A View from the Porch (December 10, 2014)

Guarantee Pest Control leaves their monthly receipt that they've been here.  They've been donating pest control services for over 11 years!
Guarantee Pest Control leaves their monthly receipt that they’ve been here. They’ve been donating pest control services for over 11 years!

When I arrived to St. Agnes’ House this week, a familiar yellow sheet was sticking out of the box beneath the fire alarm system.  Every month, this sheet is deposited in the box.  For over 11 years, Guarantee Pest Control comes every month to provide pest control services for the house.

Most of the time, I don’t see the technician who comes, but I know they’ve been here because there’s the yellow sheet in the box.  It’s comforting to know this important service has been done, and especially awe inspiring that is is freely and generously provided.  Thanks Guarantee Pest Control for ensuring our facility is inviting and free from unwanted pests!

Blessings to you and enjoy our View From the Porch!

Love, Rebecca+

Spiritual Care is Important!

When experiencing a medical crisis, it can be easy to forget to pay attention to your spiritual health.  At St. Agnes’ House, we provide lots of resources for our guests.  In addition to our regular schedule of Morning Prayer (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), organizations have generously donated materials to help our guests.

A grant form the Church Periodical Club bought these Books of Common Prayer to place in each room and to distribute to guests who would like to have one.
A grant form the Church Periodical Club bought these Books of Common Prayer to place in each room and to distribute to guests who would like to have one.
Mr. Earl Gill donated these Bibles for us to distribute.
Mr. Earl Gill donated these Bibles for us to distribute.
Forward Movement donated publications to help our guests.
Forward Movement donated publications to help our guests.
The Seventh Day Adventists have donated literature for guests.
The Seventh Day Adventists have donated literature for guests.

Thank you for keeping St. Agnes’ House Open during 2014!
$87,456.60 raised by December 9. Funding gap of $19.655.40 remains for 2014 budget year.

Thanks to your generosity, we’ve funded 81% of our 2014 budget so far, providing safe, comfortable lodging for people like Patricia.  Patricia is in her early 60s, about 5’5″ tall and with blonde hair.  She’s stayed at St. Agnes’ House many times in the past ten years.  First her husband had medical problems and earlier this year, he died.  Patricia was able to be with her husband during those difficult last days of his life, because she could stay at St. Agnes’ House.

Recently, Patricia has had some of her own health issues and returned to us so she could easily get the medical care she needs.  She said it’s hard to return here, because the last time she was here was when her husband died, so coming once again brings back those memories.  At the same time, she is grateful for St. Agnes’ House and a nice, convenient, and safe place to stay for she and her friends who are caring for her.  She can get the medical care she needs.

  • There are still ways to donate to St. Agnes’ House and help close our funding gap:
    Through Friday, December 12, donate online through our Good Giving Challenge page:  https://www.bggives.org/health/st-agnes-house/
  • Donate online any time at: http://diolex.org/donate/
  • Link your Kroger Rewards Card to St. Agnes’ House.  We are organization 10910.
  • Purchase from Amazon through http://www.smile.amazon.com and choose to donate to the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington for a portion of your purchase to go to the ministries of the Diocese.
  • Mail a donation to St. Agnes’ House, c/o Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, PO Box 610, Lexington, KY, 40588-0610.
The sun isn't shining, but the porch welcomes you to St. Agnes' House.
The sun isn’t shining, but the porch welcomes you to St. Agnes’ House.
Gray day....
Gray day….
 A quiet day.  Soon classes at UK will be finished.
A quiet day. Soon classes at UK will be finished.
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