Volume 7, Issue #39 - September 28, 2017 

In the name of Christ, we embrace all people to be nourished and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love and serve the world.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2:00 p.m.

Bring your furry and feathered friends for a special blessing: cats, dogs, birds, and other domestic pets or farm animals. Animals must be leashed or caged and under control of the owner at all times. Rain or shine: church yard in fair weather — parish hall in case of rain. 

ALSO COLLECTING cans and bags of PURINA I pet food for the "Fill the Bowl Project." One simple donation provides food for a pet and peace of mind for an owner. Fill a bowl and help keep families and pets together. Bring your pet food donations to the church on or before October 1.
and pray for the individuals and families affected. This is just the beginning of a long recovery — and our brothers and sisters in need are counting on us.
[About Giving to ERD: If you give online or write a check directly to ERD, be sure to look for the place on the form to include the name and city of your church - "Ascension, Frankfort KY". OR you may write a check payable to 'Church of the Ascension' and we will pass along 100% to ERD. Either way helps to track our congregational outreach.]
Congratulations to Todd Elliott and Esmee McKee on the birth of their second son, Wagner, on September 22 – right on the farm! Mom, Baby, Dad, and big brother Miller are all happy, doing well, and over-the-moon in love with the new addition to their family.
Most of you know that Geoff is fighting cancer. You can see his comments and updates, and offer to assist with a meal, at his "Caring Bridge" web page at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/geoffthepink
[sign in, click Ways to Help > View Planner]
- OR -
check with Sue Kurtz ( susankurtz751@hotmail.com )
or the church office to coordinate "offline" offerings.

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Sunday morning breakfast service will begin no later than 8:50 a.m.,
in order to allow time for people to eat and make it to other activities.

ADULTS - "The Preacher's Forum" gathers every Sunday at  9:15 a.m. Contact Father Neat ( rector@ascensionfrankfort.org ) for more information. 

CHRISTIAN FORMATION / SUNDAY SCHOOL is open to children of all ages: participants, leaders and learners will gather in the parish hall at 9:15. Contact Frances Kirchhoff, francesck@bellsouth.net

CAYA (Church of the Ascension Young Adults) - Semi-monthly meetings are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month - upcoming:: 10/8 and 10/22, 11/12 and 11/26, and 12/10. Gather in the library during Coffee Hour (after the 10:30 service ends). All teens and young adults are welcome! Contact Kristi Buffenmyer, kbuffenmyer@yahoo.com

CHOIR REHEARSALS continue on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the choir room. New voices are always welcome! Please offer a special thanks to our four Kentucky State University freshman vocal majors!  Contact John Martin, music@ascensionfrankfort.org
  • Saturday, October 7 - Acolyte Festival, Washington D.C. Acolyte Master Craig Aossey will take a small group of Ascension acolytes on a weekend trip to attend the festival. They will be hosted by families from Christ Episcopal Church in Chaptico, MD. We wish them safe travels, and look forward to hearing about their trip!

  • Saturday, October 14 - Capital Pride Festival, Old Capital Lawn, downtown Frankfort, 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check with Morgan Faulkner (smfaulkner90@gmail.com) about helping out with Ascension's booth!

  • Sunday, November 5 - Clocks go BACK one hour - end of Daylight Savings Time.

  • Thursday & Friday, November 9 & 10 - Candlelight Chili Supper - Men's Club fundraiser.

  • Sunday, December 10 - Advent Service: The Great O's, 5:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 21 - Winter Solstice - late afternoon / early evening - join the "watch" to see the sunbeam travel to the altar in Ascension's sanctuary!

  • Sunday, December 24:
  • 4 Advent Services at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Christmas Eve Family Service at 5:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve Mass - music begins at 10:00, service at 10:30 p.m.

  • Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day Service, 10:00 a.m.

  • Sunday, January 14 - Annual Meeting (after the 10:30 service) - please plan to attend!

  • Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Annual Vestry Retreat - if you are on the 2018 Vestry, or thinking of running for election to it, mark this weekend on your calendar!
September Total Income: $21,643
September Total Expenses: $29,471
October 1 - December 31

This schedule (PDF file linked above) includes acolytes, chalice bearers, lectors, altar guild and men's club teams, coffee hour hosts, and vestry lockup duties, plus dedications for altar flowers.  

  • Participants, please check this schedule EVERY WEEK to review your upcoming Sunday duties for the next few weeks. The same schedule is posted on the office window - please write in changes there, as needed, or notify Deacon Rebecca Saager. 

  • To share your time and talent in a new ministry, change your team assignment(s), change your availability for a future Sunday, or change duties assigned for THIS Sunday, please contact Deacon Rebecca Saager (curate@ascensionfrankfort.org).
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 21, Year One (10/01/17) - BCP 986


8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Mac Elliott
  • Chalice Bearer: Scott Mello
  • Lector: Michal Smith-Mello
  • Prayers of the People: Mac Elliott
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Mac Elliott
  • Chalice Bearer: Suzanne Cox
  • Lector: Laura Buffenmyer
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Thomas Bemiss & John Bullock
  • T: Dylan & Mia Kinnett
  • JS: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Jim & Debbie Kimbrough
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox, Laura & Kristi Buffenmyer
  • Men's Club: T4 - Charlie Caudill, Timothy Agne, David Verry


COFFEE HOUR:    (David Hurt, reimbursable pickup)

  • Yes, we are still looking for Coffee Hour hosts and helpers! Vestry members have agreed to pitch in on Sundays when no one else is scheduled, but we encourage everyone to share in this ministry as you are able. 

  • Jan Stevens is our Hospitality Coordinator - contact her by email at jstevens5@aol.com - If you would like to host Coffee Hour, please sign up on the printed sheet on the office window.  If you can bring treats but need a helper, or vice versa, Jan can help you team up!

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed

Intercessions for the Church:  St. Mark’s Church, Hazard.

Recently in need of prayers:  Collin; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jon.

Continuing concern:  Alfred; David; Debbie; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Gail; Harrison; Jan; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Linda; Luke; Marilyn; Natalie; Polly; Risa & her daughter; Ruth; Scott & Kathy; Shelia; Sherri; Walt & Betsy; Will; and Will & Trish. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, and Seth; and for Susan Kurtz, Postulant for Holy Orders.

Birthdays:  10/1 – Mackenzie Napier, Reagan Napier; 10/3 – Cody Davis, Theresa Walton; 10/4 – Hunter Clay Wooldridge, Jan Stevens. 

Anniversaries:  9/26 – Will & Pam McKee.

Recently Departed: Bob Augustine (friend of the Neats).
  • Prelude: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen - Johannes Brahms
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 435 - At the name of Jesus - King’s Weston
  • Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
  • Offertory: Spirit, truth, pure light of love - Robert J. Powell
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Meditation - Hymn 309 - O Food to pilgrims given - O Welt, ich muss dich lassen
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 405 - All things bright and beautiful - Royal Oak 
  • Postlude

Clergy and Staff

  • The Rev. William Jessee Neat, Rector
  • The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Nancy S. Farley, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Deacon Rebecca A. Saager, Curate
  • Mr. John B. Martin, Director of Music & Organist
  • Ms. Mona Landrum Proctor, Parish & Financial Administrator 
  • Mr. David Gierlach, Sexton

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