Teacher Appreciation Sunday
Services will be held at 8:00 and 10:30 am this coming Sunday with a sermon by The Rev. Christopher Hogin.

This Sunday is Teacher Appreciation Sunday. If you are a volunteer in the Children's Sunday School program, make sure to stop by the education wing to pick up your gift.

Don't forget to pick up the most recent copy of Forward Day by Day in the rack in the foyer. Limited copies of large print are available.
A view of the parish-wide meeting on May 5.
Adult Sunday School
Parish Meeting
Celebrating a Year of Sunday School
Sunday, May 19, Parish Hall, 9:15 am

All classes from the year will gather to share fellowship and celebrate learning. We will discuss our favorites from the year and talk about interest in offerings for next year. This is the last Sunday for Adult Sunday School.
Recording Available

A recording of the Parish Meeting on Sunday, May 5, is available by clicking on the button below. Additional materials are available on the page as well.
Family Ministry News
VBS Registration is now OPEN!

VBS is almost here! June 10-13, 6:00-8:30 pm each night. Dinner served each night. Our last night will feature dinner plus the Cruisin’ Cone Ice Cream Truck and a Water Slide. Click on the button below to register yourself as a volunteer or your child as a participant. Our theme is ROAR-Life is Wild-God is Good
Teacher Appreciation Sunday
Sunday, May 19

This Sunday, May 19, is Teacher Appreciation Day! All Volunteers in Children’s Ministry are welcome to stop by the education wing anytime during the morning for a special “thank you” gift for all their hard work this past year. Thank you, Teachers!
White Oak Clean Up
White Oak Community Playground Clean Up
This Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Our White Oak Playground Clean Up Day is this Saturday, May 18 from 10:00-2:00. Lunch provided. If you are interested in attending this special outreach project, contact Megan Alden by Friday. We are excited to create a beautiful place for the kids to play this summer. Email Megan Alden at megan@knoxvilleascension.org to sign-up.
Family and Youth Ministry Picnic
Fun for the Whole Family
This Sunday, May 19, 5:00 pm

This Sunday, May 19 from 5:00-8:00 pm, Children’s and Youth Ministries are pairing up to have a Family Ministries year-end potluck picnic at the Gazebo at the West Hills Park (410 N. Winston Road by the YMCA and Tennis Courts). Hot Dogs, buns, condiments and drinks will be provided by the church. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Due to park regulations, no alcohol is permitted. All families with school-age children and teens are welcome to join us for this time of fun and fellowship!
The TEA with GiGi and Andrew
All New Events at Ascension

The TEA with GiGi and Andrew is a weekly Facebook Live show about all that is going on at Ascension. It streams live at 3:00 pm on Thursdays from GiGi's office. You can click on the video above to watch it on YouTube.
Family Promise Golf Tournament
Raising Funds for Families
Friday, May 17, 9:00 am

Golfers of Ascension, please save the date to join the fun at Williams Creek for the 2019 Golf Tournament benefiting Family Promise of Knoxville. The cost is $75 per person or $275 per team. The format is Four Person ‘Power Ball Scramble” and includes golf cart, lunch, and range balls. The putting contest is only $10.00. Check out information at the communications counter for sponsorships.
Spring Hike Outings
The usual “easy Monday” hike for next week has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 22, because of the Pam Brock memorial service on May 20. Trekkers should gather in the parking lot ready to depart by 9:00 am. The trek will be in the Tellico area to see Bald River Falls and to walk around Indian Boundary Lake for less than 4 miles. This is a lovely, relatively flat and easy walking path that was popular with Trekkers on a previous trip. Contact Emily Vreeland ( emilyvree@aol.com) for RSVP or for more detail.
Family Promise at Ascension
From May 19-26, Ascension will be hosting three or four families who are experiencing temporary homelessness as part of our outreach ministry to Family Promise of Knoxville. Many members of Ascension volunteer their time and services for various activities to help make the week successful. If you would like to be added to our volunteer list for this week or future weeks, please send an email to the coordinator, Barbara Corey, at barbaracorey@gmail.com. Volunteers help buy groceries, do laundry, greet guests and act as evening hosts from 5 to 8 pm, stay overnight from 8 pm to 7 am, and provide meals during three nights. We also rely on the Brotherhood to set up and take down the beds and arrange the rooms needed. This ministry provides families experiencing homelessness the shelter, food, and hospitality they need at a difficult time in their lives. 
The Sisterhood: Cinco de Mayo
Casa Don Gallo in Rock Hill
Monday, May 20, 6:00 pm
RSVP by Friday, May 17

The Sisterhood will head to Casa Don Gallo on Monday, May 20th, at 6:00 pm for a late Cinco de Mayo themed Sisterhood dinner. Who really needs an excuse to eat good Mexican food? Make sure to RSVP to Charlotte Wood at seebyrdfly@aol.com by Friday, May 17th.
The Lunch Bunch
City of Ashes
Tuesday, May 21, 11:30 am, Parish Hall

The Lunch Bunch will meet on Tuesday, May 21st, at 11:30 am. Emily Anderson will be the featured speaker with a presentation on her opera, City of Ashes, which will see a US premier here at Church of the Ascension in September. Please bring $2/person and an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. The main dish will be provided. You can sign-up at the parish office reception counter or by emailing announcements@knoxvilleascension.org.
Ascension Day Service
Celebrating Ascension
Thursday, May 30, 6:00 pm

In celebration of Ascension’s feast day, a Eucharist service will be held on Ascension Thursday, May 30, at 6:00 pm. We hope many people can come out for this special occasion. The Ascension Schola will chant the special Gregorian Chant for Ascension Day.
Communications Information
Due Dates for Publications

Bulletin and The Heavenly Post - Information for the weekly Sunday bulletin and email is each Monday at 5:00 pm. This will help us ensure that it arrives to each staff member in a timely fashion for publication.

Monthly Parish Paper - The deadline for the parish paper is the 15th of the month prior to the month of publication. (i.e. the deadline for the February issue is January 15th). There are two combination issues upcoming. June and July 2019 (deadline of May 15th) will be combined as well as December 2019 and January 2020 (deadline of November 15).
End of the Year Summer Transition

This year's transition to the Summer schedule will be "soft pedaled" due to an overlay of events. Please mark your calendars for these dates.

  • Sunday, May 19, is the last Sunday for Sunday School for adults and children.
  • Sunday, June 2, is the annual visit of Bishop Brian Cole. This is the last Sunday with services at 8:00 and 10:30 am. The Bishop will give a special presentation on the landscape of the Episcopal Church now and in the future.
  • Sunday, June 9, will have services at 8:00 and 10:00 am, the “summer schedule.”