November, 2014 Page 3

OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Gateway Children’s Services:  Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway youth on building life skills, which includes 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, tuna helper dinners and powdered milk.  Please continue to bring your offerings for the plate and our basket.

MAJOR FEASTS FOR NOVEMBER
ALL SAINTS' DAY (1 November) This is the day we honor all of the saints, those known and unknown to us, whose lives are and were exceptional examples of their love and service to God.

ALL SOULS' DAY (2 November) On this day, we commemorate the souls of the faithful departed. We remember and honor all of our loved ones who have died. Since most churches don't have a special service on this day, it is usually combined with All Saints' Day.

THANKSGIVING DAY (27 November) This day is declared by presidential proclamation as a day of national thanksgiving for the blessings given to our land. We also give special thanks for all of God's blessings.

CHRIST THE KING (23 November) This day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, and other Protestant churches on the last Sunday of the liturgical year in remembrance of Christ's messianic kingship and sovereign rule over all creation.

FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT (30 November) This Sunday is the beginning of Advent, in which we prepare ourselves for Our Lord's second coming, as we also prepare for celebrating Christmas, His first coming.  This is the new beginning of the Church Year.

ST. ANDREW (1 December transferred) St. Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter and one of the first Apostles; he was called to be a fisher of people. Tradition claims that he was crucified on an X-shaped cross at Petras, Greece. He is the Patron Saint of Scotland, Greece, and Russia.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR NOVEMBER

BIRTHDAYS

2 The Rev. Cynthia Duffus
3 Clay Wilkinson
4 Laura Groff
10 Edward A. Marye, III
11 Anne Palmer
13 Elise White Boyd 
15 Ann Bartels 
15 Eloise Caudill
15 Elizabeth Ratliff Hall               
20 Suzanne Cowden  
22 Buddy Waller
24 Wendy Greer
                                               
WEDDINGS

30 John & Shannon Peck
  
DEATHS

18 Nancy Carmody       
23 Mary Oldham  
26 Charles D. Waldecker
 
ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR


Here are the coffee hour hosts for November 
 
2 Judy Bramblet 498-4164 
9 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269      
16 Patrick and Wendy Greer 498-9213  
23 Annual Meeting Luncheon   
30 Gordon Duffus 498-9398 or 931-636-8866

Here are the coffee hour hosts for December

 7 Jansje Huyck 497-9973
14 Beverly and Joe King 498-2783
21 Marge Neff 498-2548
28 Martha and Darren Payne498-5894


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.