March 2013; page 3

OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Gateway Children's Services: Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway children on building life skills, which includes the children preparing dinner once a month after the Wednesday Evening service. There is always a need for the following items for the Gateway Teens: socks, undershirts (large and extra large), twin sheets, towels, pencils, drawing pads, journals, PG-13 movies, games, puzzles, puzzle books, soap, shampoo, lotion, and hair elastics.

M&M Food Pantry: They always need food, donations, and substitute workers. They especially need baby food, canned fruit, dried beans, Spaghetti O's, tuna fish, tuna helper dinners and powdered milk. Please continue to bring your offerings for the plate and our basket.

Other: The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients in our community to and from their treatment appointments. Or your can become a volunteer with St. Claire Hospice. See Sally Purvis for details.

MAIOR FEASTS FOR MARCH
ST. JOSEPH (19 March) St. Joseph was our Lord's earthly foster father. He believed God when he
was told that Mary's baby was a holy child and raised Him as a loving father should.
PALM SUNDAY (24 Marcb) This is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of ou Lord into Jerusalem.
MAUNDY THURSDAY (28 March) This day commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and the
beginning of the Passion.
GOOD FRIDAY (29 March) on this day, we remember the passion and death of our Lord. It is appropriate to spend some time in prayil during the day.
EASTER DAY (31 March) we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!

ANNTVERSARIES FOR MARCH

BIRTHDAYS
2 Kelly Motley
2 Justin Peck
10 Carson Z. Purvis
12 Joe King
12 Sidney Motley
13 Stephen McGuire
14 Taylor Marye Baker
15 Mike Razor
15 Janet Shrout
16 Anissa Bartels
17 Inez Hemmingson
17 Fran Granger
20 Margorie Onken
21 Justin Welby
22 Joe King
23 Will Burdine
25 Iydella Unger
25 R. J. Ratliff
25 Deford Shrout
27 Kelly Cowden
27 Pat Waggoner
28 Mabel Marye

WEDDINGS:
3 Kevin & Terri Pulley

DEATHS:
1 Erma Hurlbut White
4 Robert Unger
5 Laura hargrave
12 C. M. Perkins III

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR
Here are the coffee hour hosts for March & April:

3/3-Greg and Mindy Camp
3/10-Patrick and Wendy Greer
3/17-Laura and Brian Groff
3/24-Jansje Huyck
4/7-Beverly and Joe King
4/14-Terry Murphy and Brad Carrington
4/21 Marge Neff
4/28-John and Shannon Peck