Volume 9, Issue #36 - September 12, 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.
FROM PETER'S PEN

Nicole & I had a delightful time this past Sunday. Thank you to everyone who made our first services at COA such a joy. We've quickly felt at home among you, were delighted by the beauty of worship here, and are so excited to continue meeting, working, and walking with you! 

With Joy,
Peter+ & Nicole
RAILROAD TRAIN RUN

Saturday, September 14, 10AM - 4PM

Please join Deacon Rebecca and Don Saager for some family fun and fellowship on their custom-built, everyone-can-ride train around the farm.

Everyone is welcome! Pot-luck dinner will start around noon.

Location is rural Scott County. Parking is limited, so please car pool if you are able. For directions, email Rebecca, curate@ascensionfrankfort.org .

Check out the trains online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCuRwKzqqRI
INSTRUCTIONAL EUCHARIST
Sunday, October 20, 8:00 & 10:30
This is a real-time worship teaching/commentary explaining various elements of the service. If you sometimes wonder why we do what we do, or if you know someone who would like to learn, this is definitely a service to attend!

BISHOP’S VISIT
Sunday, October 27, 8:00 & 10:30
Bishop Van Koevering will make his official annual visit to Ascension, attending both the 8:00 and 10:30 services as well as the Preacher’s Forum and Coffee Hour. He will administer the rites of Confirmation and/or Reception to presented candidates. If you would like to talk and learn more about becoming an Episcopalian, please contact Father Doddema as soon as possible (fatherpeter@ascensionfrankfort.org).

SPECIAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Friday-Saturday, November 1-2, Winchester
You are invited - see details at www.diolex.org

ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE / ALL SAINTS
Wednesday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 3 at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

CANDLELIGHT CHILI SUPPER
Thursday-Friday, November 21-22
Annual fundraiser for the Ascension Men’s Club.

ECUMENICAL FOOD DRIVE IN NOVEMBER
24 th ANNUAL WALK FOR AWARENESS
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 28
This annual walk was founded at Ascension by Fr. Bill and Linda Brown, now starts from First Methodist due to the size of the crowd. A $20 registration fee helps fund food, supplies, and shelter for
Frankfort's ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men's Shelter.

GREAT O’s of ADVENT
Sunday, December 15, 5:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS
Angel Tree & Dinner Party for Simon House
Christmas Eve Family Service with Children’s Pageant
Christmas Eve Mass
Christmas Day Mass
Christmas Lessons & Carols

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Sunday, January 19

ANNUAL VESTRY RETREAT
Friday-Sunday, January 24-26

Choir Rehearsals

Every Sunday

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

More singers are needed –
come join us!
Sunday School / Christian Formation Classes with

Every Sunday
led by Laura Buffenmyer.
All school-age youth are invited;
gather in the parish hall at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Offerings

  • September 1: $3,591
  • September 8: $5,413
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on September 21, 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, October 6 (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 15, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Week of Proper 19, 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: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Lector & PoP: Julia Tyson
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim King
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Josh Rollo
  • T: Jordan Masters & Tori Word
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Kristi & Laura Buffenmyer
  • Altar Guild: T4 -  Rick & Sue Kurtz, Jim & Debbie Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY & Coffee Hour Coordinator this week: Laura Buffenmyer
  • 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. Francis’ Church, Flemingsburg – The Rev. Mary Kilbourn-Huey, Priest-in-Partnership.

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

Continuing concern: Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris; 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: 9/17 – Debbie Gilbert, Beth Wollaeger; 9/19 – Jane Bartram, Ian Pinkerton;
9/20 – Julie McGehee; 9/21 – Catherine Hatchett, Charlotte Saunderson, Katie Daugherty. 

Anniversaries: 9/19 – Micah & Elena Kinnett. 

NOTICE:
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: Be thou my vision - Tilley Warren, Organist
  • Opening Hymn: Hymnal 645 - The King of love my shepherd is
  • Gloria: S 280, All glory be to God on high
  • Gradual Psalm 14 Dixit insipiens  
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Lamb of God - Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis
  • Sanctus: S 129 
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 488 - Be thou my vision - Slane
  • Closing Hymn: Hymnal 706 - In your mercy, Lord, you called me  - Halton Holgate
  • Postlude: Chaconne - Louis Couperin

  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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