Chimes (November 20, 2022)


Reign of Christ

Lections: Jeremiah 23:1-6; The Song of Zechariah (Insert); Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43

11:00am: BAS/HE, Officiant/Homilist: The Right Reverend Samuel Rose

Readers: Archdeacon Nancy March, Hazel Pritchett Harris, Reverend Barbara Boone, Tasker King

Hymns: 434, Children of the Light (Insert), 378, 84 & 631, 379

Ministry & Mission at the Ascension

    • Bishop’s Visit/Combined Church Service: Today we welcome our Bishop, The Right Reverend Samuel Rose. At this service, we also welcome the choir, parishioners and confirmation candidates from four parishes – St. Mary the Virgin, St. Michael and All Angels, Church of the Good Shepherd and the Ascension.
    • Welcome: Next week we welcome Canon Tom Mugford, Canon for Indigenous Ministry and Advocacy, as our guest preacher.
    • Next Ascension Café will be on November 27. Come and join us for tea, coffee, toast and other goodies. All are welcome!
    • Breakfast with Santa: Our Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and a sing along. Tickets are $6 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance (children under 4 eat free). Tickets will be on sale on Monday, November 21 from the office, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, or after the 11 a.m. service each Sunday, beginning on Sunday, November 27. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, December 5.
    • Community Supper Take Out Meal: For anyone in need, the next Mount Pearl Community Supper will take place on Wednesday, November 23 from 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Meals will be takeout only and can be picked up from the Church of the Good Shepherd, 111 Richard Nolan Drive. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed, and no registration is required. This week’s meal (sweet and sour meatballs, rice pilaf, veggies, dinner roll and dessert) is being sponsored by Eastern Edge Credit Union and the host church is Church of the Good Shepherd. Thank you for your support.
    • Thank You: A big thank you to those who participated in the successful moose hunt. The donation of the moose was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by many of our parishioners!
    • A Country Christmas Show: On Friday, December 2, we will host the Country Christmas Show, featuring musical guests Ladylike (Karla Pilgrim, Terri Lynn Eddy and Carole Besvater), Darren Martin and members of the Ascension Choir. Tickets are available for purchase after the 11 a.m. service or you may drop by the church office from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
    • Advent Letter/Church Envelopes: Your Advent letter, schedule of events, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony form and church envelopes for 2023 are now available. Packages are located of the entrance of the church. Please pick them up as you enter or leave. If you are able to deliver any envelopes, we would be most appreciative. Thank you.
    • Advent Quiet Day: On Saturday, November 26 from10:30 1 p.m., Reverend Jolene Peters will host a quiet day at the Ascension. If you would like to join, please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the entrance. Bring along a bag lunch and we will supply tea and coffee.
    • St. Margaret’s Boat: The boat is launched! This year, we are collecting women’s items for Iris Kirby House. Iris Kirby House provides a safe and secure refuge for women with or without children who are experiencing domestic violence. The items needed are: drug store gift cards; women’s slippers (all sizes); women’s pajamas (all sizes); towels; grocery gift cards; pillows; shampoo; conditioner, and body wash. Please ensure you have your items dropped off by December 11 as they will be presented at the 11 a.m. service on that day. Thank you.
    • Church of the Good Shepherd Christmas Pudding Sale: Church of the Good Shepherd is now taking orders for Christmas puddings. Puddings cost $20 each. The Christmas puddings will be available for pick up on November 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and on November 28 during regular office hours at the Church of the Good Shepherd. As in the past, donations of flour, molasses, margarine, eggs or raisins would be greatly appreciated. If you are available to volunteer to help with the making of the puddings on November 24 or 25, or if you would like to order a pudding, please call our church office at 747-1022 or email [email protected].
    • Rethinking Food Charity: A Community Conversation: Between “Snowmageddon,” the COVID-19 pandemic, and rapidly increasing costs of living, many Newfoundlander and Labradorians are having a hard time reliably affording enough nutritious food. Now is an ideal time to learn from one another and have community-based conversations about the future of food charity in Newfoundland and Labrador. We invite those involved with food programs and others with interest to gather to talk about what we have learned and take a moment to look to the future together. Our Gathering will be held on Saturday, November 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alt Hotel in St. John’s. We welcome all food program providers, including staff and volunteers, and anyone else who is interested in the future of the food charity sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information, or to register, please see (The Venerable Amanda Taylor, B.A.; M.Div. (Hons.), The Parish of St. Mark's, Social Justice, Community Advocacy, and Outreach, 726-3213)
    • Church Givings: If you have offerings for the church, you may:
      • drop them off at the drop box on the front steps (to the right). This mailbox will be monitored regularly;
      • e-transfer to [email protected]. Be sure to indicate where you would like your donation allocated;
      • contact the office to sign up for preauthorized givings. Church office number is 368-5693 or email [email protected].
      • If you have givings at home and you are unable to bring them to the church, please let us know and we will arrange to have them picked up.
    • Food Bank: When you are picking up your groceries, please add an item or two and drop it in the food bank box at the entrance of the church. Thank you to all parishioners who have contributed to the food bank. Items were much needed and greatly appreciated!
    • Synod – Bishop’s Charge: A copy of the Bishop’s Charge is available. If you would like a copy, please contact the office.
    • Services During the Week:
      • Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, Advent 1, 11am, BAS/HE

    Other Documents

    Anglian Church of Canada One Licence #733242-A Book of Alternative Services The Taizé Community Book of Common Praise GIA Publications Wee Worship Book The Iona Community CCLI License # 1733318Resources for Chimes from the above sources