NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF September 10,
The House of Bishops Gathering
The House of Bishops, the collection of all Bishops of the Episcopal Church, gathers twice a year for prayer, conversation, networking and planning.  It is always an opportunity to see what joys and challenges my brother and sister bishops experience, and to share in common mission endeavors.  Presiding Bishop Katharine reminds us not to use the phrase   "the national church", since The Episcopal Church is located in 17 nations across North, Central and South America, Europe, Micronesia and Taiwan.  Meeting with bishops from across the church reminds me that we are indeed a global community of rich cultural variety.


Every several years the House of Bishops gather outside of the continental U.S. as part of our commitment to that global community, and this month the House of Bishops will meet in Taiwan.  Kaye and I will be spending the next two weeks in Taiwan and Japan, visiting mission sites, worshiping in parishes, and learning about life in a culture in which Christians are a distinct minority.   We leave this Sunday and return September 28.  I will carry your prayers and greetings to these neighbors, and ask that in your Sunday prayers you remember the church in other parts of the world, especially in Taiwan.


I am looking forward to this experience.  I was not able to attend the Spring HOB gathering due to our family situation, and have missed this connection.  Now Avery is well enough to travel, so she is looking forward to some time with her Georgia family.   (She is doing well and we are grateful for continued prayers.)


Kaye will be traveling with me, as spouses are invited and encouraged to be involved in the Fall meeting.  As part of our own stewardship we will be paying for her portion of the trip and the Japan portion of the trip from our own resources.    


The day before we travel I will be participating with many of our diocese at the Mountain Grace conference in Morehead, a program of the Appalachian Episcopal Ministries.  As we gather around the table of Christ with those serving small challenged communities of Appalachia, I will be praying for those I am about  to meet serving small challenged communities in Taiwan and Japan.  I will be thinking of you in both places, and giving thanks to the God who "has made peace with who are near and those who are far off and made them one in the Body of Christ".

Christ's Peace

Bishop Doug
Congratulations to St. Philip's
and Peter Doddema!

A joyous afternoon at St Philip's , Harrodsburg as the Rev Peter Doddema is instituted as rector.
What's New

Renowned Episcopal Author Jenifer Gamber to Speak about Youth Confirmation

Good Shepherd, September 18


Recital and Choral Evensong

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, September 21


Blessing of the Animals at the Lexington History Museum

Lexington History Museum, 215 W Main St, Lexington, KY, September 27


 Annual Walsingham Pilgrimage

Grace Episcopal Church, 1011 North 7th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081, October 9-October 11

What's Happening
Mountain Grace Conference
September 12-13

Back to the 80's Benefit Concert at Church of the Resurrection

Church of the Resurrection Pavilion 3220 Lexington Rd. Nicholasville, September 13

Meeting on the Mount: The Heights of God's Love at St. Mary's
131 Edgewood Road, Middlesboro, KY, September 20

Lauren Winner to Host Women's Retreat

Good Shepherd, Lexington, September 26 and 27


Give me the Words to Prayer

St. Andrew's Church, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075, September 26-27


Diocesan ECW Annual Meeting 

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


Clergy Conference (More details to come)

Cathedral Domain, October 6-8


Rest and Rekindle 2014: A Retreat for Women Clergy  

Clergy and Staff Fun Day (More details to come)
Ministry and Gifts Fair 
Emmanuel, Winchester, November 15


St. Nicholas Festival (More details to come)

Christ Church Cathedral, December 6

Honored Woman 2014 Recognition Sponsored by the Diocesan ECW Deadline: September 15

Episcopal Church Constable Grant Funds


Pentecost 14

St. Michael's Church, Lexington

    The Rev. Laurie Brock, Rector


Pentecost 15

St. Andrew's Church, Lexington

   The Rev. Dr. Carol Ruthven, Rector


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


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