Ascension Ministries

 

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 youth@ascensiondenver.org and Stephanie Johnson

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 reilly725@yahoo.com

Building – Maintaining the church building, the rectory, and grounds is a continual effort.  If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact Jim Kahler at Jim.kahler@gmail.com

Building Use – Visioning for the future use of the church building is a temporary task force.  If you are interested please contact Laura Osborne at lauraosborne2002@yahoo.com and Jim Kahler

Chalice – Chalice ministers assist in the Eucharist by offering the chalice to congregation members at communion.  For more information please contact at Jonathan Pinckney at jonathan.pinckney@gmail.com

Children and Youth – Sunday School and Youth Group as well as special youth events and vacation Bible School – contact Sue Richardson at youth@ascensiondenver.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 youth@ascensiondenver.org , Tyler Ray, Laura Osborne

Coffee Hour/Fellowship – The fellowship time following the 10:00 a.m. 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 doris.kimbrough@ucdenver.edu

Counters –We have two counters after the 10:00 a.m. service who count the offering and record it for deposit.  Molly Freeman at freemacdaddy@aol.com schedules the counters.

Finance – This committee puts together a budget and suggests financial strategies to the vestry.  Contact Jim Kahler, Lonny Kandel at lonnykandel@me.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 wsmithdenver@gmail.com  , For 10:00 a.m. service contact Roya Juracek at mariposa512@hotmail.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 egseagle171@aol.com

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 tstamaraschmiege@gmail.com

Newcomers – Welcoming new people into the Ascension community is an ongoing ministry.  If you are interested in helping please contact Cora Neslin at dcnesl@comcast.net , Sarah Klein

Outreach – The Outreach Committee meets on the fourth Sundays between the services and coordinates outreach for the parish. Contact Barb Watson at barbarawatson825@comcast.net , Chris Nazar at denverfan56@aim.com , Dorothy Wilson

Prayer Chain – The Prayer Chain prays for people who wish to have prayers for a period of time.  Contact Elinor Davis at elinordavis@msn.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 Luzon Kahler at Luzon.kahler@outlook.com

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 beatboulder@yahoo.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 George Caulkins at george@greendeck.com

Website – The web site is an important communication tool for the parish.  Contact John Kayser and Celeste DeLeon at admin@ascensiondenver.org