October, 2016; Page 3


Gateway Children’s Services:  Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway children on building life skills, which includes 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


ST. LUKE (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 (24 October, transferred) 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 Eve), has come to be a day to dress up in costumes and ask for treats. These traditions arose from Celtic traditions, and were to commemorate the beginning of winter. They have nothing to do with the holy day.


03 Sarah Ratliff        
13 Emma Nesmith        
15 Richmond Bramblet        
29 Danny Razor
29 Jessica Razor

02 Anne & Charles Bartels    
25 Matthew & Cynthia Wilson

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


Here are the coffee hour hosts for October         

02 Norm and Justin Peck 497-9317
09 Becky Priest 498-3254
16 Parish picnic
23 Judy Ratliff 498-2151
30 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615

Here are the coffee hour hosts for November

06 Trip and Dawn Steele
13 Judy Bramblet 498-4164
20 Greg and Mindy Camp 497-0269
27 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213

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.