Volume 9, Issue #40 - October 17, 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.

This past weekend it was my privilege and honor, along with several Ascension family members, to host a booth at Frankfort PRIDE Day. We handed out heart-shaped rainbow stickers, several brochures, and of course - chocolate! We spent the day hearing stories and giving hugs. For me personally, the most touching experience of the day was to look into the eyes of those saying, "Thank you for being a presence."

Members of BSA Troop 1281 (girls) are having a busy first year since their organization in February. The troop is chartered by Ascension and meets in the parish hall on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. In October they are learning about climbing and tying knots, and they will help another troop conduct a 'Trunk or Treat.' In early November, the troop will have a camping weekend at Carter Caves State Park, followed by a climbing gym outing. For more information about this active troop, contact Natalie Lile ( natalie@lilelaw.com ) or Craig Aossey ( caossey@gscottarch.archi ).
Part 1 of 2: Service of the Word

Sunday, October 20, 8:00 & 10:30

This is a real-time worship teaching/commentary explaining various elements of the servic e. This Sunday w e will look at the first half of the service (also called “the service of the Word”), from the opening prayer to the peace. Episcopal worship has a lot of elements to it: the hope is that this teaching time will help you understand more clearly why we do what we do, engage more deeply in worship, and feel God’s presence in new and beautiful ways! 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! Mean while, check out this simple description of Episcopal liturgical worship .

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 Baptism, Confirmation and Reception to presented candidates. The undesignated plate offering on the occasion of the Bishop’s visit customarily goes to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund; this year, Bishop Mark will donate 100% of these offerings to the Diocesan Reading Camp.

Friday-Saturday, November 1-2, Winchester

You are invited - see details at www.diolex.org

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

You are invited to add the name(s) of departed souls to the list on the office window, to be included in All Saints & All Souls prayers. 

Sunday, November 2

Watch for Stewardship brochures to arrive in late October. This annual campaign is necessary to establish Ascension's working budget for the upcoming year. This year's theme is Faithful - With Little, With Much, With All . We are called to faithfully and graciously invest the gifts that God has given to us (i.e., time, talents, treasures), whether big or small, many or few. When we are faithful “with little,” God will honor us by allowing us to be faithful “with much,” meaning that God will increase our effectiveness and broaden our ministry landscape. In fact, we believe that
Ascension is about to have a “spiritual breakthrough” that will take our collective ministry to a whole new level – a level where we can reach more and more people with the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ.

Part 2 of 2: Service of the Table

Sunday, November 10, 8:00 & 10:30

This is the conclusion of our real-time worship teaching/commentary explaining various elements of the service, covering the Table. 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!

Sunday, November 17

Return your pledges for 2020 support by this date to enable planning a realistic budget.

Every Sunday

Meet at 9:30 a.m.
in the downstairs choir room.

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.

  • 10/6: $5,034
  • 10/13: $5,835
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on October 19, 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, November 3 (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: October 20 - January 26 as of 10/14/19 *

October 20, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Week of Proper 24, Year One – BCP 988
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: Mac Elliott
  • PoP: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim King
  • Lector: Jim Kimbrough
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Julia Tyson
  • T: Charlotte Saunderson & Natalie Agne
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Kristi & Laura Buffenmyer
  • Altar Guild: T2 - Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

& 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. Mary’s Church, Middlesboro – The Rev. Aelred Dean, Priest-in-Charge.

Recently in need of prayers: Adriane; Angela; Bill; Candy & Tony; Dan; David; Debbie; Don; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff & Heidi; Greg; Janice; John; Josh; June; Lara; Shawn.

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

Birthdays: 10/21 – Chloe Bates; 10/22 – Jimmy Van Meter, Katelyn Frost; 10/25 – Daniel Aossey.  
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. A 'Kentucky Living Will Directive and Health Care Surrogate Designation' Form is also available.

Ask in the office or one of the deacons for a blank form, or download from our web site at: https://www.ascensionfrankfort.org/links

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

  • Prelude: Amazing grace 
  • Opening Hymn: LEVAS 8 - Deep river
  • Gloria: S 280, All glory be to God on high
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 119:97-104 - Quomodo dilexi!       
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Deep river - Bill Wolaver
  • Sanctus: S 129 
  • Fraction Anthem: WLP 879 - Christ our Passover
  • Communion Hymn: LEVAS 181 - Amazing grace
  • Closing Hymn: LEVAS 201 - I’ve got peace like a river - St. Thomas (Williams) 
  • Postlude - I’ve got peace like a river - Mark Hayes

  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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