January 9, 2014

"We are All in this Together"
an Invitation from our Bishop to Convention 2014
D ear Sisters and Brothers,
It is my honor, on behalf of our clergy and people in Northern Kentucky, to welcome you to our Diocesan Convention - February 20-22 at the Marriott River Center in Covington.
Our theme - "We're All in This Together - One Bread, One Body, One Lord of All" - is designed to celebrate our common ministry, but to especially focus on how we are involved in God's mission in Northern Kentucky. You will have opportunity to share in fellowship and worship at Trinity Covington, as well as learn about inspiring ministries connected to St. Paul's Newport, St. Andrew's, Ft. Thomas and Grace, Florence. 
A variety of workshops will invite participants into deeper engagement of topics such as feeding ministries, Reading Camp, emerging church models, military chaplaincy - faith in a time of war. On Friday evening we will celebrate a rich liturgy at Trinity Church, located just blocks from our hotel. We are doing tremendous ministry in Northern Kentucky, and we look forward to welcoming you to be part of it.

Additionally we will hear about our shared ministries, including presentations from Cathedral Domain, Reading Camp, and St. Agnes House, and Our Leadership Teams. We will hear a report from the Blue Ribbon Discernment Committee about the years ahead of us.

The information you need to know about Convention can be found on the Diocesan Web Site.

Again, we look forward to offering you our hospitality and celebrating our common life.

God's Peace,
Bishop Doug Hahn
The Rev. Peter D'Angio
The Rev. Marshall Jolly
The Rev. Joe Pennington
The Rev. Jeff Queen
Deacon Tom Runge
The Rev. Linda Young
The Rev. Matt Young
The Rev. Anisa Willis
Diocesan Calendar
January 20
Mission House Closed

January 25
Mission House
Executive Council

Bishop's Visitations
January 12
Holy Trinity, Georgetown

January 19
Saint Andrew's, Lexington

Cycle of Prayer 

First Sunday after Epiphany (1/12)

St. James' Church, Prestonburg

The Rev. Sister Judy Yunker, Priest-in-Charge


Second Sunday after Epiphany


St. Peter's Church, Paris

The Rev. Christina Brannock, Rector


12 Jan. Janet M. Cottrell P
            Judy Yunker P
15 Jan. Charles W. Washam P
18 Jan. Nancy Stone Farley P
19 Jan. Audrey Miskelley P
21 Jan. David Perkins Recvd P
22 Jan. Marshall Jolly D
24 Jan. Carol Wade P
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Nominations for Diocesan Offices

All who wish to submit their name for diocesan office, or nominate someone must submit a digital photo and form to revjudyy@gmail.com cc kcollierm@diolex.org NO LATER THAN Monday, January 13th.  

The form may be accessed here.  



What's God up to at Holy Trinity, Georgetown?
Toyota Camrys are not the only thing that is
 made in Georgetown, Kentucky--God is raising
 up new and renewed leaders at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Holy Trinity has a long and rich history in the life of central Kentucky. A congregation began meeting in 1847, and in 1865, the Clarke brothers, two men who had relocated to Georgetown from Newark, NJ to work as carriage builders, built the church structure by lamplight, between the hours of 6pm and midnight, after they had finished their carriage building work for the day (and one of the brothers only had one hand). The church building was dedicated in 1870, and since then, the church building and God's people who worship there have been a regular faith presence in Scott County.  
A Reflection:
The Rev. Elise B. Johnstone, Priest in Charge

Since coming to Holy Trinity and Georgetown in 2011, it is a blessing to reflect on life and ministry, as well as the work of God in and through the community. Georgetown has an interesting history--it is designated as a historic town because it is the birthplace of Bourbon--and the man who often (but not always) gets the credit for creating Kentucky's most famous beverage was a Baptist minister, the Rev. Elijah Craig. The irony doesn't end there--he also gave the land and started schools that were the inheritors that became Georgetown College, the oldest Baptist college west of the a Allegheny Mountains. Georgetown was for many, many years a lovely small town that housed a lovely Baptist college, but may have been considered by many others to be quiet, or even sleepy, until Toyota Manufacturing changed all that by building the largest car manufacturing plant outside of Japan, and the small town became the fastest growing town in the state. 

You're Invited!

We Go Out Into the World
  • Jane S. Brantley, co-chair of the Camps and Conferences Board is currently featured in an exhibit of her photography entitled "In the Eye of the Beholder," at the Mahan Gallery of the Boyle County Public Library in Danville.  The exhibit is open during business hours.  

  • The Diocese of Lexington will be represented in the "Re-Imagining Faith" conference at Georgetown College January 9-10 in two presentations:  The Rev. Marshall Jolly, Priest-in-Charge of Grace Church, Florence, and Clint Jones will present a session at 2:30 on Thursday in the Arnett Room of the LRC entitled "Re-Examining the Concept of Stewardship: Coal Production and the Importance of a New Christian Context for Appalachia."  Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, Deputy for Leadership Development, The Rev. Lisa Tolliver and Jon Parker, MSW members of the Diocesan Leadership Team will present a session in the Ward Room, LRC at 2:30 on Friday entitled "Becoming the Transformative Church: Beyond Sacred Cows, Fantasies and Fears."  The conference, which also features keynoters Walter Brueggemann and Miroslav Volf, addresses the need in every age for Christians to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ while translating it into radically different cultural, political and social contexts.  "Faithfully re-imagining our lives before the throne of Christ, the unmoving center of our community, is essential for all who hope in the Kingdom of God," says the conference introduction.

