Volume 8, Issue #8 - February 22, 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.

Many thanks
to those who provided good food and hospitality
for last night's first Lenten supper!
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!
Lenten Activities @ Ascension - Church of the Ascension

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

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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.
Wednesdays, 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.

Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
After Evening Prayer, stay to share a light meal and Bible study with Mother Nancy.
Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Opened by the Benedictine Cell with a short introduction and practice of centering prayer, a 2000-year-old Christian meditation practice.
Financial Update     
February 2018 Income: 2/4 - $2,580 2/11 - $3,317 2/18 - $4,409
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 2 Lent, Year Two (2/25/18) - BCP 953
or go to www.lectionarypage.net
  • BREAKFAST begins at 8:50 a.m.
  • ADULTS gather at 9:15 a.m. in the library for "The Preacher's Forum." 
  • 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.
  • COFFEE HOUR - all ages gather for refreshment and fellowship after the 10:30 service in the parish hall.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Will McKee
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Ron Gruzesky
  • Lector: Jim King
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Thomas Bemiss & John Bullock
  • T: Lucy Saunderson & Mia Kinnett
  • No JS in Lent
  • Ushers: Jim & Debbie Kimbrough
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Polly Coblin, Michal Mello, S & K Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T5 - Rick Kurtz & Sons, Mac Elliott

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Shannon Lancaster

COFFEE HOUR:    Shannon Lancaster (reimbursable pickup)
  • Yes, we are still looking for Coffee Hour hosts and helpers! Do you have a team, group, family or partner who could bring in a few light/simple snacks, and/or help serve and clean up, for our important time of fellowship after the 10:30 service on Sunday? If you would like to host Coffee Hour, please sign up on the printed sheet on the office window (or contact Jan Stevens - see below). The coffee itself is provided by the Men's Club, and 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 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!
For the Church: Christ Church, Harlan – The Ven. Bryant C. Kibler, Priest-in-Partnership.

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

Continuing concern: Alfred; Ava; David; 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: 2/26 – Conrad C. Gutermuth; 2/27 – Jane Firth; 2/28 – Joshua Roll; 3/2 – Ryan Peavler.
  • Prelude:  Herzlich tut mich verlangen (My soul longeth to depart in peace) - Johannes Brahms
  • Processional Psalm: Psalm 27:1-6
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 22:22-30 Deus, Deus meus        
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 122
  • Fraction Anthem: S 160
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 675 - Take up your cross, the Savior said - Bourbon
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 401 - Lord, who throughout these forty days - Leoni
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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