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MARCH 15, 2013

Good Shepherd’s Seventh Annual 30 Hour Famine Youth from Good Shepherd, Christ Church, St. John's, and Trinity gathered March 1-2 for Good Shepherd’s 7th annual 30 Hour Famine.

Upcoming Events Happening at the Domain

March 15-17

Men’s Group Breakfast

March 16

Lenten Soup

March 20

Senior Lunch Bunch

March 22

Good Works for Good Shepherd

March 23

Palm Cross Workshop

March 23

Palm Sunday

March 24

On Friday, all participants started fasting after lunch. We fast so we experience just a little bit of what 2/3 of our world faces -hunger. Each of the 55 youth and 9 leaders received an identity of a child from Mali, Ethopia, Kenya, Nigeria or Ghana and faced the challenges as that child. We were given names of children from around the world facing hunger, disease and hopelessness. Every time we were hungry, we prayed for that child. On Saturday, we awoke to Morning Prayer and then headed out to our first community service projects. Throughout the day, we had four groups going to 12

services projects. The youth worked with Room in the Inn/Church under the Bridge, serving homeless people in Lexington; visited with residents at Mayfair Manor Nursing Home; helped in a community garden at Seedleaf; made cards and crowns for the children at Hope for Tomorrow, Guatemala City Children's

Speech Center; cleaned and organized at The Nest (and delivered diapers donated by our parish); helped out at East 7th Street Community Center; cleaned and sorted for Reading Camp; visited and did a Godly Play Story with Alzheimer patients at Breckenridge Nursing Home. All groups participated in the God’s Pantry food collection. Each group of 4 youth were given $5 and sent to the grocery store to purchase food for a family of four on $1 a day. Most of the youth learned how much we Americans spend on food and how we take it for granted.

Home; made lunches and visited the homebound of our parish; cleaned at St. Agnes House; cleaned at Lexington Hearing and

Saturday evening we had a Eucharist led by the Rev. Dominic Moore to celebrate the more than $5000 we collected so far, when matched to a federal grant becomes over $20,000! cont. on pg. 2

Your Journey Through Holy Week

Room in the Inn March 26

The Great Vigil

March 30

Easter Sunday

March 31

Church Office (859)252-1744

office@goodshepherdlex.org


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30 Hour Famine We then broke our 30 hour fast with a feast brought by the parents, parishioners and area restaurants. The next morning, we gathered at our respective parishes and gave the sermons we prepared and shared the prayers we wrote. All the congregations responded with love, admiration and support for this wonderful weekend. We all vowed to be the light of God and do all in our power—one child at a time—to stop the darkness of hunger and death. This could not have happened without the volunteers who made it

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possible! Many thanks to those who spent the night and fasted with us: Dianne Griffith, Alan Goren, and Alice Rogers; those who drove us to our community service projects: Renee Branham, Steve Branham, Barbara Priest, Julia Hollon, Hans Flueck, Kathy Bihl, and Cynthia Matthews; those who helped clean up: Allissa Ferguson and Henk Drenth. Special thanks to Leroy Nealy! We are still taking donations to save children's lives. We can make the difference that changes a family and a community.

--The Rev. Lauren VillemuerDrenth, Deacon, Minister of Christian Formation”

“The blues ain’t nothing but a good man feelin’ bad.” During our Lenten series on blues music, Fr. Donavan Cain shared this popular definition of the blues. During Holy Week, we follow Jesus again as the ultimate Good takes on pain and rejection and the cross. In following from Palm Sunday to the Easter Vigil, we all help to sing the "blues" and celebrate the Resurrected Life we find on the other side of the cross. As followers of Jesus who worship in the liturgical tradition, we have opportunity to enter deeply into the blues of Jesus' last days as he enters Jerusalem in triumph, only to be betrayed, arrested and executed. In so doing, we remember that the joy of Easter can never be divorced from the life that had known all the darkness present in our broken world. When Christians avoid the blues, we cut ourselves off from much of the story of Jesus, and construct a faith that is sentimental and sweet. The Good News is not given to us in order for us to protect it from harm and only bring it out for worship on Sundays. The Good News is given to us, to all, and roams free in the world, where love and grace still bump up against hate and fear. In such encounters, the Good News sings again a song of resurrection and mercy. Easter joy does not erase the memory of Good Friday pain. But Easter joy has a life-giving weight to it because it knows where the journey began. Peace,

Bishop’s Bowl ~ Sunday, April 7 Join us as we bowl with Bishop Hahn

4:00 pm Bowling at 205 Southland Drive 6:00 pm Dinner & Evening Prayer at CCC $5 per person RSVP amusterman@ccclex.org

Good Shepherd

Stewardship Report

2-28-13

Budgeted Income Actual Income

Monthly 74,878.01 85,629.19

Year to Date 191,726.02 207,387.85

Budgeted Expense Actual Expense

76,045.14 95,046.26

179,894.93 193,022.08

Gain/Loss

-9,417.07

14,365.77


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Painting with a Twist Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m., you are invited to a fundraiser for the Elliott Heart Fund at Painting with a Twist 2573 Richmond Rd., Suite 385. Participants must register ahead of time either online or by calling the store at (859) 309-2701. Their website www.paintingwithatwitst.com has a calendar link. Click on Elliott Heart Fundraiser Night! on the calendar for March 25. Painting with a Twist will donate $10 of your $35 fee to the Elliott Heart Fund. Donations can also be made directly to the Elliott Heart Fund at any Central Bank location.

Exploring Holy Week On Wednesday, March 20 at 6:15 p.m., Deacon Lauren will take the children through the story of Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter. Children will learn about Jesus' last week and what it means to us and the world. Children of any age can attend and youth are invited to help and learn the story also. We will start in the Youth Suite in the basement, but the story requires movement so we will travel throughout the building. Families are encouraged to attend our Lenten Soup Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Senior Lunch Bunch All seniors are invited to lunch on Friday, March 22 at 12:30 in the undercroft. Commonwealth Attorney Ray Larson will be speaking on crime and making seniors aware of what we can do to protect ourselves. Please plan to bring a few sandwiches to share. Soup will be provided.

Palm Cross Workshop Join us for one of the best events of the year! The Palm Cross Workshop will take place Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 to noon in the Undercroft. No previous skill required! Experts on hand to show you how! Refreshments will be provided. Sign up in the Loggia or contact the church office.

Good Works for Good Shepherd Easter is almost here and so is our annual Spring cleaning event. We need your help with weeding, raking, trimming, light painting, dusting, vacuuming, mopping and generally making our beautiful Church shine for Holy Week. Join us on Saturday, March 23 for coffee &doughnuts at 8:30 am. Work starts at 9:00.

2K / 8K Cross Country Race We encourage all members of Good Shepherd to come out: walk, run, or help at our event on April 6, 2013. Join us at 8:00 a.m. at Sayre Athletic Complex located at 300 Cranbrake Road in Lexington for the 2K Fun Run. The 8K race begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Register online at: Active.com (Good Shepherd Episcopal XC). Registration is $25 per runner and $15 for participants under the age of 13. All Participants will receive a pint glass. All proceeds to benefit Good Shepherd’s Outreach Ministries.


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