Volume 9, Issue #35 - September 5, 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.


It is a delight to begin walking and working with you. From the very beginning, the people of Ascension Parish have been warm and welcoming: thank you so much.

I am spending this first week getting settled, meeting the staff, and beginning to find my way around the parish. Nicole is hard at work as an ASW 1 (Alternative Sentencing Worker) for the state. Essentially: she helps people who are incarcerated for non-violent drug offenses transition from jail to residential treatment. She serves Mercer, Boyle, & Lincoln counties. Our son, Roman, is in his 2nd week of classes at WKU and so far is having a great time (though he reports that his trigonometry class is "boring" and his chemistry class is "scary..."). He is studying biology with an interest in forestry. 

Again: what a joy to be here with you! I look forward to getting to know you and living fully into the life of this vibrant parish!

With Joy,

Regular office hours for Fr. Peter
and Mona will now be
Monday-Thursday, 9 AM - 3 PM

Fr. Peter will be off on Fridays and Saturdays;
Mona will open the office on
Fridays from 9 AM - 12 PM

Drop-ins are always welcome in the parish office!
Due to busy startup activities and schedules as Fr. Peter begins to engage with the parish and the community, please email or call ahead to confirm a time for specific meetings and requests. Thank you!

Office phone: 502-223-0557

MORNING PRAYER - now also on Mondays:
Monday - Saturday, 9:15 a.m.

Other service times remain unchanged.
Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with dioceses in the path of Hurricane Dorian. You can help provide affected communities with immediate and long-term support. Please contribute to the ECF Hurricane Relief Fund.

You may write your check to Church of the Ascension , and put 'Hurricane Relief' in the memo (100% of your donation will go directly to ECF), or go to support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief . (If you donate directly to ECF, either online or using a paper form, please enter 'Church of the Ascension Frankfort KY' as the name of your church or organization on the donation form.) Thank you!
Choir Rehearsals Resume

Sunday, September 8

Meet at 9:30 a.m.
in the choir stalls

More singers are needed –
come join us!

Here is an audio recording of a concert performance of Vom Himmel hoch in concert on August 16, 2019, at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, by John Martin (organist), Amy Britton (violinist), and Caroline Gibson (soprano). Dedicated in loving memory of Linda Brown and in honor of Father Bill Brown.

MP3 music file, click to play in a browser window:
Sunday School / Christian Formation Classes with
Sunday, September 8,
led by Laura Buffenmyer.
All school-age youth are invited;
gather in the parish hall at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Offerings

  • September 1: $3,691
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on September 7, 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 ( wleggwork@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, September 1 (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: September 8 - January 26 as of 9/4/19 *

September 8, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Week of Proper 18, Year One – BCP 984
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 & PoP: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Shannon Lancaster
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Julia Tyson
  • T: Charlotte Saunderson & Natalie Agne
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T3 -  Michal Smith-Mello, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T5 - Rick & Rob Kurtz, Cynthia Campbell

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY & Coffee Hour Coordinator this week: Leah MacSwords
  • 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: St. Andrew’s Church, Lexington – The Rev. Marcia Hunter, Priest-in-Charge .

Recently in need of prayers: Adriane; Angela; Bill; Dan; Debbie; Don; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Fred; Geoff & Heidi; Janice; John; Josh; June; Lara; Mary Jane; Tom.

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: 9/8 – Nelson Hoover, Mona Proctor, Ann Peel; 9/9 – Richard Feindel, Roy Upshaw; 9/11 – Leslie Laird.

Anniversaries: 9/10 – Taylor & Melissa 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
Pre-Planning for End of Life

Rite I or Rite II? Eucharist or no? Burial service in the church, or only a graveside committal? Special music, songs, readings, people? Please consider writing your preferences on a “Funeral Information and Burial Instructions” form, for secure long-term storage in the parish office. This confidential information will serve as a guide to the church and your family after your death. Ask Deacon Rebecca for a blank form, or download from our web site at: https://www.ascensionfrankfort.org/links

Return the completed form to Deacon Rebecca, Deacon Sue, or the parish office.
10:30 AM RITE II - John Martin, Organist

  • Prelude: Praise the Lord with drums and cymbals - Sigfrid Karg-Elert
  • Opening Hymn: Hymnal 9 - Not here for high and holy things
  • Gloria: S 280, All glory be to God on high
  • Gradual Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 Domine, probasti
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Be Thou my vision - Misty Agne, soprano - Richard Walters
  • Sanctus: S 129 
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Meditation: Symphony no. 1: Méditation - Charles Marie Widor
  • Closing Hymn: Hymnal 675 - Take up your cross, the Savior said
  • Postlude: Symphony no. 5: Toccata - Charles Marie Widor

  Ritesong Online Music Library
Clergy and Staff

  • The Rev. Peter Doddema, Priest
  • The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, Associate Priest 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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