Volume 9, Issue #7 - February 14, 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.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Lexington, announced on Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

"I do hereby take order for the Ordination of Susan Kurtz to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ's Holy Catholic Church on March 24, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, Frankfort, Kentucky."

Watch for more information to follow soon!
Transition Update

  • Watch this space for updates from our Senior Warden regarding our search for a new priest - as of 2/6/19.
Simon House Invites You to

in Ascension’s parish hall on
Friday, February 15
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tomorrow! Tickets still available!

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. 

  • 02/03/19: $4,386
  • 02/10/19: $4,335
Tuesday, March 5
Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Supper

Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday Services
7AM, 12PM, 7PM

Sunday, March 24
Ordination of Susan Kurtz
June 17-21
Frankfort Reading Camp @ Ascension
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, March 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! February 17 - June 30 as of 2/13/19
February 17, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Week of 6 Epiphany, Year One - BCP 948
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: Godly Play classes are ongoing for age 2 through fourth grade. 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: Scott Mello
  • Lector & Prayers of the People: Michal Smith-Mello
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim Kimbrough
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Geoff Pinkerton
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T1 - Suzanne Cox
  • Men's Club: T1: Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline VanHorn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Shannon Lancaster

COFFEE HOUR:     Reimbursable pickup - Shannon Lancaster
  • 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: 122nd Convention of the Diocese of Lexington, at Georgetown, Ky .

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Barbara; Donnie; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jim & Fonda; Lillian; Philip; Polly; Rebecca; Robert; 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, Ordinand, Sacred Order of Deacons.

Birthdays: 2/17 – Jennifer Lee; 2/18 – David Bemiss; 2/20 – Alex Aossey, Bill Brown, Bob Gable; 2/21 – Kathy Inman; 2/22 – Rob McGurk. 
  • Prelude: Just as I am, without one plea - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 544 - Jesus shall reign where’er the sun  - Duke Street
  • Gloria: S 280 - Glory to God in the highest
  • Gradual Psalm: LEVAS 277, Psalm 1 - Beatus vir qui non abiit
  • Gospel Acclamation: S 155  
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 129 - Holy, holy, holy   
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 693 - Just as I am, without one plea - Woodsworth
  • Closing Hymn: Hymnal 493 - O for a thousand tongues to sing - Azmon
  • 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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