Volume 7, Issue #35 -  August 31, 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.

The parish office will be closed on Friday, September 1, and Monday, September 4. Morning Prayer will begin as usual at 9:15 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is currently working with The Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle, Bishop of Texas, and local and state recovery authorities in assessing the greatest needs of the people of southeastern Texas, and how ERD can assist in meeting needs for Rescue, Relief, and Recovery. As Harvey moves, ERD will also be looking at the possible needs in parts of Louisiana affected by this storm.

About Giving to ERD: We encourage you to send your donation to the ERD Hurricane Harvey Response Fund through Ascension: make your check payable to 'Church of the Ascension' and write "ERD" or "Hurricane Harvey" in the memo area. Drop your check in the collection plate or mail it to Ascension at 311 Washington Street, Frankfort KY 40601. We will pass on 100% of contributions received directly to ERD. This pass-through process allows us to accurately record our congregation's outreach, which is then reflected in our annual parochial report, and in ERD and diocesan records.

You may also donate online at http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response (At the bottom of the donation screen, check the option to supply your church information - name and city/state - for the same tracking purpose as above.)
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. 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
  • Sunday, September 24 - Bishop's Visit - The Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell, Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Lexington, will attend our services at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. There will be a baptism and confirmations at the 10:30 service. Plan to meet and chat with Bishop Caldwell during the Preacher's Forum and Coffee Hour!

  • Sunday, October 1 - Blessing of the Animals, Ascension's front lawn and/or parish hall - 2:00 p.m., rain or shine!

  • Saturday, October 7 - Acolyte Festival, Washington D.C.

  • Saturday, October 14 - Capital Pride Festival, Old Capital Lawn, downtown Frankfort, 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check with Morgan Faulkner (smfaulkner90@gmail.com) about helping out with Ascension's booth!

  • Thursday & Friday, November 9 & 10 - Candlelight Chili Supper - Men's Club fundraiser

  • Sunday, December 10 - Advent Service, 5:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 21 - Winter Solstice - late afternoon / early evening - join the "watch" to see the sunbeam travel to the altar in Ascension's sanctuary!

  • Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service - 5:00 p.m.
August - Monthly Income:   $33,620
Monthly Expenses: $39,513
September 3 - December 31

This schedule (PDF file linked above) includes acolytes, chalice bearers, lectors, altar guild and men's club teams, coffee hour hosts, and vestry lockup duties, plus dedications for altar flowers.  

  • Participants, 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. 

  • 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).
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 17, Year One (9/3/17) - BCP 982


8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Scott Mello
  • Lector: Michal Smith-Mello
  • Prayers of the People: Chris Smith
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Mac Elliott
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Jillian Word
  • T: Dylan & Mia Kinnett
  • JS: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Fred & Frances Kirchhoff
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Polly Coblin, Michal Mello, Joyce Sisk, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T4 - Charlie Caudill, Timothy Agne, David Verry, Tom Richardson

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY:  Charlie Caudill

COFFEE HOUR:     Charlie Caudill (reimbursement eligible)

  • 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.  If you can bring treats but need a helper, or vice versa, Jan can help you team up!

COUNTERS:   TWO  needed

Intercessions for the Church:  St. Andrew’s Church, Lexington.

Recently in need of prayers:  Barbara; Bob; Collin; Dan; Elena; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Jan; Jim & Debbie; Jim S.; 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:  9/1 – Hal Grant; 9/5 – Milly Stewart, Susie Oder; 9/7 – Jim Walpert; 9/8 – Ann Peel, Nelson Hoover, Mona Landrum Proctor; 9/9 – Richard Feindel, Roy Upshaw.
  • Prelude: Amazing Grace - Frederick Swann
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 541 - Come, labor on - Ora Labora
  • Gloria: Hymn 421 
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
  • Offertory: Prière - Pierre de Bréville 
  • Sanctus: S 124
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Meditation  - Hymn 581 - Where charity and love prevail - Cheshire
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 529 - In Christ there is no East or West - St. Anne 
  • Postlude: Chaconne - Louis Couperin
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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