July, 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,  hair elastics, and nail polish and remover.

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

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.


ANNIVERSARIES FOR JULY

BIRTHDAYS

02 Matthew Wilson    
10 Beverly King        
11 Walker Smallwood        
12 Diane Robertson
14 Mary S. Ratliff    
17 Sarah Ison            
17 Tara Eling            
20 Lisa Nesmith
21 Martha Payne    
22 Owen Roland Ratliff    
24 Anne Elaine Nesmith    
27 Catie Blair
28 Marge Neff        
28 Bill Ratliff

WEDDINGS
                         
30 Beverly & Joe King

DEATHS
8 Mary D. Rawlings    
11 Claude Razor    
14 Dan Razor        
20 Harriet Apperson White
28 Claude Haynes    
28 Kim Powers

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for July    
3 Norm Peck 497-9317
10 Becky Priest 498-3254
17 Byram Ratliff 498-1516
24 Judy Ratliff 498-2151
31 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615

Here are the coffee hour hosts for August
7 Trip and Dawn Steele
14 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213
21 Allen and Katherine Blair    498-8039
28 Judy Bramblet 498-4164

    
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.