Change to Kroger Community Rewards 

In past years, August 1 began the Kroger "re-enrollment" period. Effective immediately, all participants will now "roll over" automatically and stay enrolled in their chosen organization, instead of having to re-enroll each year. 

So if you are already enrolled, you need to do nothing to keep your current choice.

Enrollment for NEW participants will work the same way as the past: sign up at or call 1-800-KROGERS, option 3.

This program is free to you and brings cash to Ascension - thank you for participating! 
News & Announcements

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@ for more information. 

CAYA teens and young adults are on summer break; meetings will resume with the new school year. For more information, contact Kristi Buffenmyer (

CHILDREN are on a brief break between the summer music program and resuming scheduled Sunday morning classes. 

See details online at

John Martin, Chair of the Simon House Board of Directors, has tickets for sale!

 Simon House is a nonprofit transitional living facility for homeless adult women who are pregnant or have children. In collaboration with other agencies and organizations, they provide a safe, stable, and healthy environment that encourages, educates, and empowers residents to become self-sufficient and productive members of our community and the larger society.


David Hurt as
"Grandpa Jones" 

Saturday, August 26
7:00 p.m.

in Ascension's Parish Hall

A Benefit Performance for the

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!

Treasurer's Corner

August - Weekly Income:    
    8/3/17 -  $2,759

MINSMinistries Schedule
August 13 - October 8

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 14
Sunday,August 13, 2017

Daily Lectionary: Year One 
Week of Proper 14, Year One (8/13/17) - BCP 978

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8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Susan Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Mac Elliott  
  • Lector: Susie Oder
  • Prayers of the People: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Acolyte: Stuart Brown
10:30 a.m. - Rite II     
  • Subdeacon: Susan Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer: Mac Elliott
  • Lector: Jim King
  • Acolytes: 
  • C : Reagan Napier
  • T:  Lucy & Charlotte Saunderson
  • JS: Peyton Heady & Hannah Lee
  • Ushers: Jim & Debbie Kimbrough
  • Altar Guild:  T1 - Suzanne Cox, Laura & Kristi Buffenmyer
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt
VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY:  Kristi Buffenmyer

COFFEE HOUR:   CAYA (Church of the Ascension Young Adults) - 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 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:   St. Augustine's Chapel, Lexington.

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:   8/14 - Susie French; 8/15 - Leah MacSwords, Tori Word; 8/19 - Erika Kaiser.

Anniversaries:  8/17 - William Legg & Leah MacSwords. 
  • Prelude:  Saviour, like a Shepherd lead us - Dale Wood
  • Opening Hymn:  Hymn 414 - God, my King, thy might confessing - Stuttgart
  • Gloria:  S 280 
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 105, 1-6, 16-22, 45b
  • Offertory:  Let us break bread - Charles Callahan 
  • Sanctus: WLP 858
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Meditation  
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 608 - Eternal Father, strong to save - Melita
  • 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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