NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Diocesan Convention Cancelled Due to Safety and Weather Concerns
So many in our region have been affected by our severe weather this week, and after consultation with people around the diocese, we have cancelled Diocesan Convention, which was scheduled for February 19-21 in Morehead, Kentucky. There is work we need to do as a gathered body, and we are looking at scheduling a one-day convention in late March or April in order to accomplish that work. Once that date and location has been set, we will notify you.

For those who have made hotel reservations, those reservations should be cancelled individually in order to avoid any penalties. One bright light is that we are able to relocate the Ordination of Chris Hamby and Amanda Musterman. We are grateful to the Church of the Resurrection, Jessamine County for hosting this service on Saturday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. We understand that everyone must take safe and reasonable actions, and please know you are welcome if you wish to come. Clergy, you are invited to vest in cassock, surplice, and red stole.

We are so grateful to all who have put in time and effort toward this convention and those efforts were not in vain. Much of the work of convention is simply "on hold" until we can gather safely as a body. Thanks to all for your patience and graciousness regarding a challenging decision. If you have questions, please contact Canon to the Ordinary Elise Johnstone (elise@diolex.org).
Ordination: New Location
 
Northeast churches find creative solutions to adverse weather
By Matthew Davies

[Episcopal News Service] For the Rev. Alex Dyer, canceling church altogether on Sunday was simply not an option as weather forecasts predicted more than 20 inches of fresh snow throughout parts of New England in what has become one of the Northeast's coldest winters on record.

Instead, the rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James in New Haven, Connecticut, announced that while the building would be closed for regular Sunday services, his parishioners were invited to a virtual service via social media from the warmth and safety of their own homes.

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Share with us your creative solutions for snow days
Employment Opportunities
Mission House
Position Available Immediately: Associate for Financial Resources. Part time, hourly temporary or long term. Accounting experience a must. Contact dhahn@diolex.org to receive a job description and information.

Trinity Church, Covington

Trinity Church is a thriving Episcopal community in the heart of downtown Covington, Kentucky. We are located on the southern bank of the Ohio River, just a few blocks from downtown Cincinnati. We seek an enthusiastic Christian Formation Director to develop, direct, and implement an invigorating, fulfilling, and multifaceted formation program for all ages. The director works in conjunction with the Christian Formation Commission and Rector to develop programing, as well as recruit and train volunteer leaders. A successful candidate will have relevant education and experience, in addition to knowledge of the Episcopal Church.


A full job description can be found on our website at trinitychurchcovky.com.


Send inquiries and resumes to formationdirector@trinitychurchcovky.com

Deadline extended for United Thank Offering special anniversary grants for young adults
The deadline has been extended for applications for the United Thank Offering special $1250 grant for young adults (ages 21-30).

Established by United Thank Offering, a ministry of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church, in honor of its 125th anniversary, the grants are designed to provide start-up funds for a new project that focuses on any of the Five Marks of Mission.

Nine grants will be awarded throughout The Episcopal Church.

Additionally, United Thank Offering has announced that the criteria has been updated and expanded.

The new deadline for young adults to submit applications to their diocesan bishops is March 17. From there, bishops will select one application per diocese. Applications are due from the diocesan offices on March 27 at 5 pm Eastern.

Application and additional information are available here.
Don't Miss Dr. Molly Marshall at the BSK Hinson Lectures! Register by Feb. 25
"Living Benedictine Spirituality Today (Outside the Cloister)"

Lecture 1 - The Quest for Community: Stability and Conversatio Morum
Lecture 2 - The Quest for Balance: Prayer, Work, and Holy Leisure

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky invites you to attend the 7th Annual E. Glenn Hinson Lectures on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at Georgetown College's Thomas & King Conference Center. Dr. Molly T. Marshall, President and Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, will speak on "Living Benedictine Spirituality Today (Outside the Cloister)."

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Errata from last weeks Link
Last week we advertised two events happening at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio. The events were An Evening with Katherin Burleson and Women of the Bible: Ancient Words, Contemporary Wisdom. The town was left off of the post. Please take note that those events are happening in Cincinnati, not at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington. A link to the events is below in the Upcoming section. We apologize for any confusion the article may have caused!
Youth: Want to Change the World?  Do it in 30 Hours!
Join us on March 6-7 at St. Michaels in Lexington, KY for the Diocese of Lexington's annual 30 Hour Famine. This may be one the most growing and loving way to spend 30 Hours. All youth must bring the permission and medical slip found below. The 30 Hour Famine is for those age 12 years and up. For questions, email The Rev. Lauren Villemuer-Drenth at lauren@diolex.org. Come change the world with us!


Permission Form
Participant Letter
Register Online
Click here for more information
What's New

A Journey of Hope

Walnut Hill Church, 575 Walnut Hill Rd, Lexington, March 1

What's Happening

Church of the Good Shepherd, February 21

The Soul of Cash

Church of the Good Shepherd, February 26 

Upcoming
An Evening with Kathrin Burleson
The Cathedral Domain, March 20-March 22


Mission Trip to Guatemala
June 6-13

Ongoing

 

Lenten Morning Prayer at the Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 19-March 27

 

Young Adults Sushi Fridays

Locations vary each week, February 20-March 27

 

Friday Fish Frys

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 20-March 27

Prayers
Lent 1
Theological Education Sunday
Seminarians, Postulants and Candidates of the Diocese of Lexington

Lent 2
The Spouses, Partners, and Widows of the Clergy of the Diocese of Lexington

Garland Barr
Frances Barr
Jennifer Bezy
Virginia Birney
Colleen Bivens
Linda Brown
Millie Burkhart
Doris Carlisle
Gail Carpenter
Pat Cline
Martie Conaway
Ken Cottrell
Nancy Dawson
Nicole Doddema
Henk Drenth
Gordon Duffus
Terry Durbin
Neil Eklund
Jean Ellestad
T.J. Tetzlaff 
John Thomas 
Sharon Valentine 
Barbara Vallee
Alan Fryar
Mary Lou Garland
Gia Gordon
Joan Hackley
Kaye Hahn
Sharon Hartling
Anna Haug
Emily Henderson
Gregory Hinson
Becky Horine
Scott Howard
Terry Huey
Martha Hughes
Mary Kay Insko
Billy Jones
Connie Kibler
Dottie Kinkel
Rosa Landrum
Mildred Lawrence
Barbara Waldman-Ward
Constance Washam
Susan Weatherford
Kevin Willis
Ellen Linder
Jane Madden
Florence Mayer
Nancy McDuffie
Jared Meaux
Jenny Neat
Stephen Ott
Malinda Owens
Doris Parsons
Gail Pennington
Patti Pierce
Nancy Pike
Rebecca Planck
Richelle Thompson 
Shelia Runge
Donna Sessum
Ryan Shrauner
Victoria Slocum
Nancy Suit
Joan Willoughby
Garland Wright


Anniversaries
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