- Sunday, June 21, is Father's Day! You all have heard many times before, "Anyone can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad." Hope those special people - grandfathers, fathers, stepfathers, and those who take a father's role - have an awesome day with your family!
- I trust you were able to view the on-line service last Sunday. Again this Sunday, June 21, at 11 a.m., the Parishes of St. Michael and All Angels, St. Mary the Virgin, the Good Shepherd, and the Ascension will host Family Service from the Wee Worship Book. You can join the service at thetransmission.ca (you do not need to be on Facebook to view the live service).
- With respect to the on-line service on Sunday, I presume we all are looking forward to seeing photos of a few people who have celebrated or will be celebrating their birthdays in the month of June during the Birthday Sunday celebration portion of the liturgy. Also, Sunday is Father's Day, and you were given the opportunity to send a photo of your father figure. Hopefully you were able to submit it on time as we are looking forward to seeing a photo of you and those you love during a special part of the liturgy.
- The Parish of the Ascension is still receiving donations on behalf of all the congregations in Mount Pearl for distribution to the three Mount Pearl Foodbanks. From now until the end of June you can contribute by going to gofundme.com, search for the Parish of the Ascension, and then just follow the prompts. Thanks so much for your help.
- I am sure we all are continuing to use our phones more than ever in keeping in contact with our family, friends, and neighbours. If there is anyone that you know of that is struggling at this time, please contact Rev'd David or Rev'd Lynn. Also, if you have heard of any parishioner who hasn't had a call from one of the clergy since the church doors were closed, please have them email their updated contact information to the church office at [email protected] or leave a message at 368-5693. It seems that our church parish list may be in need of an update.
- Remember, if your child or a grandchild is interested in the Anglican East NL Lavrock Summer Camp 2020, please contact [email protected]. More information is given in last week's Chimes. Of course, this camp is going to take place right in your own home. Please check it out soon. You will be sent a complete information package as soon as you email showing an interest.
- We have another 'Resurrection Reminder' for you! Gordon Slade has submitted a lovely 'Reminder' which you can read in its entirety in this weekend's Chimes which will be posted on the Parish's website as well as on the Parish's Facebook page.
- We also have 'Greetings from the Lay Ministers' Association. This writeup will also be in this week's Chimes.
- I am reminding you once again that the Ascension has a new website which was launched in May. This website is reached at ascensionnl.ca. There are also new email addresses for the clergy and the office: Rev'd David's is [email protected], Rev'd Lynn's is [email protected], Mrs. Kearley's is [email protected] and the office administrators is [email protected]
- In reference to the new website, we are still looking for more photos to add to the site. Please look among your collection of photos to see if you have any that you think would add to the history of the Parish. You can email them electronically or drop them off at church to be scanned. They will be returned to you unharmed. Thanks in advance for your help.
- 'Thursdays in Black' still continues each Thursday. If you are new to this and would like more information, please check out the details in this week's Chimes. This Zoom hour with Rev'd David is streamed live to the Parish of the Ascension Facebook page. If you don't have the opportunity to view it on Thursday, it is posted there for you to view at a more convenient time.
- The Memorial Services scheduled for July at the two cemeteries have been cancelled. Instead there will be an online Memorial Service on Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Anglican Cathedral which will be lived streamed via the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador Facebook page. They hope that this commemorative service will provide comfort for families and friends in honor of their loved ones that are interred in our cemeteries and for those who were unable to pay their respects at a funeral home or gravesite during the state of emergency in January and the present COVID-19 pandemic. Floral tributes may be placed in our cemeteries at your convenience.
- This is a reminder that Food First NL works with communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure everyone has access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food. Please visit their website at foodfirstnl.ca/covid19 to find updates to NL Community Food Programs.
- Also, if you are interested in continuing to donate to the Parish ministry, you have a choice: church envelopes, pre-authorized givings (arranged by contacting the church office at 368-5693), or through Canada Helps via our Parish website. Thanks for your continued support.
That's it folks!
Stay safe and God Bless,
Jean (On behalf of Ascension)