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!


Where in the world is Father Kevin?

Father Kevin will be on sabbatical this summer from June 9th through June 28th and July 8th through August 29th. Father Kevin will be taking classes for his Dmin at the University of the South in Tennessee and then he will be traveling through France and the United Kingdom, studying food, visiting religious pilgrimage sites, doing research and meeting and visiting with fellow Anglican clergy. Please give a warm welcome to our visiting clergy this summer. If you have a pastoral emergency please contact the office or one of the wardens and they will direct you to the priest on-call. Father Kevin will return on September 1st.


Friendship Fair Updates

Starting June 11th, and every Tuesday evening thereafter, we are kicking off our weekly Fair Setup/Work Nights. We are calling upon all able-bodied, industrious parishioners to help our fair staff in moving boxes, categorizing, sorting out and pricing items, and helping get our Parish Hall ready for the Fair. Work nights will start at 7:30pm and continue for about an hour every work night (or longer if you can spare the time!). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Finally, we are starting to accept silent auction items. If you are interested in donating furniture or other large items to our silent auction please see Mark Weisenreder.


Friendship Fair “SAVE THE DATE” Postcards Are Here

It is time to get the word out that Friendship Fair is coming this October 18th and 19th.  Our “save the date” postcards are now available in the parish hall and the back of the church. Please take these cards, PRINT names and addresses on them, and return them to the basket in the parish hall by the end of June. WE WILL MAIL THEM FROM THE CHURCH after we have entered the addresses on the fair mailing list.  These cards give early warning of the fair dates and also provide us with addresses for the Fair Flyer in the fall.


Win the Friendship Fair Whig Rose Quilt

Tickets are available to win the original Lydia Paulsen Quilt, Whig Rose pattern, selected as our 2019 Friendship Fair Quilt. You will be receiving tickets for our Friendship Fair quilt raffle by mail. These tickets are for you to buy or sell. Please return all money collected to Mertella Barnes or send it to her attention at the Parish office. Mertella has more tickets for you to buy or sell. Tickets are also available for sale in the church office and the Shop at Ascension. Your efforts to make this raffle a success for our church are greatly appreciated.


Summer Service Schedule

Over the summer we have one Sunday service at 9:30 am.  Please note:  There will be NO 5:00 pm Saturday services this summer.


Altar Flower & Memorials

Dedications of Altar flowers and memorials are accepted all year and  can be made using the request forms available at the rear of the Church and in the Parish Hall.  Please submit Altar memorials requests to the Parish Office. Contact our Parish Secretary Margaret Bianchi with any inquiries.


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.