We Give Our Thanks to Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin!
A fter many years of faithful service to both the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and the wider Church, we will have the opportunity to say thank you to Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin upon her retirement. Kay has served the Diocese in Communications, as the long time editor of The Advocate, the print newsletter for the Diocese for a number of years, she started Ministry for Singles and the church-wide program SoloFlight, and for the last several years, she has served as the Bishop's Deputy for Leadership Development and Transitions and coordinated the Diocesan Leadership Team as well as co-led the supervision for the Network for Pastoral Leadership and Sustaining Healthy Congregations. She is also a gifted artist, offering her artwork for Diocesan Conventions for numerous years, and Kay is a talented musician.

Please join us on Sunday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral as we give thanks to God for the ministry that Kay has shared with us.

Reading Camp S.O.S!!!!
Attention all with Reading Camp Experience or Knowledge and Teachers! We have lost two teacher volunteers due to emergency circumstances. We need teachers with experience in the classroom or in a college training program. We need 2 counselors to hang out and mentor our campers. Camp is June 15-19 at the Mission House on Fourth Street. Please apply here. Contact Renae Stanger, Reading Camp Program Coordinator, at or 859-252-6527 ext. 110 with any questions or concerns.

One week at Reading Camp really does make a difference in the life of a child!!!
Rev. Margaret called to Church of the Resurrection
The Rev. Margaret Shanks has been called to serve the Church of the Resurrection in Jessamine County as Priest-in-Charge, beginning in July.  Margaret served in state government prior to being called to the ordained ministry.  As a Deacon, she served as Executive Director of Saint Agnes House, and also was co-director of the Diocesan School for Deacons.  She was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Stacy Sauls, and served as Priest-in-Charge of St. John's Church in Corbin.  She is presently serving as Priest-in-Charge in the Interim at the Church of Our Saviour in Madison County.  Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Margaret is presently serving as President of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Lexington , and is a Deputy to General Convention in Salt Lake City this summer.  A member of the Advanced Leadership Team of the Diocese, she regularly serves as presenter and facilitator for Holy Conversations and Leadership Training events.  She has also trained with the Interim Ministry Network for Intentional Interim Ministry, the Mennonite Training in Mediation and intensive work in Bowen Theory and Family Systems.  Always active in the Diocese of Lexington, she has served on staffs of summer camp and other Cathedral Domain youth events as well as at Reading Camp.
Grace Church, Florence
Celebrating Pentecost and Memorial Day with Eucharist

The singing of America the Beautiful

Dr John Stone, Senior Warden, gives the announcements
What's New
 June 14-August 1
What's Happening

Testament of a Naked Man: Good News According to Mark

St. John's Episcopal Church, 701 Engineer St., Corbin, June 1


Mission Trip to Guatemala

Mental Health First Aid

Church of the Good Shepherd, Undercroft, June 9-June 11


Hot Springs,  NC, July 9-12

Volunteers for Reading Camp Needed
June 15-27
Employment Opportunities
Reading Camp has begun its search for a new Executive Director. Send cover letter, résumé or curriculum vitae, and professional references to The Rev. Marshall Jolly at Reading Camp will accept applications through 5:00 PM Friday, May 15, 2015. Affiliation with The Episcopal Church (or any religious community) is not required.
St. Matthew's, Louisville is seeking a Director of Ministry to oversee education and small group ministries. Click here for more info.
Summer Camp Programs in the Diocese of Lexington
   Cathedral Domain Youth Camps, grades 1-12 (102nd year)
   Directors Andy & Cindy Sigmon
   Reading Camp-Literacy Camps, grades 2-4 (14th year)
Pentecost 2
St. Martha's, Lexington
   The Rev. Sandy Stone, Priest-in-Charge

28 May  Charles Lawrence P
               Michael Carlisle D
31 May  Laurie Brock P
               Peter Doddema P
               Bonnie Q. Jones P
1 Jun  Laurie Brock D
           John Burkhart Recvd P
           Cliff Pike P
2 Jun  Phillip Haug D
4 Jun  Charles D. Ellestad P
           Bryant C. Kibler D
5 Jun  Paula L. Ott D
           Rebecca A. Saager D
7 Jun  M. Allen Dawson D
           Carol Wade D
8 Jun  Jan Cottrell D
           Brian Cole D
           W. Douglas Hahn D
9 Jun    John Hughes D
             Margaret Shanks D
             Carol Ruthven D
10 Jun  T.J. Azar P
              John Cavendish D
11 Jun  Peter Doddema D
              Jessee Neat D
              J. Joseph Pennington D
12 Jun  Ginny Eklund D
              Marvin Suit D
13 Jun  T.J. Azar D
             Cynthia Duffus D
             Charles Lawrence D
              Linda Young D

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