July/August 2013, Page 3

MAJOR FEASTS FOR JULY/AUGUST

INDEPENDENCE DAY (July 4) On this day, we celebrate our national political independence. It is fitting that we give thanks to God for this.

ST. MARY MAGDALENE (July 22) Jesus healed Mary Magdalene by casting out seven devils. She was considered to be a wealthy woman and became one of the women following Him. She was the one to whom the angel announced the Resurrection. Since she, then, told the other disciples, she is referred to as 'the apostle to the Apostles.

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE (July 25) This day commemorates St. James the Apostle, the brother of John, called James the Greater. He spread the light in Judea and was killed by Herod Agrippa in 44 AD.  His body was later taken to Spain.

THE TRANSFIGURATION (August 6) On this day, Our Lord reassumed His Heavenly Body and allowed several of His disciples to see Him in all of His Glory. He, then, took up His earthly body again to finish His work on earth.

ST. MARY THE VIRGIN (August 15)  This is the traditional date of the death of the Blessed Virgin.  Roman Catholics believe that she was taken directly to Heaven in her earthly body.  Our church leaves it up to the individual whether to accept that or not.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW (August 24) Bartholomew, also called Nathaniel, was the first to say to Jesus `You are the Son of God, you are the king of Israel.' He did this because Jesus was able to `see' him when he was out of sight. He was the oldest of the disciples and sometimes had trouble keeping up, but he persevered. He ministered in North India, and was martyred in Armenia.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR JULY/AUGUST

BIRTHDAYS                       

July

2 David Burdine  
2 Matthew Wilson 
5 Brian Groff 
9 Kelly Pierce
10 Beverly King
11 Walker Smallwood
12 Diane Robertson
14 Mary Ratliff
16 Claire Malone
17 Sarah Ison
21 Mary Elizabeth Murdock
21 Martha Payne
22 Tony Barrett
22 Patrick Keating
22 Landon Mills
24 Anne Elaine Nesmith                     
27 Catie Blair                                             
28 Marge Neff
28 Bill Ratliff                                                                          
        

August

1 Ralph Karsner
1 Shannon Peck
3 Kevin Pulley 
3 Aimee Ralph
3 Pamela Smallwood    
4 Ashley Peck Robbins
5 James Pierce
7 Kaelan Barrett
8 Laine Rogers
9 Heather Reynolds
12 Erin Haskell Hahn
12 Emily Malone
12 Sharon Neismith
12 Sarah Rogers
23 Archie Harper  
24 Liam Bourne                                    
27 Janet White                               
27 Cal David Malone                    
28 Rebecca Arthur               

WEDDINGS

 July    
  
26 Heather & Jeremy Reynolds  
30 Beverly & Joe King

August   

25 Cynthia & Gordon Duffus

DEATHS

July       

11 Claude Razor          
20 Harriet Apperson White           
28 Claude Haynes

August  

1 Floris Razor  
4 Henry Leader            
16 Bud Robertson 
18 Charles T. Haskell
30 Grace Lover                       
30 M. R. Rice

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for July:                              

7 Betty and Mike Barnard 498-0481 (Betty) or 498-0807  (Mike)                                                      
14 Chuck and Ann Bartels 859-274-2947 or 585-4753                    
21 Alan and Katherine Blair 498-8039                                  
28 Judy Bramblet 498-4164


Here are the coffee hour hosts for August:

4 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269
11 Lora and Brian Groff 859-432-0018 or 903-851-6221
18 Jansje Huyck 497-9973
25 Beverly and Joe King 498-2783

Contact information for Cindy+: Church office-859-498-3730; cell phone-931-636-8866; home phone-598-498-9398 Please leave a message if you can't reach her at the time you call.

If you know you will not be available to serve at the altar, let Pat Farnell know the month before so she won't schedule you.  If anyone would like to add announcements to the newsletter, let her know or e-mail her at plfarnell@hotmail.com.  Please put "newsletter" in the subject line so she opens it.