This Sunday
Services will be held at 8:00 and 10:30 am this coming Sunday with a sermon by The Rev. Patrick Wingo.

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.

Also, please mark your calendars for Sunday, June 2, for the visit of Bishop Brian Cole, who will be leading a discussion on the landscape of the Episcopal Church now and in the future during the Sunday School time of 9:15-10:00 am.
Summer Quire is Here!
If you would like to sing with the choir, even if just for a season, consider joining Summer Quire. There is no regular Wednesday evening rehearsal in the summertime and the music becomes a little easier. Call or e-mail the music department at jgarvey@knoxvilleascension.org or 588-0589 for more information.
A view of the parish-wide meeting on May 5.
Parish Meeting
Recording Available

A recording of the Parish Meeting from 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
Date Night
Friday, June 7, 6:00-9:00 pm

Get your RSVPs in early to nursery16@knoxvilleascension.org. Your kids will have fun with a pizza dinner, activities, and movies. A suggested donation of $5/child will help ensure we have food for the kids.
Milkshake Mondays
Every Monday, 7:00-8:00 pm
Beginning in June

The youth (rising 6th grade-recent graduates) will be welcome to meet GiGi at the Cookout (321 Cedar Bluff Road) for fellowship, sharing of summer plans, and the enjoying of milkshakes. No need to RSVP, just show up! Contact GiGi with further questions.
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.
Summer Newsletter
The latest Ascension Trekkers newsletter is out. Emily Vreeland is the fearless leader of the Trekkers and publishes a newsletter once or twice a month with updates on upcoming hikes, possible outings, and other tid-bits on the hiking culture in the East Tennessee area. Click on the button below to read more!
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.
Great Times with The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood had a great turn-out for their May outing to Casa don Gallo for a late Cinco de Mayo celebration! All women of the parish are invited to join The Sisterhood for their monthly outings. It is a great way to meet women of the parish. Make sure to put this coming outing on your calendar.

Please join The Sisterhood for “Ladies Night Out” on Monday, June 17 at Altruda’s Italian Restaurant!  Altruda’s is located at 125 North Peters, Knoxville.  We will meet at 6:00 pm.  Please RSVP to Charlotte Wood at  seebyrdfly@aol.com  or call 615-594-1781 by June 13. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tennessee Episcopal Churchmen Conference
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
August 16-18, 2019

Registration for the Tennessee Episcopal Churchmen Conference is open. There are many activities and lodging options. This year's speakers will feature Johnny Majors, Drew Maddux, and Tony Eubanks. You can click on the button below to register.
Vestry Listening Sessions
We will be offering two more opportunities for members of the parish to attend upcoming Vestry Listening Sessions. The next dates on the calendar are:  Sunday, June 9th at 9:00 am and 11:30 am and Sunday, July 14th at 9:00 am and 11:30 am. These sessions were well-received and well-attended earlier this year and gave parishioners a chance to ask questions and express their thoughts. The Vestry is committed to being open and transparent with the entire congregation regarding issues that impact us all. We hope that you will take the opportunity to attend.
Host Homes for Kids on Tour
If you might be in a position to help with housing young choristers overnight on Friday, June 14, after the concert given by the Choir School of St. Peter’s, Charlotte, kindly contact the music department.
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). The next deadline for the Parish Paper is July 15th for the August issue. Be thinking of your "Back to School, Back to Church" announcements and events.
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, 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. He will also preach at both services.
  • Sunday, June 9, will have services at 8:00 and 10:00 am, the “summer schedule.”