A letter from Susan Motley, Senior Warden

Dear Ascensionites: With the assistance of her cameraman Bill Hall and organist Paul Robb with soloist Joanne Robb, Stewart brought Morning Prayer to us on Sunday from Ascension complete with a sermon and a selection of favorite hymns. It was wonderful “seeing so many of you in church.” I watched your names float by in likes and comments, and it gladdened me to know you were there. For those of you who were “there,” did you notice that the Lord spoke? At least that’s what I heard when the heat loudly rumbled on during the service. I have to believe that it was God’s loud rumbling voice reminding us that we need to keep up our pledge commitments during this time. The Dominion Power bill is going to come to church even when we are not physically gathering at church, and our dedicated staff who do so much to keep us connected must be paid. I encourage you to keep Ascension healthy by mailing your pledge to Ascension or by using your credit card and the donate button on the church website. Thank you so much for keeping us going through your financial support and by being there even if it is remotely during this challenging time. If you missed church last Sunday, check this week’s email announcements for the link to connect for this coming Sunday. If you are having trouble with the link, please let me know. If I can’t help, I’ll do my best to find someone who can.

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BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL ACTIVITIES AT THE CHURCH WILL CEASE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, TO INCLUDE SUNDAY WORSHIP. THE FOOD PANTRY WILL BE OPEN ON MARCH 24 AND 26, AND THEN WILL CLOSE AS OUR SUPPLIERS HAVE NO FOOD AVAILABLE. SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP AND SEVERAL BIBLE STUDIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE. DETAILS ABOUT FACEBOOK LIVE AND LINKS TO ZOOM ARE IN THE ANNOUNCEMENTS (SEE BELOW). THE PARISH CALENDAR ONLINE IS ALSO UP-TO-DATE (SEE BELOW). THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN INTERMITTENTLY. OF COURSE, FEEL FREE TO CALL 757-423-6715 OR EMAIL NBEAMON@ASCENSION-NORFOLK.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

We are thrilled to invite all children grades PreK-4 through 5th grade to Ascension’s 2020 Vacation Bible School from June 22nd to the 26th from 9am until noon. This summer we will going be going where we have never gone before…Outer Space! At To Mars and Beyond VBS, your child/children will enjoy an interactive and energizing good time as they explore where God’s power can take them. They will become Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.


There is a place for everyone at Ascension