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Volume 8, Issue #40 - October 12, 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.
It is my sad duty to inform you that Bettie Beach died on Wednesday, October 10, at the Episcopal Home in Louisville. A burial service at Ascension is planned, but final arrangements have not yet been made. 

Please pray for the repose of Bettie's soul and for her family.

Capital PRIDE Festival

Saturday, October 13
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Old State Capitol Lawn

Ascension will have a hospitality tent at the Capital Pride Festival, which is a family-friendly LBGTQ festival that features a variety of vendors and entertainment. Ascension's invitation to the LBGTQ is an important and long-standing part of our ministry - let's show our welcoming faces and build connections with our brothers and sisters. For more information about the festival, see   https://www.capitalprideky.org/

Sunday, October 28
Bishop’s Visitation
8:00 & 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.
in conjunction with Downtown Frankfort’s Candlelight Tour. This is a fundraiser for the Ascension Men’s Club. If you can work at the event or contribute a homemade dessert, please coordinate with Starla Yount ( starla@yountproperties.com ). We also encourage you to come and mingle with the crowd as a ‘greeter’ or stroll downtown with a sign for advertising! 

NEW! Friday, November 29
Christmas Prose & Poetry Party
7:00 p.m.
A festive holiday gathering for the congregation and community,
featuring the Capital City Museum Players and sounds of the season.
Bring a holiday treat to share if you're so inclined;
come and enjoy with your church family!
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, October 13 (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, November 4 (FIRST Sunday of each month), in the library after the 10:30 service. Contact Judith Spencer for details ( jspencer254@yahoo.com ) . Note: This is a new, updated schedule that supersedes the bulletins for Sunday, 10/7, that were already printed.
Check out all service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at
Financial Update, September:   
  • 10/07/18: $4,425
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 23, Year Two - BCP 989
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: Will McKee
  • Lector: Susie Oder
  • Prayers of the People: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim Kimbrough
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Geoff Pinkerton
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T4 - Sue/Rick Kurtz, Deb/Jim Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T3: Roy Upshaw, Jack Bates, Fred Kirchhoff

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:    Benedictine Cell - 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 Network for Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Development .

Recently in need of prayers: Carrie Beth; David; Erika; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Harry; Holly; 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; James; 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: 10/14 – Ida Cottrell; 10/17 – Mia Kinnett; 10/19 – Todd Elliott.

Recently Departed: Bettie Beach; Don Kurtz (uncle of Rick Kurtz).
  • Prelude - Be thou my vision - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 680 - O God, our help in ages past - St. Anne
  • The Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277 - Psalm 22:1-15 - Deus, Deus meus
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 488 - Be thou my vision - Slane
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 472 - Hope of the world - Slane
  • Postlude: St. Anne - Charles Callahan
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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