Worship With Us in the Season of Pentecost

Sunday, October 22, 2017
at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary 

In today’s first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.

Readings
Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22

Upcoming Events

Oktoberfest
Saturday, November 4

Mark your calendars- this year’s Oktoberfest Fundraiser is Saturday, November 4.

We’re asking for helpers to assist many different teams for our biggest fund-raiser of the year. Sing up sheets are in the narthex of call the office at 480-948-6050.  If you can help out in any way, we would greatly appreciate it.

Tickets are $25/Adults (early purchase discount $20 through Sunday, 10/29) $10/Kids 12 and under.

Reserve a table for eight for $200.00 by Sunday, October 29.

Friends, neighbors, and the community are welcome!


Congregational Lunch and Gathering

Sunday, November 19

The Transition Team is focused on hearing from all interested members and to that end, has scheduled a congregational lunch and gathering for Sunday, November 19 immediately following the worship service. This will be a dynamic and meaningful opportunity and will help the Team to take a significant step forward in the process. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to participate.

Greening of the Church
Saturday, December 2 at 9:00 a.m.

At 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 2, we will gather to decorate Ascension’s facility for the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany cycle.  And lest you imagine to yourself that this is merely an occasion for hard labor, you should know that there will be good food, holiday drink, Christmas music, and (undoubtedly) much laughter!  Consider making the Greening Party an annual ritual for you and yours!


ASCENSION’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Saturday, December 9th
Tickets will go on sale next month.