Volume 8, Issue #14 - April 5, 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 all those who helped make Holy Week and Easter Sunday such a meaningful and joyous journey.

Mystery Dinner Theater to benefit Simon House - Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Church of the Ascension.

Kentucky Derby Winner & Preakness Winner, Big Black, is running the third leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes. There are those who will do anything to stop him from racing!

Tickets are $40 per person, available from John Martin or Jim King and at Simon House, 208 W. Campbell St., Frankfort - (502) 223-2138.
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.
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 .
FRANKFORT READING CAMP – June 25-29, 2018 – Mark Your Calendars!  Deacon Rebecca Saager will again serve as Director. Please contact her to offer your support ( curate@ ascensionfrankfort.org ).
Financial Update     
  • April 2018 Income: 
  • 4/1 - $7,903 
April 8 - 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 2 Easter, Year Two (4/8/18) - 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: Scott Mello
  • Lector & Prayers of the People: Michal Smith-Mello
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim Kimbrough
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Thomas Bemiss & MacKenzie Napier
  • T: Lucy Saunderson & Mia Kinnett
  • JS: Peyton Heady, Hannah Lee, Charlotte Saunderson
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T2 - RoseGayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline VanHorn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed


COFFEE HOUR:    Charlie Caudill, 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 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 Good Shepherd, Lexington – The Rev. Michael “Corky” Carlisle, Transitional/Interim Rector, The Rev. Andrew Hege, Assistant to the Rector.

Recently in need of prayers:  Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Donna; Elena; Faye & Steve; Gene; 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:  4/9 – Will McKee; 4/10 – Joan Osborne; 4/12 – Rylie Jo Saager; 4/13 – Jean Whitaker.

Anniversaries:  4/7 – Jeff & Leslie Laird; 4/11 – Kerry & Tracy Lamb.
  • Offertory: Testify to Love - Angela Goetter, soloist

  • Prelude - Improvisation on ‘Victimae Paschali Laudes’ - Robert Hebble
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 203 - O sons and daughters, rejoice and sing - O filli et filiae
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 133 - Ecce, quam bonum! 
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: How beautiful are the feet of them (Messiah) - George Frideric Handel - Siani Johnson, soprano
  • Sanctus: S 129
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 209 - We walk by faith, and not by sight - St. Botolph
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 212 - Awake, arise, lift up your voice - Richmond
  • Postlude: Christ ist erstanden (Christ the Lord is risen again) - Harald Rohlig
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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