Volume 8, Issue #15 - April 12, 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.


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.
EASTER LILIES will be removed from the church to the hallway next week. After the 10:30 service on Sunday, 4/15, you are invited to claim the one(s) you donated (or more, as many are usually unclaimed). These potted lilies can be planted in your yard or garden after the blooms fade.
CONCERT & SQUARE DANCE , Saturday, April 28, 5:00-10:00 p.m. in Ascension’s parish hall, to benefit Cowan Creek Mountain Music School in Whitesburg, Ky. – being held in Frankfort for all those here who so love the school and the music. David Hurt and the Webb Twins invite you to this concert – featuring Karly Dawn and the Hill Folk, Cheyenne Mize, and Grace Ann Rogers – with a square dance to follow. Square dancing is friendship and fun set to music; a fun activity for the whole family. There are no age restrictions – if you can move and listen to the calls, you can dance. Donations are encouraged to help this school continue its local mountain heritage of rich traditional music. Dare to be square on “the best dance floor in Frankfort!”
ECUMENICAL FOOD DRIVE for the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County – Sunday, May 20. The Food Pantry distributes food every weekday to hungry families and individuals in Franklin County. In 2017, they provided a week’s worth of groceries to 8,508 people, including 3,024 children. The Pantry is run entirely using donated food, funds and volunteers to help our community. Collection bags and lists of needed items are on the tables; drop off filled bags in the parish hall between now and May 20. See Deacon Rebecca for more information ( curate@ascensionfrankfort.org ).
CALLING ALL GRADUATES! Let us know who “our” church graduates are this year, whether from high school, college, or other significant program. We are compiling a list, and need your help to let us know if you or your family members are graduating in 2018. Call Mona in the parish office at 502-223-0057, or email info@ascensionfrankfort.org
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on Saturday, April 14 (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, May 13 (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. Your assistance is definitely needed this year, as her CAYA helpers are depleted due to graduation. Please contact her to offer your support ( curate@ ascensionfrankfort.org ).
Financial Update     
April 2018 Income: 
  • 4/1, Easter Sunday - $7,903 
  • 4/8 - $3,045
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 3 Easter, Year Two (4/15/18) - BCP 961
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 & Lector: Pauline Van Horn
  • Prayers of the People: Chris Smith
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Suzanne Cox
  • Lector: Laura Buffenmyer
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: John Bullock & Mia Smith
  • T: Peyton Heady & Natalie Agne
  • JS: Hannah Lee & Mia Kinnett
  • Ushers: Jim & Debbie Kimbrough
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Polly Coblin, Michal Smith-Mello, Joyce Sisk, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T2 - Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Shannon Lancaster

COFFEE HOUR:     Mia & Chris Smith - 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 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:  Calvary Church, Ashland – The Rev. Antoinette “TJ” Azar, Rector, The Rev. Deacon Tina Mussetter, The Rev. Deacon Diane Zwick .

Recently in need of prayers:  Barbara; Betty; David; Della; Faye & Steve; Gene; Geoff; Holly; James; Jessica; Jim & Fonda; Kevin; Kristi; Leslie; Marsaela; Polly; Rachel; Rose; Susie; and Vivian.

Continuing concern:  Alfred; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Elena; Isaiah; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Linda; Marilyn; Natalie; Scott & Kathy; and Shelia. 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:  4/15 – Frances Kirchhoff, Molly Davis, Timothy Agne; 4/20 – Geoff Pinkerton; 4/21 – John Bullock, Tiffany Fletcher.

Recently Departed:  Hattie Lynch (friend of Deacon Rebecca), and Dr. Eugene Guazzo (former parishioner of Father Neat). 

  • Prelude - Prelude on ‘Rosedale’ - Peter Pindar
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 208 - Alleluia! The strife is o’er, the battle done - Victory
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 274 - Psalm 4 - Cum invocarem 
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 129
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 305 - Come, risen Lord - Rosedale
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 180 - He is risen, he is risen - Richmond
  • Postlude: Christ ist erstanden (Christ the Lord is risen again) - Unser Herrscher

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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