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Volume 8, Issue #30 - July 26, 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.
On Monday, the beehive in our sanctuary, high above the main altar, was successfully relocated by a professional beekeeper. The hive was not as large or difficult to remove as had been feared. However, t here are still live bees buzzing around, and more dead/dying bees are falling (the Sexton has been vacuuming twice daily all week). Workers will soon be inspecting outside the building for any entry points near the previous location of the hive. Meanwhile, t he church has been re-opened, but stay aware and bee cautious!
Here is a picture of a piece of the beehive that was removed from our wall. (The beekeeper also left us some of his own honey in a jar...)

BEES & WEEDS Financing:   To date, $2,275 has been given, and $1,500 more is promised, for the beehive relocation project. In addition, $924 has been given for services needed to clear a glut of weeds and poison ivy from our grounds. Watch for the weeding and extra lawn care project to start soon. Again, many thanks to all friends of Ascension for helping with these extra summer projects.
*** All Men's Club members and food handlers, please take note ***
and see details posted in the kitchen.

Kentucky now leads the nation in the outbreak of Hepatitis A.

"Since August 1, 2017, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has identified 1,221 cases of acute hepatitis A, a liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus. An increase in cases since Aug. 1, 2017, primarily among the homeless and drug users, prompted declaration of a statewide outbreak in Nov. 2017. ... Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable disease."
Counts as of July 21, 2018
Total Outbreak: 1,221
Hospitalizations: 687
Deaths: 8

Who is at increased risk of acute infection with hepatitis A virus? ...Food service workers who work in areas where community-wide hepatitis A outbreaks are occurring...

A number of cases have been reported in Frankfort. Because many of our Sunday morning breakfast guests and visitors through the week are among the populations hardest hit by this epidemic, we are taking extra precautions. The health department specifically recommends CHLORINE BLEACH as the best disinfectant to kill this hardy virus.

  • ALL FOOD HANDLERS - See the posters on the kitchen bulletin board and familiarize yourself with the procedures and requirements. Bleach is available in the kitchen for use as needed, and ammonia products have been removed to avoid any chance of mixing the two. Don't forget to wash your hands!!

  • VACCINATIONS: Those involved with food handling or outreach, please consider getting a vaccination. The Junior and Senior Wardens say that the church will pay any vaccination cost that is not covered by your insurance. Group vaccinations are available from the county health department... check with Jim King or Starla Yount if you want to organize or participate in a vaccination 'event' at Ascension.

  • DAILY, the Sexton will wipe down public bathroom surfaces, door handles, etc. - using the recommended bleach solution. On Sundays, he will wipe down all kitchen surfaces after all use is complete.

  • GUESTS from the community should never be allowed into the kitchen for any reason - especially not to get ice, serve food or beverages, wash dishes, etc.


Mix 1 and 2/3 cups bleach in 1 gallon of water. ALLOW ONE MINUTE OF CONTACT TIME and then rinse with water. Use for stainless steel, food/mouth contact items, tile floors, nonporous surfaces, counters, sinks and toilets.

"Hepatitis A vaccine has been routinely recommended for children in Kentucky aged 12 through 23 months since 2006. The Kentucky Department for Public Health has also recommended catch-up immunizations to prevent hepatitis A for children aged 2 through 18 years. Children in public and private schools in Kentucky will need to have received immunization with hepatitis A vaccine before starting school on or after July 1, 2018.

Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended for adults at increased risk and for any adult who wants to be protected from acute hepatitis A virus infections.

Other than age-appropriate vaccinations, the best way to keep from getting hepatitis A is to wash your hands using warm water and soap, to handle uncooked food appropriately and to fully cook food. Always wash your hands before touching or eating food, after using the toilet and after changing a diaper."
Wash Your Hands!
CAYA GATHERING: DINNER & GAME NIGHT! Sunday, August 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the parish hall. We will be having a CAYA summer get-together for CAYA members and alumni on Sunday, August 5, 2018, 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Ascension’s Parish Hall. Anyone 14 years through college is welcome, whether a member at Ascension or not - so bring a friend! Dinner, games, laughter and good times are on the list for this event, and we hope you can come; share your memories, catch up with friends and meet new folks as we prepare for a new year starting in September. If you know you will be coming, please call or text Chris Smith (502-316-2998) or Mia Smith (502-316-5735), so we can get an idea of head count for the meal. We hope to see you there!
‘CHORDS OF COMPASSION’ Concert Series to benefit ROSM (Resource Office of Social Ministry) – Saturdays in July and August, 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepherd Way, in Frankfort. This series will feature a variety of musicians – including a concert pianist, a trumpeter, a violinist, a choir, and more! – each representing a different local church. Be there to show your support for ROSM!  Click here for complete schedule of concerts.
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 on Saturday, August 4 (every other Saturday), at 8:00 a.m. in the parish hall. Contact William Legg for details.
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet on Sunday, August 12 (second Sunday of each month), in the library after the 10:30 service. Contact Deacon Rebecca or Sue Kurtz for details.

The parish office continues on a modified summer schedule, closing on Fridays. Office hours through July and August will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Regular Tuesday-Friday office hours will resume in September.
Check out all service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at
July 2018 Income - Thank You! 
  • 7/1: $7,031
  • 7/8: $5,160
  • 7/15: $6,778
  • 7/22: $2,494
  • 7/29: $4,601
Note: the income and expense numbers in the chart above 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.
Schedules & Teams:
August 5 - January 6 - NEW!

This schedule (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 ). (The same schedule is posted on the office window - you may mark changes there in advance.)
Daily Lectionary
Week of Proper 13, Year Two - BCP 979
or go to www.lectionarypage.net and choose by calendar date
  • 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 9:15 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer: Will McKee
  • Lector: Susie Oder
  • Prayers of the People: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Shannon Lancaster
  • Lector: Lara Heady
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Daniel Aossey
  • T: Hannah Lee & Peyton Heady
  • JS: (as available)
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T3 -  Michal Smith-Mello, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T3- Roy Upshaw, Jack Bates, Fred Kirchhoff

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:     Pauline Van Horn - 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: The Church of the Ascension, Frankfort – The Rev. Jessee Neat, Rector, The Rev. D. William Brown, Assistant Priest, Retired, The Rev. Nancy Stone Farley, Assistant Priest, Retired, The Rev. Deacon Rebecca Saager, Curate.

Recently in need of prayers: Barbara; Bishop Curry; Carolina; David; Edith; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Harry; Holly; James; Jim & Fonda; Jim & Nancy; Kevin; Kim; Leia; Leslie; Mac; Mildred; Penny; Polly; Rebecca; Rose; Sister Judy; Vic; and Vivian.

Continuing concern: Alfred; Bettie; Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Elena; Isaiah; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Lee; Linda; Marilyn; Marsaela; Natalie; Scott & Kathy; Susie; 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: 8/5 – Mike Oder; 8/7 – Grant Kinnett.

Anniversaries: 8/7 – Rick & Sue Kurtz. 
  • Prelude - Meditations - Andrew Clarke
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 527 - Singing songs of expectation - Ton-y-Botel
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: WLP 886/LEVAS 273 - Psalm 51:1-13 - Miserere mei, Deus
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: WLP 858
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 305 - Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest - Rosedale
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 620 - God of the prophets - Toulon
  • Postlude: Meditation on Rosedale - Andrew Clarke
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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