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Volume 9, Issue #1 - January 3, 2019 
In the name of Christ, we embrace all people to be nourished and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love and serve the world.
Church-wide Bible Reading Initiative Begins in Epiphany 2019

As we prepare to celebrate the season of Epiphany, Forward Movement, along with partners from across the Episcopal Church, invites all Episcopalians to participate in the Good Book Club .

A church-wide Bible reading initiative, the Good Book Club will focus on Paul’s Letter to the Romans, with participants reading a section of scripture each day during the Epiphany season, starting on January 7, 2019.
“During Epiphany, we recall how Jesus is revealed to the world,” said Richelle Thompson, deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement. “Paul’s letter to the Romans offers a way to explore the messages of grace, salvation, and redemption through Jesus Christ. This season between Christmas and Lent is a perfect time to engage deeply with God’s Word and experience it anew.”
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry supports and encourages individuals and congregations to join the Good Book Club as a way to engage in “Learn,” one of the seven Way of Love practices for a Jesus-centered life. ....
The Good Book Club website lists the daily readings and partners, as well as resources to support people as they read the scriptures. 

Click here to read the full announcement from the Episcopal Church.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

after the 10:30 service, in the parish hall

Your attendance is encouraged and needed as we review the year just past, and make important decisions for the year to come. Please plan to attend!

Potluck Dinner: Please contact Leah MacSwords to coordinate luncheon plans; food items should be brought into the kitchen before the 10:30 service. 

Child Care: Young people of all ages are invited to hang out in the Library for organized activities during the business meeting.

Reports: The 2019 budget, as approved by the vestry, will be presented. Committees and organizations should submit annual reports for 2018 by Tuesday, Jan. 15 . Email your Word-format documents to info@ascensionfrankfort.org , or submit a print copy to Mona in the parish office. (For reports completed later, please make your own copies.)

Voting: In accordance with the 2015 Constitutions and Canons of the Diocese of Lexington: Qualified voters at a Parish meeting shall be (a) all those who are confirmed communicants in good standing of the age of sixteen years or older, and (b) any other baptized persons of such age who are regular worshipers in the Parish and who for six months immediately preceding the meeting have been regular contributors to the support of the Parish. (Canon 17.04)

  • Election of Vestry Candidates: The Nominating Committee continues to work… watch for candidate details next week!

  • Election of Ascension deputies and alternate(s) to the 2019 Diocesan Convention: Three lay deputies and alternate(s) will be elected; the Senior Warden for the calendar year is automatically the fourth lay deputy. (If you are interested in being a deputy, please contact Father Neat - fatherjessee@aol.com. Qualifications are the same as for vestry candidates.)

  • Early Voting for 8am Attendees: For those eligible voters who attend the 8am service on January 20 and are unable to return for the Annual Meeting, early balloting will be allowed at the conclusion of the 8am service. Balloting will be conducted in the parish office.
By January 31, 2019, you will receive an itemized statement listing all of your 2018 giving – including “donations in kind” - that you may use for tax purposes.

If you have any questions about donations or pledges, please contact Mona Proctor in the parish office: call 502-223-0557 or email info@ascensionfrankfort.org .
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on January 5, 2019, (every other Saturday) in the parish library at 10:00 a.m. This group endeavors to bring men and youth to Christ through the three-fold disciplines of Prayer, Study and Service. Contact William Legg ( williamlesterlegg@msn.com ) for details.
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 DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet on Sunday, January 6 (FIRST Sunday of each month), in the parish library after the 10:30 service. Contact Judith Spencer for details ( jspencer254@yahoo.com ) .
Check out public service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at

Find the Diocese of Lexington online at
Schedules & Teams:
December 2 - January 20 as of 12/21/18
January 6, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Epiphany, Year One - BCP 942
OR go to www.lectionarypage.net and choose by calendar date
  • 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: Chris Smith
  • 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: Josh Roll
  • T: Jordan Masters & Tori Word
  • Ushers: Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Altar Guild: T2 - RoseGayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T5: Rick Kurtz & Sons, Mac Elliott

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:      Vestry - Reimbursable Pickup - Leah MacSwords
  • 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. Timothy’s Mission, Barnes Mountain – The Venerable Bryant C. Kibler, Sr., Priest-in-Partner; St. Timothy’s Mission Camps, a Ministry of the Diocese of Lexington (35 years).

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Barbara; Donnie; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jim & Fonda; Lillian; Philip; Polly; Rebecca; Theresa; Vic; and Vivian.

Continuing concern: Anna; Betty; Bob; Carolina; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Harry; Holly; Isaiah; James; Janet; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; John; Julia; Lee; Linda; Mac; Marilyn; Mary; Mildred; Natalie; Penny; Rose; Scott & Kathy; Sherri; 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: 1/7 – Carol Roe; 1/8 – Lara Heady; 1/9 – Bob Bullock Sr., Laura Graham; 1/11 – Judy Kizer.
  • Prelude: Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Epiphanie - Maurice Duruflé
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 128 - We three kings of orient are - Three Kings of Orient
  • Gloria: Hymn 96 - Angels we have heard on high - Gloria
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277, Psalm 72:1-7,10-14 - Deus, judicium
  • Sequence Hymn: Hymn 632, v. 1 - O Christ, the Word Incarnate - Munich  
  • Offertory Hymn: Hymn 124 - What star is this - Puer nobis
  • Sanctus: S 130 - (Deutsche Messe) Schubert   
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 164
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 98 - Unto us a boy is born! - Puer nobis nascitur
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 119 - As with gladness - Dix
  • Postlude: The three kings - Wilbur Held
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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