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Parish of the Ascension, Season of Pentecost 2015
Moving Forward in Ministry at the Ascension
June 17, 2015
Dear Friends in Christ,
We give thanks to God this day for the gifts of a beautiful spring, and a promising summer. As the flowers bloom, grass and plants grow at alarming rates, ministry still continues in God’s world, and specifically at the parish of the Ascension. I share with you some updates for the parish:
Summertime, Worship and Reflection
Victoria Larkin will be on vacation from July 1 to September 8, and Ina Kearley will be on vacation from August 1 to September 8. Canon Burrows will be on vacation from July 15 to August 31, Rev.’d Courage will be on vacation from October 12 to November 12. In the meantime, summer students will be employed at the parish office. Regular worship will be celebrated on Sundays, 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., as is our custom during the summer months. Regular Wednesday Holy Communion will be offered throughout the summer in the chapel.
September Welcome Back Sunday
On September 13, the parish will be celebrating with Worship, Fellowship, and Fun! This day will incorporate the opening of the Godly Play Programme, information booths for the various ministries and programs being offered for the year, and a Garden party with games, activities, and lots of more surprises. Come along and enjoy the celebration!
September Learning for the Staff Team
From September 24 to 28, Canon Burrows, Rev.’d Courage, Ina Kearley and Vicki Larkin will be travelling to the Parish of St. Luke’s Burlington, in order to spend time to learn from their Staff team about ways in which we can enhance ministry at the Ascension. This will provide numerous ideas and opportunities for the parish to grow.
Fall Learning Opportunities
Beginning in October, we will be using the Pilgrim resource for Bible Study, from the Church of England, as recommended by the Bishop and the Diocese. These resources will be used for the groups involved in study in the fall and winter. Details will be forthcoming.
Opportunities to Give, and Fund Ministry at the Ascension
Included with this letter is an information pamphlet about Pre-Authorized Giving. Pre-Authorized Giving is a proactive way to give in thanksgiving to God for the work and ministry at the Ascension. This enables us to continue our various services and projects such that we can continue to Reach Out to Others, as our motto states. Included also is your Interim Giving Statement, which shows your level of thanksgiving through parish contributions to date. Please consider your ability to respond to God’s call through donations to the parish this summer.
May this summer find you relaxed, full of love and compassion, in all that you do.
Yours in Faith,
The Rev.'d Canon David J. Burrows
Parish of the Ascension, Mount Pearl
The Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador