Weekly Announcements

 

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.orgto learn more about our parish. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email our parish administrator at:parishadmin@ascensionrvc.org. Follow us on Facebook as well!

 

Wedding Bells

Kristen Buell, daughter of Lorraine Buell is getting married to Kevin Root, here at The Church of The Ascension today, May 27th, 2018 at 4 pm.  The Buell family would like to invite our Ascension family to come to the ceremony and join us for High Tea in the parish hall after the service.  No need to RSVP.

 

No Sunday School Today May 27th

Please note that there will be no Sunday school today, May 27thClasses will resume on Sunday, June 3rd.

 

Beloved Songs of Broadway

Tickets are on sale now for an elegant musical evening on June 9th. Rebecca Posteraro, Stu Whalen and Ken Dyer will be performing selections from some of your favorite Broadway shows. Tickets are $20. Doors open 7pm. Showtime 7:30pm. Reserved seating for 4 can be purchased in advance. Don’t miss out on this wonderful evening.

Realm Survey

Sarah Hughes and Lisa Chiara have been participating in the Diocesan Church Development Institute (or DCDI), and  Through this program we have to complete a project that could benefit our parish. We have decided to work on our online Realm system.  The first phase of our project is a quick survey.  If you would please fill out the survey (copies are in the back of the church and parish hall) and give it back to us  by July 1st, 2018, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for taking the time to do this. Stay tuned for phase 2 of our project!

 

Scholarships

The scholarship applications are now available for any high school senior or college student that will be enrolled in an undergraduate program for the school year of 2018-2019.  Please email the parish office at parishadmin@ascensionrvc.orgfor the application and criteria of the scholarship.  All applications with paragraphs are due by Friday, July 6th, 2018.

 

Confirmation Candidates

Anyone who would like to be receive into the Episcopal church and will be 15 years old in May 2019, should speak to Father Kevin by Sunday, September 16th.  Candidates must be active worshipers in the parish and must attend at minimum one service a month.  All candidates must prepare for confirmation for one academic year prior to confirmation.

 

Cakeless Cake Sale and Drawing

By now you should have received the Cakeless Cake Sale flyer in the mail or by email. If not, there are extra flyers in the Parish Hall. Please give generously to support our coffee hours. They are so important to our fellowship and to welcoming people to our church. If you have questions, please contact Claire Telecki (516-698-2658/ctelecki97@gmail.com).

 

St. George’s Church, Sydney

One hundred years before the founding of our parish, an Anglican church was founded in Sydney in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.   St. George’s Church, Sydney, has been a parish home to many generations of Christians and especially to thousands of travelers seeking spiritual refreshment and comfort.  On a recent visit, Ascension parishioners Mertella and Owen Barnes, found the church to be in serious need.  Our parishioners returned hoping that, as St. George’s had sustained them in their travels, Ascension parishioners might consider sustaining the mission of St. George’s, Sydney, with a special contribution.  Any financial support you might give would be greatly appreciated.  Please note on your gift (made to Ascension) “St. George’s”.

 

Community Supported Agriculture

A CSA is a way for individuals and families to get fresh, locally grown, organic produce and support local farmers at the same time. Participants will get a box of fresh produce every week during the growing season (mid-June to October). The produce varies every week depending on what is ready to be harvested.  Anyone wishing to join for this summer, application forms are available in the parish hall.  Please see Fr. Kevin if you have any questions.

 

Giving by Text

Forgot your checkbook or pledge envelope? No Worries! It is now possible to make donations by text message using your smart phone. Simply text “ascensionrvc $25 (or whatever amount you wish to give)” to 73256 to give to The Church of The Ascension using your text messaging. Standard text message rates do apply. First time users will be prompted for their giving information and the gifts will be recorded in your online Realm account.

 

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 parishadmin@ascensionrvc.org. Material for the Sunday bulletin is due by Monday at noon