March 24, 2019: The Third Sunday in Lent

Happening this Sunday: March 24, 2019

8 a.m.  Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Godly Play Sunday School
11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour
The Nursery is available from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Fourth Sunday Updates from the Rector

from the Rector begin at Coffee Hour today. Beginning today, Rector Weezie Blanchard will give an update on happenings in and around Church of the Ascension during Coffee Hour on the fourth Sunday of every month. Today, Weezie will give an update on the Vestry Retreat that took place last Saturday, including priorities for the coming year.

Colorado Haiti Project 

Executive Director here next Sunday. Wynn Walent, Executive Director of our mission partner Colorado Haiti Project, will be our guest next Sunday, March 31. Wynn will preach at our 8 and 10 a.m. services and be available for conversation following both services. Learn more about Colorado Haiti Project and hear about exciting plans for an Ascension fall mission trip to Haiti.

Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers

We're taking a break this week, but please join us this on Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 at 6 p.m. for a delicious soup and salad supper as we continue to explore the essentials of being Christian. Based on Rowan Williams's book Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer,Rector Weezie Blanchard will lead the discussion for adults, and Coordinator of Children's Ministries Sue Richardson will lead children ages 4-12. Child care will be available in the Nursery.                   

Donate Easter Lilies! 

Easter Lily envelopes are located in the back of the church on the usher table and in the parish hall. Feel free to drop an envelope into Sunday's offering in loving memory of someone special, to celebrate a life event, or simply to give thanks. You may also make your lily donation online

Meals for the Montagues. 

Mary and Eli Montague welcomed baby Reid in February 17, 2019. Eli will be traveling for work through April, and Mary would appreciate the extra support from our meal ministry. Sign up for a meal here. Please contact Joanna Dukes at joanna.l.dukes@gmail.com or 708-828-5884 if you have any questions. 

March 17, 2019: The Second Sunday in Lent

Happening this Sunday: March 17, 2019

8 a.m.  Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Godly Play Sunday School
11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour
The Nursery is available from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers

Join us this Wednesday, March 20 on Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 at 6 p.m. for a delicious soup and salad supper as we explore the essentials of being Christian based on Rowan Williams's book Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer (order here at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com). Our focus this Wednesday will be on the Bible. Rector Weezie Blanchard will lead the discussion for adults and Coordinator of Children's Ministries will lead children ages 

4-12. Child care will be available in the Nursery.                                             

Lenten Retreat at Cathedral Ridge, March 22-24

The Episcopal Church in Colorado is sponsoring the retreat, "Yearning to Be Whole," which will explore how "'circles of trust' help us reclaim a sense of integrity in our lives and foster wholeness in our relationships, our workplaces, and our work in the world," based on Parker Palmer's classic book "A Hidden Wholeness: the Journey toward an Undivided Life." For more information, go to faith@epsicopalcolorado.org

Greeting Card Ministry 

meets the third Tuesday of each month here at Church of the Ascension in the Parish hall from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Come join us for an evening of fellowship and creativity...for further information contact Julie Mahoney at jamahoney@att.net. 

Women's Homelessness Initiative

Through our participation in the Women's Homelessness Initiative, Ascension provides a meal on the fourth Sunday of every month. To participate on March 24, please (1) sign up to provide food on the Outreach Committee bulletin board in the Parish Hall, (2) buy and make/cook your items at home, (3) bring your items to the Althea Center, 1400 Williams Street on March 24 at 4:45 p.m.For more information, please contact Jan Douglas at 404-290-9843. 


We need office volunteers!

Our team of office volunteers make things run much more smoothly for all of us. If you are interested in helping in the Parish Office on Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. please contact Parish Administrator Celeste DeLeon at admin@ascensiondenver.org.

Easter Lilies! 

Easter Lily envelopes are located in the back of the church on the usher table and in the parish hall. Feel free to drop an envelope into Sunday's offering in loving memory of someone special, to celebrate a life event, or simply to give thanks. You may also make your lily donation online

Coffee Hour Hospitality Team

Interested in being part of the Hospitality Team? It is only one Sunday per month commitment. Get in touch with Doris Kimbrough at doris.renate@gmail.com or 303-408-3244 if you want to participate in this important piece of life at Ascension.

Pastoral Care 

If you or someone you know is sick or in the hospital, please let us know how we can help. Please call the Parish Office at 303-388-5978 or contact Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org.

Lost and Found

We have a lost and found here in the church office. If there are any sweaters, glasses, coats, etc. left behind on Sunday it will more than likely be here! You are always welcome to call Celeste at 303-388-5978 and she'll look around and bring it in! 

March 10, 2019: First Sunday in Lent


Happening this Sunday, March 10, 2019

8 a.m.  Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two     
11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour
The Nursery is available from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m.

An invitation "to the observance of a holy Lent"

The season of Lent prepares us for Easter Day, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord, the central event of the church year, and the theological core of the Christian faith. Throughout the season of Lent, we will explore ways for all ages to observe a holy Lent, in the words of the Book of Common Prayer, "by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word." Please join us as we observe a holy Lent.

  • Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Church. Join Rector Weezie Blanchard for a morning of art, music, prayer, and silence as we contemplate the richness of the Lenten journey.

  • Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers for all ages on Wednesdays, March 13 and 20 and April 3 and 10 at 6 p.m. For adults, Rector Weezie Blanchard will lead a series on the essentials of "Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer," based on the book by the same name by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (order here at amazon.com). Coordinator of Children's Ministries Sue Richardson will lead children ages 4-12 in the discovery of Lent. Child care will be available in the Nursery.                                                                                  

  • To sign up to help with Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers, click herePlease contact Amy Leonard with any questions at amy.leonard@comcast.net.

