Let Your Light Shine...

Capital Campaign 2018

Capital Campaign Timeline

April 1
Easter Sunday, kicking off the Capital Campaign

April 8
Ascension Ed ( 9 a.m., Parish Hall ) Fr. Paul will offer more details about the improvements to be made

Week of April 22 - Updated timeline (May 2nd - 9th)  
Small group meetings to present on improvements and allow for all questions from all members, more information to come.

May 13 - Updated timeline, the in-gathering is now on May 20th.
Celebration of the Feast of the Ascension with Bishop visitation, our ingathering Sunday. Each member has the opportunity to offer their “faith promise” as a part of our worship

May 20 - Updated timeline, report on in-gathering now June 3rd
Pentecost Sunday, we will celebrate this Feast Day with a report on the initial in-gathering and festivities that include a grand picnic.

Work on the projects begins this summer.


A word from our Pastor

Ascension is a remarkable place. We gather each week to celebrate and honor God and the ministry we share. We strive to reflect God’s love and grace in all we do. As we gather each Easter, our Paschal candle serves to remind us that Christ is the light of the world.

We also recall our baptismal covenant and renew our commitment to God. The Gospel of Matthew captures this well in the verses that follow the Beatitudes, “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.” ( Matthew 5:16 ) Empowered with the Holy Spirit, we are reminded of our call to be light to the world.

These verses may apply particularly well for us at Ascension at this time. I believe our light shines brightest through our ministries. Our formation, outreach and pastoral care all reflect the light and love of God. The dedication and
talent are outstanding, a resplendent shining forth of the Light of Christ. Further, Ascension has been blessed with fantastic space, both indoor and outdoor.  Having spaces designated for honoring God in worship, formation and outreach help us in our ministry.

As our buildings age, we seek to modernize them so they can continue to serve us and the community well. Our light shines brightest when our facilities reflect the dynamic life of our parish. I am excited to share this process with each of you and look forward to seeing these improvements complete.

Fr. Paul

Exterior of Upper Building redo

A word from our Capital Campaign General Team Coordinator

Today marks another milestone in the life of Ascension with the successful launch of Let Your Light Shine. What a privilege for God to include us in the expansion of His kingdom, here in Lake Highlands and beyond.  God is so gracious and has provided the right person to guide us in this faith forward journey in Father Paul.  As Episcopalians and Christians, we must develop and follow a lifestyle of faith. Join me in re-surrendering all to God, listening to His voice, praying for our mission, obeying His word and watching the miraculous. Join me as our spiritual journey continues and in Letting Your Light Shine!

John R. Owen
General Team Coordinator

Interior of Upper Building Redo