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.