Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:00 am


We opened with the Bonhoeffer reading and Allan led us in a prayer (For Prisons and Correctional Institutions).

Members present

Bert Ackermann 

Kit Barrett x

Larry Beach x

Roy Biberdorf x

Jim Brock x

Jim Campbell 

Joe Cate x

Larry Crowson x

Rick Deaderick 

Allen Douglass x

Bill Graves 

Les Hargrove 

Gary Harper 

Monty Harris 

Jim Hodge 

Emmitt Howard x

Joe Johnston x

Tom Ladd x

Jud Laughter 

Ed Lester 

Danny Maddox x

Mike Martinez 

Donald McGavin x

Andrew Morehead x

Greg O’Connor x

Herky Payne x

Bill Perry 

Jim Phillips x

John Robertson x

Sam Rotolo x

Bob Sowell x

John Threadgill x

Curtis Tipton x

Dalton Townsend 

Bob Wadley x

Royd Walker 

Burke Wallace 

Ron Wells x

Terry Wertz x

Allan Willoughby x

Bill Wood


Happy Birthday to: Danny Maddox, John Robertson


The Brotherhood is invited to the Other Brothers social event: 


WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6 – 10 p.m.

WHO: Anyone Interested in a Young(ish) Men’s Ministry
(20 – 60, plus or minus)

WHERE: Tracy Edmundson’s House – 1427 Staffwood Road., Knoxville, TN
37922 (865-207-5179 (cell))

RSVP: tedmundson@comcast.net; or via text to (865) 207-5179;

FOOD: Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bratwurst, etc.

BEVERAGES: BYOB (I will have soft drinks and water)

WHAT: The Other Brothers is a “youngish” men’s ministry of Church of the Ascension.  It has typically had a regular study/small group meeting on Tuesday afternoons called “Guinesses” and a monthly social outing on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  For the most part, it has been an informal group and Fr. Brett took care of most of the administrative/logistical functions.  The intent of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for anyone interested in the Other Brothers to get together, create some minimal organizational structure to ensure that we are communicating regularly and effectively, and to discuss what types of programs, events, and activities would be of interest.

Justice Knox: Be on the lookout for an email with possible dates for a listening session that works best for members of the Brotherhood.

Delaney Brothers House: Turning it into a residence for visiting artists and arts daycare. Delaney brothers history plaque East Summitt Hill. Joseph Delaney exhibit at the KMA. Terry Wertz passed around a KMA magazine with Delaney features. 

Tuesday October 2nd VMC Brotherhood date. Need volunteers. 

Get your tickets for FOMA events: Vienna Boys Choir is on March 7, 2019, 7:30 pm, and The Men and Boys Choir of New College, Oxford, April 2, 2019, 7:30 pm. See Andrew. 

Programming and Breakfast

Program: Liz Wiggers, Prison Ministry

Program next week: Ron Wells, Our Baptismal Covenant and What it Means on a small paper by Bishop Brian

Breakfast this week: Thank you to Ron Wells for providing breakfast for the brothers this morning. 

Breakfast next week: Joe Johnston

Prayer requests

We pray for:

Mike Terry-Cochran;

As Danny begins a new job;

For the Justice Knox listening sessions;

The men and women in our prison system;

The Gieselmann and Ernest Families

Paul and Mary Lee Bergeron

Ron Langman-died last week

Austin Sowell’s inlaws

S. L. Valentine, Ray Philippi, Roy Biberdorf’s friends with cancer

Bob Barnes

Jim Bowers

Jim and Pam Brock


We closed with the Prayer of St Andrews