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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.

Someone recently said that Ascension has historically punched above its weight in its serving each other and the greater community. Punching above our weight over these last several years is a good way to put it when we look at where we are, because we should be debt free by the end of the third week of December!
As of now, the remaining mortgage payoff amount is $8,933. Our November and December monthly payments total $1,889. The remaining $7,000 is covered in pledged amounts.
This means that for the first time in a generation, this community will be debt free!
Special thanks are due to Ginni Fox, who so ably chaired and steered this tremendous effort, and all of you that rallied to make this happen!
You have shown what is possible, and you have shown that you are able to rise up and do that which so many said could never be done. You put your faith in God and service to God’s Kingdom. Thanks be to God! 

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

Meet and welcome the Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop Provisional, and celebrate with Ascension’s newest Confirmed members. Bishop Mark will attend both Sunday services as well as the Preacher's Forum, and will also stay for fellowship during Coffee Hour.

On this special day, Bobby Gordon, Zachary Horn, Jordan Masters, and Starla Yount will be Confirmed. Parish members and guests are cordially invited to a special Coffee Hour reception hosted by our Vestry in honor of Bishop Van Koevering and our Confirmands.
NEXT Sunday, November 4 - set your clocks BACK one hour.

Ascension T-shirts are available!

Contact Shannon Lancaster
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.

Saturday, November 3, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: All are invited to attend “A Day with Alan.” Alan Pedersen, at the First Baptist Church on St. Clair Street. Pederson is a bereaved father and nationally-known speaker; he will present a program combining art, music, and writings into a powerful healing program offering hope and encouragement for parents (and grandparents and siblings) who have lost a child of any age. Pre-registration is required; find the details at http://www.tcffrankfortky.org
for the Franklin County Emergency Food Pantry
Sunday, November 11

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.

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.

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
  • 10/21/18: $2,576
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:
October 28 - January 6 as of 10/25/18

October 28, 2018 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Daily Lectionary
Week of Proper 25, Year Two - BCP 989
or go to www.lectionarypage.net and choose by calendar date - Track 1
  • 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: Pauline Van Horn
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Julia Tyson
  • Lector: Lara Heady
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Josh Roll
  • T: Jordan Masters & Tori Word
  • Ushers: Kristi & Laura Buffenmyer
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox, Laura & Kristi Buffenmyer
  • Men's Club: T5: Rick Kurtz & Sons, Mac Elliott

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


  • 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 Episcopal Church Women, Lisa Edwards, President; and The Episcopal Men of the Diocese, Randy Railey, President.

Recently in need of prayers: Anna; Carrie Beth; David; Erika; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Harry; Holly; Jim & Fonda; Jim & Nancy; John; 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: 10/29 – Linda Pollock; 10/31 – Charles Hinds; 11/3 – Jane Emmett.  
  • Prelude - David Hurt, instrumentalist
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 348 - Lord, we have come at your own invitation - O quanta qualia
  • The Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277 - Psalm 34:1-8, [19-22]  Benedicam Dominum
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 128
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 171
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 382 - King of glory, King of peace - General Seminary
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 594 - God of grace and God of glory - Cwm Rhondda
  • 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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