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Capital Campaign Updates 5/20/22

May 20, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 5/20/22    Posted under: What's Happening

Exciting summer improvements! By now you have seen the beautiful new stone chancel flooring. The carpet on the chancel steps was to have been installed soon, but supply chain issues have delayed the installation until August. Forthe next several months, the church sanctuary will be in a state of “becoming” as it is restored and refurbished from floor to ceiling. Starting 5/23, scaffolding will be installed in the choir loft and then that ceiling will be cleaned and painted, which should take about a week. However, the organ will not be able to be used for two weekends, and Gabe will be accompanying us on the piano. The flooring in the sanctuary will be removed, the floor will be abated, and new tile and carpet will be installed. To accomplish this, the pews will be removed, one side at a time. While the pews are gone, the ceiling in the sanctuary will be cleaned and painted. Then, work on the pew refinishing will resume.

The Hallway restroom renovation is on schedule to be completed by 6/3. Be sure to bring your friends to the first outdoor concert of the season so that you can show off the redone facilities!

The church roof will be getting some repairs to fix a leak and to repair damage done by bees.

As part of the Capital Campaign, Word of Life will be gettingtwo new restrooms, two showers and storage for reading materials. Contributions over and above those received as part of the Capital Campaign are paying for the remodeling of classrooms that will also take place this summer.

Wow!! It’s going to be a busy summer. When you see the mess and the upset, keep in mind that we hope to have everything back in place and better than before by the end of summer. Thanks to everyone for being a part of this Campaign – To God be the glory!

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

Capital Campaign Updates 5/13/22

May 13, 2022 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates 5/13/22    Posted under: Uncategorized, What's Happening

The next major renovation at Ascension has begun. The men’s and women’s restrooms at the foot of the stairs next to the Fellowship Hall kitchen will be undergoing a complete transformation. The two new restrooms will be one-person occupancy, uni-sex, and handicapped accessible. They will be completed prior to the start of the outdoor summer concert series in order to provide a welcoming experience for any of our guests that need to use the restroom. At the time of the bathroom remodel, the flooring in the corridor and stairwell will be replaced too.

Hopefully the pew refinishing project can start before the end of the summer, but we will need to raise additional funds before we can start on that project because it will cost more than planned for in the original budget.

Please watch for information on the Second Annual Quarter Auction to be held this fall to raise money for our Capital Campaign.

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelope box. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact the church office for a form. All pledges are kept confidential.

VBS 2022

May 6, 2022 by     Comments Off on VBS 2022    Posted under: What's Happening

Join us this summer, June 13-17, from 9:00AM – 12:00PM, For “The Tree of Life – God’s Promise of Salvation” Vacation Bible School.

Calling all helpers! Please see the poster in the church lobby to sign up to help with VBS! Leaders and helpers are needed.

Here is the link for the online VBS Registration. Questions? Contact Katlyne Thies.

Ascenson Plant Sale – Thank You!

May 6, 2022 by     Comments Off on Ascenson Plant Sale – Thank You!    Posted under: What's Happening

The following companies donated generously to the Think Spring sale and would appreciate your patronage with them:
–Bayer Garden Shops
–Dierbergs Market
–Greenscape Gardens and Gifts
–Home Depot
–Lowe’s
–Rolling Ridge Nursery
–Sugar Creek Gardens
–Thrivent Financial
–Wiethop Greenhouses

Thank you all who pre-ordered annuals from our Think Spring event and came to the event this past weekend. The weather held out perfectly. It’s too early to report the exact profits but we will let you know ASAP how we have helped our youth at our church. Don’t forget the Think Fall sale with pre-orders starting about August 1 and pick up about September 17. After you have planted your flowers if you have any empty plastic containers or trays, please return them to church in a bag and put in coat closet with the name ‘Karen’ to pick up fornext year plants.

