Lauren Winner to Lead Women's Retreat
"Some days I am not sure if my faith is riddled with doubt, or whether, graciously, my doubt is riddled with faith. And yet I continue to live in a world the way a religious person lives in the world; I keep living in a world that I know to be enchanted, and not left alone. I doubt; I am uncertain; I am restless, prone to wander. And yet glimmers of holy keep interrupting my gaze." From Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis.

Encountering the faith journey with a sense of humor, an understanding of challenge and reality, as well as an appreciation for the rich historic background of our human journey are only some of the gifts that Dr. Winner brings to the wider Church. Specifically, she will share those gifts and more in Lexington on September 26 and 27 as she hosts a women's retreat at Good Shepherd, Lexington. Her time will include a Wine & Cheese on Friday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Retreat Sessions on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. followed by Holy Eucharist. Lauren will be preaching at the Sunday morning liturgies and speaking at Rector's Forum.

Winner is the author of Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis. She serves as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of North Carolina and teaches at Duke Divinity School. You can read more about Dr. Winner here. The retreat will begin Friday evening at Good Shepherd and conclude on Saturday afternoon. The cost for the Friday-Saturday event is $20 and includes lunch. All women are welcome and can register online here. For more information, please contact Good Shepherd (859) 252-1744. This retreat is co-sponsored by Good Shepherd and First Presbyterian Church, Lexington.
Communications Conference to Feature Several Diocesan Voices
This year's Mountain Grace conference, New Seasons In Appalachia, "Rooted together through Communications", will feature several contributors from the Diocese of Lexington. Hosted by Morehead Conference Center (Sept 12-13) , this event will bring participants from several states to share the common joys and challenges particular to this region. As the title implies, the focus of this year's conference is communication.

Diocesan contributors include Bishop Doug Hahn, Mtr. Laurie Brock, Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, , and Fr. Marshall Jolly. Dr. Collier McLaughlin and Fr. Jolly will lead a workshop on civil conversation around challenging issues; Mtr. Brock will lead a workshop on effective internet presence. Bishop Hahn will celebrate the closing Eucharist.

This annual conference is sponsored by Episcopal Appalachian Ministries (EAM) provides an opportunity to network across the church with people who care about God's mission is Appalachia. EAM is sponsored by eleven Episcopal dioceses and supports programs that minister to the needs of the Appalachian people through education, advocacy and mission. EAM gives grants to various ministries, and in the past has supported St. Timothy's Barnes Mountain, Reading Camp, and St. Agnes House. Bishop Hahn and Fr. Bryant Kibler serve on the EAM board.

The conference is open to the public. Learn more and register here.
Application process now open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants
The application process is now open for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2014-2015 cycle.

The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church General Convention/Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).

Anne Watkins, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of Connecticut and chair of the Constable Fund Grant Review Committee, noted recent Constable Grants have ranged from $5,000 to $200,000

Deadline for applications is November 1. Grants will be reviewed in December and recommendations forwarded to the Executive Council for action at its January 2015 meeting. Recipients will be notified at the close of that meeting.

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What's New

Diocesan ECW Annual Meeting 

Trinity, 326 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011, October 4

What's Happening
Honored Woman 2014 Recognition Sponsored by the Diocesan ECW 
Deadline: September 15

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Rummage Sale

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Pavilion, 3220 Lexington Rd., Nicholasville, August 22-August 23


Camp Indian Summer

Cathedral Domain, August 22-August 24

International Overdose Awareness Day

Jacobson Park, Lexington, Kentucky, August 23

Celebration of a New Ministry for Peter Dodemma
118 West Poplar Street, Harrodsburg, KY, September 7

Mountain Grace Conference
September 12-13


DOK Fall Retreat

September 18-September 20


Meeting on the Mount: The Heights of God's Love at St. Mary's

131 Edgewood Road, Middlesboro, KY, September 20


Clergy Conference (More details to come)

Cathedral Domain, October 6-8


Rest and Rekindle 2014: A Retreat for Women Clergy 


Ministry Fair (More details to come)

November 15


Pentecost 11

Non-Parochial, Non-Stipendiary, Non-Resident and Retired Clergy

The Rev. Stephen Alexander
The Rev. Deacon Donna Barr
The Rev. LCDR. B. Anthony Bezy
The Rev. Dr. William Brown
The Rev. John Burkhart
The Rev. Michael "Corky" Carlisle
The Rev. Dr. John Cavendish
The Rev. Arthur Conaway
The Rev. H. Gerry Cook
The Rev. Deacon Dr. M. Allen Dawson
The Rev. John Dews
The Rev. Deacon Virginia Eklund
The Rev. Charles Ellestad
The Rev. Nancy S. Farley  
The Rev. Staley Hackley
The Rev. Dana Hardwick
The Rev. Deacon Paul Holbrook
The Rev. Phillip Haug
The Rev. John Hughes
The Rev. Marcia Hunter 
The Rev. Bonnie Q. Jones
The Rev. Robert Kirkpatrick
The Rev. Charles K. C. Lawrence
The Rev. Dr. John Madden
The Rev. Audrey Miskelley
The Rev. J. Joseph Pennington
The Rev. David Perkins
The Rev. Jay Pierce
The Rev. Cliff Pike
The Rev. Robert L. Sessum
The Rev. Margaret Shanks
The Rev. Dr. Robert Slocum
The Rev. Marvin W. Suit
The Very Rev. Dr. Ronald W. Summers
The Rev. Terry Taylor
The Rev. Dr. Charles Washam
The Very Rev. David M. Webb
The Rev. Anisa Willis


Pentecost 12

St. Patrick's Church, Somerset


Ordination Anniversaries 

(D-Deacon, P-Priest, B-Bishop)


18 Aug: Joe Mitchell D

19 Aug: Duane Smith P

22 Aug: Tina Mussetter D

              Tom Runge Recvd. D

              Diane Zwick D

              Jeff Howe D

24 Aug: Matthew Young Recvd. P

29 Aug: Sandy Stone P


We pray for Gordon Duffus, husband of the Rev. Cindy Duffus.  He is now recovering from his surgery.


We pray for beloved clergy experiencing medical concerns: John Madden, Jay Pierce, and John Dews.


We continue to pray for The Rev. Bob Kirkpatrick, following the death of his wife, Priscilla; for Mary Lou Garland, following the death of her husband, The Rev. Deacon Philip Garland; for The Rev. Cn. Elise Johnstone at the death of her grandmother, Edna Grace Fredericks; for The Rev. Keila Thomas, at the death of her stepmother, Corine Carpenter; for Kay Collier McLaughlin, following the death of her sister, Jane Hansen; for The Rev. Duane Smith following the death of his mother, Nedra Jane Smith.


We give thanks for the ongoing healing of Avery Baggett, daughter of Bishop and Kaye Hahn.


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