April 14, 2019: Palm Sunday


Happening This Sunday: April 14, 2019

8 a.m.  Holy Eucharist Rite Two
10 a.m. Blessing of the Palms & Palm Procession begins in the Parish Hall—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.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday

7 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two in the Church

All Night Vigil in the Chapel

Friday, April 19, Good Friday

12 noon Solemn Liturgy in the Church

Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday

8 a.m. Holy Baptism and Festive Holy Eucharist Rite Two in the Church

10 a.m. Festive Holy Eucharist Rite Two in the Church

11:30 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt in Little Cheesman Park

"Could you not watch with me for one hour?" Maundy Thursday: April 18

The Maundy Thursday Vigil will take place in the Chapel following the Maundy Thursday service until noon on Good Friday. A sign up sheet for one-hour shifts is on the name tag table on the landing between the stairs leading up to the Church. A security guard will be on duty throughout the night.

Good Friday Offering: April 19

Since 1922 and the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church has sought to create and nurture relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. Through the years, many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need and help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God's children. Although we do not take up an offering at our Good Friday service, a basket for the Good Friday Offering will be available at the back of the Church.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Easter at Ascension: April 21

  • Opportunities for children and youth.The more the merrier as we celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. At the 10 a.m. service, we need banner bearers and 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. 

  • Flowers for the cross on Easter. Flowers, which symbolize resurrection, return to the Church on Easter Sunday. Adding live flowers to a barren cross symbolizes our rejoicing in the new life of resurrection. Join the celebration by bringing garden or store-bought flowers to decorate our new flowering cross. Children will put the flowers in the cross during their procession at the 10 a.m. service.

  • Easter Coffee Hour potluck. Bring something to share at Coffee Hour on Easter Sunday! We typically have lots of visitors on Easter. We should show them a good time so they will consider making Ascension their home. Store-bought or home made, we welcome all donations. AND we want to have leftovers for our Easter egg hunters to feast on when they return!

  • 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. 

Join us for 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.

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.