May 19, 2019: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Happening This Sunday: May 19, 2019

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two, Church  
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two, Church
10 a.m. Godly Play Sunday School, Sunday School Room
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite Two, Church
11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
11:30 a.m. Outreach Committee, Sorley Room
The Nursery is available from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m. 

Ordination of Kym Lucas as Bishop: Saturday, May 18  

The Reverend Kimberly Lucas will be ordained and consecrated as the 11th Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Colorado on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Saint John's Cathedral, 1350 N. Washington Street in Denver. Although seating inside the Cathedral is reserved, seating will available in the East Lawn tent, where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will serve communion. Standing room for additional overflow will be available in the West Lawn tent. Both tents will have a video feed of the ordination, which will also be live streamed. Go to bishopsearchco.org for the link to the live stream

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Bishop 

Holy Almighty God, from age to age you call forth and anoint shepherds to tend your flock. We celebrate your calling forth our new bishop, the Reverend Kimberly Lucas, to lead us forward in faith. As we joyfully welcome her as bishop, pour forth the gifts from your Holy Spirit to strengthen her for ministry. Through her faithful response to your call, may she come to know the vibrant faith, love, and support of the people of The Episcopal Church in Colorado. Amen. 

Colfax Marathon: Sunday, May 19 

Don't let the Colfax Marathon make you late for Church on Sunday, May 19.  The Colfax Marathon is on Sunday, May 19. Expect traffic north of 6th Avenue to be affected, so please plan ahead for your way to Ascension. 

Celebrate Celeste at Coffee Hour: Sunday, May 19 

We will honor Celeste DeLeon at a coffee hour reception following the 10 a.m. service this morning. Please plan to join us as we celebrate Celeste and her 13 years of dedicated service to Ascension.


Celebrate the Great 50 Days of Easter at Ascension

The Great 50 Days of Easter are sometimes referred to as the Great Feast because many Christians consider the 50 days of the Easter season as one long continuous celebration of Jesus's resurrection. The Paschal (Easter) candle is lit for the entire season. The altar hangings and clergy stoles are white, which represents joy and resurrection. We have special altar linens embroidered with the Lamb of God, which is another title for Jesus. Flowers return to the altar, and "alleluias" return to our hymns and prayers, while the Confession of Sin is on hiatus until after Pentecost. See what signs of Eastertide you notice!


Easter Book Study: Sunday, May 19 

Join Weezie Blanchard on Sunday, May 19 at 9 a.m. in the Library for a discussion of the Kate Moorehead's Resurrecting Easter, meditations on the 50 days of Easter. Copies of the book are available at amazon.com and other on-line booksellers.


Ascension Sunday at Ascension: Sunday, June 2

This year, we will celebrate both the Ascension of Jesus and the Church of the Ascension with a special 9 a.m. service on Sunday, June 2, followed by a potluck brunch for all ages. Please contact Amy Leonard @ amy.leonard@comcast.net or sign up online to bring something. 


Read the Gospel on Pentecost: Sunday, June 9

Pentecost is the final day of the Great 50 Days of Easter, when we celebrate the descending of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and other followers of Jesus. Suddenly, all of them were able to proclaim the good news in the languages of all whom they encountered. We will commemorate this miracle by reading the Gospel in different languages. If you speak another language and would like to participate please contact Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org.


Women's Homelessness Initiative Supper: Fourth Sundays

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 at Althea Center, 1400 Williams Street at 4:45 p.m. The next one will take place on May 26. The WHI team is now using an online sign up tool and we would love for you to join them! You can add your name and whether you plan to bring a main dish, salad/vegetable, bread, or dessert for any of the fourth Sundays through September. Please sign up online. For further information or if you have questions, please contact Jan Douglas or 404-290-9843.


Join the Haiti Mission Trip: September 9-14

If you are interested in joining Weezie Blanchard and other members of Ascension on a Colorado Haiti Project mission trip to Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti from September 9-14, please contact Weezie at weezie@ascensiondenver.org or Chris Nazar at denverfan56@aim.com. Ascension has long partnered with Colorado Haiti Project in supporting community-driven programs in education, community health, water and hygiene, girls' and women's empowerment, and agriculture, especially St. Paul's School, an Episcopal school in Petit Trou.


Parish Office Volunteers Wanted

Our team of office volunteers makes things run much more smoothly for all of us, especially in this interim time as we search for a new Parish Administrator. If you can help in the Parish Office on Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., please contact Weezie Blanchard at weezie@ascensiondenver.org.