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Volume 8, Issue #34 - August 30, 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.
Ushers! Greeters! ALL Interested parties!
Please join me on Saturday, September 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the parish library to learn about a new ministry of the Episcopal Church that is coming to Ascension. Invite, Welcome, Connect is a newcomer ministry that is currently activated in parishes and diocese all over the country. It is a way to show our community and visitors the love of Christ through how we interact and reach out to them. Our greeters/ushers will play a key role and your input will be crucial, so please plan to be there. Anyone else interested in learning more is also encouraged to attend.
– Shannon Lancaster
You are Invited !     You are Welcome !     Let’s Connect !

Bishop Van Koevering, our Bishop (Provisional), will make his official annual visitation to Ascension on October 28. On that day he will administer the rites of Confirmation and/or Reception to those candidates seeking to officially become an Episcopalian.

Confirmation and Reception are rooted in the baptismal covenant. Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates "express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop" (BCP, p. 860). Reception is the recognition that a person has been confirmed in another branch of the catholic and apostolic Church (Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox, Moravian, etc.), and the bishop receives them into the Episcopal Church.
Those who were baptized at an early age and those baptized as adults without laying on of hands by a bishop of the catholic and apostolic Church  are expected to make a mature public affirmation of their faith, recommit themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism, and receive laying on of hands by a bishop (BCP, p. 412).

Preparation for Confirmation/Reception should help the candidates discover the meaning of Christian commitment in their lives, and explore ways that their Christian commitment can be lived. This preparation may draw upon the baptismal covenant (BCP, pp. 416-417) and An Outline of the Faith (BCP, pp. 845-862).

Becoming an Episcopalian means that you are making the formal commitment, as a Christian, to the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, and are able to fully participate in the life and governance of the church at the parish (vestry and officers) and diocese (serve on committees & commissions).

If you seek to become an Episcopalian or would like to talk and learn more about it, please contact Father Neat as soon as possible ( fatherjessee@aol.com ) Preparatory instruction classes will begin soon.
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‘CHORDS OF COMPASSION’ Concert Series to benefit ROSM (Resource Office of Social Ministry) – Last concert of the summer series will be on Saturday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepherd Way, in Frankfort. This series has featured 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, September 1 (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, September 9 (second Sunday of each month), in the library after the 10:30 service. Contact Deacon Rebecca or Sue Kurtz for details.
Check out all service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at

The Bishop's Visit is scheduled for Sunday, October 28.
August 2018 Income - Thank You! 
  • 8/5: $5,970
  • 8/12: $4,368
  • 8/19: $5,198
  • 8/26: $7,161
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:
September 2 - January 6 - UPDATED 8/30

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, as changes and substitutions are sometimes necessary. 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 17, Year Two - BCP 983
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: Godly Play classes for age 2 through fourth grade will resume on September 9. Please gather in the parish hall to go upstairs together as a group. Latecomers must be escorted by a parent to the upstairs classroom.. 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
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer, Lector & Prayers of the People: Pauline Van Horn
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Ron Gruzesky
  • Lector: Jim King
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Julia Tyson
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • JS: (as available)
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox, Laura & Kristi Buffenmyer
  • Men's Club: T2: Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Laura Buffenmyer

COFFEE HOUR:    Laura Buffenmyer (reimbursable pickup - if you have questions, ask Jan Stevens - jstevens5@aol.com )
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. Michael’s, Lexington – The Rev. Laurie Brock, Rector.

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

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, Candidate for Holy Orders.

Birthdays: 9/5 – Susie Oder, Milly Stewart; 9/8 – Ann Peel, Jack Hoover, Mona Proctor.
  • Prelude - Aria - Flor Peters
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 372 - Praise to the living God! - Leoni
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: WLP 886/LEVAS 273 - Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10 - Eructavit cor meum
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory Hymn: LEVAS 138 - Lord, I want to be a Christian
  • Sanctus: WLP 858
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 641 - Lord Jesus, think on me - Southwell
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 556 - Rejoice, ye pure in heart! - Marion
  • Postlude
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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