Volume 32, Number 1
Reminders Bible Study with Fr. Dominic Mondays at 6 pm Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9 am Cross Quilt Ministry Tuesdays at 9 am at 1412 Fincastle Holy Eucharist with Healing Wednesdays at 12:05 pm Morning Prayer Thursdays at 9 am Women’s Bible Study Thursdays at 9:30 am Centering Prayer with Fr. Brian Fridays at 7 am Concert Series Sundays at 4:15 pm Holy Eucharist Sundays at 7:45, 9:00, 11:15 & 5:00
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First Thursday Book Group Rector’s Forum with Devin Brown Daughter’s of the King Concert ~ John Linker, Organ Susan Weatherford, Recorder Room in the Inn Men’s Group Breakfast Rector’s Forum with Devin Brown Choir Concert by Cantabile Vestry Meeting Senior Lunch Bunch Concert ~ John Linker, Organ Patrick Tuck, Trumpet Room in the Inn Prayer Shawl Ministry Vestry Retreat
Good Shepherd welcomes author, Denise Giardina Award-winning and critically acclaimed novelist Denise Giardina will read at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 7:30 pm on Thursday February 13, 2014. Denise Giardina has written five novels with a remarkable range of themes, richly drawn characters, and settings. Storming Heaven is set in her native West Virginia during the early 1900s, an era when the coal mines arrived and brought brutal changes. Powerful and gripping, the LA Times called it "brilliant diamond-hard fiction, heart wrenching, tough and tender." Storming Heaven was chosen as a Discovery selection of the Book of the Month club and won the W.D. Weatherford award. Its sequel, Unquiet Earth won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the Lillian Smith Award for fiction. Whether she is describing a scene from Germany before World War II or the mountains of West Virginia, Denise Giardina writes beautifully, and has a gift of vivid description and a strong sense of place, as this passage from Storming Heaven reveals:
“. . . the far mountains layered one after another, the mist dancing up their flanks. Every way I turned the lush green peaks towered over me. Had it been winter or spring, they would have been iron gray, or dappled with pink and white dogwood, sarvis, and redbud, but always they would be there, the
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mountains, their heights rounded by the elements like relics worn smooth by the hands of reverent pilgrims. I swept my arm up and flung water like beads of glass.” Giardina is also the author of three other novels, including Saints and Villains, a fictional account of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which won the Boston Book Review Fisk Fiction Prize and was a semifinalist for the International Dublin Literary Award. Annie Dillard called Saints and Villains "a masterpiece. . .one of the handful of best books I’ve ever read.” In addition to her fiction, Denise Giardina’s op-ed pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Charleston (WV) Gazette and Daily Mail. She has published in The Nation, Southern Exposure, Emmy, and the Village Voice, as well, and has given readings and talks at a variety of schools including Duke University, the University of Kentucky, West Virginia University, and the University of Virginia. The recipient of two Creative Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Denise Giardina now lives in Charleston, West Virginia, is retired from West Virginia State University, and is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church. A book-signing and reception will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the community— everyone is welcome!
The Well - Lexington
by Sarah Charles Wright
The Members of the Board of Refuge, Inc., now known as “The Well – Lexington,” would like to express our thanks to all the folks at Good Shepherd who attended the Dick Sisto Jazz Concert in November and brought their friends and neighbors. We also wish to thank those parishioners who generously sponsored the musical performance, and Fr. Brian and the staff of Good Shepherd for all of their hard work to make the event such a success. Sales proceeds from concert tickets exceeded $4,000! Finally, we want to say thank you to all of you who directed your year-end contributions for Outreach programing at Good Shepherd to The Well - Lexington. We are so very grateful for your generosity and trust. All Concert proceeds and all contributions received will support our mission to establish a two-year program and residential community for women in Central Kentucky who are victims of human trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness. If you would like to learn more about The Well – Lexington and how you can help, please join us in the Undercroft on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. when the Board will present its vision and strategic plan for this new Outreach program.
Daughters of the King
Good Shepherd Cook Book
The next meeting of the Daughters of the King will be on Sunday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the library.
