What’s Up May 24 – 31
Posted on May 23, 2020 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
SUNDAY 5/24 9:15 AM Live Worship
10:15 AM Fellowship Hour via Zoom
11:00 AM Confirmation via Zoom
MONDAY Memorial Day – Office Closed
TUESDAY 10:30 AM Pastors Bible Study via Zoom
SUNDAY 5/31 9:15 AM Live Worship
10:15 AM Fellowship Hour via Zoom
Church office hours: 9am-noon, Monday-Friday
With things still in flux, it’s best to call the office fist before coming by. 719-634-1694
In accordance with current state mandates, we will continue to worship online at least through the end of May and will keep you in the loop as more is known.
To join us for online worship on Sunday at 9:15 am and view this week’s bulletin, go to: www.Ascensioncos.org/online-worship
NEW! Phone Livestreaming Option Available: We are trying out a new call-in option for the Sunday morning worship service. This will enable people to listen to live worship via their phone. You can call (719) 204 – 6433 Sunday morning at 9:15 am (or slightly earlier) to listen to Ascension’s live worship service. As we continue to work with this technology, please bear with us if you encounter any technical issues.
Sunday after church Fellowship Zoom beginning by 10:15am. Click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92952996923?pwd=dFB3cVBDMnJmb0h5Q3gwZEZHUEtVZz09, PW: 068086
Or phone in at +1 301 715 8592, Enter Meeting ID 929 5299 6923
Tuesday Bible Study will meet via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 311 967 241
Password: 251704 Or phone in at +1 301 715 8592 US, Meeting ID: 311 967 241
Confirmation: The Confirmation class meets Sundays at 11 am on Zoom through May 24th for small group check-ins, prayer and fun! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/148981847?pwd=eHhLUzlGNitiK1FGNHpQVllEZHhjdz09, Password167378
A Thrivent action grant has been approved to sew masks for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). Needed: people willing to sew or cut the fabric. Contact Sylvia Holt at 719 360-7202 to join the effort. LWR has a goal of 75,000.
We’re excited to share with the children and families of Ascension, “Storytime with Pastor Daniel and Friends” for the younger children and guided reading and activities for the older children. Sent to your email each week, we invite you to press play and engage in God’s Word, prayers and song. If you’d like to be a part of this effort and connect with the children and families of Ascension online, email or text/call Deacon Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303)475-4886.
Thank you so much for supporting our efforts to provide food to members of our CLC and church. We are currently providing 12 weekly backpacks to CLC kiddos, which helps to supplement food over the weekend. We anticipate that this need is going to grow over the next few weeks. Your continued support is much needed. Please see suggested food list at the end of this “What’s Up” and pick up what you can next time you go to the store. Your donations can be dropped off at the church. Arlayne is at the church weekdays from 9-12. Financial support for this much needed program is always welcomed as well. Chris Koehler and Terri Moore
Scott Ewen also received a great thank you from IHN/Family Promise for dropping off 22 grocery store gift cards worth $760. Generosity from the congregation for this effort is greatly appreciated, as you can see. “Awesome! Thank you so much! I cannot thank you enough for this. Truly, Scott, thank you for reaching out to Ascension and everyone for our IHN families and getting this together. I appreciate your giving hearts!”
– Andrea (Family Promise Volunteer Manager)
FAMILY PROMISE GIFT CARDS: If you’d still like to help with gift cards to Family Promise, you can bring those or mail those to the church. These will go to IHN families who have housing, but no longer have congregations giving them food. You can give online through Family Promise as well – www.ihn-cos.org. For more information our IHN coordinator is Scott Ewen at email@example.com
Thanks for your Generous Response! With over half our giving coming in through the offering plate, we began to quickly fall behind. But because you stepped up with mailing in your offering, we are back on track!
If you’d like help to set up recurring giving through the office, call us from 9-noon, M-F – 634-1694. Leave a message as we might have to call you back.
We continue to use or phone tree to keep in touch with each member of the congregation. If you haven’t received a call, let us know so we’re sure we didn’t miss you. These personal contacts are how we stay connected.
Even after the pandemic is past, we will continue having an online worship service, as these services have proven to be great opportunities for outreach and worship. A new Online Worship Task Force has been set up to craft the ongoing service so that it furthers Ascension’s mission to create faithful community. Task Force members are Pastor Dan, Pastor Daniel, Deacon Mary, Ingrid Daniel, Alisa DesJardin, and Gail Tucker.
Finally, to stay connected and up-to-date check out Ascension online:
• Website: ascensioncos.org
• Facebook: facebook.com/ascensioncos
• Instagram: instagram.com/ascensioncos/
• YouTube: tinyurl.com/YouTubeALC
• Prayer Request Form: https://forms.gle/iQEWie3LkVtz3cmLA
Food Pantry Suggestions
We are specifically looking for nonperishable foods right now but if you have something special that requires refrigeration, contact Chris Koehler (719-445-0929 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for arrangements. For an extensive list of needs, visit: http://www.ascensioncos.org/ministries/outreach/ascensions-free-pantry/?_thumbnail_id=1895