Acolytes – Acolytes support the sanctity of our worship by “lighting the way” into the sanctuary. Baptized Christians from 8 and up are welcome to serve at either of our services. For more information contact Sue Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Stephanie Johnson at email@example.com. Check out this article for the 10 hidden benefits of becoming an acolyte!
Altar Guild – The Altar Guild prepares the altar and sanctuary for weekly services and special weekday services as needed including weddings and funerals. For more information contact Kathleen Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Care and Maintenance – Maintaining the church building, the rectory, and grounds is a continual effort. If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact Holly Butler at email@example.com.
Building Use – Visioning for the future use of the church building is a temporary task force. If you are interested please contact Ann Dykes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chalice – Chalice ministers assist in the Eucharist by offering the chalice to congregation members at communion. For more information please contact Molly Freeman at email@example.com.
Children and Youth – Sunday School and Youth Group as well as special youth events and vacation Bible School – contact Sue Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Confirmation – For those wishing to become confirmed members of the Episcopal Church or to be received into the Episcopal Church please contact Sue Richardson at email@example.com or Tyler Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Hour/Fellowship – The fellowship time following the 10:00 am worship service is a great time to catch up with one another. If you wish to host a coffee hour please contact Doris Kimbrough at email@example.com
Counters – We have two counters after the 10:00 a.m. service who count the offering and record it for deposit. Molly Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org schedules the counters.
Finance – This committee puts together a budget and suggests financial strategies to the vestry. Contact Lonny Kandel at email@example.com.
Lectors – Lectors read the lessons during the service and offer intercessory prayers appointed for the day. For more information contact: For 8:00 a.m. service Walt Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org, For 10:00 a.m. service contact Roya Juracek at email@example.com.
Men’s Bible Study – The Men’s Bible Study meets on Friday mornings to study the scripture passages for the coming Sunday and other books of the Bible as decided by the group. For more information contact Buzz Schaumberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music – Music is an integral part of worship at Ascension. If you wish to sing in the choir or play an instrument at one of the services, or learn more about music contact Tamara Schmiege at email@example.com.
Newcomers – Welcoming new people into the Ascension community is an ongoing ministry. If you are interested in helping please contact Cora Neslin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outreach – The Outreach Committee meets on the fourth Sundays between the services and coordinates outreach for the parish. Contact Barb Watson at email@example.com, Chris Nazar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dorothy Wilson.
Prayer Chain – The Prayer Chain prays for people who wish to have prayers for a period of time. Contact Elinor Davis at email@example.com if you wants prayers or to join the prayer chain.
Stewardship – The Stewardship Committee is in charge of the stewardship program for the congregation as well as the fall pledge drive. Contact Amy Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ushers & Greeters – Ushers greet the congregation and visitors as they arrive on Sunday morning and distribute service leaflets and announcements, and facilitate the offering and communion portions of the service. Contact Hank Dougan at email@example.com.
Vestry – The Vestry is the governing board of the congregation and members are elected at the annual meeting each year. The current senior warden is Anne Dykes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website – The web site is an important communication tool for the parish. Contact email@example.com.