Volume 9, Issue #18 - May 2, 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.
Many thanks to the Benedictine Cell for hosting Mother Nancy's farewell reception last week. 


 Congregational Meeting - Sunday, May 5
 12:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Please plan to attend this important meeting with The Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone, Canon to the Ordinary. She will review results of the “Holy Cow!” surveys submitted by our congregation, and discuss next steps in the process of finding our new priest-in-charge.

Leah MacSwords, Senior Warden
Wednesday, May 8


KSU Student Recital
 7:00 PM - Ascension Parish Hall
All are welcome - no charge!
Saturday, May 11

2:00-10:00 PM - Ascension Parish Hall

Mountain music in the afternoon –
square dancing starts around 7:00 p.m.
Come early and stay late, or just drop in!
Experience Cowan Creek Mountain Music School in Kentucky's capital city! This will be a full day of concerts, square dancing, jam sessions, cake walks, silent auction, food, and more; featuring faculty and students of the school both past and present. $6 admission fee - all proceeds go to benefit CCMMS, which takes place June 24-28 in Letcher County, KY.

No experience necessary! You can just sit, watch, and listen – but you'll probably want to move with the music. Or join the band. Beautiful room for dancing at Ascension, with good folks having a good time for a good cause (to raise money for the teaching assistants at the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School: young musicians coming up in the tradition who will be assisting the teachers, and are getting ready to step into their own teaching chores someday soon). You’ll find great music, good food, interesting people to look at and talk to, and a fun, wholesome square dance experience for the entire family. Dare to be square!
Sunday, May 19

Emergency Community Food Pantry
of Franklin County

The Food Pantry distributes food every weekday to hungry families and individuals in Franklin County. The Pantry is run entirely using donated food, funds and volunteers to help our community.

This year, Ascension is asked to give only three types of items:


Please drop off in the designated area no later than May 19.
See Deacon Rebecca for more information
( curate@ascensionfrankfort.org ).

Let us know who “our” church graduates are this year, whether from high school, college, or other significant program. We are compiling a list for recognition, and need your help to let us know if you or your family members are graduating in 2019. Please don't assume that “everyone already knows” - we will only list those who are specifically named for this purpose. Tell us the graduate’s name, school/program/degree, and if desired, plans for future school or work. Call Mona in the parish office at 502-223-0057, or email info@ascensionfrankfort.org
Monday-Friday, June 17-21

Deacon Rebecca Saager will again serve as Director.
Please contact her to offer your support:
Sunday, June 30

Evensong: 5:00 PM
Reception immediately following.
(More information to come.)
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on May 11, 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, May 5 (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 

  • 4/7/19: $6,804
  • 4/14/19: $5,609
  • 4/21/19: $5,728
  • 4/28/19: $3,086
As of 4/30/19: Expenses NOT included in total shown include: $10,000 LOC loan payoff in January, $5,000 pass-thru to ECF in January, $200 pass-thru to Simon House in January, $6,000 Fair Share payments in February, $4,000 Fair Share payments in March, $1,000 pass-thru to ERD in March, $1,095 misc pass-thru in April.
Schedules & Teams:
* UPDATED: April 28 - September 8 as of 4/25/19 *

May 5, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Week of 3 Easter, Year One - BCP 960

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: Scott Mello
  • Lector: Pauline Van Horn
  • Prayers of the People: Julia Tyson
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Laura Buffenmyer
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Geoff Pinkerton
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Jim & Debbie Kimbrough
  • Altar Guild: T2 - Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T2 - Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

COFFEE HOUR:     Reimbursable pickup - David Hurt

  • 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 : The Anglican Communion – The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, 105th Archbishop of Canterbury; The Most Rev. Michael Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Barbara; Crystal; Dan; Donnie; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Josh; June; Lauren; Nicole; Peter; Philip; Rebecca; Scott & Kathy; Vic.

Continuing concern: Anna; Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Harry; Holly; Isaiah; James; Janet; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jim & Fonda; Jinks; John; Julia; Lee; Lillian; Linda; Mac; Marilyn; Mary; Natalie; Penny; Polly; Rose; Sherri; Theresa; and Willie. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, Seth, and Tanner.

Birthdays: 5/8 – Steve Wolford; 5/9 – Cathy Ott.  


Part of the strength of this congregation is our care and concern for each other.
Please help us to do this by letting the church office know when you are ill, hospitalized, or otherwise in need of prayer and/or visitation. We especially want to serve you during these times. Call 502-223-0557 (messages are checked Tuesday thru Friday),
  • Prelude: Meditation on ‘Rosedale’ - Andrew Clarke
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 255 - We sing the glorious conquest before Damascus’ gate - Munich
  • Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 274 - Psalm 30 - Exaltabo te, Domine
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 129   
  • Fraction Anthem: S 167
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 305 - Come, risen Lord - Rosedale
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 535 - Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim - Paderborn
  • Postlude
Clergy and Staff

  • The Rev. William Jessee Neat, Rector
  • The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, 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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