Volume 8, Issue #13 - March 29, 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.
Maundy Thursday, March 29
All are invited to take a turn at sitting for this all-night holy vigil – in teams of two or more whenever possible. (A sign-up sheet for sitting the vigil is now posted in the hallway beside the office door - but you may come any time.) If you do sign up, please be on time and do not leave until the next person has arrived, so that the altar (and the church) are not left unattended.
There is a service every day at Ascension during Holy Week. These ancient rites help us to step back through the centuries and make the walk with Jesus from the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) to the Resurrection. All are welcome!

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
Child care available.

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

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
Breakfast will be served as usual.
After the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday,
please join us for a Champagne Reception/Coffee Hour
in the parish hall, and thank our hosts - the Ascension Men’s Club.
Also at this time, young people are invited to hunt for Easter eggs with CAYA
on the front lawn, weather permitting, or indoors in case of rain. 
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 .
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on Saturday, March 31 (every other Saturday), at 8:00 a.m. in the parish hall. Contact William Legg for details.
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet next on Sunday, April 6 (second Sunday of each month), in the library after the 10:30 service. Contact Deacon Rebecca or Sue Kurtz for details.
Financial Update     
  • March 2018 Income: 
  • 3/4 - $5,180
  • 3/11 - $3,349
  • 3/18 - $4,886
  • 3/25 - $4,213 
April 1 - 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
Holy Week, Year Two (4/1/18) - BCP 959
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.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Will McKee
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Shannon Lancaster
  • Lector: Lara Heady
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Tori & Jillian Word
  • T: Jordan Masters & Peyton Heady
  • Banner Bearer: Daniel Aossey
  • Thurifer: Alex Aossey
  • JS: Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T2 - RoseGayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T5 - Rick Kurtz, & Sons, Mac Elliott

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed



  • 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 help with 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: Church of the Resurrection, Jessamine County (Nicholasville) – The Rev. Margaret Shanks, Priest-in-Charge.

Recently in need of prayers: Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Donna; Elena; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Holly; Isaiah; Jessica; Jim & Fonda; Kevin; Kristi; 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: 4/1 – Stuart Brown; 4/2 – Alex Bullock; 4/3 – Bert VanHouten; 4/4 – Cindy Aossey, Heidi Hiemstra. 
  • Prelude- Praise the Lord with drums and cymbals - Sigfrid Karg-Elert
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 207 - Jesus Christ is risen today - Easter Hymn
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 - Confitemini Domino 
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Sanctus: S 129
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem
  • Communion Hymns:
  • Hymn 192 - This joyful Eastertide - Vruechten
  • Alleluia - Hymn 178 - Alleluia No. 1
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 182 - Christ is alive! - Truro  
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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