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Helping Our Neighbors

"But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?"    - 1 John 3:17   As I look at the news coverage of Hurricane Harvey I cannot help but think back to 2005 when I took three...
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Keep Watch, Dear Lord

"Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night . . ." So begins a prayer attributed to Augustine of Hippo, a prayer included in both Evening Prayer and Compline in our 1979 Book of Common Prayer. I often say this prayer before going to bed....
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"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed..."  - 2 Corinthians 4:8   RESILIENCE: It is a word of which I have become increasingly aware in recent months. Earlier this year I received a post card (mass mailed) from a local church advertising a series of...
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Being Connected

"I am the vine, you are the branches." - John 15:5   At this point in the life of our diocese, as we begin the discernment process in preparation for a  search for a new bishop, we need more than ever to be connected to each other, connected as members of our...
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Seeking the Peace of God

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of...
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Let Us Encourage One Another

"Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance." - Proverbs 1:5   The Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation adopted by the 76th General Convention and reaffirmed by the 77th General Convention states "Christian faith...
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Rejoice and Be Glad!

On this day the Lord has acted, We will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24   Easter is all about God. Resurrection is all about God. Jesus was not resuscitated. He was not hooked up to a defibrillator and brought back to life. He was jerked out of death...
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Repentance and Life Anew

"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned to our own way."  - Isaiah 53:6a "...Your rod and your staff, they comfort me."   - Psalm 23:4b   In January due to the generous and gracious gifts of two priests of the Diocese of Lexington, I was on a Peace...
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We Are Called

"Jesus said to him, 'Go and do likewise.' " - Luke 10:37b How does our faith impact how we are citizens? This is the question we've been exploring at St. Michael's during Lent. We've invited several local, state, and national elected officials to visit with us, to...
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Campus Ministry at St. Augustine’s Chapel

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 In two weeks, my service as the Lutheran and Episcopal campus minister at the University of Kentucky will be coming to an end. In the...
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Diocesan News and Transitions

Renewal of Ministry at St. John’s

Renewal of Ministry at St. John’s

St. John's Episcopal Church in Versailles held a joyful Renewal of Ministry celebration on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Earlier this year, The Rev. Dana Lockhart began serving at St. John's as Priest-in-Charge, and this past Sunday, the congregation and Dana celebrated...

Province IV Youth Ministries Announcements

        General Convention Official Youth Presence Applications are now being accepted for high school students who want to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at The Episcopal Church's 79th General Convention, to...

Acting the Gospel

Acting the Gospel

"While I'm on sabbatical, I want you to do something." That is pretty much what Bishop Hosea told the Canon Evangelist, Phil Thomas. And with that directive, St. Timothy's was born. From its inception, it was different from any other congregation in the Diocese. It...

A Letter from the Standing Committee

July 26, 2017 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus: We trust and hope that this letter finds you doing well during a season of the year when schedules and vacations provide a more relaxed and slower pace. Know that you have been kept in prayer during this time...



The sun is still rising over Patterson Hall when the morning bell rings, just as you remember it. The air is cool from the night before but, already, you can tell it's going to be a beautiful, sunny day, perfect for a hike to Wind Tunnel or a climb up to the top of...



Saying Farewell...     We give thanks to The Rev. Chana Tetzlaff and The Rev. TJ Tetzlaff  and wish them Godspeed as they relocate this week to the seacoast community of Wilmington, NC. Chana and TJ, you will be missed by your Emmanuel and Our Saviour...

Reading Camp 2017

Reading Camp 2017

Reading Camp 2017 had its first camp of the season in Downtown Lexington at Mission House June 12-16th. Our mission is to provide 3rd through 5th graders who are reading below grade level non-traditional educational opportunities that build self-esteem and empower...

Congratulations, 2017 EfM Graduates!

Congratulations, 2017 EfM Graduates!

On May 25, the Feast of the Ascension, those who completed the four-year program of Education for Ministry gathered with family, friends, previous EfM graduates and mentors at Church of the Resurrection in Nicholasville. The Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell celebrated the Holy...

UTO Spring In-Gathering

The Spring In-Gathering for UTO will be May 21 or any Sunday close to that date that is convenient for your parish.  All materials, such as envelopes, boxes, booklets, etc., can be ordered from the Website of the National UTO. The address is...

ECW Announces Women’s Weekend at The Cathedral Domain

The Women's Weekend at The Cathedral Domain will take place May 19-21, 2017. The latest edition of The Link contains detailed information and includes a Registration Form. Please click here to download The Link and sign up now!...

We Give Thanks for Ellen Darnall!

It is with sadness that we share with you that Ellen Darnall, who has served on the Diocesan staff for over 20 years, has elected to take a job in her hometown of Flemingsburg.  We are grateful to Ellen for the faithful work that she has done for these many years and...

2017 Diocesan Convention News

2017 Diocesan Convention News

We Are in the Jesus Movement!   Innumerable thanks go to all the people who made the 121st Convention of the Diocese of Lexington a reality. The people of St. Michael’s, Lexington were gracious and helpful hosts! The people who offered their gifts for the...

What’s Happening

around the Diocese of Lexington.

This list can also be viewed in Calendar or Day format; click on the “View All Events” link at the bottom, then select a dropdown in the grey “View As” box at upper right.

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What’s Happening

  1. Weekend Retreat with The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (Cincinnati)

    September 29 @ 6:00 pm - October 1 @ 11:00 am
  2. Spell to Read: 3rd annual Adult Spelling Bee to support Reading Camp

    September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. St. Michael’s Celebration Weekend: Choir Cabaret

    September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. St. Michael’s Celebration Weekend: Bluegrass and BBQ

    October 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  5. Reformation 500 Commemorative Concert

    October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Festal Choral Evensong at Good Shepherd

    October 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Invitation from Forward Movement: Reading and Signing Event

    October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  8. New York Polyphony in “A Lily among Thorns”

    October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  9. Kentucky Council of Churches Annual Assembly

    October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 1:30 pm
  10. Camp Indian Summer: Adult Event at Cathedral Domain

    October 20 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:00 pm

To submit an event for publication both here and in DioLink, please click here. Please note that submissions must be received by Tuesday evening in order to be included in that week’s DioLink. Thank you!

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588-0610

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