Volume 7, Issue #41 - October 12, 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.
Celebrate the First 
Capital Pride   Festival!

Saturday, October 14
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Old Capital Lawn
Downtown Frankfort

Ascension will have a hospitality tent at the festival - stop in and say hello!
You still have time to check with Morgan Faulkner ( smfaulkner90@gmail.com ) about helping out with the booth!
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: 10/22, 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 Kentucky State University vocal majors!  Contact John Martin, music@ascensionfrankfort.org
A VOICE RECITAL by Dr. Caroline Gibson , accompanied by John Martin, will be held in Ascension’s parish hall on All Saints Sunday, November 5, at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Gibson is Assistant Professor of Music, Artist in Residence, and Director of Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop at Kentucky State University. This free event is open to the entire community and will include works by Handel, Verdi, Puccini, and Strauss, so plan now to attend – and expect a real treat!
  • All Saints' Sunday, November 5 - Clocks go BACK one hour - end of Daylight Savings Time.

  • Thursday & Friday, November 9 & 10 - Candlelight Chili Supper, 4:30-8:00 PM - 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 = $4,160
October 15 - 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 15, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 23, Year One (10/15/17) - BCP 988


8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Will McKee
  • Lector & Prayers of the People: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Mac Elliott
  • Lector: Shannon Lancaster
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Tori & Jillian Word
  • T: Peyton Heady & Ian Pinkerton
  • JS: Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Fred & Frances Kirchhoff
  • Altar Guild: T2 - Faye Thacker, Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline VanHorn, Skip Hunt


COFFEE HOUR:    (Jim King, 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. Mary’s Church, Middlesboro – The Rev. Aelred Dean, Minister-in-Charge.

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

Continuing concern:  Alfred; David G.; 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:  10/17 – Mia Kinnett; 10/19 – Todd Elliott; 10/21 – Chloe Bates.
  • Prelude: Introductory voluntary - Francis Linley (1771-1800)
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 556 - Rejoice, ye pure in heart - Marion
  • Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: S 411 - Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 -
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 49
  • Offertory: When Jesus wept - William Billings (1746-1800) 
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Meditation - Hymn 345 - Savior, again to thy Name we raise - Ellers
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 664 - My shepherd will supply my need - Resignation 
  • Postlude: Presto - John Christopher Moller (?-1803)

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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