Welcome To Ascension!
The Church of The Ascension would like to cordially welcome all of our visitors and newcomers today. We are so glad that you have chosen to worship with us. Please visit our website at: ascensionrvc.org to learn more about our parish. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email our parish administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook as well!
Lenten Pajama & Book Program
As part of your Lenten sacrifices, please donate new non-religious books and new pajamas to be distributed to area children ages 0-12 who like all children are in need of a good night. Any questions call Judi Broadhurst (516-880-5432) or Steve Schonberg (917-717-0207).
Lenten Sunday Book Discussion
Beginning on March 1st , we will be reading C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. Join us between
the services at 9 am!
Wednesday Soup and Scripture
This year we will be studying the Gospel of Matthew for our Soup and scripture series on
March 18th and 25th at 6:30 pm.
The Health Fair that was previously scheduled for March 28th has been cancelled.
Donations For Pink Roses Due Today
March 22nd is Laetare (Rose) Sunday. We are looking for six parishioners who would be interested in giving a memorial donation in the amount of $55 to defray the cost of the pink roses that will adorn the High Altar and small vase in the chapel on that day. If you are interested in making a donation, please speak with Ken Mensing.
Communion Classes and Communion Sunday
We will be offering communion classes for any one in 3rd grade and higher starting May 3rd – May 31st (not on May 24th). The classes will be during Sunday School.
We will be celebrating communion Sunday on Sunday, June 7th during the 10:30am service. If you are interested please speak to Lisa Chiara by Sunday, April 19th.
Children’s Prayer Breakfast
The next Children’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 29th at 9:30 am.
Easter Flowers & Palms
Easter Day is April 12th . We invite you to place your dedications for Easter flowers on the forms found at the rear of the church and in the Parish Hall. Please return completed forms to the Parish Office or to Margaret Bianchi. We also are in need of palm dedications for Palm Sunday: You may use the Easter form for that purpose by writing Palm Sunday on the top of the form. Palm dedications are due by Sunday, March 29th and Easter dedications are due by Palm Sunday, April 5th.
Community Supported Agriculture – Sign up by Friday, May 1st
Interested in joining a CSA? A CSA is a way to purchase a weekly allotment of fresh vegetables from a local organic farm. Members buy a share in the Spring, and during the growing season (mid-June to October) an assortment of vegetables are delivered to the church to be picked up by the members. The cost of a share is $550 for the full season of vegetables. Extra or unwanted vegetables are donated to the Mary Brenan INN. Please let Fr. Kevin know if you are interested. We need about 10 shares in order for our church to be a pickup site.
Looking for Volunteers to Organize a High Tea Fundraiser
Everyone is concerned with coronavirus right now, but we are looking forward to life returning to normal again. We would like to start planning for a high tea fundraising event to happen in late May, and are looking for volunteers to help coordinate this. If you are interested in helping us close the budget gap (and have some fun in the process) please speak with Father Kevin.
The 2019 year-end giving statements are easily obtainable on your account in the Realm online parish directory. You may access Realm through a link on the church’s website: www.ascensionrvc.org. Please notify the parish office if you need help in accessing the statements from Realm. If you would prefer to have a hard copy mailed to you, please call the office and let Margaret Bianchi know and we would be happy to mail it to you. You may also put a note in Margaret’s mailbox.
Listen to Past Sermons
Did you know that you can listen to and read Father Kevin’s sermons online? Go to our website ascensionrvc.org and click on the link to Father Kevin’s blog Inwardly Digest. There you can read and listen to many past sermons and subscribe for regular updates.
Parish Office Hours
The parish office will be staffed on Monday and Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm. At other times please leave a voice mail message which will be returned. Or you may send an email to email@example.com. Material for the Sunday bulletin is due by Monday at noon.