Volume 7, Issue #40 - October 5, 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.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry leads prayers for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas, during evensong at Canterbury Cathedral, England.
Dear Lord, you are the creator of us all, and we are all together your children. When one rejoices we all rejoice; when one suffers, we all suffer...
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. Tomorrow, Acolyte Master Craig Aossey will take a small group of Ascension acolytes on a weekend trip to attend the festival; they will return on Sunday. They will be hosted for the weekend by Dr. Gene and Mrs. Shelby Guzzo from Christ Church in Chaptico, MD. (Father Neat was the rector of Christ Church (2003-2011) prior to being called to Ascension.) Pray for safe travels and a wonderful learning experience. We look forward to reports 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 - and please use the sign-up sheet on the church office window.

  • 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!
October Weekly Income:

  • October 1 = $4,352
October 8 - 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 8, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 22, Year One (10/08/17) - BCP 986


Altar flowers given by the Kirchhoff Family to the Glory of God
an in loving memory of Garrett Hodapp. 

8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Mac Elliott
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim Kimbrough
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Reagan Napier & Jordan Masters
  • T: Lucy & Charlotte Saunderson
  • JS: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox, Laura & Kristi Buffenmyer
  • Men's Club: T5 - Rick Kurtz & Sons


COFFEE HOUR:    (Linda Word, 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: The Diocesan Staff at Mission House; St. Laurence Chapel, Mission House.

Recently in need of prayers:  Collin; David C.; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jon; Leslie M.

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:  10/10 – Jack Mazaheri; 10/12 – Lindsay Hayes; 10/13 – Donald Dulude; 10/14 – Ida Cottrell.
  • Prelude: Antiphon III - Marcel Dupré
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 680 - O God, our help in ages past - St. Anne
  • Kyrie: S 98
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 19 - S 411
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 49
  • Offertory: To a Place of Celebration - Ton-y-Botel 
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Meditation - Hymn 356 - May choirs of angels lead you to paradise - Christus, der ist mein Leben
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 358 - Christ the Victorious - Russia 
  • Postlude: Antiphon II - Marcel Dupré

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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