Volume 9, Issue #30 - August 1, 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.
Have you heard the news? Our search is over!
begins September 3.
FOR 2019 READING CAMPERS: School days, school days are just around the corner. As in years past, we will be providing our 2019 Reading Camp participants with a collection of required school supplies, at a cost of about $30 per child. As you are able, please donate to support the continued success of our Reading Campers by helping to provide these supplies. Make your check payable to ‘Church of the Ascension’ and be sure to write Reading Camp in the memo. If you have questions, contact Deacon Rebecca ( curate@ascensionfrankfort.org ). Thank you! 
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.  
This series of summer recitals will feature one of our own on
Friday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m.
It is a benefit performance for Simon House, so... y’all come!

Ascension’s John Martin, organist, and Amy Britton, local violinist,
will perform a concert of violin pieces by Bach, Bartok, Haesche, & Kreisler, as well as
organ compositions of Bach, Karg-Elert and Vierne.
For more information about the series 
Sunday, August 18, 2:00 p.m.
at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, River Room


in memory of individuals whose lives were tragically lost to lynchings in Franklin County.
Presented by Focus on Race Relations: Frankfort
with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL
with Deacon Rebecca
Sundays, June 1 - August 18

All school-age youth are invited;
Gather in the parish hall at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Offerings:
  • July 7: $6,485
  • July 14: $5,881
  • July 21: $2,499
  • July 28: $8,043
  • INCOME: All Operating Income is included in the total income shown. Non-Operating Income & Pass-thru contributions are NOT included.

  • EXPENSES: Fair Share payments ARE included in total expenses shown (including the 2018 Remainder payoff of almost $10,000). Non-Operating Expenses and Pass-thru payments are NOT included in total expenses shown (such as LOC loan payoff, pass-thru to ECF, etc).

  • NOTE FOR JULY: There is a pledge of $5,000 not yet received, to cover expenses already paid for Neat retirement and final reimbursements. 
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on August 3, 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, August 4 (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: July 28 - September 8 as of 7/24/19 *

August 4, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Week of Proper 13, Year One – BCP 976
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: Will McKee
  • Lector: Susie Oder
  • PoP: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Zachary Horn
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Jordan Masters
  • T: Geoff Pinkerton & Craig Aossey
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox
  • Men's Club: T5 - Rick Kurtz & Sons

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY & Coffee Hour Coordinator this week:

Shannon Lancaster

  • Vestry member responsible for lockup will also coordinate or supply snacks for Coffee Hour (reimbursable expense) and ensure kitchen cleanup is complete.

  • 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 Church of the Ascension, Frankfort – The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, Associate Rector Emeritus; The Rev. Dcn. Rebecca Saager, Curate; The Rev. Dcn. Susan E. Kurtz.

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Dan; Debbie; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff & Heidi; Janice; John; Josh; June; Linda & Bill; Peter; Rebecca; Shawn; Vic.

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

Birthdays: 7/30 – Judith Spencer; 8/5 – Mike Oder; 8/7 – Grant Kinnett.

Anniversaries: 7/30 – Dave Obradovich & Katie Daugherty; 8/7 – Rick & Sue Kurtz. 

Recently Departed: Lillian Perkins (mother of Ruth Feindel).

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 - John Martin, Organist

  • Prelude: Jesus calls us o’er the tumult - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn: Hymnal 594 - God of grace and God of glory - Cwm Rhondda
  • Gloria: Hymnal 421
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 107:1-9, 43 - Confitemini Domino 
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Be Thou my vision - Michael Burkhardt
  • Sanctus: S 124  
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Meditation: Communion - J. Guy Ropartz
  • Closing Hymn: Hymnal 685 - Rock of ages, cleft for me - Toplady
  • Postlude: O store gud - Frederick Swann

  Ritesong Online Music Library
Clergy and Staff

  • 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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