In Prayer this week, please remember: *THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR HOSPITALIZED: Dellas Cole; Renee Cramton (sister of De’ Wiskur); Dave Gilkerson; Dave Graper; Isabelle Apland; Paul Hulberg (John Hulberg’s brother); Orlyn Johnson; Roger Klinghagen (Lorraine Kracke’s brother-in-law); Sylvia Ofstedal; Amy Pedersen; Jennifer Schultz (John Schult's daughter-in-law); John Schultz; Artis Walton (Donna Neyhart's mother); Ron Waltz; Bonnie (Mary Fiedler’s sister-in-law). *THOSE WHO MOURN THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: Roger Berger and family on the death of his wife, Ione. *THOSE WHO ARE HOMEBOUND: Ruth Lindsey; Dorene & Jerry Lotzer; Bruce & Donna Neyhart; Ron Olson; Dolores Ostroot; Harold Widvey. *THOSE ACTIVATED FOR MILITARY SERVICE: Mark Gile (Son of Jean Josephson); Jessie Park (Paula Tursam's cousin's daughter).
Weekly Announcements from the UPDATE
22nd Avenue Construction Project: 22nd Avenue is now closed to through traffic between Minnesota Drive and Eastbrook Drive!. Those who normally use 22nd Avenue to and from Ascension will need to use alternate routes, such as 17th Avenue and Third Street. The project is anticipated to be completed in November. Church and community ministry team will be worshipping with the University Lutheran Center college kids on Sunday, April 28th! Please feel free to join us for worship at 11. We are also looking for items to be donated for this meal! The sign up sheet is on the kiosk! The goal is to strengthen the bond between Ascension and the college kids while wishing them good luck on their spring semester finals! Hope to see you there! -Church and Community Ministry Team
New Members will be received April 27-28 at all services. You are invited to join them for coffee between services.
“The Time is Now! Agree to Differ” is the theme for May Friendship Day hosted by Church Women United at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, 1700 8th Street South, Brookings. ALL Christian men and women are invited to come May 3rd for a 12:00 pm salad lunch with a program to follow. The event focuses on Ephesians 4:2-3 call to “…Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” An offering will be taken to support local organizations in our community. In addition, The Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC) offering will be taken to support participating ecumenical organizations, women’s projects for justice and peace, and young women scholars around the world. FLC is a worldwide ecumenical movement of prayer for peace and reconciliation.
Mark your calendars for this year’s SHOWCASE OF TALENTS! The Youth of our congregation would like to sponsor this year’s annual talent show on Sunday, May 5th at 7:00pm. We will have desserts during intermission. Dust off your instruments or put together a skit with some friends and start practicing! A sign-up sheet is on the kiosk so you can sign up to participate and/or bring a dessert to share. What God-given talent will you share?
Join us for Sundaes during our Sunday School Teachers Recognition on May 12!
VBS coming, August 4-8, save the dates!
The Grace & Gifts small group ministry stems from Ascension’s vision as a house of hospitality built on the foundation of sharing the living faith in Jesus Christ. The goal of the Grace & Gifts small group is to deliver the Holy Sacrament to homebound members and to serve as a bridge between home and congregation by sharing news of congregational life and physically demonstrating a connection with the worship community. If you are interested in receiving communion in your home, or in serving through the Grace and Gifts small group ministry, please contact Roberta Wagner (email@example.com or 692-6467).
Feeding Brookings is a free food distribution for those in need that takes place at Ascension from 4:00-5:00pm each Thursday. APRIL ITEMS OF THE MONTH: Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, etc.) HYGIENE ITEMS: toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste Volunteers are always needed. (Please sign up at www.feedingbrookings.org) Feeding Brookings is a United Way sponsored organization and an equal opportunity provider.
Ascension Lutheran Church. 2030 Third Street. Brookings. South Dakota. 57006. Phone: 605.692.6565. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 605.692.6808.