R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church
Parish News
March 2017

Holy Eucharist
8am, 10:30 am and 5 pm

March 12, TaizĂ© Eucharist, 5 pm 
Music in the meditative TaizĂ©  tradition with prayers and readings from Scripture.
March 26, Dinner Church, Parish Hall, 5 pm
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 a dish to share.  

Christian Education for Children, Youth and Adults 
Sunday School for Children and Youth, 9:30, 3rd floor

Christianity and Culture, Parish Hall, 9:15  
March 5  The Psalms   Anne Hansen
March 12 and 19  100 Questions about Islam   James Keane
March 26   Indians and Pipelines    Harvey Markowitz 

Christian Education for Children and Youth, 3rd Floor, 9:30   
Upcoming Events 
Ash Wednesday, March 1 
Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
7:30 am, 12:20 pm and 6 pm
3:30 pm, Children's Service (Ashes Only)

Lenten Morning Prayer 
Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1. We will continue our reading of Morning Prayer on Monday-Friday's at 8:30.

Thursday Lenten Service and Lunch at Manly
The Community Lenten Preaching Service and Lunch will be held on Thursdays at 12:10 beginning March 2  and continuing through April 6 at Manly Memorial Baptist Church. Sponsored by Rockbridge Area Ministers Association.

Hopetown Hope Auction, March 4, 5 - 7 pm 
A Lenten Auction (silent and live) will be held to benefit the people of Tonj, South Sudan on Saturday, March 4, from 5 - 7 pm in our Parish Hall.
Enjoy refreshments while browsing and buying: Rockbridge Art and Memorabilia, Items of International Intrigue, Appalachian Artifacts and Treasures, High End Housewares, and Creative Children's Crafts.
--Coordinated by the Sudan Mission Group of R. E. Lee Church
--Contact: MJ Mayerchak at mjpmmchak@gmail.com  or 463-9457
Wednesday Lenten Dinner Church,  March 8 - April 5  
5:30 - 7:00, Parish Hall
At Dinner Church, worship takes place at the table around a meal. Communion is made as we share food and ourselves by exploring our Baptismal Covenant and Scripture as we sing and pray together. For the whole family.
Catered Dinner ($6 adults, $15 family max)
Make reservations with the Parish Office
at 463-4981 or (angie@releechurch.org) by noon the Tuesday before each meeting.

Lenten Quiet Morning, Saturday March 11
Come away for a Lenten Quiet Morning at the Bellfry, with Anne Grizzle
Saturday, March 11 from 9 to 12:30.
Hosted by R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church
9 - 9:30      Arrival
9:30 - 10    Lenten Reflection
10 - 12:30  Quiet with God (Labyrinth, Stations of the Cross, Writing and Art Supplies available)
12:30 -1:30 Lunch
RSVP to  by Thursday, March 9
Spring Forward  
March 12, Daylight Saving Time begins. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead.

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 a.m. and one for women on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
If you are interested,
contact Doug or Libby Cumming 540-462-2968 
cummingd@wlu.edu or cummingl@wlu.edu  
Parish Announcements
Anne Grizzle Ordination    
God willing, Anne Grizzle will be ordained into the transitional diaconate on Friday, May 12.

Capital Campaign Underway 
The elevator and college ministry room are almost completely funded! Let us look toward to the future of R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church with the addition of a new organ and renovation of the undercroft. The undercroft renovation will provide a practice space for our choirs, updates and safety measures for the sacristy and rooms for community meetings. This campaign ensures that R E Lee Church will continue to be a welcoming outreach resource to the Lexington Community. Come see the potential of this underused and historic space by attending the Lemonade Brigade in the undercroft on March 12 and 19.

Did you know that R E Lee Episcopal Church hosts 12 outside group meetings every week? 
Altar Flowers Donation
If you wish to make a memorial donation in honor/memoriam
of a loved one, please sign up on the Flower Chart on the wall on the bridge and call or email the church office. All Sundays are available in March!

Have you ever considered hosting an Exchange Student?
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) offers opportunity to local families. By welcoming a student into your home, you make it possible for 
members of your community to meet, interact, and learn from
someone from a different culture. We're looking for host families in this area for our students arriving in August. These students have chosen to step outside their comfort zones to be part of new families, schools, and communities and live like American teens! 
CIEE Host Families come in all shapes and sizes-kids, no kids, single parents, empty nesters, etc... Many host families find they develop a relationship that lasts a lifetime. Most students come for the entire school year, but some are semester students. Host families can also be a "Welcome Family" and host the student for the first 6-8 weeks.
To learn more about hosting, contact your CIEE Local Coordinator
today: Cindy Miller, 464-3110/817-8851 or at
For more information, visit our website

Save the Date!  Vacation Bible School will be held June 5 - 9, 2017. R E Lee Memorial Episcopal will partner again with Good Shepherd, Lexington Presbyterian and Trinity United Methodist Churches.  


Youth Lock-In @  R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church 
Friday, March 24, 7 pm to 8 am 
Watch for details! This event is sponsored by Lexington Presbyterian, Trinity United Methodist and R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Churches. All are welcome! 
On the Calendar
Men's Prayer Breakfast
The men of our parish meet for breakfast and prayer at 7 am each Tuesday.

Education for Ministry
The EfM class meets each Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Library of the Parish Hall. A new class will form in September. Contact James Keane or Don Ellis for more information.
Junior Choir Practice
Wednesdays, 3:45 to 4:45
Godly Play will not meet during Lent .

High School Youth Breakfast & Devotion
Thursdays, 7 to 8 am
Grades 9-12 welcome!
Bring a friend!

Kendal Bible Study with the Rector Thursdays, 10:00am followed by Holy Eucharist at 11.

Parish Choir Practice 
Thursday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
March Parish Birthdays
1   Julia Kozak
3   Anna-Lisa Fitzgerald
4   Joe Sailer
5   George Huger
6   Leah Golden
7   Woody Sadler
8   Emma Brooke
     James Brown
     Carole Elmore
     Jonathan Webster
9   Anne Grizzle
     Louise Moore
10 Mary Price
11 John Doyle
     Alice Furgerson
     Daniel Mastin
12 Mary Craighill
13 Roland Stetler
14 Cindy Mullen
15 John Milford
16 Catherine Harcus
     Shay Peters
17 Ed Craun
     Bill Sayre
18 Gray Huger
     Elizabeth Knapp
     Amber Lewis
     Ann Lyne
     Jane Sailer
19 Wade Branner
     Cecile West-Settle
     Don Whittington
21 Meghan Ferguson
22 Mary Doyle
23 Polly Lawrence
     Laura Stearns
24 Rose Gordon
25 Sharon Massie
26 AP Smith
31 Hope Huger
All R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church college students who are away from home were sent Valentine's Day greetings from our church. Mary Katherine Lawrence and Sydney Cross shared "selfies" on our Facebook page.

On the last Sunday of Epiphany, the children collected "Alleluias" at the end of the 10:30 service to begin the holy season of Lent.
Woody Sadler, Senior Warden, and Tom Gosse discuss the next phase of the Capital Campaign.
Serving in March
Calender of Events
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  R E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church
123 W. Washington Street  Lexington, VA 24450
540.463.4981 office@releechurch.org