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    We are a community of Anglican believers who worship together, seek to grow as disciples of Jesus, and give back to God in gratitude for all He has done. Please join us on a Sunday and find out more!
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    Summer Ascent

    The summer (July/August) edition of the Ascent is available now. Please take a copy of our parish newsletter to find out what’s happening! It is available on our homepage as well.


    Special Needs Ministry

    Several years ago, Ascension began a ministry for teens and adults with special needs. This program is deeply meaningful to participants and their families. The ministry has two primary meeting times. On Sunday mornings, we host a weekly Sunday School Class called WINGS. It typically meets concurrent with the 9am service, but during the summer it is meeting concurrent with the 11am service. There is also a monthly Club called Capernaum Friends that meets once a month on a Saturday.


    We would love to have additional volunteers, particularly for the monthly Club that meets the second Saturday of the month from 2 – 4pm. In particular, we are hoping to find (1) someone with musical talents to lead in some simple songs, (2) an audio-visual guru, as well as (3) someone who can assist with crafts. If you would like to learn more, please speak with the program director, Christina Carlucci. She can be reached at carlucci.christina@gmail.com or 412-414-5630.


    Kid’s Ministry Popsicle Playdates

    Saturday, July 22 at 10am

    Popsicle playdates are a fun time of fellowship for kids and parents to meet at a park to play, eat popsicles, and have a short devotional. These are tentatively scheduled 10am-Noon on July 22 and August 12. Stay tuned to email and Facebook for more details as we get closer to those dates. If you aren’t yet connected to our Children’s Ministry communications, email matt.ulrich@ascensionpittburgh.org.


    Youth! Join us in July!

    Wednesday July 19 – 20: Pittsburgh Adventure Overnight

    Meet @ Ascension 6:30pm (pizza), Aliens @ Fox Chapel (in the dark!), overnight at Ascension (plus breakfast), feeding the homeless in the morning, afternoon pool party (Highland Park), pick up 4 pm @ Highland Park pool. Cost $10.


    Wednesday, July 26: Kennywood

    Meet @ Ascension at 8am (breakfast provided); pick up 6:30pm @ Ascension. Cost $20.



    A Night out at the Ballpark!

    Thursday, August 17

    The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh has booked a block of tickets for the August 17th Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St Louis Cardinals game at PNC Park. This is a 7:05pm game and all individuals, families and congregations are welcome to attend. The cost of the tickets is $26 and that includes a voucher for $10 of concessions and a Pirate cap. Please respond by email (bushyager@pitanglican.org) or phone to the diocesan office (412-281-6131) with the number of tickets you desire and mail a check payable to “Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh” for the total due. Any questions? Contact the Rev. Don Bushyager (412-281-6131 ext. 151).



    10am Worship and BBQ

    Sunday, August 27

    We will end the summer holiday months with a combined 10am worship service followed by a BBQ on the church lawn. Mark your calendars. Please plan to bring a friend …. as well as a side dish to share!



    Women’s Breakfast: Save the Date

    Saturday, September 9 from 8:30 – 10:30am

    We are pleased that Dr. Wendy LeMarquand will be our speaker at a women’s breakfast to be held early September. Dr. LeMarquand is currently back in Pittsburgh, on leave from her work among refugees in Ethiopia. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, please save the date!


    Hosting Internationals

    Ascension has a growing ministry with internationals and we’re happy to pass along information that is frequently forwarded to us from various educational institutions in Pittsburgh. Pitt is looking for hosts for 40 Japanese female students and 15 female Korean students that will attend their English programs this year. A stipend between $650 and $750 is available depending on the meal arrangements. Two programs to note:


    1. To host Japanese or Korean students attending Pitt, visit azhomestay.com or contact Elana Kriess at pahomestay@hotmail.com.
    2. To host any other internationals (male, female, any country), visit myinternationalfamily.com or contact Elizabeth Kotlarcz at steph@myinternationalfamily.com or 866-440-5771


    Can you lend a hand?

    Justin Helton, Assistant Rector at Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship has been ill in Intensive Care. He has a wife, Riki, and four children. We are closely associated with Shepherd’s Heart, an Anglican Parish that serves the poor and homeless in the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh. We would like to come alongside this family and ease their circumstances with the provision of meals. If you can contribute to our ‘casserole effort,’ here are some helps:


    1. Make the casserole in a foil pan
    2. Place the casserole marked “Helton” in the walk-in fridge
    3. There are no food allergies
    4. Label it with your name, what it is, cooking instructions
    5. If you would like an easy to make casserole recipe, please contact Marilyn
    6. No meal extras (salad, dessert) are needed at this time
    7. Contact Marilyn if you have any questions


    Calendar for the week of July 16

    Tuesday, July 18

    6:30 PM           English as a Second Language; Room 105 & Hunt Rooms

    6:30 PM           Gamblers Anonymous; Parish Hall

    7:30 PM           Alcoholics Anonymous; Old Catacombs


    Wednesday, July 19

    7:00 AM           Wednesday Men’s Group; Conference Room

    10:00 AM        Women’s Bible Study; Room 105 (9:45am childcare)

    12:00 PM         Wednesday Eucharist; Gordon Chapel

    5:30 PM           English as a Second Language; Room 105 & Hunt Rooms

    6:30 PM           Youth Pittsburgh Adventure Overnight!

    7:00 PM           Young Adult Group; Old Catacombs


    Thursday, July 20

    11:45 AM        Overeaters Anonymous; Room 105

    1:00 PM           Workaholics Anonymous; Room 105


    Friday, July 21

    1:00 PM           Overeaters Anonymous; Room 105

    5:00 PM           Arts Initiative Meeting; Prayer Chapel


    Saturday, July 22

    9:30 AM          AA; Room 104 & New Catacombs

    10:00 AM        Kid’s Ministry Popsicle Playdate


    Sunday, July 23

    9:00 AM          Holy Eucharist; Nave

    9:00 AM          Prayer Meeting; Prayer Chapel

    10:00 AM        Hospitality Hour; Parish Hall

    11:00 AM        Holy Eucharist; Nave

    11:00 AM        WINGS Special Needs Sunday School; Old Catacombs




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