Church News - Ocala Florida

Church ​News:

Feed My Sheep Garden
Have you seen the "Feed My Sheep" Garden located on our church grounds recently? An irrigation system was installed by Greg Phillips and Archie Fiessler.

We're experimenting with bucket gardening -- you can see the four buckets hanging from the newly installed green supports. Each bucket was planted with an upside down tomato plant and either squash or cucumbers.

At the south end of the garden (outside the rabbit fence) we planted Mexican petunias, a low maintenance plant to attract pollinators.

Two new Solar Powered Mole Chasers seem to be doing their job.

As for our veggies: green beans should be flowering soon; spinach, squash, brussel sprouts, radishes and okra have germinated; and tomato plants are doing nicely. We'll be adding "tomato cages" soon.

There's always plenty to do; if you're interested just give me a call. Kathy Caldwell, chairperson.

God’s Work Our Hands, Sunday September 7, 2014

It was easy to see that our congregation truly embraced this ELCA national church wide service event!

Ascension participated in the following two ways:

1. Our ladies baked cookies, brownies, cupcakes and pies and then brought them to church on this special Sunday morning. A group of volunteers helped package the baked goods into boxes. Each box also contained a special note of gratitude for service to our community.  After church a group of volunteers donned the special bright yellow “God’s Work Our Hands”
T-shirts and delivered the boxes to eight different fire/rescue stations and one law enforcement office. Some of our youth also participated in the deliveries and were treated to a firsthand tour
of the fire station!

2. Volunteers also gathered in our fellowship hall before our morning worship service to write appreciation letters to active duty members of the armed forces. Approximately 200 letters were handwritten. These letters will be included in the “Taste of Home” gift boxes sent out by “Operation Shoebox”.