Volume 8, Issue #29 - 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.

starts Monday,
ends Friday!

The historic church (sanctuary, chancel, chapel, and nave)
will be CLOSED
from Monday, 7/30,
through Friday, 8/3.

Morning Prayer, Welcome Silence, and Wednesday Noon Mass will meet in the Parish Hall.

Please use the back/kitchen or front/office entry doors all week.
The office will be open Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-3pm.
BEES & WEEDS Update:   To date, $1,775 has been collected, and $1,500 more is promised, for the beehive relocation project – a total of $3,275 against the project estimate of $3,500. Only $100 has been collected so far toward the $1,500 estimate for services needed to clear a glut of weeds and poison ivy from church gardens and grounds.

If you can give a little something extra for these projects, make out your check to Church of the Ascension, note in the memo “Bees” or “Weeds,” and mail your check to the office or put it in the Sunday collection plate. (Once the cost of either project is covered, any remainder noted for that project will go to the other.) Credit card donations may be made online via PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/ascensionfrankfort .

Again, many thanks to all friends of Ascension for helping to relieve the strain on our budget for these extra summer projects.
READING CAMP REUNION: Saturday, July 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Reading Campers are invited to come and enjoy cookies and punch, visit with new friends, pick up their pottery project, and receive a bag of school supplies for the coming school year. We look forward to hearing about what books the campers have been reading!
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
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.
July 15 - September 2

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 12, Year Two - BCP 977
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 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer, Lector, & Prayers of the People: Pauline Van Horn
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Bob Bullock
  • Lector: Ron Gruzesky
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Jordan Masters
  • T: Charlotte Saunderson & Hannah Lee
  • JS: (as available)
  • Ushers: Kristi & Laura Buffenmyer
  • Altar Guild: T2 -  Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T2- Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:    (Linda Word, 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. John’s Church, Versailles – The Rev. Dana Lockhart, Priest-in-Charge.

Recently in need of prayers: Barbara; Carolina; David; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Harry; Holly; James; Jim & Fonda; Jim & Nancy; Kevin; Kim; Leia; Leslie; Mac; Mildred; Penny; Polly; 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: 8/1 – Jillian Word, Luke Purvis.

Anniversaries: 7/29 – Mike & Susie Oder; 7/30 – Dave Obradovich & Katie Daugherty.
  • Prelude - Prière - L. Boëllmann
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 304 - I come with joy to meet my Lord - Land of Rest
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: WLP 886/LEVAS 273 - Psalm 14 - Dixit insipiens
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: WLP 858
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 321 - My God, thy table now is spread - Rockingham
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 414 - God, my King, thy might confessing - Stuttgart
  • Postlude: Festive Trumpet Tune - David German
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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