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Volume 8, Issue #46 - November 21, 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.

What a week it was! We wrapped up our 2018 Candlelight Chili Supper last weekend, and I want to give a huge shout of THANKS to everyone who worked so hard this year. I am so thankful for each and every one who worked, chopped, cooked, cleaned, volunteered, and brought desserts. We absolutely could not do this event without all of our volunteers.  

As most of you know, the turnout this year was small. Whether that is to be attributed to the weather or other factors, I’m not sure. After tallying up the proceeds this morning, I am at least glad to report that we were in the black by $31.10 after the final dinner night, and so far we have made about $150 more in chili sales. In terms of a fundraiser, this might not be considered a success. In terms of fellowship as a church body and community, it was tremendously successful.  

There will be lots of cookies & desserts to share with coffee hour for a few weeks. The leftover chili has been bagged and frozen and is available for purchase [$6 per bag, or 2 for $10]… while supplies last. So PLEASE buy chili - see any kitchen worker on Sunday morning! 

Starla Yount
and the Men’s Club
Happy Thanksgiving!

The parish office will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, November 27.
The 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Walk of Awareness for Frankfort’s ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter will occur on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Please note that due to crowd size, the walk will NOT start from Ascension, but rather from the First United Methodist Church at 211 Washington St. Find details online at www.accesssoupkitchen.com
COMMITMENT SUNDAY for our annual fall Stewardship campaign is this Sunday, November 25 . Returning your pledge by this date helps your vestry and officers to create a realistic budget for 2019 - a process that is already underway. Extra brochures and pledge forms are available on tables by the doors and in the hallway; please return your pledge form in the collection plate or directly to the parish office.

Thanks be to God!
REMINDER: There will be a diocesan budget hearing at 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 29, at Trinity Church in Danville. You are invited and encouraged to attend!
Christmas Prose & Poetry
Friday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.

Invite, Welcome, Connect… Join this festive holiday gathering for our congregation and community, featuring the Capital City Museum Troupe and seasonal music. Light refreshments will be available (bring a treat to share if you wish). Come and enjoy this family-friendly opportunity to mix and mingle!

The Capital City Museum Troupe is a local group of readers who perform, in readers’ theatre style, a wonderful collection of Christmas prose and poetry. There is bright and cheery material, as well as thoughtful pieces that pay tribute to “the reason for the season.” The readings will last about 30 minutes, followed by our own John Martin on the piano.

Invite a friend, welcome everyone, and connect with your church family! 
Sunday, December 9, 5:00 p.m.

This Advent service of hope and expectation is based on the hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, where each verse begins, “O Come…” We will call for God to come among us as we pray and begin to prepare ourselves for Christmas. Join us.

Invite… Welcome… Connect!
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: A worldwide Candle Lighting Service on Sunday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. offers hope to those parents (and grandparents and siblings) who have lost a child of any age, who are struggling to embrace holiday cheer. Nationally known Mitch Carmody will speak. For details see http://www.tcffrankfortky.org
This year we continue our Angel Tree tradition, and we will host a Christmas dinner party for Simon House residents on Saturday, December 15.
You are invited to take one or more paper angels from the Angel Tree in the parish hall, and shop for the special wish of a Simon House resident or others in need. Return the wrapped gift no later than Sunday, December 9, with the angel firmly attached on the outside of the package.

Note: There are also paper angels indicating FOOD items needed for the Simon House Christmas party, to be delivered to church by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

Deacon Rebecca still has very limited mobility and the CAYA group is small this year, so YOUR help is needed with hosting this dinner party. If you are willing to assist, please contact Deacon Rebecca ( curate@ascensionfrankfort.org ).

Be an angel – help make this Christmas special for families in need.
Do you know how to use our Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)? A training class is being organized for those who want to be trained in CPR, including the use of this device. You could save a life!

If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet posted on the office window, or call Mona in the office at 502-223-0557. If you have questions about the AED device and/or the content of the training, please contact Dr. Will McKee ( wpmdoc@aol.com ).

Depending on response, we hope to offer a class with the Frankfort Regional Medical Center before the end of 2018.

Ascension T-shirts are still available!
Contact Shannon Lancaster
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 24 (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:   
  • 11/04/18: $20,830
  • 11/11/18: $3,291
  • 11/18/18: $3,578
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.
As the end of the calendar year approaches, please be aware that all donations you wish to deduct for tax year 2018 MUST BE RECEIVED no later than Sunday, December 30, for deposit on December 31. You will receive an itemized statement January listing all of your 2018 giving. Thank you!
Schedules & Teams:
November 18 - January 20 as of 11/14/18
November 25, 2018
Daily Office Lectionary
Week of Proper 29, Year Two - BCP 995
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: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Lector: Mike Oder
  • Prayers of the People: Mac Elliott
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Joyce Taylor
  • Lector: Heidi Hiemstra
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Henry Pinkerton
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Michal Smith-Mello, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T4: Charlie Caudill, Sam Agne, David Verry

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:     Treats from the Chili Supper!
  • 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. Patrick’s Church, Somerset – The Rev. Amanda Musterman, Priest-in-Charge.

Recently in need of prayers: Anna; Barbara; Bob; David; Erika; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Harry; Holly; Janet; Jim & Fonda; Jim & Nancy; John; Kevin; Kim; Leia; Leslie; Mary; Mildred; Penny; Philip; Polly; Rebecca; Rose; Sherri; Sister Judy; Theresa; Vic; and Vivian.

Continuing concern: 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: 11/25 – Jenny Lyle; 11/27 – Thomas Pilling; 11/28 – Sam Agne; 11/29 – David Hurt, Micah Kinnett; 12/1 – Julia Bookout.

Anniversaries: 11/28 – George & Nancy Robertson. 
  • Prelude - Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 494 - Crown him with many crowns - Diodemata
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277 - Psalm 132:1-13, [14-19] Memento, Domine
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Enter His Courts with Praise - L. Boellman
  • Sanctus: S 129
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 171
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 483 - The head that once was crowned with thorns - St. Magnus
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 450 - All hail the power of Jesus’ Name! - Coronation
  • Postlude:  - Gordon Young
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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