Sunday Bulletin June 9
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9am Sundays

May 19-June 9 and July 7-Aug. 11

At our last Diocesan Convention, Bishop Scharf invited all the churches in the diocese to a journey of spiritual renewal and growth through a group called Forward Movement. 

Using the book “Signs of Life: Nurturing Spiritual Growth in Your Church,” we will look at the challenges facing congregations, as well as a celebration of practices that contribute to spiritual vitality in congregations --- and in your personal life!

Join Father Jim as we enter the season of Pentecost and examine the next steps in our life at Church of Ascension! Where is the Holy Spirit leading?

Click to order book on Amazon 


3 weeks only

Walking the Camino de Santiago: A Personal Journey

with Alex Everist

9am Sundays June 16, 23, 30

in the Parish Hall

If you watched “The Way” during our Dinner and a Movie Night, here’s another chance to experience the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage --- through the eyes of Alex Everist, an Ascension parishioner who has walked it.

The Way of St. James (in English) is a network of pathways from four cities in northern France and one in Portugal leading to the shrine of the apostle James in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

According to tradition, the remains of St. James the Greater are interred in the cathedral.

Established after the discovery of the relics of St. James at the beginning of the 9th century, the Camino de Santiago became a major pilgrimage route of medieval Christianity. By the end of the 15th century, Pope Alexander VI had officially declared it to be one the three great pilgrimages of Christendom, along with Jerusalem and the Via Francigena to Rome. Today, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims walk it every year. 

Why Green?

Green is the liturgical color for the season of Pentecost, lasting until

the first Sunday of Advent, which falls on Dec. 1 this year. 

Stewardship Note:

Why do we give?

In thanksgiving for God's generous abundance given to us in the sacrament of His Body and the provision of our needs!

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

"Each of us should give what we have decided in our heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

---Second Corinthians 9:6-8

A number of convenient giving options are available, including the online option below.

Please contact Bev Cline, our Financial Administrator, at 727-447-3469 ext. 205 or

Thank you

 for following your heart!

Click to Give online 

Cross Project

Don't forget to pick up your Cross Project displays from the church office workroom.

Thank you for sharing your spiritual journey through your art during the weeks of Lent and Easter !

Laundry Love Wednesday June 19     

This program offers homeless/displaced people a chance to wash their clothes for free at Happy Bubbles Laundromat,

412 South Missouri Avenue, Clearwater, 3:30–7pm, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact

 Talma Pilato at to help.

Volunteers Needed for Kids Church and the Nursery !

Our preschool and elementary programs are taking off and we need to keep up!

Are you called to work with young ones? We need volunteers to help in Kids Church and in the Nursery. Please contact Abby Talbot at or call/text 727-316-1279.

Ascension Welcomes All Little Lambs!

Little Lambs Nursery and Sunday School is provided for infants through 5 years during the 10am service. They’ll enjoy a lesson, songs, and crafts!

The Chapel in the church provides some wiggle room with a play area, changing table, and snacks. Coloring book totes (in the Chapel window) offer something to do while sitting in the pew. Help yourself!

Kids Church is a program for children in K-5th grade. It takes place during the 10am service.

Children will connect with their faith through lessons, discussions, music, and crafts!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for Kids Church, please contact Abby Talbot at or call/text 727-316-1279.

Youth Group, Sundays 5-7pm for Grades 3-12

Games, activities, outreach projects and off-campus trips as youth explore what it means to follow Jesus! Supper is provided. Contact Youth Leader Susan Katte at 727-742-2909 or

Group Spiritual Direction

Tuesdays at 3-5:30pm in the church

Nourish your spirit with conversations in contemplative prayer and practice with lay Cistercian monk, Brother Thomas Watts, with the goal of deepening your relationship with and experience of God. Br. Thomas is a new member of Ascension.

Contemplative Prayer Service

Thursdays at 4-5:30pm in the church

This time of focused reflection, under Br. Thomas' guidance, will help build awareness of God's presence in our daily lives.

Contact Brother Thomas at with questions.

Who ? CRU !

There will be a lot of activity in the Parish Hall for the next six weeks, as Ascension hosts the annual training workshop for CRU (the U.S. name for Campus Crusade International). Fifty college students from around the nation plus staff members are meeting in the Parish Hall 2-3 times a week to develop leadership skills in

evangelism, discipleship and mentoring for young adults — skills they will take

back to their home campuses along with the Good News!

See for more information.


8am Rite One Eucharist with music

10am Rite Two Eucharist with choir. Nursery available and Kids Church

5pm Rite Two Eucharist with music


12 noon Holy Eucharist & Healing