Volume 7, Issue #44 - November 2, 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.
"Home. I've Found Home."

From Susie Oder: Jennifer Lee is a young wife and mother, relatively new to Ascension. Her story is proof positive of the importance of relationships, and an inspiring example of how Ascension can truly love and serve the world - and EXPAND our core. Please take a moment to read Jennifer's story below (as presented from the pulpit on Sunday, 10/29/17) .

From Jennifer Lee: " Father Jessee asked me to write about what Ascension means to me, and my very first thought was, 'Home. I’ve found home.' "

Stewardship brochures were mailed last week; PDF copies are available at the link below and print copies may be found on church tables. 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.
Ascension's Benedictine cell recently conducted a spiritual retreat at the Cathedral Domain. A total of 14 people enjoyed a beautiful autumn weekend in the Kentucky hills.
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
ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY, November 5 -
Clocks go BACK one hour - end of Daylight Savings Time.
A VOICE RECITAL by Dr. Caroline Gibson , accompanied by Mr. 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 (KSU); John Martin is Director of Music and Organist at Ascension, and Staff Accompanist at KSU. 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 - This fundraiser for the Ascension Men's Club is held in conjunction with Downtown Frankfort’s Candlelight Tour. If you can work at the event, or contribute a homemade dessert, please coordinate with Starla Yount (starla@yountproperties.com).

  • Sunday, November 12 - Ecumenical Food Drive for the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County - RED BAGS from CAYA are available in the parish hall - take one to bring in food for the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County. Handy bookmarks with a list of suggested items are also provided. Please return filled bags to the parish hall as soon as possible; final collection is November 12. Thank you to everyone!

  • Saturday, November 18 - 2017 Prison Ministry Conference, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CONSEQUENCES OF INCARCERATION: The life-changing prison journey through the eyes of inmates, family members, and pioneering ministries. Sponsored by The Prison Ministry Commission, The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. $15 Registration. St. Raphael Episcopal Church, 1891 Parkers Mill Road, Lexington KY 40504. For more Information contact Emily Cardwell at (859)559-2170, emily_cardwell@yahoo.com

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

  • Saturday, December 16 - Christmas Dinner for Simon House residents, in Ascension's parish hall, 3:30-5:30 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!
You may order altar flowers from any florist, or have our resident flower wizard create lovely arrangements that will fit any budget. After they adorn the altar on Sunday, you may take the flowers for your own use, as desired.

To arrange for altar flowers, contact Mona Proctor in the parish office by email to info@ascensionfrankfort.org , or phone during office hours: 502-223-0557.
  • October Income:      $23,945    
  • October Expenses: $24,441
November 5 - 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).
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 26, Year One (11/05/17) - BCP 990


Altar flowers given by Richard & Ruth Feindel to the Glory of God
in memory of H. Douglas Walker and his beloved daughter Rebecka.

8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon & Chalice Bearer: Sue Kurtz
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Mac Elliott
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Tori & Jillian Word
  • T: Lucy & Charlotte Saunderson
  • JS: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Kristi & Laura Buffenmyer
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Polly Coblin, Michal Mello, Joyce Sisk, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T4 - Charlie Caudill, Timothy Agne, David Verry


COFFEE HOUR:      Daughters of the King - Thank You!

  • 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; Darlene; David C.; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Isaiah; 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:  11/8 – Angela Bullock, Tilley Warren; 11/9 – Theodore Mazaheri; 11/10 – Christina Mazaheri.

Anniversaries:  11/7 – David Hurt & Normandi Ellis.
  • Prelude: For all the saints: Aria - David M. Cherwien
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 287 - For all the saints, who from their labors rest - Sine Nomine
  • Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: S 411 - Psalm 34:1-10, 22
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 49
  • Offertory: The 23rd Psalm - Bobby McFerrin
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Meditation - Hymn 355 - Give rest, O Christ, to your servants - Kontakian
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 293 - I sing a song of the saints of God - Grand Isle 
  • Postlude: For all the saints: Chorale - David M. Cherwien

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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