April, 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 APRIL

PALM SUNDAY (13 April) This day we celebrate the triumphal entry of our Lord into Jerusalem.

MAUNDY THURSDAY (17 April) This day commemorates the institution of the Eucharist, Jesus washing the feet of the disciples and the beginning of the Passion.

GOOD FRIDAY (18 April)  On this day, we remember the passion and death of Our Lord. It is appropriate to spend some time in prayer during the day.

EASTER DAY (20 April)  We celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord!

ST. MARK'S DAY (28 April transferred) Mark wrote the earliest Gospel. Some think the Last Supper may have been held in his mother's house, and that he was the young man whose robe was torn off as he fled the garden.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR APRIL

BIRTHDAYS

03 Julia Waller    

04 Abby Schueler

04 Horton Stull   

08 Chris Purvis

13 Virginia Wilson Adkins                

15 Cynthia Wilson

18 Charles Bartels            

19 Jennie Moran Lucktefeld

19 Courtney Marye

19 Nancy Page Roberts

21 Justin Cline

21 Michael Myers

24 Lucie Thurman

25 Byram Ratliff                                                       

25 Lindsey Burdine Davis                                   

27 Jennifer Purvis                                              

30 Elizabeth Malone                                         

WEDDINGS

06 Jim & Mary Ratliff    

07 David & DeDe Burdine        

10 Pat & Wendy Greer

DEATHS

01 William Hargrave

09 Ed Hickey

13 Elaine Razor

22 Albert Krauss        

22 Ted Marye    

22 Christina Sykes

24 Henrietta Greene

28 Kathleen Peck    

28 Edith William    

30 Lynn Perkins

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for April

06 Sallie and Mike Razor 859-498-8615     

13 Judy Ratliff 859-498-2151    

20 Easter Day

27 Jennifer and Byram Ratliff 859-498-1516    

Here are the coffee hour hosts for May

04 Janet White   859-842-4549

11 Julia WalIer 859-398-9146

18 Tony and Jennifer Walker 859-432-5981

25 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 859-497-0213

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.