Summer Edition 2023
Ministry & Mission at the Ascension
- Live-Streamed Services: We will continue to live-stream our Sunday services during the summer months via our usual social media platforms - parish website ascensionnl.ca and YouTube. Please feel free to join us if you are unable to attend in-person worship.
- Visitors: We welcome all visitors to our church during the summer months and hope that your worship here will be a blessing to you.
- Music Ministry at The Ascension: The Senior Choir and Saints and Sinners are looking for new members for September 2023. If this ministry is of interest to you or you would like more information, please speak to our organist and choir director, Mrs. Ina Kearley.
- Afternoon Card Party: Our next afternoon card party will be held on Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Please bring along your own cards and baskets. Admission is $6. All are welcome to attend.
- Prayers of the People: Please note, from July 2 to September 18 we will not have Prayers of the People printed.
- Cemetery Services:
- Kenmount Road Cemetery service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Conducted by St. Michael’s)
- Forest Road Service Cemetery is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Conducted by St. Thomas)
- The Cemetery Committee will provide Notice of Cancellation to the parish responsible and to radio stations VOWR and VOCM by 1:30 PM on the day the Service is canceled.
- Anglican Life: Anglican Life serves as the newspaper for the three dioceses in Newfoundland &Labrador, offering subscribers a wealth of content.
- Readers can expect a diverse range of articles and images from numerous contributors.
- The newspaper features regular and guest columnists who provide spiritual and thought-provoking insights on various subjects.
- Subscribers will receive The Anglican Journal, the Anglican Church of Canada's newspaper, which delivers news from across the country and around the world.
- If you are a member of one of our congregations, you may subscribe to receive the church's newspaper for FREE.
- Restoration of the Common Cup: We will have both administrators stand side by side in the middle of the altar rail gate: the priest will administer the bread and the Eucharistic Minister the wine. Those wishing to receive the bread will receive from the priest. If they do not want to receive the wine, they will turn to their right and return to their pews passing by the organ. If they wish to receive the wine also, they will step over to the Eucharistic Minister and after receiving turn to their left and return to their pew passing by the pulpit. If this causes any difficulty, please let us know. We are happy to bring Communion to the pews for people who have trouble walking and climbing the steps. If you need us to do this, please let one of the greeters know when you enter the church.
- Food for the Hungry: This year our summer outreach project will be to help feed the hungry. Summer is an especially difficult time for our food banks. Donations of non-perishable food items are most welcome in the Food Box at the Church and although we don’t operate a “Food Bank” as such, we do collect food and forward it to the Community Food Sharing Association. Please consider the less fortunate as we enjoy our summer vacations.
- Message from Vestry, Wardens and Office Staff of the Ascension: We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer!
- Mrs. Ina Kearley, our organist, will be on vacation July 2, 9, 23, 30, August 27 and September 3, 2023.
- Mrs. Peggy Didham will return to work on Monday, September 18, 2023.
- We wish our staff a restful vacation time. As usual, messages may be left on the office telephone and they will be checked and responded to in a timely fashion.
- Summer Cash Flow: Spring and summer are times in which the contributions tend to lessen due to families being away on vacation and enjoying God’s creation. This sometimes creates a cash flow problem during this time of year (salaries, electric bills, synod assessment, etc. still have to be paid). If your regular giving usually gets interrupted in the summer, we invite you to consider one of the following options to help fund our parish ministry during this time:
- If you have not already done so, sign up to contribute to the parish through pre-authorized giving. This is by far the best option as it creates a steady cash flow throughout the year.
- E – Transfers: We now gratefully accept e-transfers. If you would like to make a single donation or weekly donations, please use this address [email protected]. Be sure to indicated where you would like your donation allocated.
- Use the Donations tab option on the Parish Web site and just follow the instructions there.
- Complete your weekly envelopes for the time you will be away from attending services by placing a post-dated cheque in each one and leave them at the office.
- If you miss a Sunday service, simply drop off your envelope for that week in the after-hours mailbox in the front church entrance.
- Also, please don't forget the Giving Thanks Fund envelopes which are the ongoing way that we have for making significant donations to the work and ministry of the parish. Your contribution to the Giving Thanks Fund may be used to celebrate significant events such as birthdays and anniversaries in the lives of family and friends. In addition, many use the Giving Thanks Fund to offer thanks for the life and witness of Loved Ones after they have died. Envelopes are in the pews.
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