  • Lenten Retreat at Cathedral Ridge, March 22-24, sponsored by The Episcopal Church in Colorado. The retreat will explore how "'circles of trust' help us reclaim a sense of integrity in our lives and foster wholeness in our relationships, our workplaces, and our work in the world," based on Parker Palmer's classic book "A Hidden Wholeness: the Journey toward an Undivided Life." For more information, go to faith@epsicopalcolorado.org. 

Women's Homelessness Initiative 

Through our participation in the Women's Homelessness Initiative, Church of the Ascension provides a meal on the fourth Sunday of every month. To participate on March 24, please (1) sign up to provide food on the Outreach Committee bulletin board in the Parish Hall, (2) buy and make/cook your items at home, (3) bring your items to the Althea Center, 1400 Williams Street on March 24 at 4:45 p.m. For more information, please contact Jan Douglas at 404-290-9843. 


We need office volunteers!

Our team of office volunteers make things run much more smoothly for all of us. If you are interested in helping in the Parish Office on Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. please contact Parish Administrator Celeste DeLeon at admin@ascensiondenver.org.

Coffee Hour Hospitality Team

Interested in being part of the Hospitality Team? It is only one Sunday per month commitment. Get in touch with Doris Kimbrough at doris.renate@gmail.com or 303-408-3244 if you want to participate in this important piece of life at Ascension.

Pastoral Care 

If you or someone you know is sick or in the hospital, please let us know how we can help. Please call the Parish Office at 303-388-5978 or contact Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org.

March 3, 2019: Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Happening this Sunday, March 3, 2019

8 a.m.  Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two
11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour
The Nursery is available from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Family Worship is this Sunday, March 3 at the 10 a.m. service  

Children, youth, and their families are welcome at all of our services, and on the first Sunday of every month, we highlight the importance of families worshiping together. There is no Sunday school, and we especially invite children, youth, and their families to participate as greeters, ushers, acolytes, and oblation bearers. If you or your children have not already signed up to participate, please contact Coordinator of Children's Ministries Sue Richardson at youth@ascensiondenver.org. We also invite children to join us at the altar and include special teaching moments for all ages. Whatever your age, please plan to join us on Sunday, March 3 at 8 or 10 a.m.

Buck Blanchard is our preacher this Sunday 

This Sunday, March 3 is World Mission Sunday, when Episcopalians are invited to focus on the global impact of our Baptismal Covenant call to "seek and serve Christ in all persons" (The Book of Common Prayer, page 305) and to become more aware of the many ways in which The Episcopal Church participates in God's mission around the world. Our preacher on Sunday is Buck Blanchard, Missioner for Outreach and Mission for The Episcopal Church in Colorado. Buck's role is to encourage and facilitate parishes and individuals in following their call from God to be more involved in outreach and mission, locally, nationally, and internationally. He is married to our rector Weezie Blanchard. 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m.  

Whether you call flapjacks, griddle cakes, or pancakes, we're serving them for supper on Shrove Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. The tradition of eating pancakes on the day before Lent dates to the Middle Ages, when people made a point of eating foods like butter, eggs, and sugar that they would be giving up during the penitential season of Lent. Also known as Carnival ("farewell to meat") and Mardi Gras ("fat Tuesday"), Shrove Tuesday is a delicious and fun way for Ascension parishioners of all ages to celebrate our life together. If you're interested in helping, please contact Hank Dougan at beatboulder@yahoo.com.

An invitation "to the observance of a holy Lent"

The season of Lent prepares us for Easter Day, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord, the central event of the church year, and the theological core of the Christian faith. Throughout the season of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6, we will explore ways for all ages to observe a holy Lent, in the words of the Book of Common Prayer, "by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word." Please join us as we observe a holy Lent.

  • Ash Wednesday services on March 6 at noon and 7 p.m. in the Church.

  • Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Church.

Wednesday Night Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers 

Don't miss on our Lenten suppers and learning for all ages on Wednesdays, March 13 and 20 and April 3 and 10 at 6 p.m. For adults, Rector Weezie Blanchard will lead a series on the essentials of "Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer," based on the book by the same name by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Coordinator of Children's Ministries Sue Richardson will lead children ages 4-12 in the discovery of Lent. Child care will be available in the Nursery.

To sign up to help with Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers, click here.Please contact Amy Leonard with any questions at amy.leonard@comcast.net

To see resources for Lenten practice,  prayer, and study, go to ascensiondenver.org/lent-resources.

Sign Up for Coffee Hour 

The sign up sheets are on the north wall of the Parish Hall. You only need to bring ONE THING (sweet, savory, fruit/veggie, or juice). Drop it off in the kitchen on the way into church and your Hospitality Team will take care of the rest.

  • Interested in being part of the Hospitality Team? It is only one Sunday per month commitment. Get in touch with Doris Kimbrough at doris.renate@gmail.com or 303-408-3244 if you want to participate in this important piece of life at Ascension.

We Need You in the Parish Office!

Our team of office volunteers make things run much more smoothly for all of us. If you are interested in helping in the Parish Office on Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. please contact Parish Administrator Celeste DeLeon at admin@ascensiondenver.org.

Celebrate Blessings with Altar Flowers 

Altar flowers are a meaningful way to celebrate all the blessings in our lives, whether we're remembering the anniversary of a deceased love one's birth or death or honoring the birth of a new baby, a baptism, confirmation, graduation, marriage, wedding anniversary, or other milestone. If you would like to give altar flowers in memory or honor of someone, please sign up on the flower calendar by the Parish Hall entrance or contact Julie Mahoney at jamahoney@att.net. You are also welcome to call the church office and Celeste will be happy to sign you up.

Pastoral Care 

If you or someone you know is sick or in the hospital, please let us know how we can help. Please call the Parish Office at 303-388-5978 or contact Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org.