October, 2014 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 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.

MAJOR FEASTS FOR OCTOBER

ST. LUKE (18 October) The early Church's position was that St Luke wrote the third synoptic Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He accompanied St. Paul on some of his missionary journeys (see in Acts where he wrote `we' instead of `he' in the narrative). He was a physician, and is, therefore, invoked for healing ministries.

ST. JAMES OF JERUSALEM (23 October) James was the first bishop of Jerusalem. He is called the brother of Jesus, but may have been a cousin.  Family ties were so close at that time that cousins were called brother and sister.

STS. SIMON AND JUDE (28 October) Simon and Jude, also called Thaddeus, were apostles.  Simon carried the light to Egypt and Persia, where he was joined by Jude. They were martyred together.

VIGIL OF ALL SAINTS (31 October) This day, called Halloween (from All Hallows Evening), has come to be a day to dress up in costumes and ask for treats. These traditions arose from Celtic traditions, and were to commemorate the beginning of winter. They have nothing to do with the holy day.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR OCTOBER

BIRTHDAYS

03 Sarah Ratliff                              
04 Terry Murphy
12 Lula Collins 
13 Emma Nesmith    
15 Richmond Bramblet         
29 Jessica Razor  
30 Dede Burdine 
                   
WEDDINGS

02 Anne & Charles Bartels 
10 Ralph & Jan Karsner       
25 Matthew & Cynthia Wilson

DEATHS

10 Mary Hunter Spear 
13 Susette Johnson 
19 Kim Skidmore Shortridge  
20 Opal Hickey
25 Helen Herbert          
26 Launa Haynes 
26 Edward A. Marye        
27 Lewis White
29 Scott Marye                                 
   
                                                                                                                                        
ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR


Here are the coffee hour hosts for October 


05 Tony and Jennifer Walker 859-432-5961 
12 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213  
19 Janet White 859-842-4549   
26 Allen and Katherine Blair 498-8039 


Here are the coffee hour hosts for November:

02 Judy Bramblet 498-4164
9 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269
16 Patrick and Wendy Greer 498-9213
23 Annual Meeting- Pot-luck meal      
30 Gordon Duffus-498-9398


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.