Episcopal Church of the Ascension welcomes you...
We are a diverse community of faith that gathers to worship God. Our worship includes reading and reflecting on scripture, singing hymns and celebrating the sacraments of the church. We endeavor to learn together, about faith, about God and about one another. We serve together in a variety of ministries that include school partnerships, feeding ministries, advocacy and much more. We hope that you'll join us as we seek to restore unity with God and one another.
Upcoming events at Episcopal Church of the Ascension:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:
DRIVERS NEEDED TO PICKUP FOOD!
In September we began purchasing food for Ascension and Tasby’s food pantries from Sharing Life Ministries, a hub of the NTFB. This new partnership will allow us to purchase food at a greatly reduced cost. We will now be able to provide more food and feed more families at Ascension’s food pantry, as well as feed more children eligible for the Tasby Middle School’s Friday backpack program. Thanks to Beth and John Dexter, we are ordering food online from Sharing Life with pickup scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30am. We need 4-5 cars each month to help load food and deliver to both Ascension and Tasby. It will only take 1.5 hours of your time. Our goal is to have 20 individuals/families sign up so not all volunteers have to commit each month. The next pickup date is Saturday, October 13. Please sign up for this feeding ministry. Contact Dabney directly for details at 214 500-7205 or by email.
saturday, october 20th:
The fall Parish Work Day has been scheduled for October 20th. There will be indoor and outdoor work. Interior - check kneelers in nave; replace stained or damaged ceiling tiles; clean parish hall chairs and walls; clean chairs in office kitchen; Exterior - clean gutters in main building; courtyard clean up to include some tree pruning and cleaning of exterior walls/columns (removing cobwebs, dirt, etc.) remove trash around buildings and grounds, including playgrounds (emptying of trash cans), and raking chips in playgrounds under equipment. Click on the image at left to access online sign up. A sign up sheet is also on the Kiosk. We usually need at least 20 volunteers to cover all areas of need. Please plan on spending a few hours of your time to keep our church campus looking good by providing assistance with regularly scheduled maintenance or perhaps one time requests for areas that need volunteer help.
sunday, october 21:
We still need about 20 sign ups!
sunday, october 28:
If you would like to help -
We will be collecting candy in receptacles in the narthex.
We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the games or to decorate the courtyard or to decorate small tables (our “trunks”) and hand out candy. (Costumes are optional but encouraged.)
If you are a baker, we are in need of baked goods for the “Graveyard Walk” too.
If you are interested, there will be sign-up sheets on the kiosk in the narthex or you can contact Shelly Heron at email@example.com or 214-796-8228.
Austin Street Center provides food and shelter at night to homeless men, women and children---many who actually have jobs but do not make a large enough wage to secure permanent housing. Ascension has been involved with Austin Street Center for many years by providing a hot meal throughout the year. On Saturday November 3 we will again bring and serve dinner at Austin Street Center. Please join us as we meet at the church at 5:30p. Bring two (or more) cooked party-size lasagnas wrapped (preferably in newspaper). We need 50 lasagnas and serving begins at 6:00pm. It is very important that we know who is providing food and/or helping to serve, so please sign up in the Narthex or online by clicking on the image to the right. This is a great service opportunity for parents with children! For questions, please contact Brian Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-358-5965, or Martha Wach at email@example.com or call 214-289-8882.