Volume 8, Issue #5 - February 1, 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.
From the Standing Committee
January 30, 2018

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Lexington is delighted to announce that the Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering has allowed his name to be placed before convention as our nominee for Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Lexington.
Bishop Van Koevering is currently serving as Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of West Virginia. He is married to the Rev. Helen Van Koevering, and they have three grown children. More information will be made available as soon as possible. Watch the DioLex Link for details!

Members of the Standing Committee:
The Reverend Matthew Young, St. Paul's, Newport 
Ms. Dale Chapman, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington
The Reverend (Deacon) Paula Ott, Diocese of Lexington
Mr. J.P. Brantley, Trinity, Danville
The Reverend Amy Meaux, Trinity, Danville
Ms. Carolyn Witt Jones, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington

Diocese of Lexington, 203 E Fourth Street, Lexington, KY 40508
This Sunday, February 4, is Scout Sunday.
 SUNDAY MORNINGS: BREAKFAST begins at 8:50 a.m. ADULTS gather at 9:15 a.m. in the library for "The Preacher's Forum."  Coffee Hour offers refreshment for all ages after the 10:30 service in the parish hall.
CHILDREN of all ages meet in the parish hall at 9:15 for Christian Formation/Sunday School. Godly Play is available for younger children, and an in-depth study of The Lord’s Prayer is offered for older children.

  • MONTHLY PLANNING MEETING - this Sunday, February 4 - All parties interested in and/or involved with children in Christian Formation, Godly Play or acolyting (leaders, parents, helpers) are invited to attend the monthly planning meeting in the library after the 10:30 service (during Coffee Hour).
122nd CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF LEXINGTON - Saturday, February 24 , at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 W Lexington Rd, Winchester, Ky.

BSA EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR for Daniel Aossey, Saturday, February 24, 6:00 p.m., with reception following. All are welcome!

to see the list of the intergenerational activities
offered at Ascension during Lent 2018.
Financial Update     
January 2017 Income: 
1/7 - $4,564     1/14 - $6,273      1/21 - $4,764 1/28 - $15,278
2017 Donation Reports
(for tax purposes)
were distributed or mailed last week. If you did not receive a report or if you have any questions, please contact Mona Proctor in the parish office: 502-223-0557 or info@ascensionfrankfort.org  
Feb 4 - April 8

This schedule (PDF file 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 for the next few weeks. The same schedule is posted on the office window - please write in changes there, as needed, or notify Deacon Rebecca Saager. 

  • 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 for THIS Sunday, please contact Deacon Rebecca Saager (curate@ascensionfrankfort.org).
Daily Lectionary
Week of Five Epiphany, Year Two (2/4/18) - BCP 947
or go to www.lectionarypage.net
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Pauline Van Horn
  • Prayers of the People: Mac Elliott
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Shannon Lancaster
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Thomas Bemiss & Daniel Aossey
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • JS: Hannah Lee & Peyton Heady
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T2 - RoseGayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T2 - Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount


COFFEE HOUR:    Linda Word (reimbursable pickup)

  • Yes, we are still looking for Coffee Hour hosts and helpers! 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 - If you would like to host Coffee Hour, please sign up on the printed sheet on the office window.  If you can bring treats but need a helper, or vice versa, Jan can help you team up!

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed

For the Church: St. Thomas Church, Beattyville – The Ven. Bryant C. Kibler, Sr., Priest-in-Partnership .

Recently in need of prayers: Collin; Darlene; David C.; Donna; Elena; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Isaiah; Jim & Fonda; Jon; Kevin; Leslie M.; Polly; Rachel; Robert; Rose; Walt; and Will.

Continuing concern: Alfred; Ava; David G.; Debbie; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Gail; Harrison; Isaiah; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Linda; Luke; Marilyn; Natalie; Risa & her daughter; Scott & Kathy; Shelia; Sherri; Shirley; Tom; and Will & Trish. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, and Seth; and for Susan Kurtz, Postulant for Holy Orders.

Birthdays: 2/4 – David Gierlach; 2/7 – Fred Kirchhoff; 2/8 – Jack Hoover.
  • Prelude:  Aria - Flor Peeters
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 1 - Father, we praise thee, now the night is over - Christe sanctorum 
  • Gloria: S 280
  • Psalm: Psalm 47:1-12, 21c Laudate Dominum
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 155
  • Offertory: Kyrie: Lord have mercy (from the Sewanee Service) - Malcolm Archer
  • Sanctus: S 129
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 538 - God of mercy, God of grace - Lucerna Laudoniae
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 493 - O for a thousand tongues to sing - Azmon
  • Postlude: Vater unser im Himmelreich (Our father who art in heaven) - 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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