Volume 8, Issue #11 - March 15, 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.
Many thanks to each of you for doing your part in Will Johnson's burial service. There were so many details to be managed and it truly took a team effort. Your actions were a wonderful tribute to Will's life. We are forever grateful for his faithful service to God and this congregation, and for his friendship. His gentle presence will be greatly missed.

Peace & Blessings,

SPRING CLEANUP – Saturday, March 24
All hands on deck!
Please check the list posted on the office door and sign up to lend a helping hand.
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.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet on Saturday, March 17, at 8:00 a.m. in the parish hall. This group endeavors to bring men and youth to Christ through the threefold disciplines of Prayer, Study and Service. All men are welcome!
NEW and Ongoing
CENTERING PRAYER, every Saturday morning
All are invited and welcome to come and explore this ancient technique. Please gather in the church between 9:45-10:00 a.m. No latecomers – at 10:05, we will lock the doors and move to a quiet interior room for about an hour. For more information, contact Scott Kimbel, kskimbel@yahoo.com , or Frances Kirchhoff, francesck@bellsouth.net .
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.
Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
After Evening Prayer, stay to share a light meal and Bible study with Mother Nancy.
Maundy Thursday, March 29
Mark your calendars and plan ahead to take a turn at sitting for this all-night holy vigil – in teams of two whenever possible. A sign-up sheet for sitting the vigil is now posted in the hallway beside the office door; please make your commitment as soon as possible.
Read about the rites of Holy Week

Palm Sunday with Liturgy of the Palms, March 25
8:00 AM - Spoken Mass with interactive Passion according to Mark
10:30 AM - Solemn Choral Eucharist with chanted Passion according to Mark

Monday & Tuesday, March 26-27
9:15 AM - Morning Prayer
7:00 PM - Eucharist with chanted Psalmody

Wednesday, March 28
9:15 AM - Morning Prayer
7:00 PM - Candlelit Tenebrae Service

Maundy Thursday, March 29
9:15 AM - Morning Prayer
7:00 PM - Solemn Choral Eucharist with washing of feet
and all-night Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday, March 30
9:15 AM - Morning Prayer
12:00 PM & 7:00 PM - Veneration of the Cross with Holy Communion

Holy Saturday, March 31
9:15 AM - Morning Prayer
8:00 PM - Easter Vigil service, beginning in the cloister garden

Easter Sunday, April 1
8:00 AM - Spoken Mass & 10:30 AM Festive Choral Eucharist
Following the service, please join us in the parish hall for a champagne reception.
Financial Update     
March 2018 Income: 3/4 - $5,180 3/11 - $3,349
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. 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 5 Lent, Year Two (3/18/18) - BCP 957
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 Creed is currently 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: Mac Elliott
  • Lector: Susie Oder
  • Prayers of the People: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Joyce Taylor
  • Lector: Heidi Hiemstra
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Reagan Napier & Jordan Masters
  • T: Peyton Heady & Mia Kinnett
  • No JS in Lent
  • Ushers: Mac & Todd Elliott
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox, Laura & Kristi Buffenmyer
  • Men's Club: T3 - Roy Upshaw, Jack Bates, Fred Kirchhoff

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed


COFFEE HOUR:    Jack Bates - reimbursable pickup
  • 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!
Intercessions for the Church: Grace Church, Florence - The Rev Gretchen Weller, Priest-in-Charge.

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

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:  3/18 Dylan Kinnett, Melissa Hoover; 3/19 Iris Skidmore, Maureen Davis; 3/20 Shelley Davis; 3/22 Roy Stivers.

Recently Departed: Will Johnson
  • Prelude:  Symphonie I: Méditation - Charles-Marie Widor
  • Processional Psalm: Psalm 43
  • The Trisagion - S 102
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 119:9-16 In quo corrigit?        
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Go, congregation, go! - Lacy Wallace, soprano - John Antes
  • Sanctus: S 122
  • Fraction Anthem: S 160
  • Communion Hymn: Hymnal 442 - In the cross of Christ I glory- Tomter
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 473 - Lift high the cross - Crucifer  
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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