Calling all cooks, backyard chefs, and foodies of all kinds. The youth of Good Shepherd are collecting recipes and menus for the publication of a Good Shepherd Cookbook. Bring out the favorites that disappear at every parish picnic. Share the wonderful dishes you prepare for your loved ones over the holiday seasons throughout the year. We would love everything from your Grandmother’s special dishes to new ones you created today. Please help us create a special book that will be passed down to future generations. Spread the love you put into each morsel with the rest of Good Shepherd. Proceeds from the sales of the books will help fund the 2014 Youth Pilgrimage to England. We will be sharing more information about the cookbook over the next few weeks. Please start submitting your recipes as soon as possible. You may drop them off at the church labeled: Attention Good Shepherd Cookbook or email them to Hicks Snowden at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Leach at email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
The Daughters of the King provide sandwiches the second Wednesday of the month for Lexington’s Hopemobile. The sandwich team for January 8 is Lynn Tudor, Sherry Owen, Phyllis Spears, Carol Vaughan, Ann Maggard and Sandy Reid.
For more information about Daughters of the King, please contact the Chapter President, Ann Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org Page 2
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Lock-in sponsored by:
Agape Feast TaizĂŠ Yoga Live Music Open Mic Dancing Late Night!
The Diocese of Lexington DYC and
The Episcopal Youth Community of Trinity Church
January 18-19, 2014 Trinity Episcopal Church Covington, Kentucky
What's the Deal? January is the worst. Christmas is over. A New Year in the Spirit is a memory. Summer camp at the Cathedral Domain is still months away. It's dark by noon and absolutely frigid. What we need is a little taste of that Domain Love to get us through the long winter. What we need... is a revival. Fear not, for behold... On January 18-19, Trinity Episcopal Church warmly invites all junior and senior high students (grade 7-12) to downtown Covington for the annual dance party and lock-in we like to call "The Electric Revival." Shake off those mid-winter blues with twenty-four long hours of music, worship, fellowship and, of course, dancing. Last year was epic, but for our second installment of The Electric Revival we're upping the ante with an agape feast, yoga classes, an open mic coffee hour, a TaizĂŠ worship service, and, of course, more of that late night POWER MUSIC ELECTIC REVIVAL!
When Is This Thing Going Down? The revelries will commence at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 18th and will end at 12:00pm on Sunday. There will be free transportation provided to and from Lexington. The bus will leave Mission House (203 E 4th) at 12pm on Saturday and will return by 1:30pm on Sunday. Contact Youth Leaders, Matt & April Elliott at email@example.com for more information.
What Should I Bring? Comfortable clothes (yoga), sleeping bag and pillow, 80's attire for the dance, musical instruments, boogie shoes, and can goods to donate to St. Paul's Food Pantry. Oh... and $15 for a shirt.
What Else Do I Need To Know? We are collecting can goods for the Food Pantry operated by St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport. Please bring some non-perishables to donate. And don't forget your cosmic 80's dancing attire. When we crank that POWER MUSIC ELECTRIC REVIVAL, your khakis just won't cut it. Registration forms are due by January 15, 2014. To register online go to http://trinitychurchcovky.com/electric-revival or forms are available in the youth suite that you can complete and mail in. For more information contact Justin Gabbard at firstname.lastname@example.org at Trinity, Covington or Good Shepherd Youth Leaders, Matt & April Elliott at email@example.com
Room in the Inn Good Shepherd is one of 26 Lexington churches that take part in the Room in the Inn Program. Room in the Inn provides hospitality by welcoming homeless men into their midst as honored guests. The church provides a healthy environment with a safe and warm place to sleep, a hot evening meal, breakfast, a sack lunch for the day, and transportation to and from the church.
Remaining RITI Hosting Dates at Good Shepherd Jan 14, 2014 Jan 28, 2014 Feb 11, 2014 Feb 25, 2014 Mar 11, 2014 Mar 25, 2014
Below freezing temperatures have made life for Lexington’s homeless unbearable. Room in the Inn is a welcoming respite for men that are normally in the cold. If you would like to help with set-up or clean-up for our next Room in the Inn on January 14 please contact Anne Peschke at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help with food or cooking please contact Pam Noyes at email@example.com. It takes many volunteers to host every month. Thank you to our many regular volunteers and the many new volunteers that we get. A special thanks to our faithful team of hosts that welcomed guests for the night of New Year’s Eve.
Upcoming Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Good Shepherd All are open to public with free admission.
