Effective March 1, 2022, Ascension’s pandemic precautions are being eased in line with recommendations from the CDC and state authorities:
- Masking indoors is optional for those who are vaccinated.
- Please continue social distancing as you feel comfortable.
- Taking temperatures and keeping lists of names for gatherings is no longer necessary.
Coffee Hour and Sunday morning breakfasts are still on hold at the present time. If you are not yet comfortable attending worship inside the church, we continue to offer worship activities online through Facebook. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss with Father Peter or a member of the Ascension Vestry.
We are delighted to invite you once again to join us in person, indoors at Ascension, for Sunday morning worship (as vaccines spread, after a period of closure due to the pandemic). For the foreseeable future, Sunday worship will include both in-person and online worship.
If you are comfortable attending live worship at the church, a Holy Eucharist service begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Bible study class for adults. Please check in personally with an usher when you arrive, before taking a seat in the marked areas. Children are welcome at all services!
Advance registration is NOT needed to attend. But please remember that COVID is not gone, not everyone has been vaccinated, and vaccinations are not guarantees. When you enter the building for any purpose, please keep your mask on at all times and practice social distancing for the protection of our most vulnerable congregation, clergy, and staff.
At this time we are NOT serving Sunday morning breakfast, and we are NOT gathering socially for "Coffee Hour" after services or other events in the parish hall. Extra cleaning routines are in place throughout the building. Hand sanitizer and masks are available on request (see an usher).
Other meetings inside the church (DOK, Scouts, AA, etc.) require the advance approval of Father Doddema. Check out the church calendar online at: https://www.ascensionfrankfort.org/calendar
If you are not yet comfortable attending worship inside the church, we invite you to attend live worship through our Facebook page. One of the clergy will lead Morning Prayer on Facebook each Sunday, also at 9:30 a.m. Alternately, we will offer pre-recorded full services online as often as is possible/practical.
ABOUT OFFICE HOURS
Clergy and staff are alternating time in the church building with working from home and 'round about the parish. There may be workday periods when no one is physically in the building.
Personal meetings and/or access to the building may be requested in advance.
Via the magic of cell phones, full-time workday coverage is provided for telephone calls and messages, so please call the church office at 502-223-0557 when you need to reach us! (If we don’t answer immediately, please leave a message so we may return your call as promptly as possible.) Please note: the office phone is NOT attended or answered on Sunday mornings.
Church doors will remain locked when there is only one person in the building. Doorbells are available at the office entrance and kitchen door.