April 7, 2019: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Happening This Sunday: April 7, 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.

April 7: Please Help Deliver Door Hangers

Following the 10 a.m. service, we will distribute door hanger invitations to our Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Day services at Ascension and our Easter egg hunt in Little Cheesman Park. Please meet in the Parish Hall if you can join us in sharing Ascension hospitality with our neighbors.

April 10: Easter Lily Donations Deadline

This Wednesday, April 10 is the deadline for Easter lily donations to be included in the Easter bulletins. Envelopes for Easter lily donations in memory of someone special, to celebrate a life event, or simply to give thanks are located in the back of the church on the usher table and in the Parish Hall. You may place your envelope in the offering plate, bring it to the Parish Office, or click here

April 10: Last Lenten Learning & Simple Supper

Our final Lenten Learning & Simple Supper of the season is this Wednesday, April 10. Join us at 6 p.m. for a delicious soup and salad supper as explore Prayer as an essential of being Christian. 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.   

Holy Week and Easter Services

Palm Sunday, April 14 at 8 & 10 am
Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm
Good Friday, April 19 at 12 noon
Easter Sunday, April 21 at 8 & 10 am Festival Worship
Easter Sunday, April 21: Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30 am at Little Cheesman Park

Vitality Assessment Survey 

The Episcopal Church in Colorado has asked that all churches in the Diocese participate in a vitality assessment survey. The survey, which will be available this Sunday 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

Opportunities for Children and Youth

  • 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 at the 10 a.m. service.  

  • 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 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. 

April 21: Flowers for the Cross on Easter 

Flowers, which symbolize resurrection, return to the Church on Easter Sunday, April 21. To celebrate, please bring garden or store-bought flowers to decorate our new flowering cross. Children will put the flowers in the cross during the procession at the 10 a.m. service.

April 21: Easter Egg Hunt 

Ascension's annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday, April 21 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.service, 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. 

April 28: 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

Welcome to Journey  

What does leadership look like? Does being a disciple of Jesus change the way we lead? Formerly known as the Colorado Youth Leadership Initiative (COYLI), Journey is the new youth leadership course for rising 9th-11th graders in The Episcopal Church in Colorado. It's a three-stage journey for those wanting to develop leadership skills, put those skills to practical use in service to others, and discover more about themselves as they start across the bridge to adulthood. Registration for stage one, Journey Camp, is now open. If you are interested, please see Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministries Sue Richardson for further information.