Volume 7, Issue #34 -  August 24, 2017 

In the name of Christ, we embrace all people to be nourished and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love and serve the world.
“Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:34b-36 NRSV)
David Hurt as
"Grandpa Jones"
Saturday, August 26
7:00 p.m.
in Ascension's Parish Hall
A Benefit Performance for the
Fishes and Loaves Community Food Pantry in the Appalachian community of Prestonsburg, KY.

Admission is free;    your generous donations are requested. The need is great in this area.    Come join the fun    and help support a great cause! See details here on the Facebook Event page.
Our guest preacher this weekend will be Ms. Allison Duvall, Program Manager for Church Relations and Engagement with Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM). She will also do a presentation during the Preacher’s Forum. Come and make her welcome, and learn more about this important mission.

EMM lives the call of welcome by supporting refugees, immigrants, and the communities that embrace them as they walk together in The Episcopal Church’s movement to create loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships rooted in compassion. EMM’s desire to honor the inherent value of human connection brings communities together to love their neighbors as themselves. EMM acts in covenant with individuals and partners to ensure the equity of all voices as they work to serve, engage, and sustain the mission.

The Engagement Unit engages with churches and dioceses to connect the Episcopal community to our ministry, while also supplying affiliate partners with tools and guidance needed to build support and welcome for refugees in their own communities.

PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday morning breakfast service will begin no later than 8:50 a.m.,
in order to allow time for people to eat and make it to other activities.

ADULTS - "The Preacher's Forum" gathers every Sunday at  9:15 a.m. Book Study meets on Wednesdays, August 2-30, at 6:00 p.m. Contact Father Neat ( rector@ascensionfrankfort.org ) for more information. 

CHOIR REHEARSALS will begin on Tuesday, September 5, at 6:45 p.m. in the choir room. Please plan to be there – and better yet, bring singing friends with you! Contact John Martin, music@ascensionfrankfort.org

CHRISTIAN FORMATION / SUNDAY SCHOOL for children of all ages will begin this Sunday, August 27. This year’s curriculum will utilize Godly Play lessons and incorporate music in various forms. All children participating in the Sunday morning classroom and nursery Christian Formation Program are to gather in the Parish Hall. 

At 9:15, all participants, leaders and learners will go upstairs to the classrooms together as a group. At this point, the children are under the custody of our Christian Formation leaders. If a child arrives later, the parent/guardian is requested to walk the child to the classroom. All children will remain under the supervision of the leaders until 10:15. At that time, Godly Play 1 learners that go to the nursery will be escorted to the nursery by the leader, unless the parent has given different instructions. All other learners will come back to the Parish Hall as a group to be returned to the custody of their parent(s) or guardian.

As the keepers of God’s children, we need to think about safety issues at all times. Children should remain under the supervision of a Christian Formation leader until they are returned to the custody of parent, guardian, or another appropriately designated adult. Contact Frances Kirchhoff, francesck@bellsouth.net

CAYA (Church of the Ascension Young Adults) will resume semi-monthly meetings in September, now meeting during Coffee Hour (after the 10:30 service ends). Meeting dates are the second and fourth Sundays of each month: 9/10 and 9/24, 10/8 and 10/22, 11/12 and 11/26, and 12/10. All teens and young adults are welcome! Contact Kristi Buffenmyer, kbuffenmyer@yahoo.com
August - Weekly Income:  
8/6/17 - $5,759     8/13/17 - $17, 117     8/20/17 - $2,465
August 13 - October 8

  • Please check this schedule EVERY WEEK to review your upcoming Sunday duties for the next few weeks. The same schedule is posted on the office window - please write in changes there, as needed, or notify Deacon Rebecca Saager. 

  • This schedule includes acolytes, chalice bearers, lectors, altar guild and men's club teams, coffee hour hosts, and vestry lockup duties, plus dedications for altar flowers.  

  • To share your time and talent in a new ministry, change your team assignment(s), change your availability for a future Sunday, or change duties assigned for THIS Sunday, please contact Deacon Rebecca Saager (curate@ascensionfrankfort.org).
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 16 
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 16, Year One (8/27/17) - BCP 980

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8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon & Chalice Bearer: Mac Elliott
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Mac Elliott
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim King
  • Lector: Jim Kimbrough
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Jordan Masters
  • T: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • JS: Lucy & Charlotte Saunderson
  • Ushers: Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Altar Guild: T2 - Faye Thacker, Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel, Jan Riedel
  • Men's Club: T3 - Roy Upshaw, Jack Bates, Charles Major, Fred Kirchhoff

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY:  Rose Gayle Hardy

COFFEE HOUR:     Mike & Susie Oder  - Thank You! 

  • Yes, we are still looking for Coffee Hour hosts and helpers! Vestry members have agreed to pitch in on Sundays when no one else is scheduled, but we encourage everyone to share in this ministry as you are able. 

  • Jan Stevens is our Hospitality Coordinator - contact her by email at jstevens5@aol.com - If you would like to host Coffee Hour, please sign up on the printed sheet on the office window.  

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed

Intercessions for the Church:  St. Michael’s, Lexington – The Rev. Laurie Brock, Rector.

Recently in need of prayers:  Barbara; Bob; Collin; Dan; Elena; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jan; Jim & Debbie; Jon; Kim S.; Kim V. & family; Linda; Luke; Natalie; Polly; Risa & her new daughter; Roy; Walt & Betsy; Will. 

Continuing concern:  Alfred; Ann; Bettie; David; Debbie; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Duncan & Jo; Gail; Jean; Jinks; John; Judy; Julia; Lara; Marilyn; Ruth; Scott; Scott & Kathy; Shelia; Sherri; and Will & Trish. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, and Seth; and for Susan Kurtz, Postulant for Holy Orders. 

Birthdays:  8/28 – Shannon Lancaster; 8/30 – Gillian McDaniel, William Thurston; 8/31 – Katie Duke, Kim Brown, Laura Nelson.
 
Anniversaries:  8/30 – Jack & Karen Hoover.
  • Prelude: Jerusalem, my happy home - George Shearing
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 304 - I come with joy to meet my Lord - Land of Rest
  • Gloria: S 280 
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 124
  • Offertory: Jesus calls us o’er the tumult - Dale Wood 
  • Sanctus: S 124
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Meditation  - Jesus, Savior, pilot me
  • Closing Hymn: LEVAS 217 - He’s got the whole world in His hand 
  • 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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