Volume 32, Number 3
2014 Lenten Series
Bible Study Mondays at 6 pm
Out of the Depths, Out of the Silence
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
The Psalms have been called the Prayer Book of the Bible. Over the whole expanse of the Psalms, we hear the whole range of human emotion expressed to God within the context of worship. During the season of Lent, we are called to self-examination and repentance, to a season of penitence and fasting. Psalm 40 and 62 both express a Lenten tone to them, as the Psalmist cries out from the pit, from the depth and from silence. This year, we have invited several individuals, both Good Shepherd members and community friends, to join us and reflect on their own lives and vocations in light of Psalm 40 and 62. These reflections will take place after a simple meal of soup and bread. Each week’s soup meal will be provided by a particular ministry of our parish. Nursery will be available. Wednesdays, March 12—April 9
Centering Prayer with Fr. Brian Fridays at 7 am Youth Confirmation Class Sundays at 4 pm Concert Series Sundays at 4:15 pm Youth Group Meeting Sundays at 5 pm
5:30 pm Simple Soup Supper 6:15 pm Lenten Program 9:00 pm
Our speakers will be Shawn Gannon, Rabbi Marc Klein, Fr. Al DeGiacomo, Becky Alley, and Ray Smith and Maurice Manning. We will hear from artists, religious leaders, musicians and poets. Come and join us each Wednesday of Lent for these special evenings.
Lenten Programs for Children
Holy Eucharist Sundays at 7:45, 9:00, 11:15 & 5:00
March 12: Create your own Paschal Candle April 9: The Mystery of Lent April 16: A Child’s Walk Through Holy Week
Upcoming Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Good Shepherd All are open to public with free admission. 2 March 2014 – 4:15pm – Bluegrass Concert by University of Kentucky Bluegrass Ensemble, Tanner Jones, Director 9 March 2014 – 4:15pm – Organ Recital by John Linker 16 March 2014 – 4:15pm – Organ Recital by Clif Cason 23 March 2014 – 4:15pm – Trumpet Concert by EKU Trumpet Studio 30 March 2014 – 4:15pm – Organ Recital by Joshua Bracken 6 April 2014 – 4:15pm – Organ Recital by John Linker 13 April 2014 – 4:15pm – Trumpet Recital by Caleb Hudson 20 April 2014 – 4:15pm – Treble Recital by Grace Campbell 27 April 2014 – 4:15pm – Organ Recital by Jane Johnson
Mark Your Calendar 3-2 3-2
Rector’s Forum ~ Parish Weekend Recital ~ UK Bluegrass Ensemble Tanner Jones, Director 3-4 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 3-4 Theology on Tap at The Loudoun House 3-5 Play & Learn Program 3-5 Ash Wednesday Services 7:30 am, 12:05 pm and 7:00 pm 3-6 First Thursday Book Group 3-7 New Beginnings at the Domain 3-7 Bach Choir Concert 3-8 Daylight Savings Time Begins 3-9 Newcomer’s Brunch 3-9 Daughter’s of the King Meeting 3-9 Organ Recital ~ John Linker 3-11 Room in the Inn 3-12 Play & Learn Program 3-12 Lenten Program & Simple Supper 3-12 Children’s Lenten Program 3-12 Compline 3-13 Pastoral Care ~ Senior Center Speaker 3-14 Happening at the Domain 3-15 Men’s Breakfast 3-16 Organ Recital ~ Clif Cason 3-16 Supper Group Kick-Off & Potluck 3-19 Play & Learn Program 3-19 Lenten Program & Simple Supper 3-19 Compline 3-23 Concert ~ EKU Trumpet Studio 3-25 Room in the Inn 3-26 Play & Learn Program 3-26 Prayer Shawl Ministry 3-26 Lenten Program & Simple Supper 3-26 Compline 3-28 Senior Lunch Bunch 3-30 Organ Concert ~ Joshua Bracken
The deadline for the upcoming April issue of The Shepherd’s Voice is Friday, March 21. Please submit articles of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Join us Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the undercroft for a Mardi Gras celebration and a wonderful Pancake Supper prepared by the Men’s Group. Dinner is $2.00 per person. Please sign up in the loggia or contact the parish office. Help is needed with set-up, clean-up and cashier duties. For more information, please contact Bill Cox at email@example.com.
Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes for Ash Wednesday, March 5 will be at 7:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and a High Solemn Mass at 7:00 p.m. There will be incense at the late service. We are collecting palms from last Palm Sunday to burn for ashes. There is a basket in the office and one at the back of the church.
Desperately Seeking Recipes! As we create the new Good Shepherd Cookbook to benefit the youth, we need your help to complete the book. We want this book to have contributions from the newest members of our parish as well as those who have been here for a while. We would like to complete the book in time for Mother’s Day, so we need your submissions ASAP! All proceeds will go to the Youth of Good Shepherd. Please drop off your recipes as soon as possible 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!
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Theology on Tap Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:00 pm The Loudoun House ~ Castelwood Park at Bryan Ave. Discussion: The Luminosity Project and the Light of Epiphany as well as Psalm 40 & 62 (the two Psalms of the upcoming Lenten study) The Lexington Art League and our own, Becky Alley, has invited us to The Loudoun House for a private viewing and discussion on LUMINOSITY. LUMINOSITY is an exhibition of interactive, light-based art, that will brighten the dark winter nights with sculpture, installation, film, and photography by leading regional, national, and international artists working with the medium of light. The Art League has displays on exhibit at Triangle Park through March 28 and The Loudoun House through April 6. http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/luminosityloudoun-house.html This is a bring your own food and refreshments kind of gathering, so plan accordingly. Good Shepherd's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner will be at the church between 5:30 and 6:30 that same day. With proper planning, it's definitely possible to do both! Theology on Tap meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month through May 2014. Our regular location is Lexington Beerworks. For more information please contact Matt Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Goodpaster at email@example.com
Seniorâ€™s Assistance & Informational Meeting
Daughters of the King
The Pastoral Care Ministry is pleased to welcome Jennifer Newton, MSW as guest speaker on Thursday, March 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Learn about the Lexington Senior Center as well as the various services available to Fayette County seniors including financial assistance, signing up for Medicare Part D and housing or home assistance. Pathways resource guides for seniors will be provided. This event is open to all Good Shepherd parishioners and friends. For questions, please contact Dianne Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-699-8200.
The next meeting of the Daughters of the King will be on Sunday, March 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the library. The Daughters of the King provide sandwiches the second Wednesday of the month for Lexingtonâ€™s Hopemobile. The sandwich team for March 12 is Ann Plummer, Ann Peschke, Cynthia Matthews, Barbara Baldwin, Marsha Kowalski, Carol Forester. For more information about Daughters of the King, please contact the Chapter President, Ann Plummer at email@example.com
Room in the Inn
Remaining RITI Hosting Dates Good Shepherd is one of 26 Lexington churches that take part in the Room in the Inn at Good Shepherd
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.
Mar 11, 2014 Mar 25, 2014
Below freezing temperatures have made life for Lexingtonâ€™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 February 11 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 Yearâ€™s Eve.
Weekly Service of Compline during Lent During Lent Good Shepherd will be offering the Office of Compline on Wed nes d ay evenings at 9:00pm (3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9). The English word Compline is d e r i v ed f ro m t h e L a t i n completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. Music, silence, and contemplative prayer are the key features of this meditative service. All are welcome to join in this weekly service during the season of Lent.
CARE NOTES ARE HERE! Care Notes are booklets designed to offer strength, support, help and healing for those who are hurting. The Pastoral Care Ministry now offers these booklets on a variety of topics dealing with health care, spiritual care, mental and emotional care, aging and long term care. The Care Notes display rack will be in the Loggia with a variety of titles available on a rotating basis. A list of all titles will be posted with the display. If you see a title that interests you and it is not in the rack, please contact the church office or Dianne Griffith, Pastoral Care Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Take One......and take heart. Give One......and give hope."
