Meal Train for the Bukenhofers
Help Holy Ascension welcome the Bukenhofer's new baby, Noah George, by signing up to support them with dinner over the next few days.
Click Here to Sign Up for Holy Ascension's 2nd Annual Fall Festival!
  • Hosted by the OCEF and Hospitality Committee
  • After Church on Sunday, on September 26
  • There will be a pie baking contest, outdoor games, crafts, delicious food, a special story by Fr Kosmas, and lots of fun!
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.
Upcoming Services and Events

Tonight, September 22
6pm • Vespers
7pm • Adult Class: The Religion of the Apostles

Saturday, September 25
3:30pm • Choir Practice
5pm • Great Vespers

Sunday, September 26
8:45am • Orthros
10am • Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, September 28
8:00 pm • OCF at Powers Home

Wednesday, September 29
6:00pm • Vespers
7pm • Adult class: The Religion of the Apostles

Sunday School
Sunday school has started! 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
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!
Caleb Jones - 9/25
Greg Waters - 9/26
Donna Tollison - 9/27
Logan Collett - 10/1
Emilia Rodriguez - 10/2