NEWEST NEWS
Welcome baby Noah George Bukenhofer!
Congratulations to Caitlin and David Bukenhofer on the birth of their son Noah George! May God grant them many years!
Sunday School
Sunday school starts this week! As we begin here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Sunday school will be from 9:10-9:50 am
  • There will be 5 classes ages 6 months to high school
  • Due to limited space we will have classes in three of the four corners of Adwon hall.
  • Parents are asked to go upstairs and attend Orthros after dropping off their children.
  • We will practice hand sanitizing and ask if your kids are sick or have had a fever in the past 24 hours that they not attend. Masks are welcome but not required.
  • If your child is under 10, please come back downstairs at 9:50 to pick them up and take them for a short bathroom break before liturgy.
  • Church history is the focus of our classes this year and we will continue to have topics of discussion and worksheets in the weekly newsletter.
  • This year we will also be starting a children's choir that will meet for a few minutes during Sunday school one week a month. Children ages K-12 will practice with Mrs. Sara the third Sunday of every month.
If you have any questions please feel free to call or text Brandon Jones (405) 568-9946
Adult Class: The Religion of the Apostles and the Apostolic Fathers
Since the Orthodox Church traces its lineage back to apostolic times, a proper understanding of the worldview that surrounded the apostles and their immediate successors is integral to understanding the Orthodox Church both then and now. This class will utilize both Fr. Stephen DeYoung’s new book The Religion of the Apostles as well as the writings of the Apostolic Fathers to put us into the mindset of early Christians as they navigate the theology and culture of first and second century Christendom. So that no one has to miss out, childcare will be provided! Please ask Fr. Kosmas for more details. Click here to register!
Men's Monastery Trip
Our annual retreat to Saint Michael's Monastery (Canones, NM) will be October 11-15. If you can join us, talk to Fr Kosmas or Greg Waters. The cost is $100 and we are limited to about eight men. This amount will cover food at the monastery. Additional costs include gas, meals on the road and a donation to the monastery, as you are able. Checks should be made payable to "Holy Ascension" and given to Greg Waters.
OCF Prayer Partners: Final Call!
With the start of the new school year we will be resuming our OCF prayer partner program for the 2021 school year. This is an opportunity for members of our parish to commit to praying for our college students daily. If you have participated before or would like to participate please email Fr. Kosmas and you will be matched with an OCF student. If you have already been matched with an OCF student, please let Fr. Kosmas know the name of the student.
Upcoming Services and Events

Tonight, September 8
6pm • Vespers

Saturday, September 11
3:30pm • Choir Practice
5pm • Great Vespers

Sunday, September 12
8:45am • Orthros
10am • Divine Liturgy

Monday, September 13
5:15pm • Festal Orthros for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
6:30 pm • Divine Liturgy for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Tuesday, September 14
6:30pm • Parish Council Meeting
8:00 pm • OCF at Powers Home

Wednesday, September 15
6:00pm • Vespers
7pm • Adult class: The Religion of the Apostles

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Baptism of Victoria (Genevieve) Funk
Congratulations to Victoria (Genevieve) Funk on her baptism into the Orthodox church on August 28. May God grant her many years!
Congratulations to Michelle Bingham on her reception into the Orthodox church via confession of faith. May God grant her many years!
2021 DOWAMA SOYO Fall Retreat
Due to construction at the Saint Elijah gym, we will be having DOWAMA's first ever kickball tournament. Fr. Calinic Berger from our very own St. George Cathedral in Wichita will be the speaker this year. Forms are due by September 27. Kickball teams are made up of teens grades 7-12. If you are interested in representing Holy Ascension or have any questions please talk to Fr. Kosmas. Click here to register!
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS
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Cole Powers - 9/11
Thomas Hoyt - 9/13
Julie Barnes - 9/16
Sami Hijazin - 9/18
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