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!
Children’s Prayer Breakfast
Join us today, February 11th at 9:30 am for a fun breakfast for the family followed by a brief lesson for the kids about worship and prayer.
Acolyte training will begin today, February 11th. If you are in 3rd grade or higher and are interested in helping to assist during our Sunday services please speak with Lisa Chiara.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Please join us for a pancake supper and family fellowship on Shrove Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM. Cost for the event is seven dollars per person or $25 for a family of four or more. A sign-up sheet for attendance will be in the parish hall. For information, please contact Carolyn Brancato (455-2355 or email@example.com). Please sign up and join the Mardi Gras fun!!
Ash Wednesday Services – February 14th
7:30 am Low Mass
6:00 pm Children’s Mass
7:30 pm High Mass
Pilgrim Course Thursdays at 6pm Begins on February 15th
The Pilgrim Course is a series of small group meetings to discuss scripture passages and basics of the Christian Faith. This series will be focused on exploring the Creeds. Any adults interested in joining the Episcopal Church should consider joining this course or the book discussion below.
Inwardly Digest Book Discussion Sundays at 9am Begins on February 18th
Join us as we discuss Inwardly Digest by Derek Olsen, a book focused on helping us understand and use the Book of Common Prayer.
Soup and Scripture Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Begins on February 21st
Our Wednesday night soup supper and scripture study. This year we will be focusing on the Epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude.
Lenten Quiet Day – The Joy of Scripture
On Saturday, February 17th, Fr. Kevin & Fr. Keith will be hosting a Lenten Quiet Day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the George Mercer School of Theology. The requested donation is $20 per person which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
Pledge envelopes are available in the back of the church.
Boy Scouts Food Drive
Christian Carbonaro and Donovan Fray are participating with their Cub Scout den in Scouting for Food, the Boy Scouts annual food drive. All cans and nonperishable food collected will benefit Island Harvest. If you would like to donate any items please leave them in the box (labeled Scouting for Food) in the parish hall. All cans and food are due March 20th. Thank you! *All scouts who collect 50 cans are eligible for the Theodore Roosevelt medal.
Children’s Clothing Drive Collection
Due to the destruction caused by Hurricanes Maria & Irma, donations of gently used or new children’s clothing are needed in Puerto Rico and Tortola. Donations may be given to Sonia Nelson or Margaret Bianchi.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Material for the Sunday bulletin is due by Monday at noon.