March 31, 2019: The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Happening This Sunday, March 31, 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.

Colorado Haiti Project

Colorado Haiti Project Executive Director is our guest preacher today. Wynn Walent, Executive Director of our mission partner Colorado Haiti Project, is our guest preacher at the 8 and 10 a.m. services and will 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.

Join us for an Evening for Haiti. Church of the Ascension will sponsor a table at Evening for Haiti on Sunday, April 28 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year, Evening for Haiti will celebrate 30 years of partnership between our mission partner Colorado Haiti Project and the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti, supporting community-driven programs in education, community health, water and hygiene, girls' and women's empowerment, and agriculture. Proceeds will support scholarships at St. Paul's School, an Episcopal school in Petit Trou. If you would like to join us, please contact Chris Nazar at denverfan56@aim.com or Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org.

Vitality Assessment survey this Sunday, March 31, 2019. 

The Episcopal Church in Colorado has asked that all churches in the Diocese participate in a vitality assessment survey. The survey, which is available at the back of the Church and in the Parish Hall, will provide Ascension with a report that focuses on our areas of greatest strength. All worshipers age 15 and older are asked to participate either today at Ascension or online here

Lenten Learning & Simple Suppers

Join us 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.                   

Lenten Resources

For more Lenten learning, praying, and preparing resources, go to ascensiondenver.org/lent-resources.


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

Opportunities for children and youth.

During the next few weeks, we have several opportunities for children and youth serve at Ascension. Volunteering is a great way to fulfill a Lenten promise to do more for others and an opportunity to learn more about - and be more involved in - the worship that is at the heart of who we are.

  • April 7 is Family Worship Sunday. We need greeters, ushers, acolytes, readers, and oblation bearers.

  • April 14 is Palm Sunday. We need a crucifer and two acolytes to lead the procession with the bagpipe and drum corps as we parade around the neighborhood.  

  • April 21 is Easter Sunday! Alleluia returns! The more the merrier as we celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. At the 10 a.m. service, we need banner bearers, kite flyers, and bell ringers. We also need acolytes to serve as crucifers, torch bearers, and a Gospel book bearer. 

Please call, text, or email Coordinator of Children's and Youth Ministries Sue Richardson at 303-522-8029 or  sue@ascensiondenver.org, or leave a message in the Parish Office at 303-388-5978. 

Easter Egg Hunt 

Ascension's annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday at 11:30 a.m.  in Little Cheesman Park (you'll have time for a Coffee Hour snack before coming up to the park). 

  • Please leave donations of candy that will fit in eggs or pre-filled eggs in the Parish Office by Maundy Thursday, April 18.

  • If you can help hide eggs during the 10 a.m., shepherd children to the park, or supervise the start of the hunt, please call, text, or email Coordinator of Children's and Youth Ministries Sue Richardson at 303-522-8029 or sue@ascensiondenver.org, or leave a message in the Parish Office at 303-388-5978. 

Women's Homelessness Initiative. 

Through our participation in the Women's Homelessness Initiative, Church of the Ascension provides a meal to homeless women and children on the fourth Sunday of every month. We would like to form a core group of volunteers who will help serve the meals on fourth Sundays at the Althea Center, 1400 Williams Street at 4:45 p.m. If you would like to help, please contact Jan Douglas at 404-290-9843.

  • Women's Homelessness Initiative, a ministry of CHUM (Capitol Hill United Ministries) is a consortium of over 50 congregations, agencies, and groups, and over 750 volunteers who provide dignity, care, compassion, respect, and presence homeless women and children in the Denver area. For more information, go to www.chumdenver.org

The 2019 parish directories are here. 

Please pick up your parish directory in the narthex (right outside the Church). They are in order alphabetically.

Please wear your name tag 

Name tags are a sign of hospitality. Especially during this season when we welcome many visitors, your name tag lets people know that we want them to feel at home at Ascension.

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. 

Baptism at Ascension 

Scheduled dates for Holy Baptism include April 21 at 8 a.m. (Easter Day), June 9 (Day of Pentecost), and November 3 (All Saints' Sunday). If you would like more information about baptism at Ascension, please contact Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org or Celeste DeLeon at 303-88-5978 or admin@asecnsiondenver.org.

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.