Join us!!
Sunday, November 3,
at 8 am and 10 am.
All Saints' Sunday after Pentecost
Stewardship
Stewardship is in full swing!! If you did not pick up your letter from the narthex, check your mail!! They were sent out mid week last week. If you have not received a letter from us, PLEASE contact the office to make sure we have your correct address. Thank you all for your support of Ascension!

Stewardship Ingathering
You may turn your pledge in at any time. On Sunday November 17,
we will place all of the pledges that we have received and any
that are brought forth that day on the altar where they will
be lifted in the Lord’s name for blessings of gratitude and thanksgiving.
Potluck Stewardship Ingathering Celebration
In thankfulness for the generosity of all our Ascension members and their gifts during our stewardship drive, we invite you to join us Nov 17th following the 10:00 service for a potluck celebration. So, all of you secret (and not so secret) chefs breakout the cookware and start thinking about which yummy treats you want to share with us. The Parish Life Team is providing fried chicken!! Please bring enough to feed 10-12, or more, per dish and bring it to the Parish Hall before the 10:00 service, preferably in a disposable container. This will allow the Parish Life Team to keep everything warm and set up the luncheon.

Fall Behind
Time Change
Don’t forget to change your clocks back one hour!! We get an extra hour on November 3rd!! 
Next Sunday, Nov 3rd is All Saints Sunday. 
We will meet under the bell for the beginning of the 10 am service. After the reading of the necrology and the dedication of the Memorial Walkway, we will process into the church, led by the Ascension choir.
Calling All Veterans
We ask everyone to join
Ascension School on Friday, November 9th, 2019 at 9 am for a special all school chapel dedicated to all veterans. If you are a veteran we would like to recognize you during the service. We hope you will join us for this special day.

The Parish Administrator will be out of town from 11-02 through 11-08. The office will still be open, but email will not be checked. Fr. Mark will be in and out throughout the week, so if you need to contact him, please use his cell. 

Thank you!
Thank you to all of our ministry leaders and volunteers for your dedication to Ascension. There are many moving parts to making the church, school, and collaboration of the two run smoothly. We may not always say it, but we see you and we appreciate you!!
Daughters of the King
The DOK will hold not be meeting for the months of November or December. They will reconvene with their regularly scheduled meeting on January 11, 2020.  
Here are some opportunities to connect with the community.
 Spots are filling fast!!
2020 will be WHAM's first year as a beneficiary charity of the Chevron Houston Marathon. WHAM still has spots for runners in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K in January. If you are into competitive racing, or want to experience the excitement of this annual signature race event for the first time, don't wait any longer. Register today at whamministries.org and know you are helping feed and lift up people in need when you choose to support us as your beneficiary charity!
URGENT NEEDS LIST   
  • Water- 450 Cases
They through about 30 cases of water each week. To hold us until January, they'll need about 450 cases.
  
  • Large Print Bibles - 100 (For Residents)
Many of their residents have vision problems, the Large Print Bibles help them read God's Word with little or no struggle .

  • LARGE Print and Spanish Bibles (about 100 of each)
For their outreach program for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many of those in the community are elderly or Latino and speak very little English. They give out Bibles and pray with them during Outreach in Nov an Dec. each year.
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 Nov 16, be sure to come out and help. AND always remember to drop off dried goods for our WHAM box.
Do you have $10? Do you grocery shop?
Next Sunday, November 10th, we will have available in the narthex a paper bag with a sticker on it. Please take one of these bags and fill it with the items listed on it, in support of the WHAM Thanksgiving food Drive. Let us give thanks for our blessings by sharing with those in need. Please return it on Sunday, November 23, where the bags will be placed at the altar and lifted in God’s name in thanksgiving of   Ascension’s generous spirit.
 
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.
Your Current Vestry

To Annual Meeting of 2020:
Glenn Criswell, Michelle Feagin, Liz Goodman, Margo Kaplan, Tom Sutton

To Annual Meeting of 2021:
Sharon Black, Olive Gomes, Edwin Murvee, Gemma Williams

To Annual Meeting of 2022:
Allison Garcia, Nigel Hypolite

  
Stay Connected

Rector: The Rev. Mark McDonald

Organist/ Choirmaster: Suzanne Anderson

Bookkeeper: Ann Seitz

Office Manager: Samantha King
713-781-1330 | office@ascensionepiscopalchurch.org