July/August, 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 JULY/AUGUST
INDEPENDENCE DAY (July 4) This is the day we celebrate our national political independence. It is fitting that we give thanks to God for this.

ST. MARY MAGDALENE (July 22) Jesus healed Mary Magdalene by casting out seven devils.  She was considered to be a wealthy woman, but became one of the women following Him.  She was the one to whom the angel announced the Resurrection; since she then told the disciples, she is referred to as 'the apostle to the Apostles'.

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE (July 25) This day commemorates St James the Apostle, called James the Greater.  He was the brother of John. He spread the light in Judea and was killed by Herod Agrippa in 44 AD.  His body was later taken to Spain.

THE TRANSFIGURATION (August 6) On this day, Our Lord reassumed His Heavenly Body and allowed several of His disciples to see Him in all of His Glory.  He then took up His earthly body again to finish His work on earth.

ST. MARY THE VIRGIN (August 15) This is the traditional date of the death of the Blessed Virgin.  Roman Catholics believe that she was taken directly to Heaven in her earthly body. Our church leaves it up to the individual whether to accept that or not.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW (August 24)   Bartholomew, also called Nathaniel, was the first to say to Jesus `You are the Son of God, you are the king of Israel.' He did this because Jesus was able to `see' him when he was out of sight. He was the oldest of the disciples and sometimes had trouble keeping up, but he persevered. He ministered in North India, and was martyred in Armenia.


ANNIVERSARIES FOR JULY/AUGUST

BIRTHDAYS

JULY 

2 David Burdine 
2 Matthew Wilson
5 Brian Groff
7 Oscar Groff
9 Kelly Pierce
10 Beverly King 
11 Walker Smallwood
12 Diane Robertson
14 Mary Ratliff 
16 Claire Malone
17 Sarah Ison 
21 Mary Elizabeth Murdock
21 Martha Payne    
22 Tony Barrett   
22 Patrick Keating   
22 Landon Mills
24 Anne Elaine Nesmith
27 Catie Blair
28 Bill Ratliff
8 Marge Neff


AUGUST 
 
1 Shannon Peck 
1 Ralph Karsner
3 Kevin Pulley
3 Aimee Ralph
3 Pamela Smallwood
4 Ashley Peck Robbins
5 James Pierce 
7 Kaelan Barrett
8 Laine Rogers
9 Heather Reynolds
12 Erin Haskell Hahn
12 Emily Malone 
12 Sharon Neismith
12 Sarah Rogers
23 Archie Harper
24 Liam Bourne  
27 Cal David Malone 
27 Janet White
28 Rebecca Arthur


WEDDINGS

JULY   
26 Heather & Jeremy Reynolds  
30 Beverly & Joe King

AUGUST  
25 Cynthia & Gordon Duffus

DEATHS

JULY    
11 Claude Razor 
20 Harriet Apperson White 
28 Claude Haynes

AUGUST  
1 Floris Razor 
4 Henry Leader 
16 Bud Robertson
18 Charles T. Haskell  
30 M. R. Rice
30 Grace Lover      


ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for July   

06 Patrick and Wendy Greer 498-9213
13 Laura and Brian Groff 859-432-0018 or 903-851-6221
20 Judy Ratliff- 498-2151
27 Beverly and Joe King 498-2783


Here are the coffee hour hosts for August

3 Marge Neff 498-2548
10 Martha and Darren Payne 498-5894
17 John and Shannon Peck 498-6544
24 Norm and Justin Peck 497-9317
31 Becky Priest 498-3254

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.