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Volume 8, Issue #41 - October 19, 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.
UPDATE: Bettie Beach Burial Service

The burial service for Bettie Beach will be held at Ascension on Wednesday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation preceding at 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Interment will follow in the Frankfort Cemetery.
Pics from the Pride Festival: Saturday, October 13

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

Meet and welcome the Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop Provisional, and welcome Ascension’s newest members as they are confirmed. Bishop Mark will attend both Sunday services as well as the Preacher's Forum, and will also stay for fellowship during Coffee Hour.
The Compassionate Friends is a national non-profit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There are no dues, as all have paid too high a price to belong to this organization. They hold regular meetings and have two special events upcoming in November and December. Find the details at http://www.tcffrankfortky.org
for the Franklin County Emergency Food Pantry
Sunday, November 11

Together we make a difference. This fall an increasing number of our neighbors are experiencing food insecurity. The Emergency Food Pantry has helped 324 more people in the third quarter of 2018 than in the same time period in 2017. This increased need is being seen in multiple organizations in Frankfort/Franklin County. That is why your help is so important.

Please bring non-perishable items to church ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 11. Monetary donations may be made payable to ‘Church of the Ascension’ with a memo for the Food Pantry and submitted in the collection plate or to the office. All money goes directly for food purchases; no funds are used for administrative support. CLICK HERE for a list of suggested items.
Every dollar, every can, every box makes a difference!
'Bells of Peace' to ring November 11

The World War One Centennial Commission - along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars - has announced a nationwide bell-tolling on November 11 as a solemn reminder of the sacrifice and service of veterans of the Great War, and all veterans.

Bells of Peace: A World War One Remembrance encourages citizens and organizations across the nation to toll bells in their communities 21 times at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday, November 11. Ascension's tower bell will toll in unison during our 10:30 service.

In Washington, D.C., bells will toll in the National Cathedral at an interfaith service, marking the centennial of the armistice that ended hostilities in what Americans fervently hoped would be "the war to end all wars." This nationwide program is designed to honor Americans who served 100 years ago during World War I, especially the 116,516 who died. The war ended by an armistice agreement at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918.

For more information, see ww1cc.org/bells . There is even a smartphone app you can use as a countdown timer and to "toll the bell" on your device.
Thursday & Friday, November 15-16
4:00-8:00 p.m.

Eat, rest and warm up in our historic parish hall. We offer hearty chili to please everyone - hot or mild, meaty or vegetarian - along with hot dogs, drinks and desserts. A small donation is requested from those who are able; those in need are welcome to stop in for a free meal! This fundraiser for the Ascension Men's Club helps support the free hot breakfast offered to those in need every Sunday, and other charitable works.

Held in conjunction with Downtown Frankfort’s Candlelight Tour. 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 circulate with the crowd as a ‘greeter’ or stroll downtown with a sign for advertising. Wear your Ascension t-shirt! 
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;
mix and mingle 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 27 (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
  • 10/14/18: $11,928.27
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 24, 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 & Lector: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Prayers of the People: Mac Elliott
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Laura Buffenmyer
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Craig Aossey
  • T: Charlotte Saunderson & Sam Agne
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T4 - Sue/Rick Kurtz, Deb/Jim Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T4: Charlie Caudill, Timothy Agne, David Verry

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. Mary’s Church, Middlesboro – The Rev. Aelred Dean, Priest-in-Charge.

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; 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: 10/17 – Mia Kinnett; 10/19 – Todd Elliott; 10/21 – Chloe Bates; 10/22 – Jimmy Van Meter, Katelyn Frost; 10/25 – Daniel Aossey.
  • Prelude - Oh world, I must now leave thee - Johannes Brahms
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 477 - All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine - Engelberg
  • The Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277 - Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b  Benedic, anima mea
  • 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 478 - Jesus, our mighty Lord - Monk's Gate
  • Postlude: O hail this brightest day of days - J.S. Bach
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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