Volume 9, Issue #12 - March 28, 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.

Wednesday, March 27

Lighting in the sanctuary/chancel area has become so dim that the clergy have trouble seeing what they are doing during services!

Today Junior Warden Jim King is supervising a special crew to replace non-working lights, requiring use of the pictured scaffold. Many thanks to - and prayers for the safety of - the brave souls willing to work at the very top of this tower!

The bottom photo shows the sanctuary with new low-intensity lighting.

as of 3/28/19
"Holy Cow!" Survey:


Thank you to all who completed the Holy Cow Church Assessment Tool survey! Many of you gave us your thoughts about who we are as a parish and what is important to us as we search for our new priest-in-charge. 

Survey input was completed on March 24, 2019. The results are currently being tabulated and will be shared with the congregation as soon as is practical. 

If you have questions, please contact:
  • Vestry member Zachary A. Horn
(email zachary.a.horn@gmail.co m , phone 859-559-8862),


  • Senior Warden Leah MacSwords
(email lcmacs@aol.com , phone 502-545-0437).
Many thanks,
The 2019 Ascension Vestry
Leah MacSwords, Senior Warden
Jim King, Junior Warden
Tim Agne, Laura Buffenmyer, Ginni Fox, Ron Gruzesky, Rose Gayle Hardy, Todd Elliott, Zachary A. Horn, David Hurt, Shannon Lancaster, and Pauline Van Horn

  • 03/03/19: $3,942
  • 03/10/19: $6,236
  • 03/17/19: $9,853
  • 03/24/19: $1,941
Two pianos are available at no charge – you must transport from the church
(from upstairs or downstairs).
First come, first served!

All inquiries to Junior Warden Jim King: JimKingfft@hotmail.com  
Sunday, April 28
Farewell to Mother Nancy

Saturday, May 11
Music & Square Dance
for Cowan Creek Music School
2:00 – 10:00 PM

Monday-Friday, June 17-21
Frankfort Reading Camp

Sunday, June 30
Farewell to Father Jessee
Evensong: 5:00 PM
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on April 13, 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 group meets 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
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet on Sunday, April 7 (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 www.ascensionfrankfort.org/calendar

Find the Diocese of Lexington online at www.diolex.org 
Schedules & Teams:
Updated: March 31 - June 30 as of 3/28/19
March 31, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Week of 4 Lent, Year One - BCP 954

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 are ongoing for age 2 through fourth grade. 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
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Prayers of the People: Julia Tyson
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Suzanne Cox
  • Lector: Zachary Horn
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Julia Tyson
  • T: Tori Word & Natalie Agne
  • NO Jubilee Streamers during Lent.
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T4 - Rick & Sue Kurtz, Jim & Debbie Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T2 - Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:     Reimbursable pickup - Rose Gayle Hardy
  • 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: Church of the Resurrection, Jessamine County (Nicholasville) – The Rev. Margaret Shanks, Priest-in-Charge.

Recently in need of prayers: Barbara; David; Donnie; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jessee; Josh; Lillian; Philip; Polly; Rebecca; Robert; Theresa; Vic; and Vivian.

Continuing concern: Anna; Betty; Bob; Carolina; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Harry; Holly; Isaiah; James; Janet; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jim & Fonda; 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, Seth, and Tanner .

Birthdays: 3/31 – Peyton Heady, Dan Walton; 4/1 – Stuart Brown; 4/2 – Alex Bullock; 4/3 – Bert VanHouten, Kathy Kimbel; 4/4 – Cindy Aossey, Heidi Hiemstra; 4/9 – Will McKee.   

Recently Departed: Vivian Dicken Hale (aunt of Suzanne Cox).  
  • Prelude: Herzlich tut mich verlangen   (My soul longeth to depart in peace) - Johannes Brahms
  • Processional Psalm: Psalm 33:1-8 
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 32  Beati quorum
  • Gospel Acclamation  
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 124   
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 366 - Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless - Beecher
  • Closing Hymn: Hymnal 470 - There’s a wideness in God’s mercy - In Babilone
  • There will be no Postlude during Lent.

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
  • The Rev. Deacon Susan E. Kurtz, Deacon
  • Mr. John B. Martin, Director of Music & Organist
  • Ms. Mona Landrum Proctor, Parish & Financial Administrator 
  • Mr. David Gierlach, Sexton

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