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Volume 8, Issue #44 - November 8, 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.
Yes, there will be an appropriate celebration for the burning of the mortgage –
more info to come. 
Sermon on the Amount
by Leah W. MacSwords
November 4, 2018

Good Morning, let me introduce myself to those who are newcomers and visitors. I’m Leah MacSwords, the Senior Warden. The bulletin says I’m providing the sermon, but I’m not a member of the clergy. So if you were expecting an explanation of religious doctrine from one of them, you’ll have to come back next week.

Why am I giving today’s homily?

Along with today being All Saints Sunday, it’s also Stewardship Sunday. I was asked by Susie Oder, our Stewardship Chair, to talk with you. Junior Warden Jim King laughed and said she wants you to give the Sermon on the Amount.

Oh No! I had to think about this before agreeing because:

  • The only topic after sin that makes us squirm more in our seats is giving to the church.  
  • Besides it’s not my job to make you squirm in your seats. That task belongs to Father Jessee.
  • Plus nobody likes talking about money! Makes no difference if you’re in the “haves enough” or “needs more” categories. We don’t like it. It’s private.

'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.
  • Staff Sergeant Robert V. Bullock, Jr./Army/20+ years

  • Specialist 5 Edward E. Elliott IV /Army/1966-1969

  • Captain Ronald D. Gruzesky (Ret)/Navy/1986-2017

  • First Lieutenant E. Scott Kimbel/Army/1969-1972

  • Lieutenant Colonel James E. King (Ret)/Army/1976-1999

  • Chief Warrant Officer 4 Richard W. Kurtz (Ret)/Army/1973-1994

  • Captain William Legg/Army/16 years

  • Colonel Willis P. McKee, MD (Ret)/Army/1963-2001

  • Lieutenant Colonel William J. Neat (Ret)/Army/1975-1996

  • Sergeant First Class Roy Stivers (Ret)/Army/1965-2001

(listed showing first and last years of service, non-inclusive,
with no differentiation for Reserves, National Guard, etc.)

If there are other Ascension veterans in our midst, please contact the office and let us know about your service, so we can include you in any future list of veterans.
Thank you!
for the Franklin County Emergency Food Pantry
Sunday, November 11

Please bring non-perishable items to church ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 11.

Please note that the food drive is organized by the Food Pantry for collection at specific times, when most needed. Many groups take collected items to the Food Pantry on the designated date. Collection of food items here at church is not year-round; we do not have appropriate space/personnel for continuous collection, storage and delivery of items throughout the year. Please bring all of your food item donations only during the designated collection times (usually once or twice a year).

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!

Ascension T-shirts are available!

Contact Shannon Lancaster
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 ( starlayount@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! 
CAYA will meet on Saturday, November 17, 7-9 p.m. in the parish library, to help get ready for Christmas… including setting up the Angel Tree and more. All teens and young adults are welcome! Contact Chris Smith ( wenchltd64@gmail.com ).

SAVE THE DATE! December 15 is the date for the Christmas party at Ascension for Simon House families. If you are willing to help with hosting the party, please contact Deacon Rebecca ( curate@ascensionfrankfort.or g).
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 for more information.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet on Saturday, November 10 (every other Saturday), at 8:00 a.m. Contact William Legg ( williamlesterlegg@msn.com ) for details.
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet on Sunday, December 2 (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

Find the Diocese of Lexington online at
Financial Update, November:   
  • 11/01/18: $20,830
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:
November 4 - January 6 as of 10/31/18

November 11, 2018
Daily Lectionary
Week of Proper 27, Year Two - BCP 993

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 & Lector: Pauline Van Horn
  • Prayers of the People: Julia Tyson
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim King
  • Lector: Jim Kimbrough
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Jordan Masters
  • T: Geoff Pinkerton & Craig Aossey
  • Ushers: Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Altar Guild: T2 - RoseGayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T2: Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Shannon Lancaster

COFFEE HOUR:     Shannon Lancaster (reimbursable pickup)
  • 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 Diocesan Staff at Mission House - St. Laurence Chapel, Mission House.

Recently in need of prayers: Anna; Bob; 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; Theresa; Vic; and Vivian.

Continuing concern: Alfred; Betty; Carolina; Carrie Beth; 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: 11/16 – Rose Gayle Hardy. 
  • Prelude - Jesus calls us o’er the tumult - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 574 - Before thy throne, O God, we kneel - St. Petersburg
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277 - Psalm 127  - Nisi Dominus
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Jesus calls us o’er the tumult (choir)
  • Sanctus: S 129
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 171
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 550 - Jesus calls us, o’er the tumult - Restoration
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 718 - God of our fathers - National Hymn
  • Postlude

Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult is based on Matthew 4:18-20. The hymn text was written by Cecil Frances Alexander, wife of the archbishop of the Anglican Church in Ireland. Among her prolific writings, two other hymn texts are widely known: All things bright and beautiful and Once in royal David’s city. The tune Galilee was written for Jesus calls us by William Herbert Jude for The Congregational Church Hymnal, published in London in 1887. Source: Softly and Tenderly: Organ Meditations on Well-Known Gospel Hymns, by Dale Wood, © 1992, The Sacred Music Press.
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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