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Wednesday Healing Service, 8/05/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Morning Rite II

Celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost together with Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering at Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture readings for Sunday: Isaiah 55: 1-5 Psalm 145: 8-9, 15-22 Romans 9: 1-5 Gospel of Matthew 14: 13-21 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist/pianist Christopher Young. Included is a special introduction from Rev. Deacon Charles Halton. Please make him feel welcome in the comments!

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, August 2, 2020

Music:

Opening: #453 “As Jacob with travel was weary one day”
Gospel: LEVAS #146 “Break thou the bread of life”
Psalm: 145:8-9, 15-22

Closing: “God be with you till we meet again” From the English Hymnal 1906.

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

July Diocesan Online Worship Service Service, 7/26/2020

Dinner Church, 7/25/2020

Virtual Dinner Church, July: Spotlight on CASA Lexington

As we continue to adapt with virtual fellowship in this time of Coronavirus, please join us online for our final dinner church of 2020. Gather around your Facebook-connected device with a meal for a Dinner Church event highlighting an essential local services provider: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington, KY. Our guest this month is Melynda Jamison, Executive Director.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 25, 2020

Wednesday Healing Service, 7/22/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Morning Rite II

Celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost together with Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering at Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture readings for Sunday: Isaiah 44: 6-8 Psalm 86: 11-17 Romans 8: 12-25 Gospel of Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist Christopher Young.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 19, 2020

Music:

Opening: LEVAS 220 “We are climbing Jacob’s ladder”
Psalm: 86:11-17
Gospel: #589 “Almighty God”
Closing: # 423 “Immortal, invisible, God only wise”

 

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 7/15/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Morning Rite II

Celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost together with Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering at Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture readings for Sunday: Isaiah 55: 10-13 Psalm 65: 9-14 Romans 8: 1-11 Gospel of Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist Christopher Young.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 12, 2020

Music:

Opening: #609 “Where cross the crowded ways of life”
Psalm: 65:9-14
Gospel: #652 “Dear Lord and Father of mankind”
Closing: #686 “Come, thou fount of every blessing”

 

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 7/08/2020

Midday Healing service (recorded)

Midday Healing Service July 8

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Morning Prayer Rite II

Celebrate the Third Sunday after Pentecost together with Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering at Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture readings for Sunday: Zechariah 9:9-12 Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Gospel of Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist Christopher Young.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 5, 2020

Music:

Processional Hymn #718 “God of our fathers”
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Gospel Hymn #693 “Just as I am”
Closing Hymn #655 “O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end”
Celebrating the July 4th. #719 “O beautiful for spacious skies”

 

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 7/01/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June Diocesan Online Worship Service Service, 6/28/2020

Wednesday Healing Service, 6/24/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Third Sunday after Pentecost, Morning Rite II

Celebrate the Third Sunday after Pentecost together with Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering at Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture readings for Sunday: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69 Romans 6:1b-11 Gospel of Matthew 10:24-39 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist Christopher Young.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 21, 2020

Music:

Opening: #296 “We know that Christ is raised and dies no more”
Jubilate
Psalm 69:8-11
Gospel #675 “Take up your cross”
Closing: LEVAS #189 “Great is thy faithfulness”

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Dinner Church, 6/19/2020

Virtual Dinner Church - Juneteenth

In honor of the Juneteenth celebration in the U.S., and continuing in our 2020 theme of "Healing and Justice for Families", Dr. Margaret McGladrey and Rev. Canon Dr. Helen Van Koevering will present communal prayers, a Bible study, a conversation with community educators from the Circles of Support program on the lived experiences of those who are incarcerated and returning citizens, local statistics on incarceration rates and disparities, and what we can do, with God’s help. Please share and invite your friends.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Friday, June 19, 2020

Wednesday Healing Service, 6/17/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Second Sunday after Pentecost, Morning Prayer II

Celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost together with Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering at Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture readings for Sunday: Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Gospel of Matthew 9:35- 10:23 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist Christopher Young.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 14, 2020

Music:

Opening: Here I am Lord by Daniel L. Schutte.
Venite
Psalm 100
Gospel: #541 “Come, Labor On”
Closing: LEVAS #111 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 6/10/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday, Morning Prayer II

Celebrate Trinity Sunday, the First Sunday after Pentecost, together with Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering at St. Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture readings for Trinity Sunday: Genesis 1:1 - 2:4a 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Gospel of Matthew 28:16-20 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist/pianist Christopher Young.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 7, 2020

Music:

Opening hymn # 362 “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Canticle 13
Gospel hymn #LEVAS 161 “Go Preach my Gospel”
Closing hymn # 368 “Holy Father”

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 6/03/2020

Midday healing prayer

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Pentecost, 5/31/2020

Special Pentecost Message from Bishop Mark

“Hail Thee, Festival Day!” A DioLex Pentecost Celebration

Wednesday Healing Service, 5/27/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Morning Prayer II

