September, 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 SEPTEMBER

HOLY CROSS DAY (September 14)  This is the day we celebrate the Cross of Christ. We remember that God was willing to die a cruel, painful death for us because He loved us so. We are also reminded that we may have to suffer for Him, but the reward of eternal life is worth it.

ST. MATTHEW (September 21)  Matthew was a tax collector who gave up his position of power to follow Jesus.  He ministered in Judea, and then went to Ethiopia or Persia.  It is not known how he died.

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS (September 29) On this day, we honor the angels God has given us. He used them as messengers, such as announcing the birth of Christ. Each of us has a guardian angel who watches over us.


ANNIVERSARIES FOR SEPTEMBER

BIRTHDAYS

 5 Betty Barnard
 6 McKenzie B. Murdock
12 Bob Nesmith    
15 Sharon Moran 
17 Ellen Razor
19 Jansje Huyck 
19 Meredith Peck Yates                  
23 Laura Caudill         
24 Will Fogle
26 Brad Carrington
  
WEDDINGS

8 Mike & Sharon Moran
16 Allen & Catherine Blair 
25 Bill & Beth Ratliff

DEATHS

 1 Roger Titus 
 2 Lottie Weckesser  
 9 Aaron Farnell, Jr. 
13 Frank Neff
15 Charles Gange      
18 Odelle Cooke Payne 
19 Jamie Cody  
23 Paul Cowden
28 Florence Hargraves


ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for September:
  
07 Jennifer and Byram Ratliff 498-1516   
14 Judy Ratliff 498-2151    
21 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615   
28 Julia Waller 859-398-9146   

Here are the coffee hour hosts for October:

05 Tony and Jennifer Walker 859-432-5961
12 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213
19 Janet White 859-842-4549
26 Allen and Katherine Blair 498-8039


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.