Ascension News for Dec. 6, 2017



What about this quote for the Advent Season?

"Each of us is an innkeeper, who decides if there is room for Jesus!" (author unknown).

*  The time is surely passing quickly; already we are nearing the second Sunday in Advent.  Lots of things happening in church life!  For the young, and the young at heart, there's the 'Breakfast with Santa' hosted by the Men's Service Club and taking place on Saturday, December 9, starting at 9 a.m.  Remember that Santa has promised to pay a visit at 10 a.m. (Tickets can still be booked or purchased from Denise at 765-8924 - just $5 each or $10 per family.)

*  Then there is the annual Christmas pageant which will take place at the 11 a.m. service on December 17.  If you have any further questions regarding the pageant, please call Doreen at 364-1454.

*  Also on Sunday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m. there will be the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (outside) and Carol Sing.  Hope the weather works in our favour for this lovely event. Deadline for submitting names and donations in memory of loved ones or in honour of a special occasion is tomorrowDecember 7.  

*  There is also the Christmas Hamper Program which helps those in need during the Season.  If you would like to be part of it, please visit our Advent Tree and take a tag that names a food item for a Christmas dinner.  Those food donations can be brought to the church from Thursday, December 14, to Sunday, December 17, between 9 and noon.  Again, if you, or someone you know, would like to assist with this program, please contact Georgina Short at or call 682-7928.

*  Just a reminder, that every Wednesday there is Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. followed by an Advent Study in the multipurpose room.  Following the Study, you can take part in 'Stations of the Crib.'  Books on the bookshelf in the side foyer can also be signed out to help you on your Advent journey.

*  If you didn't attend the Annual Dinner Theatre last Friday evening, you can get a glimpse of the event if you visit the parish facebook page.  (While you are there, why not like our page! *:) happy)  Special thanks to all who made the evening possible, and much applause to the staff for their awesome entertainment.  A wonderful evening indeed!

*  Many Advent Packages remain at the back of the church awaiting pickup.  Please remember to take yours and those of your friends/neighbours.  It is getting colder as time goes by for our deliverers.

*  If you want to remember your loved ones with flowers/memorials at Christmas, you can call the church office at 368-5693, or place the information and the contribution in a plain envelope with the special information and place in the collection plate on Sunday.  If you want the names included in our Christmas bulletin insert, the deadline is Monday, December 11.  

*  Special thanks to all those who helped to make the Seniors' Christmas Event a great success! It was really wonderful!  Check out the parish's facebook page if you would like to see some pictures of the event.  

*  Captains, please remind your teams:  Sidespersons' Team # 4, and Counting Team #4.

May God guide you on your Advent journey,
Jean (On behalf of Ascension)



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