TIDINGS – January 19, 2020

Richard Rohr’s THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST

Ascension’s Weekly Book Group Meets on

Wednesday Evenings, 6 to 7PM in St. Matthew’s Parlor.

Never too late to join the conversation!  This coming week, the conversation continues as we read up to PAGE 80 of Richard Rohr’s latest book.

A quote: “God needs something to seduce you out and beyond yourself, so God uses three things in particular: goodness, truth, and beauty. All three have the capacity to draw us into an experience of union. You cannot think your way into this kind of radiant, expansive seeing. You must be caught in a relationship of love and awe now and then, and it often comes slowly, through osmosis, imitation, resonance, contemplation, and mirroring.” 

― Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020

ONE ALL-PARISH SERVICE at 9:30AM followed by the ANNUAL MEETING

FAMILY PROMISE UPDATE

GREAT NEWS!   The families we hosted last September thankfully have transitioned out of the program and into permanent housing.  They are grateful, we are grateful.  Thank you to all who gave of your time, your caring, your love to them when they needed it.

Our next scheduled Host week is in May.  There are already two new families who are being helped and one of the mothers just gave birth to a son!   We would love to have on hand a rocking chair, a crib and a highchair.  Please seek out Ralph Johnson or Dawn Edwards or call the office during business hours if you have one or more of those items to donate.

May is not that far away and we are in need of a parishioner to become our co-coordinator.  The role requires a “computer savvy” person, who would be responsible for emailing those who wish to sign up for the Host week to let them know the “how to” of signing up.  This parishioner would get some initial guidance from our previous co-coordinator, so there would be no questions unanswered.  Please seek out Rev. Brad, Ralph or Dawn for this also.

OUTREACH MISSION EFFORT – DINNER BELL

A weekly community dinner, held each Monday and sponsored by the Masonic Lodge is another service effort we at Ascension are committed to.  Volunteers are needed to help serve a delicious meal prepared by a member of the Lodge.  The evening is for the entire Ipswich community, so check it out, help with serving the meal and then share that home-cooked meal with your neighbors.  If this is of interest to you, please see Ralph Johnson, Chairman of our Outreach Ministries, after the service.   We would love to make this a regular Outreach effort and know that once you have been part of such a successful event, you will eagerly want to volunteer again.


THIS WEEK AT ASCENSION

01.19 Sunday
8:00AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

01.20 Monday
Martin Luther King Day – Parish Office Closed
12:15PM – Holy Silence

01.21 Tuesday
4:30PM – Honors Youth Choir – Rehearsal – Boone Hall Choir Room
7:00PM – United Methodist Church

01.22 Wednesday
9:30AM – Bible Study – St. Matthew’s Parlor
3:00PM – Youth Group Meeting – Boone Hall Classroom
5:30PM – Holy Silence/Holy Communion
6:00PM – AMC Book Group – St. Matthew’s Parlor
7:30PM – Adult Choir Rehearsal – Church
7:30PM – Vestry Meeting – St. Matthew’s Parlor

01.23 Thursday
7:00PM – Education for Ministry – St. Matthew’s Parlor

01.24 Friday
5:00PM – TTS/Ipswich Floor Hockey League
7:00PM – Narcotics Anonymous – Boone Hall – Choir Room

01.25 Saturday
8:00AM – AMC Men’s Group

01.26 Sunday
8:00AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
7:00PM – Adult Floor Hockey League