Church of the Ascension's



SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 
- Gather in the Parish Hall -

This year for Mother's Day, give your children the gift of music. Please join us as we celebrate our many blessings through music and creative movement.

ALL ARE WELCOME - bring your friends!

Parents and Children (ages 1-18) are invited to attend this meeting; child care and refreshments will be provided. 

Summer Choir Rehearsal Dates: 
Sundays, June 4 through August 20, 2017 (9:15-10:15 AM) 

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For more information, contact Christina Thomas Mazaheri

email or phone 202-841-8468

News & Announcements

CHILDREN - "Godly Play 1" and "Godly Play 2" - Every Sunday,  9:15 a.m. - contact Frances Kirchhoff (

ADULTS - "The Preacher's Forum" - Every Sunday, 9:15 a.m. - contact Father Neat ( rector@ ).

CAYA meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month,  at 5:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All teens and young adults are invited. For details, contact Kristi Buffenmyer (

Next Sunday, May 14: Free breakfast for all mothers! 

 - Sunday, May 21
CAYA  will hand out RED BAGS to collect food for the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County. Please return filled bags to the parish hall as soon as possible; final collection is May 21. Thank you to everyone!  Click here for details and a list of suggested food items.

Let us know who "our" church graduates are this year, whether from high school, college, or other significant program. We are compiling a list, and need your help to let us know if you, your friends or family members are graduating in 2017. Call Mona at 502-223-0057, or email 

FRANKFORT READING CAMP - June 19-23, 2017 
Deacon Rebecca Saager will again serve as Director. Please contact her to offer your support ( or 502.223.0557).

Treasurer's Corner

April -  Weekly Income:   
  • 4/2/17 -   $  4,794
  • 4/9/17 -   $  6,281
  • 4/16/17-  $ 11,331
  • 4/23/17 - $  3,593
  • 4/30/17 - $  6,522
April - Total Income:     $32,566
April - Total Expenses:  $32,652

Ministries Schedule

May 7 - June 18)  PDF FORMAT

Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of 4 Easter, Year One (5/7/17) - BCP 960

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8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Susan Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Lector: Tony Charters
  • Prayers of the People: Candy Charters 
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II     
  • Subdeacon: Susan Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim King
  • Lector: Jim Kimbrough
  • Acolytes: 
  • C : Jillian Word & Daniel Aossey
  • T:  Lucy & Charlotte Saunderson
  • JS: Peyton Heady, Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
    • 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
COFFEE HOUR:   Pauline Van Horn & Roy Stivers - THANK YOU! 
  • Jan Stevens is our Hospitality Coordinator - contact her by email at If you would like to host Coffee Hour, please sign up on the printed sheet on the office window.  
COUNTERS:  TWO  n eeded

Intercessions for the Church: The Church of the Ascension, Mount Sterling. 

Recently in need of prayers: Ann; Anthony; Avadot & Amy; Bob; Collin; Darlene; Debbie; Donna; Duncan & Jo; Faye & Steve; Gail; Jamie & family; Jan; Jenny; Jim & Debbie; Keila; Lara; Linda; Luke; Natalie; Nancy Jo; Natasha, Mickey & Camron; Polly; Rebecca; Ruth; Scott; Shelia; Sherri; Walt & Betsy; Will & Irish. 

Continuing concern: Alfred; Bettie; Bill C.; Bill N.; Billy B.; Bob; Caleb; Doris & Charlie; Harrison; Hope; Jean; Jinks; John; Julia; Leigh G.; Maggie; Marilyn; Mike E.; Ruth; Sarah; Scott & Kathy; Twister, Barkley & Fran; and Willie. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, and Seth. 

Birthdays: 5/8 - Steve Wolford; 5/9 - Cathy Ott; 5/13 - Abby Van Dyk, Robert Bullock Jr.
  • Prelude:  A meditation on 'Brother James's air' - Harold Darke 
  • Opening Hymn:  Hymn 179 - "Welcome, happy morning!" - Fortunatus 
  • Gloria:  S 280 - Glory to God in the highest
  • Offertory: God is my shepherd - Antonin Dvořák
  •  Sanctus:  S 129 - Holy, holy, holy Lord
  • Fraction Anthem  
  • Communion Hymn:  Hymn 664 - My shepherd will supply my need - Resignation
  • Closing Hymn:  Hymn 517 - How lovely is thy dwelling place - Brother James' Air
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. Linda McCloud, 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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