12 January 2014 – 4:15pm Recorder and Organ Recital by Susan Weatherford, Recorder, with John Linker, Organ 19 January 2014 – 4:15pm Choir Concert by Cantabile, Donna Bonner, Director 26 January 2014 – 4:15pm Trumpet and Organ Recital by Patrick Tuck, Trumpet, with John Linker, Organ 2 February 2014 – 4:15pm Clarinet and Organ Recital by Andrew Burton, Clarinet, with John Linker, Organ 9 February 2014 – 4:15pm Choir Concert by University of Kentucky Blue Note Ensemble, Dimitrius Walker, Director 16 February 2014 – 4:15pm Voice Recital by Whit Whitaker, Tenor
Friday, January 24, 2014 12:30 pm We will have Fr. Dominic in the Hot Seat! Join us as we talk about growth at Good Shepherd and how our seniors play a role. Have your inquiries ready for the Q & A! Bring your leftovers (or anything you would like to make) to share. Sign up in the Loggia or call the parish office at 252-1744. For more information contact Joyce Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Thursday Book Group Schedule January 9
My Bright Abyss by Christian Wyman
Saints and Villains by Denise Giardina*
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
Island: The Complete Stories by Alistair MacLeod*
All the Living by C.E. Morgan
Dear Life (stories) by Alice Munro
Epistles by Mark Jarman
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*Note the change in the assigned reading schedule. Denise Giardina will be at Good Shepherd for a reading on Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. For this reason her book has been moved to the February 6 meeting. See the article on the front page of this edition. The First Thursday Book Group meets at 6:30 in the Good Shepherd Library. Discussion notes are available online at www.goodshepherdlex.org under Christian Formation/Book Group. For more information about the First Thursday Book Group please contact Kim Edwards at email@example.com
Theology on Tap Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:00 pm Lexington Beerworks 213 North Limestone Theology on Tap will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month through May 2014. Our permanent location will be Lexington Beerworks (now serving food!) Please join us for wonderful adult theological discussion. For more information please contact Matt Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Goodpaster at email@example.com
The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The deadline for the upcoming February issue of The Shepherdâ€™s Voice will be Friday, January 24. Please submit articles of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcoming Callie Hausman to our Staff Friends, Grace and peace to you in this Epiphany season. I am very pleased to announce that Callie Hausman will be joining Good Shepherd Church as the Minister of Children and Families and Chaplain of the Good Shepherd Day School. Callie will begin her duties with us on February 1st. Callie currently serves as the Director of Community and Christian Formation at Calvary Episcopal Church in Louisville. A good biographical sketch of Callie can be found at www.calvaryepiscopal.org/callie-hausman/: Ms. Callie Hausman became a member of Calvaryâ€™s staff on the first Sunday in July, 1987, as Director of Religious Education. In 2006, Callie was made fulltime with the title of Director of Community & Christian Formation. Callie has two grown daughters, Christina and Stephanie. Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Callie moved to State College, Pennsylvania, for her teenage years and then moved to Louisville in 1975. She has lived in Jefferson County ever since. Callie has a Masters of Arts with a concentration in Humanities and Civic Leadership (focusing primarily in Religious Studies) from the University of Louisville. In addition to having twenty-four years experience as a Christian Educator, she has also been trained in grant writing, mediation, and is a member of the National Association of Christian Education Directors. She has served on numerous Diocesan committees, including Chair of the Christian Formation Department, Diocese of Kentucky. For several years, she enjoyed teaching preschool at Highland Presbyterian Weekday School, and held staff positions at the University of Louisville, where she had an assistantship at the Commonwealth Center for Society and Humanities while working on her Mastersâ€™ degree, and later was an assistant to the Director of the Ph.D. program in Humanities. Callie is passionate about helping children, youth, and adults grow in their life of faith. She is committed to empowering teachers to inspire and educate, communicating the love of Christ. It is her desire that all who come to Calvary build community and relationships, and to grow in the knowledge and love of God. Callie will be joining a parish family that has already shown a strong commitment to children and family ministry. I am especially grateful to Wendy Van Meter and Julia Hollon and the leadership they offer with the Ministry Architects Renovation Teams. These teams are helping us meet the goals we have set for strengthening children and youth ministries at Good Shepherd. Callie comes to us with strong endorsements from Christian Formation leaders throughout The Episcopal Church. Callie's gifts for teaching and equipping leaders for Christian discipleship were noted again and again. She will serve us well as we continue to implement the renovation plan developed from our work with Ministry Architects. In years past, many here have planted and watered and prepared. We are fortunate to be called to serve at Good Shepherd in this time of new growth. I would invite you to extend a warm welcome to Callie and keep her in your prayers as we prepare and plan for God's work to continue to be done in and through us. Peace,
