Volume 9, Issue #6 - February 7, 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.
February 10-14, 2019

Father Neat says he is honored to welcome the monks of Tashi Kyil for the third time - back to Frankfort and back into our house of worship.

"We are a community of prayer for the whole of Frankfort, the commonwealth and beyond, and therefore open our church doors to all who work and pray for the common good. The monks bring a spirit of harmony and tranquility and we are so pleased that we can be a part of that on behalf of our community.”


The monks will create a World Peace Sand Mandala at the library, and will offer a Tibetan yoga class and a children’s art workshop at other downtown locations. Tibetan goods will be for sale at the Mandala site, including prayer flags, prayer beads, singing bowls, clothes, bags, jewelry and more.

Tuesday, February 12: 
Monks will attend Ascension's Welcome Silence service at 5:15
“History of Tibet and Tashi Kyil Monastery”
6:00-7:30 p.m. at Church of the Ascension
Suggested donation $10.

Wednesday, February 13:
“Tibetan Cooking Class” and
“Traditional Tibetan Dinner & Interfaith Gathering”
at Church of the Ascension

Cooking Class: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
$45 includes dinner ticket.
Pre-registration required – call 502-229-5113.

Dinner: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
$20 tickets available at The Light Clinic or Poor Richard’s Books.
Tickets at the door subject to availability.

To learn more about the Tibetan Buddhist Monks,
their programs, teachings, and itinerary, please visit www.tashikyiltour.org
or contact Charlie Pearl at 502-330-1201.
Transition Update

CLICK HERE to read yesterday's letter from our Senior Warden explaining the process of our search for a new priest.
FINANCIAL UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2019

  • 02/03/19: $4,386
Tuesday, March 5
Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Supper

Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday Services
7AM, 12PM, 7PM
June 17-21
Frankfort Reading Camp @ Ascension
Simon House Invites You to


in Ascension’s parish hall on
Friday, February 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
It’s murder with side-splitting laughs, performed by the Murder & Merriment Theatre Troupe, served with a delicious dinner!
Those who can help solve “Who dunnit?” will compete to win a valuable prize!

Tickets are $40 per person, available from Ron Gruzesky, Jim King, and John Martin,
or contact Simon House at 502-223-2138.

All proceeds benefit Simon House, providing services to women with children
and other low-income clients. 
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on February 16, 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, February 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! January 27 - April 28 as of 1/24/19
February 10, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Week of 5 Epiphany, Year One - BCP 946
OR go to www.lectionarypage.net and choose by calendar date
 S UNDAY MORNINGS:
  • 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: Godly Play classes for age 2 through fourth grade will resume on September 9. 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
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Chris Smith
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Shannon Lancaster
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Tori Word
  • T: Ava Marie Allison & Pauline Van Horn
  • Ushers: Mac & Todd Elliott
  • Altar Guild: T4 - Rick & Sue Kurtz, Jim & Debbie Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T5: Rick Kurtz & Sons

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Laura Buffenmyer

COFFEE HOUR:     Reimbursable pickup - Laura Buffenmyer
  • 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 Our Saviour, Madison County (Richmond) – The Rev. Carol Ruthven, Priest-In-Charge.

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Barbara; Donnie; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jim & Fonda; Lillian; Philip; Polly; Rebecca; Theresa; Vic; and Vivian.

Continuing concern: Anna; Betty; Bob; Carolina; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Harry; Holly; Isaiah; James; Janet; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; John; Julia; Lee; Linda; Mac; Marilyn; Mary; Mildred; Natalie; Penny; Rose; Scott & Kathy; Sherri; and Willie. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, Seth, and Tanner; and for Susan Kurtz, Candidate for Holy Orders.

Birthdays: 2/11 – Tony Charters, Abby Hodapp, Scott Kimbel; 2/13 – Lynda Roberts, Tori Saager; 2/14 – John Roberts; 2/15 – James Russell. 

Anniversaries: 2/12 – Bob & Angela Bullock. 
10:30:
  • Prelude: Antiphon III - Marcel Dupré
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 48 - O day of radiant gladness  - Es flog ein kleins Wald vögelein
  • Gloria: S 280 - Glory to God in the highest
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277, Psalm 138 - Confitebor tibi
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 155  
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 129 - Holy, holy, holy   
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 324 - Let all mortal flesh keep silence - Picardy
  • Closing Hymn: Hymnal 537 - Christ for the world we sing! - Moscow
  • Postlude

Clergy and Staff

  • The Rev. William Jessee Neat, Rector
  • The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Nancy S. Farley, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Deacon Rebecca A. Saager, Curate
  • Mr. John B. Martin, Director of Music & Organist
  • Ms. Mona Landrum Proctor, Parish & Financial Administrator 
  • Mr. David Gierlach, Sexton



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