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Total Ministry

"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. Are all...

Godly Play News from London, England

"Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:39   In July of 2015, the Reverend Deacon Lois Howard had her ministry to Alzheimers' and Dementia patients, using...

A Lutheran Moment

"God's Word forever shall abide, no thanks to foes, who fear it; for God himself fights by our side with weapons of the Spirit. Were they to take our house, goods, honor, child, or spouse, though life be wrenched away, they cannot win the day. The kingdom's ours...

Looking on the Face of Christ

  "...An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, 'Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.' Then Joseph got up, took the child and his...

Becoming Beloved Community

" All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation." - 2 Corinthians 5:18   There is much to pray about daily: the loss of life, property and infrastructure following hurricanes Harvey and Irma,...

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...

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....

Resilience

"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 programs...

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 parish,...

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...

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...

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 into a...

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...

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...

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

2017 Lilly Grant Awarded to St. Michael’s

The Christian Theological Seminary, in its role of administering the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program, has awarded a 2017 Lilly Grant to the Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel and its rector, the Rev. Laurie Brock. Grants were awarded to 146...

Transitions

Giving Thanks for the Ministry of The Rev. Brian Cole   The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, said farewell to their rector of the last five and a half years, the Rev. Brian Cole on Sunday, October 8.  In late July, he was elected as Bishop of the Episcopal...

Celebrating a Ministry of Hospitality: St. Agnes House

Celebrating a Ministry of Hospitality: St. Agnes House

  On Saturday, September 23, supporters of St. Agnes House from over the years gathered with The  Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell as he led a Service of Thanksgiving for the Ministry of St. Agnes House which included the secularization of a sacred space after numerous...

Celebrating 30 Years of Music Ministry at St. Michael’s

Celebrating 30 Years of Music Ministry at St. Michael’s

On Sunday, October 8th, St. Michael's celebrated 30 years of music ministry with Ruth Witt. While pursuing her doctorate in 1987, Ruth had a chance meeting at the University of Kentucky with Schuyler Robinson and Peter Casparian, the then-rector of an Episcopal...

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 be held July 5-13,...

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...

“Timeless”

“Timeless”

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...

Transitions

Transitions

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 congregations,...

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...

What’s Happening

around the Diocese of Lexington (first ten events).

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What’s Happening

  1. A Lenten Series: From Prayer to Action

    February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Youth Event: New Beginnings #24

    March 16 @ 6:00 pm - March 18 @ 4:30 pm

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