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The Rector’s Forum with Devin Brown Dr. Devin Brown will be our guest for the Rector’s Forum on January 5, 12 and 19 at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Brown will help us to take a look at the life, works and legacy of C. S. Lewis concluding with a short documentary that he wrote and helped produce: C. S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today. Dr. Devin Brown is a Lilly Scholar and a Professor of English at Asbury University where among other things he teaches a course on C. S. Lewis. He is the author of seven books. The most recent are The Christian World of The Hobbit (2012) and A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis (2013). In 2008 he served as Scholar-in-Residence at The Kilns, Lewis's home outside of Oxford where he slept in Lewis's bedroom each night. His wife, Sharon, is the chair of the Exercise Science Department at Transylvania University. Along with their 15-pound cat, Mr. Fluff, they have lived in Lexington for 17 years.
Remaining Class Schedule: January 12th Lewis's A-List: The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and The Chronicles of Narnia January 19th A short documentary that Devin wrote and helped produce: C. S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today Among those filmed for the documentary were Eric Metaxas, Tim Keller, Chuck Colson, Michael Flaherty (president of Walden Media which made the Narnia films), and Douglas Gresham (Lewis's stepson). Afterwards, Devin will sign and sell his recent book: A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis which includes a Foreword written by Douglas Gresham.
The Art and Science of English Change Ringing Once again, Good Shepherd will be hosting the University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for a Change Ringing Course. Classes begin Wednesday, February 5 and run through March 19 (no class on March 5) from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. The instructor will be Richard Dirksen, former Ringing Master at Washington National Cathedral. Since the mid—17th century, the church bells of England have been rung by teams in a unique, pattern and mathbased ‘musical’ language known as Change Ringing. The first class will be an introductory lecture on the history and nature of this remarkable subject. Subsequent sessions will include lecture and hands-on learning of ring sequencing. Hand bells will be used to recreate the ringing rehearsed by teams in England and across the United States. To register go to http://www.mc.uky.edu/aging/index.html or attend the OLLI Open House at Tates Creek Christian Church on January 14, 2014 from 1:00—3:30 p.m. There is a limit of 16 participants for this class.
Merton Study Group Fr. Brian will gather with individuals interested in studying the writings of Thomas Merton for an opening meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at 6 p.m. in the Library. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) lived for over 25 years at Gethsemani Monastery near Bardstown and wrote widely on the spiritual life, prayer and the role of contemplation in the active life. For our first gathering, we will reflect on The Merton Prayer, a brief prayer Merton included in Thoughts in Solitude, a book of his from the 1950s. A copy of the prayer can be found at http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/themerton-prayer For more information, contact Fr. Brian at email@example.com
Reflection's from Fr. Brian ‘A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For the journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ So begins T.S. Eliot’s Epiphany poem, The Journey of the Magi. It recalls that the earliest pilgrims to see the Christ light traveled in bitter cold, through a cold and hard time. Instead of hunkering down, they were called to go. The earliest days of 2014 have greeted us with record cold. The warmth of Christmas Eve services seems to be as a faraway dream. It would be tempting to hunker down, to go no further, slumber until spring. But the light of Christ, recalled in Scripture, beckons us again. We are a people of pilgrimage. We have much to give thanks for the ministry and mission of Good Shepherd in the year 2013. We named out loud that worship, outreach, ministry to children and youth and music were priorities for how we shaped our parish life. These priorities will continue to inform our mission ahead. In the midst of all this, we will continue to welcome the stranger, the fellow pilgrim, seeking to put down roots in a community of faith. We will worship, we will pray, we will give thanks. And then, like the earliest pilgrims from the East, we will journey, beginning in the “very dead of winter.” The Light calls us. And we trust that Easter Spring is before us. Peace,