Ascension News (October 2, 2020)

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Summer is officially over, but still the warm weather lingers as we slip into the beautiful autumn season.  Newfoundlanders are known to talk frequently about the weather; well, after this summer, they really have something special to talk about!  In spite of the restrictions of the pandemic and the stress coupled with it, thank God we have been able to enjoy lovely summer weather which has resulted in beautiful flower gardens and a bountiful harvest.  (You might enjoy listening to "In His time" by the Maranatha! Vocal Band on YouTube.)

I have a few important notices for you:
  • Public Worship is now taking place at our church each Sunday at 11 a.m.  All of you are aware of the need to complete a screening questionnaire as part of the registration.  This questionnaire is available on our website ( and it was also attached to my enews last week.  If you have difficulty with obtaining it that way, you may come to the church office to fill one out Monday to Wednesday each week between 9 and noon.  If you come, please don't forget to bring your mask and to ring the buzzer on the right of the side entrance. Important to note that when you plan to come to a church service, you must register by Wednesday at noon.
  • Note carefully in your Chimes the guidelines for coming to a church service.  As I wrote last week, you can be really aware of the procedure if you view the video on our Parish Facebook in which you will see Rev'd David going through the procedure.
  • Later in the fall, it is hoped that the Sunday services will be live-streamed from the parish.  In the meantime, if you would like to join in the Wednesday morning 10 a.m. prayers, you can do so through our YouTube channel (check your Chimes for the link) or call the office for a Zoom link.
  • Saturday, October 3, is a very important day, the day when thousands of riders/walkers across Canada are helping to raise money for PWRDF through the Ride for Refuge.  Rev'd David and a number of friends will be riding/walking from Cape Spear to the Anglican Cathedral to support the PWRDF Fund. To read the details about this important Ride, peruse your Chimes again and you will find how to donate to the team or to Rev'd David as they participate in this worthy cause.
  • The weekly Chimes and the devotional books (Our Daily Bread, Forward Day by Day) are available for pick up at the side entrance to the church.  Again, for your convenience, just use the buzzer for entrance to pick up those you need from the bench inside the door.
  • As you can see by the instructions given that the office is open on an as-need basis only.  If you need to come to the office, please call in advance.  Also, if you would like a physically distanced visit from Rev'd David or Rev'd Lynn, please call the church office or contact the clergy via email.
  • Please check for updates regarding Wednesday worship, Bible Study, and other important information.
  • Don't forget to call 722-1737 if you plan to have a take-out or pick-up dinner in support of the CLB - deadline each week is 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Or if you plan to support them by buying Hallowe'en Chips and/or Cheesies (24 bags for $6.50), contact Jamie at [email protected] or 699-3388.
  • Rev'd David will be hosting Thursdays in Black tomorrow, October 1.  His guest this week is Bridget Clarke, Advocacy Coordinator with The St. John's Status of Women's Centre.  She will be exploring local issues of Gender-Based Violence, including challenges concerning the mistrial with the Snelgrove Supreme Count NL case.
  • Important to remember those who are always in need of food donations.  You can donate at the Parish Hall on Ashford Drive or Mary Queen of the World on Topsail Road.  Thanks for your help as always.
Have a great week!
God Bless you all,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)