (281) 757-7721.  

        
Rector's Bible Study
Fr. Mark will be hosting a rector's Bible Study in the church Library, Mondays 7pm beginning October 7. Mark your calendar and let Fr. Mark know you are interested. Childcare will be provided.

        
PRAY-WORSHIP-SERVE CHALLENGE
It's not to late to join. Drop your card in the plate. If you have already accepted the challenge, then remember your commitment. Be sure to pray daily, worship weekly and serve your church.


        
Fill the Box 
Don't forget to your non perishable donations for WHAM. Let's fill the box!  Canned soup and veggies, PB&J, and rice and beans are always needed staples. 

        
WHAM Volunteering
On the third Saturday of each month, we send a team to WHAM to repackage food items for their Food Pantry. Our next Saturday is Sept. 21, be sure to come out and help. AND always remember to drop off dried goods for our WHAM box.



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 -  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
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