Volume 9, Issue #24 - June 13, 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.
Sunday, June 16
 Monday-Friday, June 17-21

Reading Camp runs from 8:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday-Friday. June 17-21.

Deacon Rebecca still needs helpers during the week;
please contact her at church on Sunday or email

Good news! Copies of the Dr. Seuss book What Pet Should I Get? for each Reading Camper are now fully funded - Thank You!  Any additional funds you may give will help to cover other expenses, including t-shirts, photographs, and food - helping to make this important camp completely free to the students who attend. Make your check payable to Church of the Ascension and put “Reading Camp” in the memo.
with Deacon Rebecca

Sundays, June 1 - August 18

All school-age youth are invited!
Gather in the parish hall at 9:15 a.m.

YES, there are still three spaces in our parking lot reserved for "Church Use Only" for the congregation to use any time. (Those signs are missing right now but will be replaced soon.) They are the three spaces nearest to Washington Street, and facing Broadway.

On Catfish Alley: 5 spaces behind the church library and kitchen are also available for use by the congregation as needed; 5 spaces behind the admin and rector's offices are reserved 24/7 for clergy and staff.

Contact Jim King ( jimkingfft@hotmail.com ) with any questions about parking.
Saturday, June 22

Building & Grounds Cleanup

Many hands make light work!

Save the date and plan to help make our building sparkle and grounds look tidy and neat. Bring your own tools and supplies, please, especially paper yard waste bags. We need YOU!

Please contact Jim King ( jimkingfft@hotmail.com ) to review most-needed chores.
Sunday, June 30


Evensong: 5:00 PM

Reception immediately following.

We do hope you will be able to join us! It would be very helpful if you would indicate your plan to attend  at your earliest convenience by responding directly to Judith Spencer ( jspencer254@yahoo.com ) , so that we may plan appropriately. If attending, please include a count of how many will be in your party. Many thanks! 
Sunday Offerings:
  • May 26: $1,234
  • June 2: $4,161
  • June 9: $6,079
As of 5/31/19: Fair Share Expenses ARE INCLUDED in the charts above.
Pass-thru income/expenses are NOT included. 

For the period from February 27, 2019, to May 28, 2019, Ascension received $173.51 , from 25 participating households. If you are a Kroger shopper, please consider linking your rewards card to Church of the Ascension, Frankfort, #10592 - see details here.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on June 22, 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, July 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: June 16 - September 8 as of 6/12/19 *

June 16, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Trinity Sunday, Year One - BCP 964 
Week of Proper 6, Year One – BCP 970

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: All ages 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 : Susie Oder
  • Prayers of the People: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Joyce Taylor
  • Lector: Heidi Hiemstra
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Henry Pinkerton
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Jim & Debbie Kimbrough
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox
  • Men's Club: T3 - Roy Upshaw, Jack Bates, Fred Kirchhoff

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:     Reimbursable pickup - Pauline Van Horn
  • 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. Martha’s Church, Lexington – The Rev. Sandy Stone, Rector.

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Barbara; Crystal; Dan; David; Doris; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jerry; Josh; June; Mary; Nicole; Peter; Rebecca; 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; Scott & Kathy; Sherri; and Willie. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, Seth, and Tanner. 

Birthdays: 6/10 – Alice Bacon Blanton (101 y/o); 6/16 – Mike Davis; 6/19 – Roxie Hurt; 6/21 – Dave Obradovich; 6/22 – Agnes Parman.  

Anniversaries: 6/16 – Tony & Candy Charters.


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.  Also, if we don’t have your birthday or anniversary on file, or if it appears incorrectly, please let us know!  Call the office at 502-223-0557 (messages are checked Tuesday thru Friday), or email curate@ascensionfrankfort.org
  • Prelude
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 362 - Holy, holy, holy! - Nicea  
  • Gloria: S 278
  • Gradual Psalm: S 236 - Canticle 13 A song of Praise - Benedictus es, Domine
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 128   
  • Fraction Anthem: S 165
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 379 - God is love, let heaven adore him - Abbot’s Leigh
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 368 - Holy Father, great Creator - Regent Square
  • Postlude
Clergy and Staff

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