Volume 9, Issue #26 - June 27, 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.
Mortgage Balance, October 2013: $769,457
Mortgage Balance, November 2018: $0

In October 2013, the Church of the Ascension launched a three-year Capital Campaign to eliminate the balance of the $1.2 million dollar debt encumbered in 2000 for the renovation of our historic building. The mortgage principal balance was $769,456.70 at campaign launch. In November 2018, the final payoff was made on that loan. For various reasons our public celebration of that payoff has been delayed.

I hope that all donors to the Capital Campaign to retire Ascension’s mortgage will be able to attend one of the morning services on Sunday, June 30. Not only are we saying goodbye to the driving force for that campaign, Father Jessee, but we will also burn half of the mortgage during each of the two morning services!!

We had an exceptional Capital Campaign committee in Robert Bullock, Rose Gayle Hardy, William Johnson, Jim King, Sue Kurtz, Mike Oder, and Julia Peavler. We had an excellent consultant, Gene Musser. However, the real-life heroes and heroines of this campaign were our generous donors…YOU! 

That a church with an annual budget of just over $300,000 would pay a mortgage of $769,000 in just over five years is a miracle! The Holy Ghost was truly at work in our midst.

Thank you, Father Jessee, for exhorting us to hope and act; thank you, Committee, for asking Ascension’s current and former parishioners again and again to give; thank you to Mona Proctor, whose accounting and design skills meant so much; thank you to Jenny Neat, whose photographic artistry added such meaning; thank you, dearest Ascension campaign donors, for responding to this call; and, above all, Thanks be to God!

We hope to see you Sunday.

With prayerful gratitude from the
Capital Campaign Steering Committee,

Virginia G. Fox   
Sunday, June 30


Evensong: 5:00 PM

Reception immediately following.


As you are able, please park in either the YMCA parking garage, or in the St. Clair parking garage. (St. Clair garage is by special permission only for this event; enter from Catfish Alley, across from the church kitchen. Park only in garage spaces NOT marked with a name and NOT marked ‘Court.’) This will free up more of our closer parking lot spaces for visitors. Thank You! 
with Deacon Rebecca

Sundays, June 1 - August 18

All school-age youth are invited!
Gather in the parish hall at 9:15 a.m.
at this fun annual fundraiser on July 12, 7-11pm
at the Frankfort Country Club

Tickets are $50 each for dinner, dancing, and an evening of fun! Contact Ron Gruzesky, Jim King, or John Martin, 
or call Simon House at 502-223-2138.

Simon House provides a home for six homeless women, age 18 and over, who are pregnant or have children. Families come primarily from Franklin and surrounding counties in Central Ky. Besides providing a residential setting for women and their children, Simon House provides specific strategies and training designed to develop personal and family stability. Its purpose is to enable mothers in crisis to become whole, self-sufficient, and able to obtain permanent housing and employment. Residents are also encouraged to develop coping and parenting skills necessary for a stable, successful, independent family life. Simon House additionally provides material assistance to low-income community families who need food, clothing, diapers, cleaning supplies, personal care products, or some household items.

Learn more about Simon House at https://www.simonhouseonline.org/
Laura Buffenmyer and Frances Kirchhoff will lead Vacation Bible School at the Stewart Home School , on the school premises. Helpers are needed to monitor and assist with various activities. These special students are regulars at Ascension’s Sunday morning services at 8:00 a.m. They are a joy and a blessing to all around them! Please contact Frances Kirchhoff (francesck@ bellsouth.net or 502-227-0637) to offer your assistance.  
Sunday Offerings:
  • June 2: $4,161
  • June 9: $6,079
  • June 16: $5,991
  • June 23: $3,135
Fair Share Expenses are INCLUDED in the charts above.
Pass-thru income/expenses are NOT included. 
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on July 6, 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 30 - September 8 as of 6/27/19 *

June 30, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Week of Proper 8, Year One – BCP 972

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: (none due to extra clergy)
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: (none due to extra clergy)
  • Lector: Shannon Lancaster
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Daniel Aossey
  • T: Ava Marie Allison & Pauline Van Horn
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T4 - Rick Kurtz & Sons

5:00 p.m. - Evensong
  • Lectors: Pauline Van Horn & Shannon Lancaster
  • Acolytes:
  • Thurifer: Alex Aossey
  • Banner Bearer: Daniel Aossey
  • Crucifers: Tori Word & John Bullock
  • Torches: MacKenzie & Reagan Napier

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

  • Rose Gayle Hardy after the morning services
  • Jim King after the Evensong service

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: Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown – The Rev. Karen Workman Booth, Priest-in-Charge. 

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: 7/1 – John Martin; 7/4 – Marisa Frost; 7/6 – Artie VanHouten III, Julia Tyson, Taylor Hoover.  

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
10:30 AM RITE II

  • Prelude
  • Opening Hymn: Hymnal 359 - God of the prophets, bless the prophets’ heirs - Toulon
  • Gloria: Hymnal 421
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20  
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Amazing Grace - Tilley Warren, guest organist
  • Sanctus: S 124   
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Meditation
  • Closing Hymn: We gather here to bid farewell  - Winchester - New Presbyterian Hymnal
  • Postlude


  • Prelude:
  • Fanfare - Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (organ)
  • Be thou my vision (Slane) - Robert Hebble (organ)
  • Highland cathedral - Keith Murphy, bagpipes
  • O day of peace that dimly shines - Jerusalem
  • Opening Hymn: I vow to thee my country 
  • Hymn: Hymn 124 - The day thou gavest - St. Clement
  • The Magnificat - S 242
  • The Nunc dimittis - S 254
  • Responsoral Hymn: Hymn 382 - King of glory, king of peace - General Seminary
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 521 - Put forth, O God, thy Spirit's might - Chelsea Square
  • Postlude: The Church’s one foundation - Keith Murphy, bagpipes

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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