St. John's, Corbin--  Rev. Margaret Shanks began her service as Priest-in-Charge-in-the-Interim at Church of our Saviour, Madison County on January 5th. 



The Rev. Margaret Shanks was formally installed as Priest-in-Charge -in-the-Interim at Church of Our Saviour, Madison County on Sunday, January 5th. Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, Deputy for Leadership Development and Transition Ministries represented the Bishop in the Litany of Welcome, and Jon Parker, Junior Warden, represented the Vestry and Congregation of Our Saviour in presenting the keys to Margaret.  




St. Francis Mission 



The Rev. Deacon Mary Kilbourn -Huey has been assigned by the Bishop to serve at St. Francis, Flemingsburg. Deacon Mary says "Here are some pictures of St. Francis, which was built by the local people in 1981. The windows along the side are plain glass from the old church downtown, as is the set of inside dorrs (c. 1854)  It is cozy and warm, physically and spiritually.  Pray for us!" 




To see more Epiphany pictures from ECOS click here.


Budget Committee Welcomes Your Input

Following is some important and time sensitive information about the diocesan budget process. Please read and pass onto your treasurers, Vestry's and Deputies to the 2014 Diocesan Convention. 


2014 Budget Presentation and proposed Dream BudgetAvailable here 

Fair Share Appeals Process In addition, you will find attached the guidelines for the appeals process for 2014 Fair Share amounts. Please note a date has not been set to review appeals at this time, but we anticipate it will be early January. Please have your appeals submitted as soon as possible, but no later than January 11, 2014. 

REMINDER! Feedback Please take a moment and give us your feedback about the process and the budget Click here.

Thank you for your prayerful attention to our Budget Process.  

The Budget Committee:
Dave Sevigny, St. Raphael's, Chair
Steve Gabbard, St. Andrews, Ft. Thomas, Co- Chair
Jim Kimbrough, Ascension, Frankfort
Ann Davis McClain, St. Peter's, Paris
Brent Owens, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington
Carol Ruthven, St. Andrews, Lexington
For Diocesan Staff:
Bishop Doug Hahn, ex. officio
Bryant Kibler
Angie Smith
New Announcements
Diocesan Youth Dance and Lock-In 

The Electric Revival 2: Electric Boogaloo


Trinity Episcopal Church warmly invites all junior and senior high students (grade 7-12) to downtown Covington for the annual dance party and lock-in we like to call "The Electric Revival." Shake off those mid-winter blues with twenty-four long hours of music, worship, fellowship and, of course, dancing. Last year was epic, but for our second installment of The Electric Revival we're upping the ante with an agape feast, yoga classes, an open mic coffee hour, a Taizé worship service, and of course, more of that late night POWER MUSIC ELECTRIC REVIVAL!


For more details and info regarding transportation to and from Lexington follow the link below.


When: January 18 at 1:00 PM to January 19 at 12:00 PM
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, Covington, Ky
Cost: Non-perishable food donations for St. Paul's Food Pantry and $15 for a t-shirt.
Contact: Justin Gabbard, jegabbard@gmail.com
Link:  http://www.trinitychurchcovky.com
Click here to download the printable registration form.
Novelist Denise Giardina to visit Good Shepherd 

Denise Giardina has written five novels with a remarkable range of settings, themes, and richly drawn characters. Storming Heaven is set in her native West Virginia during the early 1900s, an era when the coal mines arrived and brought brutal changes. Powerful and gripping, the LA Times called it "brilliant diamond-hard fiction, heart wrenching, tough and tender." Storming Heaven was chosen as a Discovery selection of the Book of the Month club and won the W.D. Weatherford award. Its sequel, Unquiet Earth won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the Lillian Smith Award for fiction. Giardina is also the author of three other novels, including Saints and Villains, a fictional account of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which won the Boston Book Review Fisk Fiction Prize and was a semifinalist for the International Dublin Literary Award. Annie Dillard called Saints and Villains "a masterpiece . . .one of the handful of best books I've ever read."


Giardina has also published work in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Village Voice. The recipient of two Creative Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Denise Giardina now lives in Charleston, West Virginia, is retired from West Virginia State University, and is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church.


A book-signing and reception will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the community-everyone is welcome!

When: February 13 at 7:30 PM
Where: Bell Court - Church of the Good Shepherd
Contact: Angel McGillivray, amcgillivray@goodshepherdlex.org, 859-252-1744
Link: http://www.goodshepherdlex.org
Happening Soon
DOK Rule of Life Retreat at St. Mary's  

For all Daughters of the King in the Diocese of Lexington, the Kyrie Eleison Chapter of Daughters of the King will be holding a retreat that focuses on our Rule of Life on Saturday, January 11. Join us as we discuss developing a Rule of Life, share our own Rules, and join in fellowship and prayer with one another!

When: January 11 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 131 Edgewood Road Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965
Cost: $5.00
Contact: Natalie Sweet, kyrieeleisondok@gmail.com
Link: http://kyrieeleisondok.wordpress.com/join-us-at-our-rule-of-life-retreat/
Deadline January 4, 2013
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