Ascension News (December 22, 2023)

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Next Sunday, December 24, is the Fourth Sunday in Advent with the theme ‘LOVE.’

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

- A verse that by many is considered to be the most widely displayed verse from the entire Bible.

Let us consider this Advent quote about ‘Love’ by Mother Teresa:

 “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.” 

A few important reminders/notices for you:

  • Church calendars have arrived!! You can pick one up at the church office for $6.
  • Special thanks once again to all those who participated in the Advent ‘St. Margaret’s Boat’ Project!  The sinking boat’s donations from all you generous people were gratefully accepted on Sunday  by Mia Penney, a representative from Thrive.
  • Just a reminder that the next 8:30 a.m. BCP service with be on December 31, 2023.  There will not be Ascension Café on that Sunday.
  • However, there will be 8:30 a.m. BCP service on January 2, 2024, followed by Ascension Café at 9:30 a.m.
  • If you want to read the Bishop’s Pastoral Letter for this Christmas, you can read it online at or if you would prefer a copy, there is one available at the church’s entrance.
  • Any donations you want included on your tax receipts for 2023 must be received by 12 noon on December 31, 2023.
  • If you are in need of a hot, free take-out meal, there will be one ready for you this evening between 5 and 6 p.m. at the entrance to the church of the Good Shepherd. 
  • Please don’t forget the grocery needs of so many during this holiday season.  Many families are finding it difficult to make ends meet especially during this time of the year. There is always room in our food bank box.
  • SERVICES ON CHRISTMAS EVE Lessons and Carols at 11 a.m., BAS/HE at 4 p.m., and BAS/HE at 7 p.m.
  • The office will be closed for Christmas break from Monday, December 25 to Tuesday, January 2, 2024

May you all have a Blessed Christmas!
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)