Volume 7, Issue #36 - September 7, 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.

Most of you recently received a letter from Ginni Fox, Chair of our 'Now is Our Time to Imagine' Capital Campaign drive. This effort started in October 2013 to reduce a mortgage balance of $769,000 on a loan that was incurred in 2000 to fund restoration of our historic building. So many of you have given generously and sacrificially to help reduce this debt - thank you!

We are very pleased to report that, as of August 31, 2017,
the principal balance of the mortgage has been reduced to...


The finish line is in sight! With your continuing prayers and sacrificial giving, we can eliminate this debt by the end of 2017. Then we can truly begin to live into our vision of a stronger future for Ascension.
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. 

CHRISTIAN FORMATION / SUNDAY SCHOOL is open to children of all ages: participants, leaders and learners will gather in the parish hall at 9:15. Contact Frances Kirchhoff, francesck@bellsouth.net

CAYA (Church of the Ascension Young Adults) - This coming Sunday, September 10, is the first of the resumed, semi-monthly meetings - gather in the library 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

CHOIR REHEARSALS continue on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the choir room. New voices are always welcome! Contact John Martin, music@ascensionfrankfort.org

  • 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.
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).
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 18, Year One (9/10/17) - BCP 982


8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Mac Elliott
  • Lector & Prayers of the People: Chris Smith
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Susan E. Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Bob Bullock
  • Lector: Heidi Hiemstra
  • Acolytes: 
  • C: Thomas Bemiss & Reagan Napier
  • T: Lucy & Charlotte Saunderson
  • JS: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Polly Coblin, Michal Mello, Joyce Sisk, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt


COFFEE HOUR:    Benedictine Cell - 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.  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. Francis’ Church, Flemingsburg.

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:  9/10 – Linda Brown; 9/11 – Leslie Laird.

Anniversaries:  9/10 – Taylor & Melissa Hoover.
  • Prelude: Chant de paix - Jean Langlais
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 376 - Joyful, joyful we adore thee - Hymn to Joy
  • Gloria: Hymn 421 
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 149
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: S 124
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Meditation - Hymn 529 - In Christ there is no East or West - St. Agnes
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 593 - Lord, make us servants of your peace - Dickinson College 
  • 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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