Family Promise to serve two families
Ascension’s Family Promise coordinator Margie Sewell reported two families are in the program for the church’s shared rotation with St. Paul’s, and coverage is needed from Wednesday, February 13, through Saturday, February 16. All dinners are covered except a volunteer is needed to serve the Wednesday meal from 5:30–7 p.m. The other slots to be filled are as follows: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday overnight hosts, 8:30 p.m.–7 a.m.; Thursday and Friday evening hosts, 7–8:30 p.m.; Saturday hosts, 10 a.m.–noon and noon–2 p.m. If you can assist, contact Margie or Patti Riesland.
WELCA to continue ‘Meetings with Jesus’
The Women of the ELCA (WELCA) will continue its study titled “Meetings with Jesus,” which uses the Gospel of John. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, in the upper fellowship hall to study session two, “By night and day: Coming to faith in Jesus.” For information, contact Shirley Toppenberg at 634-4946.
Church’s Book Club to read ‘Babette’s Feast’
“Babette’s Feast” is the selection for Ascension’s Book Club, which will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, in the upper fellowship room. Finding the book has been complicated by the fact that her given name was Karen Blixen, but she wrote and published under the name Isak Dinesen! However, “Babette’s Feast” was most recently published as a paperback under the name Karen Blixen. A great movie is also available although it’s in Danish with English subtitles. Pastor Wes is looking for used copies, so stay posted if you have trouble tracking down this great book. Also note “Out of Africa” is another book written by this author that was translated onto the big screen in a popular movie.
Fundraiser for COMEA to be February 28
Each year, COMEA houses more than 4,000 homeless people, and each day it provides 110–150. To support this mission, a fundraising event, Tacos and Tequila, will be held from 5:30–9 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, at the Red Lion Inn. Individual tickets are $50. To purchase tickets, go to https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tacostequila/228620.
Ascension will cook and serve a meal on a Sunday in February to be determined.