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Volume 8, Issue #38 - September 27, 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.

Starting this Sunday, September 30, you will see a new trial format for our service bulletins. Both the 8:00 and 10:30 bulletins will be printed in one single booklet.

The content of each service liturgy remains the same; the paper size is different, and new user-friendly content is added in keeping with the new Invite, Welcome, Connect strategy recently introduced by Shannon Lancaster.

Advantages of the new format include a larger type size throughout, which will surely be welcomed by everyone. The new booklet size is the same as the current bulletin for 8:00, which is easier to "juggle" with the prayer book and hymnal. Design and editing are simplified, automated assembly means no human hands are needed to fold or staple, and eliminating the use of larger paper will make production more economical.

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.
Help needed ASAP! Please contact John Martin to assist with our hospitality tent.

Sunday, October 28
Bishop’s Visitation, 8:0 0 & 10:30 a.m.
Meet and welcome the Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, our new Bishop Provisional, and support Ascension’s newest members as they are received or confirmed.

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
  • 09/23/18: $3,069
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 30- January 6 as of 9/26

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 21, Year Two - BCP 987
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: Scott Mello
  • Lector & Prayers of the People: Michal Smith-Mello
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Suzanne Cox
  • Lector: Mac Elliott
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Jordan Masters
  • T: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • JS: (as available)
  • Ushers: Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Michal Smith-Mello, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T1: Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:    Ginni Fox (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. Raphael’s Church, Lexington – The Rev. Helen Van Koevering, Rector.

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

Continuing concern: Alfred; Barbara; Bettie; Betty; Carolina; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Elena; Ellie; Isaiah; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Lee; Linda; Mac; Marilyn; Marsaela; Natalie; Scott & Kathy; Susie; Shelia; and Willie. 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: 9/27 – Jackson Kinnett, Jim King; 9/30 – Doris Hinds, Linda Word; 10/1 – MacKenzie Napier, Reagan Napier; 10/3 – Cody Davis, Theresa Walton; 10/4 – Hunter Wooldridge, Jan Stevens.
  • Prelude - Sweet hour of prayer - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn - S 74 - Before thy throne, O God, we kneel - St. Petersburg
  • The Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: WLP 881 - Psalm 124 - Nisi quia Dominus
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Hymn: LEVAS 178 - Sweet hour of prayer
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 609 - Where cross the crowded ways of life - Gardiner
  • 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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