Volume 7, Issue #46 - November 16, 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.

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: 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
  • 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
  • 22nd ANNUAL THANKSGIVING WALK OF AWARENESS for Frankfort’s Access Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter: Since its beginning, this walk has started at Ascension; the route then goes about 2 miles through historic downtown Frankfort to the State Capitol, and ends at the Access building at 311 W Second Street. This walk helps fund food, supplies, and shelter for those in need. This year Access decided to move the starting point to a larger venue in order to have more room for indoor registration activities – including coffee, light snacks, and tee shirt sales – for the expected crowd. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. inside the First United Methodist Church building at 211 Washington Street.

  • CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING: The parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24; regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, November 28. Morning Prayer will be held daily as usual, with no interruption for the holiday. 

  • 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!
  • November Income:      
  • Sunday, 11/5: $17,501 - Many thanks to those who responded to last week's appeal and paid their remaining pledges through the end of 2017.
  • Sunday, 11/12: $6,161
November 19 - 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-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 28
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 28, Year One (11/19/17) - BCP 992


8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Will McKee
  • Lector: Chris Smith
  • Prayers of the People: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Mac Elliott
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Reagan Napier & Jordan Masters
  • T: Dylan & Mia Kinnett
  • JS: Peyton Heady, Hannah Lee, Lucy & Charlotte Saunderson
  • Ushers: Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Altar Guild: T4 - Rick & Sue Kurtz, Debbie & Jim Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline VanHorn, Skip Hunt


COFFEE HOUR:      Benedictine Cell - 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: St. Patrick’s Church, Somerset – The Rev. Amanda Musterman, Priest in Charge.

Recently in need of prayers:  Collin; Darlene; David C.; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Isaiah; Jim; Jim & Fonda; Jon; Joyce; Leslie M.

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; Skip; Tom; 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:  11/21 – Debbie Kimbrough; 11/22 – Lydia Haehl, Michal Smith-Mello; 11/25 – Jenny Lyle.

Anniversaries:  11/13 – John Martin & Willie Boddie.
  • Prelude: - Were you there? - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn: WLP 721 - Signs of ending all around us - Ton-y-Botel
  • Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: S 411 - Psalm 123
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 49
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Meditation - Hymn 325 - Let us break bread together - Let Us Break Bread
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 397 - Now thank we all our God - Non danket alle Gott
  • 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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