June 2013, Page 2

FROM THE EDITOR

   I once heard a story about the man who had a chance to feed some homeless people and even help one of them to be reunited with his family. The man passed up the opportunity and had regretted it ever since.

    Another story I remember was one in which a woman saw a street kid looking in a shoe store window. Noting his worn-out shoes, she took him into the store and bought him a new pair of shoes. She also noted his toes were rubbed raw on top, and he told her he had no socks. She then bought him a pair in every color available. As she paid for them, he looked up at her and asked "Are you God's wife?"

    In the play "Everyman", Everyman is dying, and one by one, his friends, then family, and finally abilities and senses deserted him. Finally, only his intellect, or memory, was left. If I were Everyman, would I want my last memory to be of an opportunity I missed, or that a child thought I was God's wife?
 Hmmm.

See you in church.
                     
VESTRY

Treasurer’s report for March:
Income: $13,243;
Expenses: $15,173;
Check book balance of $7980 minus pass-through and memorial fund= $4615.

Vestry voted not to appoint a replacement to fill Kathi Peck’s term on Vestry at this time.
Vestry discussed an initiative by St. Joseph’s Hospital, which was discussed at Ministerial Association, to establish a Parish Nurse. While we do not see the need to establish a per-manent position at this time, we welcome the availability of resources for educational purposes.
Christmas bazaar preparations are progressing. 
Mary is handling sign-ups for Kroger Cares program. 
Sr. Warden’s Report: Telecomm consultants are working with AT&T to recoup the last several year's worth of sales taxes that we were inadvertently charged.
Jr. Warden’s Report: Written report presented. We had an unusually high water bill which was probably due to a leaking toilet. We are looking into finding someone to address rotting wood issues, as well as gutter repairs. We voted to test the use of epoxy to fill the crack in the columbarium. Garden wall project completed, grass cut, and garden spruced up.
Stewardship/ Finance/ Publicity: Audit tentatively scheduled for July.
Worship/ Fellowship/Hospitality: No reports.
Christian Formation: Stephen McGuire is doing Five Marks of Mission with adult Sunday school.
Outreach: Graduation for Gateway Teen scheduled for Friday, May 24 in Parish hall.  Next meeting: Sunday, June 9, 2013 after worship.

KROGER CARES PROGRAM

Allen Blair reported to Vestry that the Kroger Cares program requires parishioners to use re-loadable (at Kroger) debit cards, and each time the church reaches $5,000 in total reloads, Kroger will send us a check for 4 percent of amount reloaded. There is no cost to person or church for the program, but the cards must be ordered from Kroger regional corporate office in Louisville. Order must be $200 and minimum of $5 on each card. Users pay face value for card. No fees for order, reloading or using the cards, which is why we have to order from corporate office. It takes a little extra time at the store, but otherwise, it is an easy way to be good stewards for the church during our shopping time. More information can be found at http://www.kroger.com/community/Pages/charity_fundraising.aspx. Those interested are asked to sign up in the Parish hall.

NORM STODDARD’S 80TH BIRTHDAY MUSIC SHOW

Everyone is invited to attend this celebration on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 3:00PM in our Parish hall. Refreshments will follow the show.  Admission is free, but a free will offering to benefit the Ascension Choir vestment fund would be graciously accepted.  Please R.S.V.P. 859-499-3423.

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

The Daughters of the King will hold their monthly meeting on June 2, after church. All Daughters and anyone interested in finding out more about the order are welcome to attend.

QUILTING FOR ST. AGNES HOUSE

The first meeting to begin making quilts for St. Agnes House started on May 19 after church. The next meetings after church will be on June 9 and June 23. Please join the quilters in this wonderful ministry. No special training is required. If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Wilson.