What’s Up – May 3-10, 2020
Posted on May 1, 2020 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
SUNDAY 5/3 9:15 AM Live Worship
10:15 AM Fellowship Hour via Zoom
11:00 AM Confirmation via Zoom
MONDAY 7:00 PM Centering Prayer via Zoom
TUESDAY 10:30 AM Pastors Bible Study via Zoom
7:00 PM Executive Committee
WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM Bible Study & Prayer via Zoom
SATURDAY 1:00 PM HS Youth Group via Zoom
SUNDAY 5/10 9:15 AM Live Worship
10:15 AM Fellowship Hour via Zoom
11:00 AM Confirmation via Zoom
Church office hours: 9am-noon, Monday-Friday
View Sunday’s live stream worship at 9:15 am at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTVeMpoVQ587KOejb3I3uRg?view_as=subscriber
Find Sunday’s Worship Bulletin at: http://www.ascensioncos.org/online-worship/
Sunday after church Fellowship Zoom beginning by 10:15am. Click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92952996923?pwd=dFB3cVBDMnJmb0h5Q3gwZEZHUEtVZz09 Or phone in at +1 301 715 8592, Enter Meeting ID 929 5299 6923 Password 068086
Wednesday Evenings Continue! We are continuing our Wednesday evening worship beyond Lent. Each Wednesday at 7pm, Pastor Dan, Pastor Daniel, and Deacon Mary will lead a short worship experience that includes a conversational Bible Study and prayer practice. You can join us here (password: 800068): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92952996923?pwd=dFB3cVBDMnJmb0h5Q3gwZEZHUEtVZz09
Tuesday Bible Study will meet via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, email Pastor Daniel Smith by Monday 12 pm at email@example.com
HS Youth Group: Saturdays at 1 pm, the HS Youth Group meet on Zoom for some fun, prayer and Bible study at: https://zoom.us/j/872910230?pwd=UHU4bEVUSzZnbTlMaTJBNmd5Y2JHdz09, Password744372
Confirmation: The Confirmation class meets Sundays at 11 am on Zoom through May 24th for small group check-ins, prayer and fun! Password167378, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/148981847?pwd=eHhLUzlGNitiK1FGNHpQVllEZHhjdz09
Thank you for all the cards and heartfelt condolences for Elaine’s passing. They were gratefully appreciated. Bob Kelly & family.
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!
Giving Match: This is the last week for our $200 match going for recurring giving. Sign up for recurring giving through Simply Giving or our webpage Give button (ascensioncos.org/give) and some generous folks will give $200 more in match money to us. If you would 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.
Thank you to all who supported the Online Story Night last Friday to raise money for Ascension’s Free Food Pantry and World Hunger. If you missed it, it’s not too late! Visit Ascension’s Youtube Channel tinyurl.com/YouTubeALC to hear Storytellers Jim DeLoughry, Stacy Jensen, Ingrid Daniel and Pastor Buntausa Amos from the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria. If you’d like to give, donations are being accepted online at http://www.ascensioncos.org/give/ . **Please select the ‘Ascension’s Free Pantry’ or ‘World Hunger’ option in the drop down menu. You can also drop off a check at the office.
Sunday School Opportunities: 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. For children and families with 3rd – 5th graders, you’ll get to meet members & friends who will help you have some fun engaging your faith in the home! 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.
Baccalaureate Sunday – May 17, 9:15 am online: We will celebrate with this year’s High School grads with a Baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 17, 9:15 am (online). This year’s High School Senior Class includes: Mikayla Britsch, Isaac Courtright, Brenner Craft, Leighton Eckrich, Kyra Reilly, Jordan Tichenor and Brandon Strawderman. Each senior will receive a towel and we will do a special blessing online on May 17. A special thank you to Wini Klein for embroidering the grad’s towels with Ascension Class of 2020. If you’d like to congratulate each senior, please contact Deacon Mary for addresses. Email email@example.com or call/text: (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
IHN Families: We are gathering grocery store gift cards for IHN families as they are now in IHN sponsored apartments but no longer have food support from churches. You can bring those or mail those to the church. You can give online through Family Promise as well – www.ihn-cos.org. For more information our IHN coordinator is Scott Ewen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
April – June Christ in Our Home devotionals are available at the welcome desk. If you’d rather have one mailed to you, contact the office.
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 email@example.com) for arrangements. Visit Ascension’s Free Food Pantry page for donation needs.