March, 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 MARCH

ASH WEDNESDAY (5 March)  This is the first day of Lent.  It is a day for repentance and the beginning of our preparation for Easter. Imposition of ashes is a symbol of our mourning for the hurt we have done through our sins.

ST. JOSEPH (19 March)   St. Joseph was Our Lord's earthly foster father.  He believed God when he was told that Mary's baby was a holy child and raised Him as a loving father should.

THE ANNUNCIATION (25 March)   On this day, we commemorate the announcement to Mary that she would bear the Son of God, who would save the world.  Mary accepted the unbelievable statement God made to her as true and accepted the possible shame of seeming to have conceived a child out of wedlock.

ANNIVERSARIES

BIRTHDAYS

3/2 Kelly Motley

3/2 Justin Peck    

3/10 Carson Zachary Purvis

3/12 Sidney Motley    

3/13 Stephen McGuire  

3/14 Taylor Marye Baker    

3/15 Mike Razor    

3/15 Janet Shrout

3/16 Anissa Bartels

3/17 Fran Granger

3/17 Inez Hemmingson

3/18 Isabelle Schueler

3/22 Joe King    

3/23 Will Burdine    

3/25 R. J. Ratliff, III            

3/25 Deford Shrout

3/25 Iydella Unger                    

3/27 Kelly Cowden                    

3/27 Pat Waggoner                         

3/28 Mabel Marye

WEDDINGS

3/3 Kevin & Terri Pulley

DEATHS

3/1 Erma Hurlbut White         

3/5 Laura Hargrave           

3/12 C. M. Perkins III

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for March

3/2 Marge Neff 498-2548

3/9 John and Shannon Peck 498-6544

3/16 Norm and Justin Peck 497-9317

3/23 Becky Priest 498-3254

3/30 Sally Purvis 498-1614 or 585-7815

Here are the coffee hour hosts for April

4/6 Jennifer and Byram Ratliff 498-1516            

4/13 Judy Ratliff 498-2151            

4/20 Easter Day            

4/27 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615

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Contact information for Cindy+:

Church office-859-498-3730859-498-3730;

cell phone-931-636-8866931-636-8866;

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.