ANNOUNCEMENTS

STAY INFORMED:

Thanks for stopping by to see what's happening at Ascension.  We invite you to stop back often.  We'll be updating information as it becomes available.

We’re still here!  Although we may not be physically in our offices, we all are checking e-mails and voicemails on a regular basis.  

IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, please don’t hesitate to call or email Pastor Lori or Susie Brekke, Member Connections.  We have a list of folks who have volunteered to drop of supplies to any member who has a need.  These folks want to help!

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

IMPORTANT: There is so much happening at Ascension, we couldn't fit it all on our announcement page.  Please be sure to read our March Tidings newsletter for all the details!! 


NEXT PARKING LOT WORSHIP SERVICE
Our parking lot worship service is scheduled for Sunday, March 7 at 10:00 AM.  Parking lot opens at 9:30 AM and includes Holy Communion.  This is also our First Communion Sunday for those who take part in the virtual First Communion workshop on March 6.  We will also be collecting food for the pantry. Communion available for those who worship online beginning as close to 10:45 AM as is possible after the parking lot service ends.  

INTERESTED IN JOINING ASCENSION?
Our spring new member Sunday will be March 14.  Contact Pastor Lori if interested in becoming part of our ministry at Ascension. 

ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Sunday Adult Bible Study – March 14 at 9:00 AM 
We continue to deepen our understanding and skills at personal Bible study.  Knowing how to mine the riches of individual Bible study is so important for keeping spiritually healthy.  We schedule our Sunday Adult Bible Studies on those Sundays in which there is no outdoor worship or drive-up communion.

"Love Your Neighbor - Learning and Growing Together” will meet next on 
Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 PM
Details will be coming soon.  Whether you attended one or all of our programs (topics: demographics of Brown County, homelessness, immigration), we invite you to join us for a conversation about future topics for us to explore together.   The conversation will take place via Zoom, and you can register for this discussion by clicking here.   

Virtual Book Discussion
The Library Committee is sponsoring a book discussion, facilitated by Judy Knudsen on Max Lucado's book "You Are Never Alone:  Trust in the Miracle of God's Presence and Power."  Sessions are held from 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom on three Mondays in March (3/1, 3/8 & 3/15),  Participants are responsible for getting their own copy of the book. Click here to pre-register.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Sunday School Lenten Devotional
The Illustrated Ministry Lenten Devotional - “Reflections on the Heart,” is available for Sunday School families, youth, and anyone else who is interested. Annika will be emailing Sunday School families with the entire file on Wednesday morning. If you do not receive it, please contact Annika, and she will be happy to share it with you.

Sunday School meets virtually on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM on Zoom
Watch you email or our private Sunday School Facebook page for more information!  If you are not receiving information regarding Sunday School and  a link to join us on Zoom, please contact Annika.  

FIRST COMMUNION ZOOM WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 6
10:00-11:00 AM
For 2nd graders and parents and any older children who haven't had Communion instruction yet and their parents.  If you have not already done so, please e-mail Annika to sign your child up for this Zoom workshop and we will send you the child's book and parent book.  We ask that you pick up a simple kit to make a First Communion banner at the Parking Lot service on February 14th.  Children will receive their first communion at the Parking Lot service on Sunday, March 7 at 10:00 AM. 

First Communion Parents
If you haven't picked up the supplies for First Communion, please contact Valerie to schedule a time for pick up before our First Communion Workshop on March 6th.
 
PRE-CONFIRMATION
Classes are meeting on Sunday mornings via Zoom:
    •  6th Grade meets at 9:00 AM
    •  7th Grade meets at 9:00 AM

CONFIRMATION
IMPORTANT CONFIRMATION MEETINGS
Intro to Confirmation - 7th grade students and Parents
Wednesday, March 3 at 7:15 PM (Zoom)

Intro to Mentor Program (3rd Year) - 9th grade students and Parents
Wednesday, February 24 at 7:15 PM (Zoom)
For more information and the link to the meetings, please contact Tracy

HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUPS
Instead of Youth Forum this semester we are going to be doing small groups. Each group will have a different focus and you will need to sign up because each group will have a size limit.  
 

SUPPORT OUR YOUTH
Support our youth attending 2021 mission trips and summer camps:

SCRIP Fundraising Dates: Orders for gift cards are placed every Sunday!!
When you order gift cards for personal use or to give as gifts, Ascension's youth get a kickback. Orders can be placed for such things as gas, groceries, clothing stores, restaurants, home improvement and entertainment and much more. To learn more about SCRIP please contact Jean Fredrickson or Tracy.

CHRISTIAN SERVICE & OUTREACH
We will be collecting food items for Resurrection Lutheran Church Food Pantry at the Parking Lot Services on Sunday, March 7, 2021.  You will see the Food Pantry Poster and our Team will come to your car if you indicate you have items to donate. ALL non-perishable food items are appreciated. 

Awesome Job!  All The Funds needed have come in for the Teenage Maasai Girl in Tanzania with Severe, Life-Threating Scoliosis
Last month we got the word out about Ndito, a 17-year-old girl from the village in which ELCA missionaries Dr. Steve and Bethany Friberg also live and serve.  It’s a village in remote northern Tanzania.  $5,000 was needed for the life-saving surgery.  In fact, enough money was given that we can also help with the costs of Ndito’s brother for traveling to Kenya, where the surgery will be performed, and providing for his lodging costs during her surgery and initial recovery.  Thank you to all who have contributed.  

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SCRIP Fundraising Dates
Every Sunday!!

CHRISTCARE 
Many Christcare groups have started meeting again virtually or in person following our approved protocols.  If you are interested in joining a ChristCare group, please contact the church office.

MISSION OUTREACH

NEW COMMUNITY SHELTER MEALS
The process of serving the lunch has changed due to Covid 19. We have not been preparing and serving lunch at the NEW Shelter, however, we are providing donations of money to the shelter for the meals that we would normally prepare.  We are also providing homemade cookies on the dates we normally would serve.  Anyone willing to make cookies for the shelter meal should contact the church office to arrange cookie drop off or pick up.  

HOME SWEET HOME is operating on a limited basis and with some safety changes.  HSH volunteers will be contacted.  Questions?  Call the HSH phone:  920-784-7092

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