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Volume 8, Issue #37 - September 20, 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.
As you may have heard, we have made some recent changes in our day to day housekeeping and cleaning operation.
We have contracted with a cleaning service for the church and its buildings. Good progress is being made! The deep cleaning of our facilities is a huge task and it will take months for this work at the rate we can afford.
Cleanup for all internal meetings and events must be performed by the hosting group. Removal of trash/recycling and s etup/cleanup for special events (outside groups, $100 per event) will continue to be performed by the Sexton.

So it is very important that a cleaning service not be confused with a daily housekeeping service that tends to individual or group use. Frankly, we cannot afford a daily housekeeping service. Therefore, if you or your group uses a space, please clean it up after using! 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (502) 330-2286.
Jim King, Junior Warden
Calling All Youth!

Sunday, September 30
2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

This first gathering of fall will focus on getting to know each other and planning events for the coming year. This will be a fun group - bring a friend!
Saturday, October 13
Capital PRIDE Festival, 11:00 a.m. – Old State Capitol Lawn
Ascension will have a hospitality tent; come on down to meet and greet!

Sunday, October 28
Bishop’s Visitation, 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Thursday & Friday, November 15-16
Candlelight Chili Supper, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
 will NOT be held this year due scheduling difficulties.
CENTERING PRAYER , every Saturday morning, 10:00 - 10:30. All are invited and welcome to come and explore this ancient technique, meeting
in the main church. For more information, contact Scott Kimbel, kskimbel@yahoo.com .
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet on Saturday, September 29 (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, October 14 (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
Financial Update, September:   
  • 09/02/18 - $4,704     
  • 09/09/18: $2,274
  • 09/16/18: $5,942
ABOUT THE INCOME SPIKES: 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 accounts for large spikes on the graphs. The income spike shown in August 2018 is due to a Line of Credit Loan for $20,000 which was incurred on 8/17/18 to carry us through the coming months. This precaution is mainly due to very high maintenance costs this year. Monthly expenses are recorded only at the end of each month, calculated as a weekly average.
Schedules & Teams:
September 23- January 6 as of 9/21
Check out the new/revised acolyte teams, starting October 7!

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, please contact Deacon Rebecca Saager ( curate@ascensionfrankfort.org ).

(The same schedule is posted on the office window - please mark changes there in advance whenever possible.)
Daily Lectionary
Week of Proper 20, Year Two - BCP 985
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: Chris Smith
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Bob Bullock
  • Lector: Ron Gruzesky
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Julia Tyson
  • T: Charlotte Saunderson & Sam Agne
  • JS: (as available)
  • Ushers: Jim & Debbie Kimbrough
  • Altar Guild: T2 - Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T5: Rick Kurtz & Sons, Mac Elliott.

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Shannon Lancaster

COFFEE HOUR:    Shannon Lancaster (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: The Order of Bishops – The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop; The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop Provisional of Lexington.

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

Continuing concern: Alfred; Bettie; Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Elena; Ellie; 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: 9/23 – Suzanne Cox, Abe VanHouten V; 9/24 – Roger Stapleton; 9/25 – Nancy Robertson.

Anniversaries: 9/26 – Will & Pamela McKee.
  • Prelude - Ornament of grace - Barnard Wayne Sandler
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 448 - O love, how deep, how broad, how high - Deus tuorum militum
  • The Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: WLP 881 - Psalm 1 - Beatus vir qui non abiit
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 660 - O Master, let me walk with thee - Maryton
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 390 - Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Lobe den Herren
  • Postlude: Lobe den Herren
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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