Join us once again to celebrating the Seventh Sunday of Easter with Rev. Canon Dr. Helen Van Koevering at St. Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1: 6-14 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5: 6-11 Gospel of John 17: 1-11 Music and hymns performed by vocalist Dr. Junghyun Lee and organist Christopher Young. Introit Hymn: "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One", Healey Willan "Christ Our Passover" Psalm 23 Gradual Hymn: #460 "Alleluia Sing to Jesus" Closing Hymn: #603 "When Christ was Lifted from the Earth" Memorial Day Commemorative Hymn: #664 "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need"

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Music:

Opening song: “Rise up my love my fair one” by Healey Willan
Canticle 18
Psalm 23
Gospel hymn #460 “Alleluia! sing to Jesus”
Closing hymn # 603 “When Christ was lifted from the earth”

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Ascension Day Service, 5/21/2020

Wednesday Healing Service, 5/20/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter - St. Raphael Episcopal Church

Join us in celebrating the Sixth Sunday of Easter with Rev. Canon Dr. Helen Van Koevering at St. Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY. Scripture for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 17: 22-31 1 Peter 3: 13-22 Gospel of John 14: 15-21 Music and hymns performed by Dr. Junghyun Lee, vocalist and Christopher Young, organist. Introit Hymn: "O Jesus, Crowned with all Renown" "Christ Our Passover" Psalm 66: 7-18 Gradual Hymn: "If Ye Love Me" Closing Hymn: "All Creatures of Our God and King"

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 17, 2020

Music:

Introit hymn # 292 “O Jesus, crowned with all renown”
Psalm 66:7-18
Gospel hymn “If ye love me” by Thomas Tallis
Closing hymn # 400 “All creatures of our God and King”

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 5/13/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter - St. Raphael Episcopal Church

Rev. Canon Dr. Helen Van Koevering celebrates the Fifth Sunday of Easter and Mother's Day. Special thanks for music provided by: Christopher Young, organist Dr. Junghyun Lee, vocalist Introit/Prelude/: Hymn # 558 "Faith of our fathers" Christ our Passover "Pascha nostrum" Psalm 31:1-5 & 15-16 Gospel hymn: Hymn # 474 "When I survey the wondrous cross" Closing Hymn: Franz Schubert "Ave Maria"

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Music:

Introit/Prelude/
Franz Schubert “Ave Maria”

Processional
Hymn # 558 “Faith of our fathers”

Psalm 31:1-5 & 15-16

Gospel hymn
Hymn # 474 “When I survey the wondrous cross”

Closing Hymn
Hymn # 518 ” Christ is made the sure foundation”

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Dinner Church, May 9, 2020

Virtual Dinner Church - May 9, 2020

St. Raphael is trying something new – Virtual Dinner Church! Please tune into our Premiere this Saturday at 6:00pm with your bread, wine, and meal. We will have a virtual “dinner” discussion as we listen to Rev. Helen Van Koevering and Dr. Margaret McGladrey. Dr. McGladrey will use her background as a sociologist to offer an interactive presentation on the effects of COVID-19 and #healthyathome. In this presentation, we will explore local statistics that indicate the needs and challenges and what we can do, with God’s help. Please consider donating to St. Raphael's to continue our Mission work. https://sreclex.org/support/give-online/

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 9, 2020

Wednesday Healing Service, 5/06/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter - St. Raphael Episcopal Church

Celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Easter, with a foreward from Bishop Mark read by Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering Music: Organ: Christopher Young Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee Prelude / Processional Hymn # 645 "The King of Love my Shepherd" (Music from St. Columba, Irish Melody) Psalm # 663 "The Lord my God my Shepherd is" (Music from Crimond) Gradual / Gospel Hymn # 495 " Hail, thou once despised Jesus!" (Music from In Babilone) Closing Hymn # 182 "Chris is alive!" (Music from Truro)

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Music:

Prelude / Processional Hymn
# 645 “The King of Love my Shepherd” (Music from St. Columba, Irish Melody)

Psalm
# 663 “The Lord my God my Shepherd is” (Music from Crimond)

Gradual / Gospel Hymn
# 495 ” Hail, thou once despised Jesus!” (Music from In Babilone)

Closing Hymn
# 182 “Chris is alive!” (Music from Truro)

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 4/29/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

St. George's Day Music and Prayer Service, 4/26/2020

St. George's Day Music and Prayer Service

With St. George's Day service being celebrated throughout the Diocese virtually at the Cathedral Domain, join our own Dr. Junghyun Lee and @Christopher Young here on Facebook as they share their musical talents in our home parish. Prayers for our community and especially the children are offered by Rev. Canon Dr. Helen Van Koevering in recognition of "Blue Sunday", a global day of prayer for victims of child abuse and neglect.