Julie and Karen

Quarter Auction Fall 2022

Mar 29, 2022 by     Comments Off on Quarter Auction Fall 2022    Posted under: What's Happening

Coming this fall to a WOL gym near you – Quarter Auction Plus!! This year, in addition to the wonderful quarter auction baskets, there will be a wine pull, a homemade gourmet bakery, attendance prizes, and a silent auction. We can use your help. Do you have any new items you would be willing to donate? Some examples might include unopened CDs or DVDs, wine, gift cards, event tickets, sports or athletic items, kids and adult games, craft beers, and car cleaning items. Or do you have a specialty homemade baked good that you would be willing to make? We also need you to attend!! Contact Debbie Hofmann with questions or donation information.

Available NOW pre-Quarter Auction! Beautiful Framed Oil Paintings for Sale (sales benefiting the capital campaign)

The Quarter Auction Committee received a donation of 8 framed oil paintings (download pdf below for pictures and details). We are offering them for immediate sale prior to the 2nd Annual Quarter Action scheduled for Fall 2022. All proceeds benefit the Capital Campaign. The paintings come in various sizes and we have classified them into groups: small, medium and large. The measurements of the outer frame and the price are noted in the pdf as well.

These paintings will be physically displayed in the church lobby the weekend of April 2 and 3 after all services. If you are ready to purchase now, please contact Marcia Passanise.

Lenten Schedule

Mar 4, 2022 by     Comments Off on Lenten Schedule    Posted under: Uncategorized, What's Happening

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Mar 4, 2022 by     Comments Off on Holy Week Worship Schedule    Posted under: What's Happening

Ascension Annual Spring Plant Sale – April 30, 2022

Mar 2, 2022 by     Comments Off on Ascension Annual Spring Plant Sale – April 30, 2022    Posted under: What's Happening

Add a pop of spring color to your landscape while also supporting our youth ministries here at Ascension. Our annual spring plant fundraiser will be on April 30 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Choose from a colorful selection of fresh annuals, perennials, vegetables and hanging baskets. Brighten landscapes or give to Mom for Mother’s Day! Customize your plant order (order form below) by choosing from a variety of colors. Pre-order is required for annuals, orders are due with payment by April 13. Perennials, indoor plants, some annuals and yard art will be sold day of sale, no pre-order required. This sale will be held in the Word of Life gymnasium (6535 Eichelberger St, St. Louis, MO 63109).

To see the plants, click on link below:

Contact Karen Hilkerbaumer or Julie Headrick with questions or to join our volunteer crew.

Please place your completed order form in the marked box found in the church lobby.

VBS 2022

Mar 4, 2022 by     Comments Off on VBS 2022    Posted under: What's Happening

Join us this summer, June 13-17, 2022 from 9:00 am-12 noon, for “The Tree of Life-God’s Promise of Salvation” Vacation Bible School. Be watching for more info.

Capital Campaign Updates

Dec 23, 2021 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates    Posted under: What's Happening

In mid-April, the next major renovation at Ascension will begin. The men’s and women’s restrooms at the foot of the stairs next to the Fellowship Hall kitchen will be undergoing a complete transformation. The
two new restrooms will be one-person occupancy, uni-sex, and handicapped accessible. They will be completed prior to the start of the outdoor summer concert series in order to provide a welcoming experience for any of our guests that need to use the restroom. At the time of the bathroom remodel, the flooring in the corridor and stairwell will be replaced too.

Hopefully the pew refinishing project can start before the end of the summer, but we will need to raise additional funds before we can start on that project because it will cost more than planned for in the original budget. Please support Stuff the Truck (see the announcement in the News and Notes) and watch for information on the Second Annual Quarter Auction to be held this fall. Both of these activities raise money for our Capital Campaign.

Donations for the Capital Campaign can be made using a designated yellow-bordered envelope that is in your envelopebox. Envelopes are also available outside the church office. The envelope can be placed in the locked wooden box on the table in the narthex. Donations can also be made online. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact Elaine Hilgeman at (314) 918-1434 and she will supply you with a form. All pledges are kept confidential.