Volume 8, Issue #10 - March 8, 2018 

In the name of Christ, we embrace all people to be nourished and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love and serve the world.
Don't be late for church!
Before you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
THE CAPITAL PLAZA TOWER IMPLOSION will occur this Sunday, March 11, at approximately 1:30 p.m. We expect no impact here at the church, but just in case - due to our proximity to the blasting zone - we have (today) documented the current condition of our buildings , interior and exterior, with an extensive series of photographs.

Can You Help? There may be some early-birds who want to park and watch the implosion from our property. If you can volunteer to watch/guard our parking lot before the 10:30 service, to help keep it clear for church parking, please contact Jim King immediately ( jimkingfft@hotmail.com ).

For more information about the implosion and a traffic circulation map, see http://capitalplaza.ky.gov - NOTE: "The actual implosion will occur in less than 30 seconds. There will be some nearby roadways temporarily closed beginning no later than 12:30 p.m. They will be reopened once the all clear sign is given, which should be approximately 15 minutes after the implosion." 

From the Frankfort Plant Board: "[We] will air the demolition of the Capital Plaza Tower live next Sunday, March 11, on [television] channels 10 and 510, and on Facebook live [ https://www.facebook.com/fewpb/] . The building will come down at 1:30 p.m. Tune in at 1:00 p.m. so you won’t miss any of the action."
BOOK SIGNING: Tuesday, March 20, 7-9 p.m. at Joseph Beth Bookstore, Lexington Green, Lexington, Ky. You are invited to join author Kay Collier McLaughlin for as she signs and reads from her latest book, Talking Together: Getting Beyond Polarization Through Civil Dialogue .   Published in November 2017, this book is "a resource guide of specific theories translated into exercises individuals and groups can practice to develop the skills that make respectful, civil and effective conversation possible whether in agreement or disagreement in ways which can transform the anger and negativity in our world into healthy communion and community."
EASTER LILY ORDERS - You are invited to sponsor a potted Easter lily to honor someone special in your life. The lilies will be used to decorate the church on Easter Sunday (you may claim yours to take home later if you wish), and dedications will be listed in the Easter bulletin and eWeekly. Order/dedication forms are now available on tables in the church and hallway - or click here for a printable PDF form . Please return completed forms with payment to the office no later than Wednesday, March 28.
Lenten Activities @ Ascension - Church of the Ascension

Find your space in the intergenerational activities offered at Ascension during Lent 2018.

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Sunday, and Tuesday through Friday, 5:00 p.m.
DAILY EVENING PRAYER with the Benedictine Cell

Morning Prayer schedule remains unchanged, Tuesday through Saturday at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
All are invited to come together for homemade soup and bread, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Stay for the Book Study with Father Neat, or Family Lenten Activities in the parish hall, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Many thanks
to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and Deacon Rebecca for the last two weeks' evening meals.

Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
After Evening Prayer, stay to share a light meal and Bible study with Mother Nancy.
Financial Update     
February 2018 Income: 3/4 - $5,180
March 11 - July 1

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).
Daily Lectionary
Week of 4 Lent, Year Two (3/11/18) - BCP 955
or go to www.lectionarypage.net
  • BREAKFAST begins at 8:50 a.m.
  • ADULTS gather at 9:15 a.m. in the library for "The Preacher's Forum." 
  • CHILDREN of all ages meet in the parish hall at 9:15 for Christian Formation/Sunday School. Godly Play is available for younger children, and an in-depth study of The Lord’s Prayer is offered for older children.
  • COFFEE HOUR - all ages gather for refreshment and fellowship after the 10:30 service in the parish hall.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Pauline Van Horn
  • Prayers of the People: Chris Smith
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Mac Elliott
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Jordan Masters & Jillian Word
  • T: Hannah Lee & Charlotte Saunderson
  • No JS in Lent
  • Ushers: Fred & Frances Kirchhoff
  • Altar Guild: T4 - Sue/Rick Kurtz, Debbie/Jim Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T2 - Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Laura Buffenmyer

COFFEE HOUR:    Benedictine Cell - Thank You!!
  • Yes, we are still looking for Coffee Hour hosts and helpers! Do you have a team, group, family or partner who could bring in a few light/simple snacks, and/or help serve and clean up, for our important time of fellowship after the 10:30 service on Sunday? If you would like to host Coffee Hour, please sign up on the printed sheet on the office window (or contact Jan Stevens - see below). The coffee itself is provided by the Men's Club, and 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 to discuss Coffee Hour questions, needs and procedures. If you can bring treats but need a helper, or vice versa, Jan can help you team up!
For the Church:  The Spouses and Widows/Widowers of the Clergy of the Diocese of Lexington.

Recently in need of prayers: Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Donna; Elena; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Holly; Isaiah; Jessica; Jim & Fonda; Kevin; Leslie; Marsaela; Polly; Rachel; Robert; Rose; Vivian; and Will.

Continuing concern: Alfred; Ava; David; Debbie; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Gail; Harrison; Isaiah; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Linda; Luke; Marilyn; Natalie; Risa & her daughter; Scott & Kathy; Shelia; Sherri; Shirley; and Tom. 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:  3/8 – Fletcher Mazaheri; 3/14 – Angela Goetter.

Recently Departed:  Ann Davis (Stewart Home) ; Dr. Robert S. Howell.
  • Prelude:  O Lord, how shall I meet thee - Paul Manz
  • Processional Psalm: Psalm 33
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Confitemini Domino        
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory:
  • Sanctus: S 122
  • Fraction Anthem: S 160
  • Communion Hymn: LEVAS 88 - My faith looks up to thee - Olivet
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 690 - Guide me, O thou great Jehovah - Cwm Rhondda  
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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