Friday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m. Verger, Martin Woodford will give a tour of the Sanctuary, the Sacristy and all of the hidden corners of Good Shepherd. In celebration of Spring, please bring salads and/or toppings to share. Sign up in the Loggia or contact the parish office at 859-252-1744.
First Thursday Book Group Schedule March 6
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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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
Lent for Families and Children A message from Callie Hausman, Minister for Children & Families I am filled with gratitude for all the welcoming from everyone at Good Shepherd and from the Day School. It is impressive to see so many wonderful things happening. I am particularly grateful and inspired by how the Children’s Renovation Team, the teachers, the Nursery staff, and so many other volunteers have all worked together and continued good work to further the journey of faith formation at Good Shepherd. Last Sunday I shared a bit of my vision at the Rector’s Forum (and thank you too for the lovely – and delicious – reception!), as well as some Best Practices. When church attendance is decreasing on a national level, but increasing at Good Shepherd, we have much for which to be thankful. Lives are so full and busy with so many opportunities to choose from, and to choose to come to church to renew our faith, and to share that faith in community, is a statement of how important our faith life is, and how the church, being designated for sacred space and time, is a place of welcome, nurturing, learning, growing, and so much more. I look forward to getting to know so many of you much better. Lent will soon be upon us and bring a new season; a change from Winter to Spring and a change from the liturgical season of Epiphany to Lent. It is a time to observe a new rhythm of observance of our faith. Lent calls us to take more time for quiet contemplation, study and taking on special observances of giving of oneself in many different ways. At Good Shepherd there will not only be a Wednesday evening program for Adults, with Nursery care available, but there will also be special programs for children. All Lenten programs will begin at 6:15 pm after a simple meal of soup and bread that will begin at 5:30 pm. March 12: Creating your own Paschal Candle April 9: The Mystery of Lent April 16: A Child’s Walk Through Holy Week Godly Play and Elementary Classes will also be observing the Lenten season during class time. Additional observances for families will be available on the web page.
Children’s Pajama Party and Service Project March 9 all children are invited to wear their pajamas to church, enjoy a special snack, and to share a book (new or gently used) to be donated to a literacy group. The books will be offered during Holy Eucharist at the 11:15 a.m. service. A basket will also be available in the Loggia for anyone who wishes to donate.
Youth Group in March Regular meetings of the Good Shepherd Youth Group are every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Suite. 3/2—regular meeting 3/7-3/9 - New Beginnings at the Cathedral Domain for grades 7-9 3/9—regular meeting 3/14-3/16—Happening #62 at the Cathedral Domain for grades 10-12 3/16—Service Sunday (2-4pm): Cookies and Cards for the Homebound 3/23—Games at Good Shepherd & Root Beer Floats at A&W 3/30—NO Youth Group (Spring Break)
Spring Supper Groups Sign up sheets for the spring season of supper groups are in the Loggia. Supper groups offer all of us, been-here-forever people as well as newcomers, a chance to make new friends by sharing time socially once a month for 3 or 4 months. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, a couple, or a family, young or not so young, – all are welcome. There’s a place on the sign -up sheet for you to comment on the kind of group you’d like to be in, for example, as a family, ladies only, gourmet cooking, non-dinner social, restaurant hopping … you name it, and we’ll try to make a group that suits you. Sign up in the Loggia or call the parish office at 252-1744 by Thursday, March 15. The kick-off potluck will be in the Undercroft at 6:00 on Sunday, March 16, following the 5:00 service. This will give you a chance to meet your group and set a date for your first dinner. Any questions, just call!
