March, 2017; Page 3

OUTREACH MINISTRIES

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

MAJOR FEASTS FOR MARCH

ASH WEDNESDAY (1 March)   This, the first day of Lent, is a day for repentance and the beginning of our preparation for Easter.  Imposition of ashes is a symbol of our mourning for the hurt we have done through our sins.

ST. JOSEPH (20 March, transferred)   St. Joseph was Our Lord's earthly foster father.  He believed God when he was told that Mary's baby was a holy child and raised Him as a loving father should.

THE ANNUNCIATION (25 March)   On this day, we commemorate the announcement to Mary hat 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.

ANNIVERSARIES FOR MARCH
BIRTHDAYS

2 Justin Peck        
14 Taylor Marye Baker    
15 Mike Razor        
15 Janet Shrout
16 Anissa Bartels
17 Fran Granger        
17 Inez Hemmingson        
18 Isabelle Schueler
22 Joe King        
25 R. J. Ratliff III        
25 Deford Shrout    
27 Pat Waggoner
28 Mabel Marye

DEATHS
1 Erma Hurlbut White        
5 Laura Hargrave    
9 David Huyck    
12 C. M. Perkins III
13 Lula Collins        
17 Sandra Stoddard

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR
Here are the coffee hour hosts for March        
5 Jansje Huyck 497-9973
12 John and Shannon Peck 498-6544
19 Martha and Darren Payne 498-5894
26 Norm Peck 497-9317

Here are the coffee hour hosts for April
2 Becky Priest 498-3254
9 Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615
16 Easter Brunch
23 Trip and Dawn Steele
30 Matt and Cynthia Wilson


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 call at (606) 784-4012 or e-mail her at plfarnell@hotmail.com.  Please put "newsletter" in the subject line so she opens it.