NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF July 16, 2014
|Stewardship Commission Continues Important Work|
| Following the Diocesan convention, Bishop Hahn appointed a Stewardship Commission to be chaired by the Reverend Jeff Queen, rector of St. Andrews, Ft. Thomas, and Mr. Joe O'Brocta, member of Trinity, Covington and chair of the Diocesan finance committee. This commission , composed of lay and clergy from throughout the diocese, is tasked with exploring the stewardship life of our diocese and its impact on ministry. The work includes examining best stewardship practices around the church, and determining the effectiveness of our current diocesan fair mission share. Along with research and conversation within the commission, the work will include open meetings around the diocese to receive feedback on their work.|
The membership of this commission comes from every corner of the diocese, as well as every size parish in the diocese. Keep them in your prayers, pass on your thoughts to the chairs, and commend them along with all those, who give of their time, talents, and treasure to the life of our church.
Commission Members - The Rev. Jeff Queen, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org ); Mr. Joe O'Brochta, Co-chair (email@example.com); The Rev. T.J. Azar, Calvary, Ashland; Mr. Gus Bynum, Holy Trinity, Georgetown; The Rev. Cindy Duffus, Ascension, Mt. Sterling; Mr. Jim King, Ascension, Frankfort; Mr. Steve Oberman, St. Mary's, Middlesboro; Rev. Carol Ruthven, St. Andrews, Lexington; and the Rev. Judy Yunker, St. James, Prestonsburg.
In other Stewardship News, the Diocesan Stewardship Event, "Life as a Steward", will be at Ascension, Frankfort, on Saturday, August 2nd. (See article below.)
Meeting on the mount: the Heights of God's Love
| What do you get when you put children, fun, adventure and creativity together? Our first Annual Story Mountain Event!|
Mountains were used as a backdrop for many of the biblical stories:
The Ark rested on the mountain of Ararat. The commandments were given on Mt. Sinai. Mount Zion was mentioned in Micah 4:1. In Exodus 19:20 the mountain top was a meeting place with God. Prophets and holy men went to the mountain top to die. The Transfiguration, described in Matthew 17:1-2, occurred on a mountain top, also. The Ascension of the Lord into heaven was described in Acts 1:9-11, and it happened on a mountain top.
Why are mountains so important in the Bible?
|Mountain Grace Conference|
New Seasons in Appalachia
"Rooted together through Communications"
September 12-13, 2014
Click here for more details
The people of St. Paul's, Newport, and St. Andrew's, Ft. Thomas, celebrated in style on Sunday afternoon, July 13th, with their annual joint-parish picnic. Over 100 NKY Episcopalians gathered for fun and games and lots of food at Highlands Park in Ft. Thomas.
|During the week of July 12, Bishop Hahn's ministry has included, among other things:|
- Visited with Living Waters Vacation Bible School
- Met with leaders of Kentucky Council of Churches
- Consulted with two churches in transition - St. Patrick's, Somerset and Our Saviour, Madison County
- Met with Diocesan Stewardship Commission at the Cathedral Domain
- Visits with various Priests and Laypersons for leadership or pastoral issues
|Diocese of Lexington Offers Stewardship Assistance|
Life as A Steward
Sponsored by Diocese of Lexington
Saturday, August 2: Program 9am-3pm
(Location: Ascension, Frankfort)
Life as a Steward" is the theme of a daylong event designed to assist parish leaders enhance our ministry of stewardship. National stewardship leaders Keith Stroud of the Diocese of Virginia and Gene Musser of Kirby Smith Associates will be our guest leaders, and will guide us in presentations of theology of stewardship as well as practical aids for your parish stewardship program.
Click here for conference flyer.
Click here for the conference registration form.
|Register for camp at the Cathedral Domain|
There is still time to register for camp!
Our camp schedule is listed below. All camps still have spots available.
| Boys Camp I|
July 20 - 26
Graduates of Grades 3 & 4
| Co-Ed 3/5|
July 27 - August 2
Co-Ed Graduates of Grades 3 - 5
| Boys Camp II|
July 20 - 26
Graduates of Grades 5 & 6
|Camp Indian Summer|
August 22 - 24
Walnut Hill Church Cycling Ride
575 Walnut Hill Road, Lexington, KY 40515, July 19
Grace Episcopal Church Celebrates 60th Anniversary
7111 Price Pike, Florence, KY 41042, August 3
The Deacons of the Diocese of Lexington
|The Rev. Donna F. Barr |
The Rev. Dr. M. Allen Dawson
The Rev. Virginia J. R. Eklund
The Rev. Phillip O. Garland
The Rev. Gardner Hartling
The Rev. Dr. Paul E. Holbrook
The Rev. Lois Howard
|The Rev. Jeffrey Howe |
The Rev. Mary Kilbourn-Huey
The Rev. Tina Mussetter
The Rev. Paula L. Ott
The Rev. Tom Runge
The Rev. Rebecca A. Saager
The Rev. Diane Zwick
Christ Church Cathedral
The Rt. Rev. W. Douglas Hahn, Bishop of Lexington
The Very Rev. Carol Wade, Dean and Rector
The Rev. Brent Owens, Associate Dean
The Rev. Joe Mitchell, Curate
The Rev. Deacon Paula Ott
(D-Deacon, P-Priest, B-Bishop)
19 July: Staley P. Hackley P
27 July: Rebecca Myers P
We pray for beloved clergy experiencing medical concerns: Ron Summers, John Madden, Phillip Garland, Jay Pierce, and John Dews.
We pray for Bishop Doug and Kaye Hahn and their daughter Avery during their time of need.
We pray for staff member Kay Collier McLaughlin in the illness of her sister Jane Hansen.
We pray for the health of Diocesan staff member Angie Smith.
Download the 2014 Intercessory Prayer List