October, 2015; Page 3

MAJOR FEASTS FOR OCTOBER

ST. LUKE (19 October, transferred from 18 October) The early Church's position was that St. Luke wrote the third synoptic Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He accompanied St. Paul on some of his missionary journeys (see in Acts where he wrote `we' instead of `he' in the narrative). He was a physician and is, therefore, invoked for healing ministries.

ST. JAMES OF JERUSALEM (23 October)   James was the first bishop of Jerusalem.  He is called the brother of Jesus, but may have been a cousin. Family ties were so close at that time that cousins were called brother and sister.

STS. SIMON AND JUDE (28 October)   Simon and Jude, also called Thaddeus, were apostles.  Simon carried the light to Egypt and Persia, where he was joined by Jude.  They were martyred together.

VIGIL OF ALL SAINTS (31 October)   This day, called Halloween (from All Hallows’ Evening), has come to be a day to dress up in costumes and ask for treats.  These practices arose from Celtic traditions, and were to commemorate the beginning of winter. They have nothing to do with the holy day.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR OCTOBER

BIRTHDAYS

3 Sarah Ratliff
4 Terry Murphy                 
12 Lula Collins  
13 Emma Neismith            
15 Richmond Bramblet
29 Danny Razor            
29 Jessica Razor

WEDDINGS
    
2 Anne & Charles Bartels            
25 Matthew & Cynthia Wilson

DEATHS

10 Mary Hunter Spear
13 Susette Johnson
19 Kimberly Skidmore Shortridge        
20 Opal Hickey
25 Helen Herbert      
26 Launa Haynes    
26 Edward Avonmore Marye
27 Lewis White  
29 Rev. John Dews             
29 Scott Marye        
 

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for October
        
4 Julia Waller 859-398-9146
11 Janet White 859-842-4549
18 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213
25 Allen and Katherine Blair 498-8039


Here are the coffee hour hosts for November

1 Judy Bramblet 498-4164
8 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269
15 Annual Meeting- Pot Luck
22 Jansje Huyck 497-9973
29 Gordon Duffus 498-9398 or 931-636-8866

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.