Help Wanted: Flowerbed Maintenance
Having a beautiful church helps to welcome visitors to the faith and also re-enchants the world, but it takes some time. And not a little weed pulling. If you would like to help Holy Ascension be a source of beauty for others, please consider signing up to join the weeding rotation. Text or email Tressa Patten at 615-767-4789, or to be added to the list.

  • Each weeding assignment takes about an hour and is flexible inside the window of a week. 

  • During your chosen assigned week, just stop by the church at your convenience with your embarrassingly expensive Hori-Hori knife, or other reasonable tool, and extract as many weeds as you can within the flowerbeds.
This Weekend: Bishop's Visit, Ordination & Lunch
Bishop BASIL will visit Holy Ascension this weekend. Please make every effort to attend Vespers and Orthros, as well as Divine Liturgy, so that we can have a large group to welcome His Grace:

Saturday, June 12th
5pm Great Vespers

Sunday, June 13th
8:45am Orthros
10am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Deacon Thomas Miller will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood (God willing).

A celebratory lunch will immediately follow Divine Liturgy. We hope everyone can stay for it! The church will provide meat for the grill and alcohol; we are asking you to sign up to bring other dishes (sides and desserts). Please use the link below to RSVP and sign up to bring something.

Feast of the Ascension—Tonight!
Join us as we celebrate our parish's patronal feast, the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, with services on the eve of the feast:

Wednesday, June 9th
5:45pm Festal Orthros
7pm Divine Liturgy

A casual dinner will be provided following the Divine Liturgy.

We hope everyone can come!

Fasting Guidelines
Normal Wednesday/Friday fasting resumes this Friday, June 11.
Upcoming Services and Events

Tonight, June 9
5:45pm • Festal Orthros for the Ascension
7pm • Divine Liturgy for the Ascension
Dinner will follow (see announcement above).

Saturday, June 12
5pm • Great Vespers with Bp. BASIL

Sunday, June 13
8:45am • Orthros with Bp BASIL
10am • Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with ordination of Thomas Miller
Lunch will follow (see announcement above).

Monday, June 14
7pm • Ladies Bible Study at Sara Gae's home

Help Wanted: Holy Bread Bakers
There is nothing so cozy as baking a golden loaf of bread for your family with love and care. Unless it is the even cozier feeling you get from baking for your church. If you like to bake or would like to learn how, Holy Ascension invites you to join its rotation of bakers and offer your service to your church. No prior experience with prosfora is needed, we can teach you how. Text Jane Krawtzow at 405-615-3575 (or leave a voicemail) to set up a class. Or call Tressa Patten at 615-767-4789 if you have questions or to join the team.
Virtual Parish Life Conference
Upcoming Birthdays
Ariel Crenshaw - 6/15