February, 2015 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 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 FEBRUARY

THE PRESENTATION (2 February) This is the fortieth day after the Nativity. On this day, we celebrate Mary and Joseph's presentation of the infant Jesus to God in the Temple, as required by Jewish law. When Mary placed Jesus into the arms of Simeon, he prayed the Nunc Dimittis, Canticle of Simeon, which prophesied the redemption of the world by Jesus. Anna praised God and told how Jesus would save His people.

ASH WEDNESDAY (18 February) This is the first day of Lent, a day for repentance and the beginning of our preparation for Easter. The imposition of ashes is a symbol of our mourning for the hurt we have done through our sins.

ST. MATTHIAS (24 February) After Pentecost, Matthias was chosen to fill Judas' place as the twelfth apostle. Not much is known about his life and death.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR FEBRUARY

Birthdays

02 Richard Amburgy
09 Brenda Skidmore
12 Greg Camp
12 John Peck        
13 John Allison
16 Judy Bramblet 
16 Rebecca Morton Razor               
17 Becky Razor    
20 Jim Johnson               
25 Bryce Smallwood 
  
Deaths

14 Marcella Chiles  
15 Judy Miller  
27 Oldham Green

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR
Here are the coffee hour hosts for February
  
01 Tony and Jennifer Walker 859-432-5961
08 Julia Waller 859-398-9146
15 Janet White 859-842-4549
22 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213


Here are the coffee hour hosts for March

1 Allen and Katherine Blair 498-8039
8 Judy Bramblet 498-4164
15 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269
22 Patrick and Wendy Greer 498-9213
29 Jansje Huyck 497-9973

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.