Ascension Church – Verse for 2020
‘Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.’ Psalm 143.10
Epiphany….. ‘from longing to finding – a journey’
January – Finding …. 29th Dec Truth, Jan 5th Joy, 12th Hope, 19th Love, 26th Peace
(Advent was about longing for these things!)
Morning Prayer Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am* at the front of church There’s a bible reading with time to share thoughts, space to pray together, and reflective time in God’s presence. As Matthew Frankum our Area Dean said, ‘Prayer may bring about a future that may not otherwise exist!’ It really is come as you can. *Please note time change – so people can park more easily, come after school runs etc.
We have 6 Small Groups meeting in the week for Christian support, prayer and learning – please see our weekly Notice Sheet for details.
Ascension Springs Café! Every Thursday during term time 8:30 – 11:30 am in the main church. Wonderful atmosphere with yummy food (bacon butties, cakes, waffles, homemade treats), as well as a wide range of hot & cold drinks (hot chocolate, chai latte)! Toys for babies & toddlers. Very much open to all ages – come with a friend or 2 and relax together (for more details contact Sarah Sanderson)
Ascension Springs Plus Next date Sunday 19th January Our gathering for all ages and generations – billed ‘Come, eat, drink and chat – discussion and activities about Christianity’. Every 3rd Sunday 4.30-6pm in the Ascension Gateway Hall. Everyone is welcome, particularly anyone who finds this time helpful on a Sunday! or would just like to be together and reflect on Christianity in a different way.
Ascension Knitting Group – 10am – 12 noon. Upcoming date is Monday 20th January in the main church. Do come and join in the good company as well as the knitting and refreshments. Usual dates are 1st Wednesdays and 3rd Mondays.
Best Foot Forward Line Dancing – the group meets weekly on a Wednesday 8.00-9.30 pm in the hall. A great way to keep fit!
Pastoral Visitors Next date TBC 6.45 pm – All our Pastoral Visitors meet to support each other in their visiting, and to pray for those in various needs. If you think of someone who would appreciate a visit, or just prayer, please let us know (and don’t forget the hidden ones!)
Small Group Leaders Next date TBC 7.30 pm at Robert & Margaret’s house. We meet to share and support each other as we lead our different groups.
Worship at Culverhayes Nursing Home Wednesday 15th January 3 pm. Worship with residents, staff and sometimes residents’ families & friends. Usual date 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Parochial Church Council meeting Monday 20th January 7.30 pm in the Upper Room. Pray for us all as we share together the direction and leadership at Ascension. Agendas will be circulated to members early this week.