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 26, 2020

With St. George’s Day service being celebrated throughout the Diocese virtually at the Cathedral Domain, join our own Dr. Junghyun Lee and Christopher Young here as they share their musical talents in our home parish.

Prayers for our community and especially the children are offered by Rev. Canon Dr. Helen Van Koevering in recognition of “Blue Sunday”, a global day of prayer for victims of child abuse and neglect.

Music
Give me Jesus, Lift Every Voice and Sing #91
Amazing Grace, Hymnal 1982 #671
His Eye is on the Sparrow, Lift Every Voice and Sing #191
Ride On King Jesus, Lift Every Voice and Sing, #97

Dr. Junghyun  Lee, Soprano
Christopher Young, Organ

St. George's Day Service at Cathedral Domain, 4/26/2020

From the Diocese

We are glad that you have joined us for our annual diocesan St. George’s Day celebration! This year, we gather virtually at The Cathedral Domain, where we will enjoy a talk from The Rev. Jay Sidebotham on Rooted Discipleship, a service of Spiritual Communion with Bishop Mark Van Koevering, and voices from around our diocese.

Resources

Spiritual Communion Service leaflet.

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To assist you in orienting yourself, the different segments of the video may be accessed as follows:
00:16 Welcome from Kat Luchtefeld, Lay Canon, Cathedral of St. George the Martyr
01:37 A visit to The Cathedral Domain
07:45 Welcome and introduction to our speaker from Bishop Mark Van Koevering
10:27 Rooted Discipleship with Rev. Jay Sidebotham
31:48 A tour of the faith communities of DioLex
37:38 Service of Spiritual Communion
1:05:06 Let’s dance!

Wednesday Healing Service, 4/22/2020

Second Sunday of Easter

Music:

Processional Hymn  LEVAS #41 “Christ has arisen” (Music from Haya Tune; Tumshandilie Mungu, Makumira, Tanzania)
Psalm 16 (p. 599)
Canticle “Christ our Passover (Pascha nostrum) S-46
Gospel Hymn #206 “Alleluia” (Music from O filii et filiae)
Recessional Hymn #473 “Lift high the cross” (Music from Crucifer)

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Wednesday Healing Service, 4/15/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Easter Celebration

Music:

Processional hymn #179 “Welcome, happy morning” (Music from Fortunatus)
Gradual #208 “The strife is o’er, the battle done” (Music from Victory by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 1525-1594)
Offertory Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord) or Levas #42 “I serve a risen Savior” (Music by Alfred H. Ackley 1887-1960)
Communion #204 “Now the green blade riseth” (Music from Noėl nouvelet)
Recessional hymn #207 “Jesus Christ is risen today” (Music from Easter Hymn)

Organ: Chris Young
Soprano: Dr. Junghyun Lee

Easter Vigil, 4/11/2020

Collect

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Order of Service

Readings

 

Good Friday, 4/10/2020

Music

Introit LEVAS #37 “Were you there when they crucified my Lord” v. 1-3 (Music from African Spritual)
Processional hymn #158 “Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended” (Music from Herzliebster Jesu)
Gradual hymn LEVAS # 32 & 33 “Calvary, & The Crucified my Lord” (Music from African Spiritual)

Bulletin resource for the Triduum Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil is available here:
Version to print: https://sreclex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Three-Days-for-Home-2020-with-Prayers-for-Print.pdf
Version to view online: https://sreclex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Holy-Week-Special-Banner-with-Prayers.pdf

Good Friday Stations of the Cross, 4/10/2020

Maundy Thursday, 4/09/2020

Music

Introit #577 “God is love, and where true love is God himself is there” (music from Ubi caritas)
Processional Hymn #315 “Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray” (Music from Song)
Gradual hymn LEVAS # 74 “Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love” (Music from Ghana Folk Song)

Bulletin resource for the Triduum Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil is available here:
Version to print: https://sreclex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Three-Days-for-Home-2020-with-Prayers-for-Print.pdf
Version to view online: https://sreclex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Holy-Week-Special-Banner-with-Prayers.pdf

The Collect

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings here.

The Collect

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings here.

The Collect

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever
Amen.

Readings here.

Palm Sunday, 4/05/2020

The Collect

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings here.

Wednesday Healing Service, 4/01/2020

Midday prayer at St Raphael’s episcopal, Lexington KY

Posted by Helen Van Koevering on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Collect

Almighty God our heavenly Father, renew in us the gifts of your mercy; increase our faith, strengthen our hope, enlighten our understanding, widen our charity, and make us ready to serve you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings here.

Sunday Morning Prayer, 5th Sunday of Lent, 3/29/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 29, 2020

Lent 5 2020 Readings

Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45, Psalm 130

The Collect

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Wednesday Healing Service, 3/25/2020

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Collect

O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Compline

Posted by Saint Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Order for Compline

The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen.

Officiant Our help is in the Name of the Lord;
People The maker of heaven and earth.

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