Volume 7, Issue #43 - October 27, 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.
Stewardship brochures were mailed this week; if you did not receive one, it may be because we do not have your correct mailing address. This fall campaign is for pledges toward operating expenses that will enable us to finalize the budget for 2018.

Note: Your 2017 pledge does NOT "renew automatically" - although existing automatic bank withdrawals (via Automated Clearing House - "ACH") do remain the same until you direct a change. Please fill out a new pledge form to state your intent for the coming year. The ACH form is only needed if you want to set up a new automatic transfer, or to change an existing one.

You may view the brochure at the link below. The 2018 Pledge form and the (optional) ACH setup form are also provided separately here for easy printing, if desired. The brochure and both forms with return envelopes are also available on tables at church.

If you have any questions or wish to learn more, please contact Susie Oder ( susieoder@gmail.com ) and/or Father Neat ( rector@ascensionfrankfort.org ).

Please reply on or before Commitment Sunday - November 26, 2017.
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
  • FEAST OF ALL SAINTS – Wednesday, November 1, at 12:15, and again on Sunday, November 5. 

COMMEMORATION OF ALL FAITHFUL DEPARTED, aka ALL SOULS – on Thursday, November 2, at 12:00, we will commemorate those members of the congregation who have died since last All Souls Day, as well as those whom you name to be commemorated. Please contact the church office by October 31 to submit a name to be included for All Souls, or add names to the list posted in the parish hallway.

  • ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY, November 5 - Clocks go BACK one hour - end of Daylight Savings Time.
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!
  • Thursday & Friday, November 9 & 10 - Candlelight Chili Supper, 4:30-8:00 PM - Men's Club fundraiser.

  • Sunday, November 12 - Ecumenical Food Drive for the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County - on Sunday, October 29, CAYA will pass out RED BAGS to collect food for the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County. Handy bookmarks with a list of suggested items are included with the bags, which are also available on church tables. Please return filled bags to the parish hall as soon as possible; final collection is November 12. Thank you to everyone!

  • 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 = $11,295
  • October 22 = $2,305
October 29 - 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).
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 25, Year One (10/29/17) - BCP 990


Altar flowers given by Jim & Debbie Kimbrough to the Glory of God
in loving memory of their son, Christopher Kimbrough,
and in honor of his 45 th birthday on October 30.

8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer, Lector & Prayers of the People: Mac Elliott
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Bob Bullock
  • Lector: Jim Kimbrough
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Reagan Napier & Jordan Masters
  • T: Dylan & Mia Kinnett
  • JS: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Polly Coblin, Michal Mello, Joyce Sisk, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T3 - Roy Upshaw, Jack Bates, Fred Kirchhoff


COFFEE HOUR:      (Rick Kurtz - 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: Province IV of the Episcopal Church – Angela Daniel, Diocese of Upper South Carolina, President; The Rt. Rev. Don Johnson, Bishop of West Tennessee, Vice-President.

Recently in need of prayers:  Collin; Darlene; David C.; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jim; Jon; Joyce; Leslie M., Skip & Family; 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:  10/29 – Linda Pollock; 10/31 – Charles Hinds; 11/3 – Jane Emmett; 11/4 – Cathee Pinson.
  • Prelude: Brother James’ air - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 450 - All hail the power of Jesus’ Name! - Coronation
  • Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: S 411 - Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 49
  • Offertory: Recueillement (Contemplation) - Hedwige Chrétien
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Meditation - Hymn 517 - How lovely is thy dwelling place - Brother James’ Air
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 609 - Where cross the crowded ways of life - Gardiner 
  • 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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