R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church
8am,10:30am and 5pm
, Taize` Eucharist, 5pm
8am, Holy Eucharist and Baptism
10:30 am, Christmas Lessons and Carols and Holy Eucharist
Music in the meditative Taiz
tradition with prayers and readings from Scripture.
January 22, Dinner Church, Parish Hall, 5pm
At Dinner Church, worship takes place at the table around a meal. Communion is made as we share food and ourselves by exploring scripture, singing, and praying together.
Please bring yourself and a dish to share.
New Capital Campaign Underway
We kicked off our capital campaign on December 18th with the ribbon cutting of the new elevator and reception in the new college ministry room. Parishioners are asked to prayerfully consider a significant gift to the R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church's new $2 million campaign. Funds will be used for the elevator, college ministry room, an organ, and renovating the undercroft. For more information about our capital campaign please see our blog The Lexington Episcopalian
As the campaign wraps up, if you have not done so already please prayerfully consider your pledge to the work of our church and return your pledge card to the Financial Secretary or place it in the offering plate. Your support is important as we move forward together this year.
2017 Pledges as of December 19
Pledges to date
2016 Pledges Collected as of November 30
Pledges received to date
Pledges expected to date
One In Mission: Joining the Jesus Movement
The 98th Annual Convention of the
Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Online registration is now open through January 16
For more information or to register,
for youth Grade 6 to Grade 12
at St. John's Church in Roanoke.
For more information,
The Angels say "thank you!" Our appeal to provide gifts for children of prisoners in our area was successful due to the generosity of our parishioners. Thank you to all who purchased gifts and a special thanks to those who delivered the gifts! Our Angel Tree families and others in our community who needed assistance were blessed by your overwhelming response.
Annual Bazaar Proceeds Distribution
The ECW met on Tuesday, December 6, and decided to distribute $8,000
from the Bazaar proceeds as follows:
For our church:
Mission Emergency Fund
For local missions:
Community Closet at Christ Church, Buena Vista
Meals for Shut-Ins
Project Horizon/Lisa's House
Rockbridge Area Relief Association
Rockbridge Area Transportation System
Rockbridge Area Hospice
Rockbridge Youth Literacy Program
Yellow Brick Road
In the State of Virginia:
Boys Home Christmas Gifts
YMCA (for Manor House of Natural Bridge Christmas gifts)
In the World:
Ecumenical Women's Group World Day of Prayer
Marc Nikkel School in Sudan
Thanks to all who contributed the myriad of goodies to the exam bags for our college community. Of the 30 students and cadets who received them several mentioned how much they look forward to them each year. Your generosity provided chex mix, granola bars, cookies. oranges, candy, hot chocolate mix, packaged crackers all assembled with a prayer booklet to sustain them through the exam period.
Thank you for sharing in our Higher Education ministry!
Bishop's St. Nicholas Day Appeal All are encouraged to participate in the Bishop's Annual St Nicholas Day Appeal. Parishes have been provided with envelopes for this purpose, or donations may be made online at any time during the year. Twenty percent of donations to this fund will be given to help complete the Sharon Bryant Memorial Garden at St. Paul's, Bear Mountain, in our diocese. Eighty percent will be given to the Episcopal Deanery of Central Plateau in the Diocese of Haiti. Checks will be presented to the recipients at Convention 2017.
Christian Education for Children, Youth and Adults
Sunday School for Children and Youth, 9:30, 3rd floor
Christianity and Culture, Parish Hall, 9:15
Starting January 8, Anne Hansen will lead a six week study of the Psalms. Each session will begin with a brief introduction to a particular Psalm, setting the stage for discussion and reflection.
Epiphany Party for Children and Youth
We will have an Epiphany party on Sunday, January 8 at 9:30. We'll eat, talk about the Epiphany story, chalk some doors and make some stars and crowns. We might even have a photo booth!
Godly Play, Wednesdays, 3:45 - 4:30
Godly Play provides a time and a space for children to engage with God and with the story of God's people in the Bible. A Godly Play session includes a time to gather in a circle with music and singing, a time to listen to a story, a time of wondering, and a time for children to respond to the story through art or creative play.
Godly Play resumes on January 11.
Wednesday, January 25, 5:30- 6:30, Our One Word, Library
Our One Word
ladies group meets monthly here at R E Lee Church. Please join us for an hour of simple food, drink and conversation. We will focus on one significant word and explore if that word has or has not been at work in our lives that week. Bring a friend!
Junior Choir meets on Wednesdays from 3:45 - 4:45. Children ages 7 and up will learn to sing, read music, and understand music theory. We are always looking for new members. Please contact Ted Bickish
or through the church office for more information.
The Junior Choir resumes on January 11.
The Adult Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00. This year, in addition to our regular duties, we will be preparing for a choral residency at Wells Cathedral in the UK for the last week in July. For more information, please contact
High School Youth Breakfast & Devotion
Thursdays, 7 to 8 am
Grades 9-12 welcome!
Bring a friend!
We will resume on January 5.
Epiphany Bonfire, January 8
The youth of R E Lee Memorial Episcopal will join with youth from Trinity United Methodist and Lexington Presbyterian for a bonfire on January 8. We'll meet at the home of Tom and Karen Stanley, 990 Maury River Road, about a 1/2 mile past the Virginia Horse Center,on the right. We'll have Pocket Tacos , S'mores and King Cake to eat and we'll talk about the meaning of Epiphany and what gifts that we have to share with Jesus.
Morning Prayer is read Monday - Friday at 8:30 in the church.
DEO groups continue on Mondays and Thursdays
DEO - Discipling Each Other, is a simple practice that has turned out to be surprisingly refreshing and energizing. We meet weekly for an hour; there is no leader or mentor, and it is completely confidential. This kind of mutual discipling provides practical ways to see Christ working in our daily life and in our church. There is a Monday morning group at 9 am and one for women on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Men of our parish will meet in our Parish Hall on Tuesdays at 7 am weekly for breakfast, prayer and fellowship. All are welcome!
Kendal Bible Study and Holy Eucharist with the Rector on Thursdays, at 10:00.
4 Jeff Grossman
5 Elizabeth Branner
6 Condé Crittenden
8 Debbie Arnn
10 Peter Grover
11 John Furgerson
12 Carol Muir
14 Bonnie Gates
15 Libby Chiles
16 Gabrielle Frascati
17 Jordan Rodi
18 Lee Sayre
19 Elizabeth Boetsch
20 Paul Strickland
26 Maille Carrington
27 Sean Carrington
29 Jane Brooke
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All is Calm, All is Bright. Scenes from Christmas Eve at R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church