NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF June 17, 2015
A Letter regarding General Convention
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Next week several of your Diocesan brothers and sisters and I will join hundreds of Episcopalians for our General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. This triennial (every 3 year) gathering will bring together bishops, clergy and lay deputies, as well as ministry exhibitors and media to conduct the business, worship together, and celebrate our common life in multiple settings.

Your deputies for convention will be- Clergy: Elise Johnstone (Diocesan Canon to Ordinary), Margaret Shanks (Resurrection, Jessamine County), Matt Young (St. Paul's Newport), Jeff Queen (St. Andrew's, Fort Thomas, Peter D' Angio (Alternate, Trinity, Covington). Lay Deputies - Dave Sevigny (St. Raphaels, Lexington, Mary T Yeiser (Emmanuel, Winchester), Ann Davis McClain (St. Peter's, Paris), Jim Ware (Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington), Holli Powell (Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington).

Stay Connected to the News from General  Convention
The Triennial Convention of the Episcopal Church will convene in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 23rd, as bishops, clergy and lay deputies, vendors of religious goods, volunteers and interested onlookers gather to worship together, pray together and conduct the business of the church - including the election of a new Presiding Bishop, which will take place on June 27th. You will be able to follow the news from Salt Lake City by going to our web page (, clicking on "news" and going to the first line of the dropdown box . There will be three different categories: a blog from the Bishop; news reports from the deputies and the communications officer for the diocese, and reflective or opinion pieces - and of course, pictures so you get a sense of the size and energy of this meeting!

We Give Our Thanks to Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin!

Childcare is available from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thomas Merton and Sophia:  Awakening to the Feminine Divine at Good Shepherd
On Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m. in the Undercroft of The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington (, Good Shepherd's Merton Study Group will welcome Dr. Christopher Pramuk from Xavier University in Cincinnati, as he speaks on the topic, Thomas Merton and his Awakening to the Feminine Divine.  Morris Book Shop will be on hand with copies of Dr. Pramuk's book available for purchase. Dr. Pramuk's website has more information about him and his work. 
Summer Camps at the Cathedral Domain
Mini Camp 1 grades 1& 2 - June 21-24
Mini Camp 2 grades 1 & 2 - June 24-27
Junior Conference grades 7-8 - June 28-July 4
Girls Camp 1 Girls in grades 3 & 4 - July 5-11
Girls Camp 2 - girls in grades 5-6 - July 12-18
Adventure Mission Camp grades 7-12 - July 12-18
Boys Camp 1 - boys in grades 3 & 4 - July 5-11
Boys Camp 2 - boys in grades 5 & 6 - July 19-25
Co-ed camp - grades 3-6 - July 26- August 1
Click here for more info
A Prayer for the Tragedy Affecting Emanuel AME Church, Charleston and her Members
This prayer was offered by the Kentucky Council of Churches following the recent shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Zion Church in Charleston, South Carolina. You may use it in your devotions and in your communities.

Holy One, we gather in this virtual space and time to join in prayer for our brothers and sisters of Emanuel AME Church. We are disheartened at the tragedy of lives lost, and one of your faithful communities distressed and wounded. We cry out for comfort and healing for the grieving, and justice and mercy for the perpetrator.

Forgive us for any part that we might have in the cruelty and violence of this world. Shake us from our complacency, and set us on the path of righteousness that leads us to the justice and healing places where we need to be present. Help us to be instruments of your compassion and peace. Give us the courage to speak out against violence, hatred, and prejudice.

By your power, heal all wounds, repair all chasms, bring your kingdom to fruition that all may live in joy, peace, and love. In Christ's name we pray. Amen. 
Clergy News
Congratulations to:

The Rev. Johnnie Ross (St. Raphael's Lexington) and Julie Hale on their June 14th wedding.

The Rev. Marshall Jolly (Grace, Florence; newly called to Grace, Morganton North Carolina) and Ms.Elizabeth Anderson on their May 23rd wedding. 

The Rev. Brent (Christ Church Cathedral) and Malinda Owens celebrating 30 years of marriage 

The Rev. Deacon Lauren Villemuer-Drenth, Diocesan Deacon for Christian Formation to St. Paul's, Winston Salem North Carolina.

Twelves members of the Diocesan Leadership Team participated in training to be consultants working with congregations. The sessions took place at Mission House, with Group 1 meeting on Thursday morning and group 2 meeting Monday night.  Participants have been involved in many aspects of leadership development in their professional lives and bring those skills to the ministry of leadership development.  They have participated in the basic units of diocesan training, holy conversations ( as participants and staff), design teams, utilizing the process around different content areas and are adding consulting, including mutual ministry and exit interviews and clergy welcomes and farewells to the areas of service they can lead, under the guidance of the Canon to the Ordinary.
What's New
World Refugee Sunday Guest Speaker: June 21
401 N. Upper St. Lexington, KY 40508, June 21


210 N MAIN ST, VERSAILLES KY 40383, July 26


Hot Springs,  NC, July 9-12

Employment Opportunities
St. Matthew's, Louisville is seeking a Director of Ministry to oversee education and small group ministries. Click here for more info.
Pentecost 4
Holy Trinity, Georgetown
Pentecost 5
St. John's Church, Corbin
   The Rev. Rebecca Myers, Priest-in-Charge

19 Jun   Linda Young P
21 Jun   Michael Carlisle P
               Rob Slocum D
22 Jun   Joe Mitchell P
24 Jun   Anisa C. Willis P
25 Jun   Nancy Stone Farley D
26 Jun   Lois Howard D
28 Jun Marcia Hunter P
29 Jun Stephen Alexander D
             Anthony Bezy P
             Peter D'Angio D
             Marcia Hunter D
             Chana Tetzlaff D
30 Jun  Keila Thomas D
             Judy Yunker D
1 Jul     Paul Wanter D

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