The Homecoming Jubilee Celebration of Life for our sister, Georgia Harrell, was held on September 1, 2018. We are so thankful and honored to have had her as a part of the Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension parish family. CLICK HERE to view a copy of her obituary.
BISHOP CURRY-NEWS UPDATE!
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has resumed work following his surgical procedure that he announced in his July 25th letter below. He has reported that the surgery went well and everything is good. Bishop Curry is touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. CLICK HERE to watch his “return to work” video whereby he verbalizes his thanks to everyone for the numerous expressions of support.
Before both of our parishes merged into the unified Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension in January of 2018, the All Saints Vestry and the Ascension Bishop’s Committee appointed a new task force to improve communications for the new parish. They established the Communications Committee.
One of the first tasks this new committee tackled was the resurrection of the “Broadcast” newsletter. On January 1st of 2018, the first quarterly “Messenger” parish newsletter was mailed to all parishioners who had completed a Member Profile Form. As a courtesy for this first edition, we also mailed newsletters to some past members that have not completed forms. However, we are currently transitioning to communicating more via electronic media (e.i. this website and email announcements). As a result, we will be removing unregistered names from the list of those receiving the Messenger via US mail to keep expenses down.
Archives (click link below to download):
- 1Q 2018 MESSENGER Broadcast-Jan 2018
- 2Q 2018 MESSENGER Broadcast-Apr 2018
- 3Q 2018 MESSENGER Broadcast-July 2018
- 4Q 2018 MESSENGER Broadcast-Oct 2018
EPISCOPAL CHURCH NEWS
BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY GIVES SERMON AT ROYAL WEDDING. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invited the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA to address the wedding. CLICK HERE. to watch his video.
FAMILY SEPARATION PRACTICE CONDEMNED BY TEC. Recently, the federal administration announced that it will begin separating families, and criminally prosecuting all people, who enter the US without previous authorization. The Episcopal Church (TEC) condemns this practice and wishes to stop family separation of those seeking asylum in the United States. Presiding Bishop Curry joined several faith leaders in signing a letter urging that this practice be stopped. Click here to view letter. All Episcopalians are asked to join in this ministry of advocacy as well. Click here to electronically send a message to your elected official.
BISHOP SMITH ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT. In Bishop Wayne Smith’s letter, he makes his announcement to the Diocese which sets in process the election and call of the 11th Bishop of Missouri. Click here to read letter.
The Diocese of Missouri also publishes iSeek which is an online weekly newsletter at:
If you prefer to receive iSeek weekly via email, or would like to sign up to receive their SEEK quarterly printed Seek magazine then click the following website to subscribe: https://www.diocesemo.org/subscribe.
The first annual meeting of the new Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension was held on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Learn More.
Back To Sunday 2018. Sam Lewis (son of Mildred Lewis) came back to give an inspiring address at Sunday service on Sept. 16th. The sanctuary was filled with parishioners, Lewis family members, out of town guests, and surprisingly some returning members! After service, delicious treats were served at the ice cream social thanks to ECW and the Men’s Club.
Milton J. Patton Parish Picnic 2018 for the Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension was held on August 12th. This year, we gathered at the newly renovated and spacious pavilion in Vinita Park municipal park. Following a Holy Eucharist service, over 100 people enjoyed the delicious dishes prepared by parishioners and friends, with tasty meats barbequed by the Men’s Club. The children were later entertained by the puppet and magic show put on by Heaven’s Handful Puppet Ministry from the First Baptist Church of Ferguson. See your 4th quarter Messenger broadcast newsletter that received in the mail for full story….or download it using the “Archive” link shown above on this page.
Graduates Reception-2018 was hosted by the St. Margaret’s Guild on June 10th. This year, 3 graduates were honored. Alexia Dukes graduated with honors from McClure Senior High School and will attend Harris-Stowe State University. Arianna Lacey is a 6th grade graduate from Dewey International and will enter Carr Lane Middle School in the fall. And Camryn Moore is an honors student graduating from Christ the King Catholic School heading to the 9th grade at Incarnate Word Academy. To view the reception program with complete bios, click here. CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!
Black History Month special celebration at All Saints and Ascension on February 25th was a resounding success. Our own Alexia Dukes delivered an uplifting lesson on African American Episcopal church history that left everyone proud of young Alexia, and proud to be a part of this church family. After the Eucharist, the program resumed in the Jean Harrell fellowship hall to a capacity crowd and a pot luck feast. Look forward to a full report in the upcoming quarterly newsletter. To view a copy of the luncheon program Click Here. To view photos and watch video Click Here.
The Rev. Marc Smith, our former Priest-In-Charge, was awarded the Sewanee Fellowship-in-Residence for developing a gun violence prevention curriculum. Learn More.
The Rev. Dr. Deborah Goldfeder, our former Deacon, will be traveling to the South Sudan in March 2018. Our prayers are with her as she embarks on this challenging humanitarian mission. To get an update on her mission there, click Learn More.