In Prayer this week, please remember: *THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR HOSPITALIZED: Julia Abernethy (Nancy Nelson’s cousin); Dellas Cole; Renee Cramton (sister of De’ Wiskur); Dave Gilkerson; Dave Graper; Chris Haines; Isabelle and Wesley Holter; Paul Hulberg (John Hulberg’s brother); Orlyn Johnson; Roger Klinghagen (Lorraine Kracke’s brother-in-law); Sylvia Ofstedal; Amy Pedersen; John Schultz; Rhoda Stenson (Sarah Smith's mother); Artis Walton (Donna Neyhart's mother); Amie (Paula & Jim Meyer’s granddaughter); Bonnie (Mary Fiedler’s sister-in-law).
*THOSE WHO ARE HOMEBOUND: Ruth Lindsey; Dorene & Jerry Lotzer; Bruce and Donna Neyhart; Ron Olson; 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
9th Graders:Milestone Workshop on Passover & Communion Bread Baking: Sunday, Feb. 24, during Sunday School. Seder Meal & Workshop: Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30pm. Milestone Recognition: 8:30am Worship, March 3rd. Ash Wednesday Worship: Ascension is offering two opportunities for Ash Wednesday worship on March 6: 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The Spirit Singers will sing at the 7:00 PM service.
Mission Trip: High Schoolers, college students, and adults are able to attend both the Mission Trip to Pine Ridge and the Christikon backpacking trip. The Mission trip is with Lutheran Outdoors, (July 7-12). Signup on the kiosk or with Pastor Fred BEFORE Feb. 15 to reduce the cost! Midweek Lenten Meals & Worship: Join us for 5:15pm fellowship meals and 6:00pm worship services on these Wednesdays: March 13 Joy Singers will sing & the Christikon group will serve the meal. March 20 Trinity Teens will sing & the Stewardship and Membership Participation Teams will serve the meal. March 27 Spirit Singers will sing April 3 Trinity Teens will sing April 10 Joy Singers will sing If your group would like to serve a Lenten Meal as a fundraiser or service project, contact the church office to check availability.
Attention Work & Play Families: Early pickup (5pm) Feb. 27, March 13 & 20, April 3 & 10. There will be NO Work & Play March 6 (Ash Wednesday), March 27, and April 17 (Holy Wednesday). Ascension Lutheran Church is seeking an Administrative Assistant for Faith Development to provide administrative support to the pastor(s) in the ministry of faith development across all ages. Areas of support include, but not limited to, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, camping, confirmation, Bible studies, Peer Ministry, milestone events (youth and adult), and adult Christian education.. 20 hours/week. For a complete job description and application, contact Ascension Lutheran Church, 692-6565, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.ascensionbrookings.org.
Camp Registration & Early bird best pricing going on until Feb. 15! Lutherans Outdoors in SD offers Bible camp experiences for youth 1st grade and older, adults, and families. Check out the LOSD summer schedule and register on their website, www.losd.org. Ascension covers 20% of the registration fee for youth attending camp. Register online and then let the office know what week & camp you plan to attend. High Schoolers, college students, and adults are able to attend Christikon in Montana for a week of backpacking. See www.christikon.org and talk to Rich Reid or Les Olive for more information. Talk to your friends about joining you at summer camp! As always, camperships are available. Cost should never be a factor in deciding if a child can go to camp. Talk to Pastor Michael if there is a need.
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).
Sew are you looking for something new to do? Do you need more fiber in your life? Do you enjoy a good yarn? If your answer to these questions is yes, then come join the knitters and crocheters group. Weave been meeting the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Ascension. At our meetings we share purls of wisdom, needle new designs, and then donate our creations to others. Since our tightly knit group began in 2012, we have donated 337 items to others to let them know we are thinking about them. Sew come to our next meeting and we guarantee you wool be hooked! Call Nancy Nelson at 692-5312 if you have questions.
Feeding Brookings is a free food distribution for those in need that takes place at Ascension from 4:00-5:00pm each Thursday. FEBRUARY ITEMS OF THE MONTH: Hearty Soup 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. FEBRUARY ITEM: Hearty SOUP
Ascension Lutheran Church. 2030 Third Street. Brookings. South Dakota. 57006. Phone: 605.692.6565. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 605.692.6808.