The Rev. Joan Smith to join Good Shepherd as Priest Associate As of March 1, The Rev. Joan Smith will serve as a Priest Associate, focusing on Pastoral Care and Teaching. Mother Joan has recently retired as the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Kentucky and will serve at Good Shepherd in a part-time basis. The Rev. Smith is a graduate of The Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of West Virginia. She has also served parishes in the Dioceses of Southern Ohio and Lexington, along with West Virginia and Kentucky. From 1999-2000, Mother Joan served as the Interim Assistant here at Good Shepherd. In her role as Canon to the Ordinary, Mother Joan was deeply involved in leadership development for parishes and brings those skills with her to Good Shepherd. Along with supporting the Pastoral Care teams at Good Shepherd, Mother Joan will also teach classes in Adult Confirmation and Anglican/Episcopal identity. We are fortunate that Mother Joan as retired to our community and look forward to her sharing her pastoral and priestly gifts with us. Welcome, Joan!
Budgeted Income Actual Income
January $100,947.38 101,043.75
Year to Date $100,947.38 101,043.75
Budgeted Expense Actual Expense
Daylight Saving Time Begins March 8 at midnight Spring forward one hour!
Adult Inquirers Class Any adult interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, our history and traditions, The Prayer Book and much more are invited to join us. Watch for more details coming soon! Please contact the parish office or Joyce Roth for more information about this class or adult Confirmation.
Grace Fons joins Good Shepherd as our Youth Intern
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Grace Fons, a Transylvania University student, is joining the Good Shepherd staff as our Youth Intern. Grace has been active in the Episcopal Church, both on a parish and diocesan level. Here is an excerpt from Grace in her own words--I'm a student here at Transylvania (Go Pios!) but my blood still bleeds blue for the Kentucky Wildcats. I'm from Danville, Kentucky and have been a member of the Episcopal Church since I was in 8th grade. My home parish is Trinity, Danville. Since finding my niche within the Episcopal Church, I became very involved with the diocese of Lexington and the Cathedral Domain. I have served on commissions, been to retreats, staffed retreats, worked within the church, and have had fun doing each! I look forward to meeting the youth at Good Shepherd! You will see Grace on Sunday mornings in worship and Christian formation with our youth and as a peer mentor with our youth group and ministries. We are excited to have Grace join us in this season of parish life at Good Shepherd as we continue to deepen our commitment to children and youth formation. Welcome, Grace!
Merton Study Group Individuals interested in studying the writings of Thomas Merton are welcome to join us for our next gathering on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:00 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 more information, contact Fr. Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Shepherdâ€™s 2nd Annual 2K/8K Race Register now for Good Shepherd's Cross Country 8K/2K Race taking place Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Sayre Athletic Complex. A pint glass will be given to all participants. The 2014 glass will be a new design -- collect them ALL! Registration is $25 or $10 for those under 14 years of age. All proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd's Newest Outreach Ministry: The Well Lexington. For more information and to register visit our website at www.goodshepherdlex.org Good Shepherd has teamed up with Reading Camp and St. Raphael's as part of the new Episcopal Holy Trinity Race Series: Mind, Body and Soul. On Saturday, March 22 the Reading Camp 5K will be held at Coldstream. The final leg will be St. Raphael's Race the Rector on May 10. Registration for each race is $25 for adults. Register for all three and save! The registration for Episcopal Holy Trinity Race Series: Mind, Body and Soul is $60. To sign-up for Race to Read or all three races visit readingcamprocks.org . To register for all three select Mind Body and Soul on the "pay now" drop down menu. This registration will close on March 19 at 5:00 p.m., however there will be forms at the Reading Camp 5K where you can still register for all three races.
Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born on his blog “Clergy Family Confidential.” The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch. As Lent Madness continues to grow and evolve, what won’t change is the essence of Lent Madness: allowing people to get to know some amazing people who have come before us in the faith and reminding one another that there’s no reason for a dreary Lenten discipline. If this helps people connect with the risen Christ during this season of penitence and renewal, and have a bit of fun in the process, then it continues to be worthwhile. Lent Madness is an offering of Forward Movement, widely known as the publishers of Forward Day by Day and other resources to support spiritual growth and vitality. Like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lentmadness and get meditations and inspiration from Forward Day by Day. Sign up for Lenten Madness at http://www.lentmadness.org/ Watch the progress on our Lenten Madness calendar in the Undercroft. We hope you’ll participate fully this Lent and vote with reckless abandon!