The Church of the Ascension
Hayward, Wisconsin

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Sunday Worship at 9:30am
All are welcome!


Ministry Schedule
January, 2019

Sunday, January 6 - Epiphany
Altar Guild – Missy Olson
Crypt Café – Bev & Steve Salisbury
Eucharistic Minister – Monte Lewis
Greet/Gifts/Count – Haider Family
Lector – Charline Huwe
Intercessor – Ruth Blank
Servers – None
Unavailable – Thompson Family/Andy Kiser

Sunday, January 13
Altar Guild – Jean Jonjak
Crypt Café – Thompson Family
Eucharistic Minister – Charline Huwe
Greet/Gifts/Count – Larry & Peg Rusk
Lector – Kris Thompson
Intercessor – Peg Rusk
Server – Warren Thompson
Unavailable – Andy Kiser

Sunday, January 20
Altar Guild – Kay Lewis
Crypt Café – Winchester Family
Eucharistic Minister – Monte Lewis
Greet/Gifts/Count – Ruth & Volunteer (Danny Crye?)
Lector – Monte Lewis
Intercessor – Melissa Winchester
Server – Warren Thompson
Unavailable – Kris & Helen Thompson/Andy Kiser

Sunday, January 27
Altar Guild – Charline Huwe
Crypt Café – Diana Smith & Bob Haider
Eucharistic Minister – Diana Smith
Greet/Gifts/Count – Kay Lewis & Charline Huwe
Lector – Charline Huwe
Intercessor – Monte Lewis
Server – None
Unavailable – Thompson Family/Andy Kiser

Farewells handled by Eucharistic Ministers / Announcements made by Sr. Warden (Rick Herdrich)

Contact numbers:

Father Dave Bauer
715-699-2920 or 612-221-9743

Deacon Marlene Hogue
715-794-2513 or 715-580-0438

Father Christian Senyoni

Welcome to The Episcopal Church of the Ascension

On behalf of the people of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Hayward, Wisconsin, I welcome you to our parish family.  We are a vibrant community of Christians, dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to those both within our immediate community as well as to those throughout the world.  We are rooted in the deep and rich traditions of the Anglican Church but are committed to allowing those same traditions to breathe and inform our ministry to those living in today’s world.  Our worship is reverent but lively.  Our fellowship is warm and inviting.  We are devoted to extending God’s love both through our words and in very concrete actions.  We understand that our lives are a pilgrimage and that we are called to support and encourage each other as we walk in faith.  I invite you to explore the pages of our website to discover the many areas in which we are living into our lives as followers of Christ.  I encourage you to visit us in person or to contact us by email or telephone.  And I welcome you to join us on the journey.  It is really quite an adventure!

Father Arthur Hancock


THANK YOU: We want to extend a special thank you to Fr. Kirby and Dorothy for their time with us.

DE-GREENING THE CHURCH: The Wardens have asked for helping hands in taking down the Christmas Greens this Sunday, December 30th, following the service. We hope that many can stay and assist with this.

EPIPHANY LUNCHEON: We are having our annual Epiphany meal on Sunday, January 6, 2019, following the Church Service. It will be a Luncheon, at 11:30 AM, at Flat Creek Eatery. There is a sign-up sheet in the Vestibule. Please try to attend, as we always have a good time when we come together for a meal.

FOOD SHELF DONATIONS: On the first Sunday of each month, food that is collected throughout the month is blessed and taken to the Community Food Shelf. Collections, however, happen every day that the church is open! Donations may be placed in the baskets at the top of the stairs in the foyer. In these days in which many in our community are struggling financially, this is an excellent and effective way to reach out. We also pass a second basket around on the first Sunday of each month. Money that is collected in this basket is given directly to local food shelves. Please consider giving generously.

COMMUNITY DINNER: Will announce the next dinner as soon as we finalize plans.

PLEDGE CARDS: Thank you to those of you who have already completed and returned your 2019 Pledge Cards. If you haven’t yet completed and returned one, please do so, at your earliest convenience, so that we can start the budget process for 2019. Your generous offering to the ministry of this parish will enable us to continue to be the hands and heart of Christ in this community.

PARISH LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Are you someone who feels called, or has the gift, to live out your Christian call through leadership? Please consider being on the Vestry. Especially at times of transition, such as Ascension is currently experiencing, a parish’s lay leadership is vital. Ascension’s Vestry will see two of its current members completing their terms in January 2019. Which leads us to request your consideration! Vestry members serve three-year terms, and each year we elect two new members. Our Vestry typically meets no more than once a month, and the meetings usually last only one hour. If you are interested, or have someone to recommend, please speak to Rick Herdrich or Steve Salisbury.

CHANGES IN WEEKLY CALENDAR: During the next several weeks of transition there will be no weekly services offered at Ascension. Deacon Marlene will schedule time to be in the parish office for a few hours each week, so that those who need it can access the pantry and other help.

A PLAN MOVING FORWARD: As Senior Warden, Rick Herdrich has been very active in working with the Vestry of this parish and Bishop Lambert to formulate a solid plan of leadership in moving forward. The plan will most likely involve the help of an interim priest, and new models of ministry are being explored with neighboring Episcopal congregations. It is an exciting time, indeed. Please keep the Vestry in your prayers as they make decisions on behalf of this congregation.

NEXT VESTRY MEETING: The Vestry next meets on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10 AM, in the Peabody House.

THE ANNUAL MEETING: The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019, following the service. Please try to attend, as we will be voting on two new Vestry Members, as well as accepting a Budget for the year.

January 6 ........ Fr. Dave Bauer
January 13 ....... Fr. Christian Senyoni
January 20 ...... Fr. Dave Bauer
January 27 ....... Deacon Marlene Hogue

Our Service time remains the same - 9:30 AM.

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
10610 North California Avenue, P.O. Box 637, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843,