Volume 8, Issue #22 - May 31, 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.
Betty Ann Bond Skaggs , age 86, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018. She and her husband, Dr. Joseph Skaggs, were Ascension members in the past, then moved away, and had only recently returned to Frankfort. The burial service will be at Ascension at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, with Father Brown officiating.
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 .
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on Saturday, June 9 (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, June 10 (second Sunday of each month), in the library after the 10:30 service. Contact Deacon Rebecca or Sue Kurtz for details.
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; please contact her to offer your support ( curate@ ascensionfrankfort.org ).
Check out all service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at
May 2018 Income 
  • 5/6: $5,295
  • 5/13: $6,250
  • 5/20: $5,142
  • 5/27: $1,806

Note: these income and expense numbers do include ALL donations and pass-thru amounts,
such as those designated for Capital Campaign, Music Fund, Reading Camp, Food Pantry, etc.,
which may account for large spikes on the graphs.
May 27 - September 2

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 Proper 4, Year Two - BCP 969
or go to www.lectionarypage.net
  • BREAKFAST begins at 8:50 a.m. - free of charge to those in need; others may pay a small amount as able.
  • ADULTS gather at 9:15 a.m. in the library for "The Preacher's Forum." 
  • CHILDREN & YOUTH: Christian Formation/Sunday School and Godly Play classes are suspended for the summer. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend all church services; a nursery is available for younger children starting at 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer & Prayers of the People: Chris Smith
  • Lector: Mike Oder
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Shannon Lancaster
  • Lector: Lara Heady
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: MacKenzie Napier
  • T: Lucy Saunderson & Mia Kinnett
  • JS: (as available)
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T2 - RoseGayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T4 - Charlie Caudill, Timothy Agne, David Verry

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:    Ron Gruzesky - 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: St. Alban’s Church, Morehead – The Rev. Keila Thomas, Priest-in-Partnership.

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

Continuing concern: Alfred; Bettie; Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Elena; Isaiah; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Lee; 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: 6/2 – Jeffrey Laird; 6/3 – Don Saager; 6/8 – Charlton Benners, Faye Thacker.

Anniversaries: 6/8 – Charles & Doris Hinds.

Recently Deceased: Betty Skaggs .
  • Prelude - Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (I call to thee, Lord Jesus Christ) - J. S. Bach
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 538 - God of mercy, God of grace - Lucerna Laudoniae  
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: WLP 886 - Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 - Domine, probasti 
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: WLP 858
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 634 - I call on thee, Lord Jesus Christ - Ich ruf zu dir
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 567 - Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old - St. Matthew
  • Postlude: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ - J.S. Bach
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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