Volume 8, Issue #7 - February 15, 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.
We have just completed Ash Wednesday and begun our Lenten season. When you enter the church you will quickly note that things have shifted, both in appearance and in worship. Among the several obvious changes you will experience are that the metal crosses will be veiled in violet, the hangings will be violet, the Eucharistic vessels will be earthenware, and the "alleluias" will be suspended until Easter.
Lent marks a dramatically stark shift from the ordinary time of Epiphany-tide to a season of prayerful reflection, self-denial, and reconciliation with God and each other. To help us be more focused, we will shift the liturgy to reflect the season with The Great Litany (BCP 148) at the beginning of the eucharistic services on the first Sunday of Lent, and then the Penitential Order(s) & Decalogue(s) (BCP 319 / 351) for the remainder of the season. We will also kneel during the eucharistic prayers.
In addition to these seasonal changes, our priests will celebrate at the high altar facing the east (ad orientem), as was done throughout medieval times up through the latter part of the 20th Century. Celebrating ad orientem emphasizes the transcendent mystery of God, with everyone facing eastward in anticipation of the Resurrection of our Lord.

The Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditations 2018 are focused on early childhood development. Faith leaders from across our Anglican family were asked to write reflections with a focus on children. These deeply meaningful meditations explore how children inform our spirituality and what we can learn from their spiritual lives. The booklet (in PDF format) and daily Lenten meditations (by email) are available online at http://www.episcopalrelief.org/church-in-action/church-campaigns/lent 
Lenten Activities @ Ascension - Church of the Ascension

Find your space in the intergenerational activities offered at Ascension during Lent 2018.

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N E X T W E E K :
Sunday, and Tuesday through Friday, 5:00 p.m.
DAILY EVENING PRAYER with the Benedictine Cell

Morning Prayer schedule remains unchanged, Tuesday through Saturday at 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
All are invited to come together for homemade soup and bread, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Stay for the Book Study with Father Neat, or Family Lenten Activities in the parish hall, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
After Evening Prayer, stay to share a light meal and Bible study with Mother Nancy.
 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.
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!
Financial Update     
February 2018 Income: 2/4 - $2,580 2/11 - $3,317
Feb 11 - 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 1 Lent, Year Two (2/18/18) - BCP 953
or go to www.lectionarypage.net
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Chris Smith
  • Prayers of the People: Mac Elliott
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Mac Elliott
  • Lector: Shannon Lancaster
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Tori & Jillian Word
  • T: Peyton Heady & Natalie Agne
  • No JS in Lent
  • Ushers: Kristi & Laura Buffenmyer
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Polly Coblin, Michal Mello, S & K Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T4 - Charlie Caudill, Timothy Agne, David Verry

LOCKUP DUTY: Pauline Van Horn

COFFEE HOUR:    Pauline Van Horn (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:  122nd Convention of the Diocese of Lexington, February 24, 2018, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winchester.

Recently in need of prayers: Collin; Darlene; David C.; Donna; Elena; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Holly; Isaiah; Jessica; 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; and Tom. 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:  2/18 – David Bemiss; 2/20 – Alex Aossey, Bill Brown, Bob Gable; 2/21 – Kathy Inman; 2/22 – Rob McGurk; 2/24 – Julia Frost, Mary Sexton.

Recently Departed: Mary Kathryn Perkins Barne s, and the murder victims of the Parkland, Fl, high school massacre.
  • Prelude:  Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten (If thou but suffer God to guide thee) - Helmut Walcha
  • The Great Litany BCP 148 - Lacy Wallace, cantor
  • Psalm: Psalm 25:1-9 Ad te, Domine, levavi 
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Lamb of God - Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis
  • Sanctus: S 122
  • Fraction Anthem: S 160
  • Communion Hymn: LEVAS 187 - Tempted and tried we’re oft made to wonder
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 142 - Lord, who throughout these forty days - St. Flavian
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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