April, 2016; 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

THE ANNUNCIATION (4 April, transferred)-On this day, we commemorate the announcement to Mary that she would bear the Son of God, who would save the world.  Mary accepted the unbelievable statement God made to her as true and accepted the possible shame of seeming to have conceived a child out of wedlock.

ST. MARK'S DAY (25 April)     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 who robe was torn off as he fled the garden. His bones, which were stolen from Alexandria in a barrel of pork (so the Moslems wouldn't search it) are interred in the Cathedral of San Marco in Venice.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR APRIL

BIRTHDAYS

3 Julia Waller               
4 Abby Schueler         
4 Horton Stull         
5 Maggie Steele
11 April Eling            
13 Virginia Wilson Adkins    
15 Cynthia Wilson    
18 Charles Bartels
19 Nancy Page Roberts     
21 Justin Cline        
25 Byram Ratliff
 
WEDDINGS

6 Jim & Mary Ratliff

DEATHS

1 William Hargrave         
9 Ed Hickey        
12 Elaine Razor    
22 Albert Krause
22 Ted Marye            
24 Henrietta Greene    
28 Edith William
29 Kathi Peck        
30 Lynn Perkins

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for  April:       
3 Becky Priest 498-3254
10 Byram Ratliff 498-1516
17 Judy Ratliff 498-2151
24 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615

Here are the coffee hour hosts for May:
1 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213
8 Allen and Katherine Blair 498-8039
15 Judy Bramblet 498-4164
22 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269
29 Jansje Huyck 497-9973
    
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