May 2013, Page 3


Tentative date for our Christmas bazaar is the 2nd Saturday in November. We would like people to start thinking about making home-made crafts and Christmas crafts, such as wreaths, scarves and kitchen towels, which sold well last year. Watch for announcements for organizational meetings in the future.


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 an on-going need of 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, and 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 you can become a volunteer with St. Claire Hospice. See Sally Purvis.


STS. PHILIP AND JAMES (MAY 1) Philip and James were Apostles. Philip ministered in Scythia and Phrygia, where he was martyred. James, son of Alphaeus, ministered, but nothing is known about where or how he died.

ASCENSION (MAY 9) On this day, Our Lord's resurrected body returned to Heaven. This made it pos-sible for the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in humans to guide them.

PENTECOST (MAY 19) The Holy Spirit came and dwelt in the people gathered together. They began to teach others about the risen Christ, and each person heard them in their own tongue.
RINITY SUNDAY (MAY 26) On this day especially, the Church commemorates the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

VISITATION OF MARY (MAY 31) Soon after the Holy Spirit told Mary that she was to bear the Mes-siah, she went to visit her cousin Elizabeth. When Elizabeth recognized that Mary was to bear the Savior, Mary was moved to recite the beautiful Magnificat.


1 Jean Stoddard     
2 Katie Malone 15 Griffin Smallwood    
8 Catherine Blair     
10 Dena Amburgey
14 Norm Peck
16 Helene Perkins
16 Becky Priest
18 Allen Blair
21 Jim Malone
21 Bill Skidmore
29 Dan Razor
30 Susannah Wilson

9 Norm & Jean Stoddard 
14 Chris & Jen Purvis  
26 Brenda & Bill Skidmore

11 Junie Barnard 
11 Apperson Queen  
26 Clarence Perkins  
26 Greta Wickes


Here are the coffee hour hosts for May & June:

5/5 Becky Priest 498-3254                                    
5/12 Sally Purvis 498-1614 or 585-7815             
5/19 Jennifer and Byram Ratliff 498-1516          
5/26 Judy Ratliff 498-2151

6/2 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615
6/9 Julia Waller 398-9146
6/16 Tony and Jennifer Walker 432-5961
6/23 Janet White 842-4549                                
6/30 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213