January, 2015 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 JANUARY

HOLY NAME OF JESUS (January 1)  This is the day that we honor the holy name of Jesus, remembering the admonition: “At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow.”

THE EPIPHANY (January 6)  The Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of the Messiah to the Gentiles by the visitation of the Magi, signifying that He came for all, not just the Jews. It occurred after the Presentation of Jesus in the temple, about two years after the birth of Christ.
CONFESSION OF ST. PETER (January 19, transferred)  This day commemorates the confession St. Peter made when he said of Jesus “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL (January 26, transferred)  Paul originally persecuted the Christians and was so zealous about it that he obtained a letter allowing him to search out and arrest them wherever he could find them. However, God had other plans for him. God appeared to Paul as a bright light, and Paul was convinced that this Jesus was really the Son of God. He, then, became the most ardent advocate for the new faith.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR JANUARY

BIRTHDAYS
02 Michael Razor
06 Mike Barnard 
07 Abby Camp
07 Maggie Camp  
08 Amy Ratliff Frazier
08 Jack Razor 
10 Billie Fogle 
12 Beth Ratliff
16 Sallie Razor 
19 Leigh Perry
22 Suzanne Perry
23 Carol McNew 
23 Jennifer Ratliff
23 Fielding Rogers                
30 Will Ratliff             
31 Martha Razor Rogers

 
DEATHS

01 Linda Morrissey  
03 Roland Ratliff  
08 Rea Miller 
10 Emily Turner Green 
19 Delores Haynes
20 Lawrence Hargrave     
20 Glenn Williamson       
23 Father Lewis Tanno
24 A. E. Walker


ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for January 

04 Becky Priest 498-3254
11 Jennifer and Byram Ratliff 498-1516
18 Judy Ratliff 498-2151
25 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615

Here are the coffee hour hosts for February

01 Tony and Jennifer Walker 859-432-5961
08 Julia WalIer 859-398-9146
15 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213
22 Allen and Katherine Blair 498-4164

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.