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Volume 9, Issue #2 - January 11, 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.

New resource, Life Transformed:
The Way of Love in Lent and Easter, coming soon


As we are now in Epiphanytide, Episcopalians are invited to explore  The Way of Love, Practices for Jesus-Centered Life . More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices –Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest – that form us into the likeness of Jesus.

To assist congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith to engage the Way of Love throughout the liturgical year, The Episcopal Church and partnering organizations offer  resources  for every time of the year:

  • Anytime: The Way of Love Small Group Facilitation Guide and Curriculum (9 sessions): Essential resource for forming a small group, shaping a Rule of Life, and growing in relationship with God and each other.

  • Epiphany – LEARN/The Good Book Club: Along the Way of Love, we read and learn from scripture each day, with a special focus on the life and teachings of Jesus. This Epiphany, join any of the Good Book Club efforts and spend a season with Paul’s letter to the Romans. Learn more at www.goodbookclub.org, an initiative of Forward Movement.

  • Lent and Easter/Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent and Easter: The Episcopal Church provides this seasonal resource, complete with Adult Forums, a Quiet Day and an Easter season of action. Partner efforts welcome – share your ministry’s plans atwayoflove@episcopalchurch.org.

  • Ascension to Pentecost – PRAY/Thy Kingdom Come: Led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Christians around the world will share in 12 days of intentional prayer for the spread of God’s love. Learn more and get ready for this energizing global movement of prayer at www.thykingdomcome.global.

  • Way of Love resources from Church Publishing, Inc. (CPI) include Living the Way of Love, a 40-day devotional by Mary Bea Sullivan, and their recently published Little Books of Guidance – one for each of the seven Way of Love practices. Explore the host of CPI resources at www.churchpublishing.org/wayoflove.

If your ministry has developed a seasonal Way of Love offering, please share atwayoflove@episcopalchurch.org . We’d love to feature it on the web site and pray for our shared journey into new life.

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

Voting: In accordance with the 2018 Parish Bylaws and 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 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. Other qualified deputies this year are Jim King, Pauline Van Horn, and Shannon Lancaster (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 .
FINANCIAL UPDATE – JANUARY 2019:
01/06/19 - $5,129
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on January 19, 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, February 3 (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:
UPDATED! January 13 - April 28 as of 1/11/19
January 13, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Week of 1 Epiphany, Year One - BCP 942
OR go to www.lectionarypage.net and choose by calendar date

Altar Flowers given by the Perry Family
to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Holly Perry.
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On Sunday we will welcome
Benjamin Mason Harrod,
son of Meagan George & Jason Harrod,
and   Zaiden Reece Kurtz,
son of Serra Autumn Kurtz,
who in Holy Baptism will be fully initiated by water
and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church.
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 S UNDAY MORNINGS:
  • 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: Scott Mello
  • Lector & Prayers of the People: Michal Smith-Mello
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim King
  • Lector: Jim Kimbrough
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Jordan Masters
  • T: Henry Pinkerton & Craig Aossey
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T2 - RoseGayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T1: Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Leah MacSwords

COFFEE HOUR:      Compliments of the Family of Holly Perry
  • 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 Episcopal Youth Community – Ms. Cindy Sigmon, Youth Missioner; Daughters of the King, Diocesan Chapter .

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, Seth, and Tanner; and for Susan Kurtz, Candidate for Holy Orders.

Birthdays: 1/14 – Linda Claus; 1/16 – Garland Hurt, Ruth Feindel; 1/18 – Bobbie Lee Wilson, James Presley.
10:30:
  • Prelude: There is a happy land - George Shearing
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 121 - Christ, when for us you were baptized
  • Gloria: X 280 - Glory to God in the highest
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277, Psalm 29 - Afferte Domino
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 155   
  • Baptismal Procession: LEVAS 143 - Wade in the water
  • Offertory Hymn: O light of light (for text, see Hymn 133)
  • Sanctus: S 129 - Holy, holy, holy   
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 510 - Come, Holy Spirit - St. Agnes
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 295 - Sing praise to our Creator - Christus, der ist mein Leben
  • Postlude: Come, ye sinners, poor and needy - George Shearing -     (Restoration)
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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