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|Coming This Sunday
If all goes according to plan, the Communion Table
will be moved to the crossing, between the choir and the
rest of the congregation. Many are looking forward to
seeing the Altar again unobscured by the Communion
Also, we expect to baptize Steve Reynolds. He and his
wife Patricia live in the apartments across the street.
And finally, the Mission Council's December meeting
will follow the 10:00am service. The Council will be
acting on the application of a person to be our new
Christian Formation Coordinator. Mission Council
meetings are open to all.
|Annual Meeting January 21
The Annual Meeting of all members and friends of
Grace Church will be held following the 10:00am service
on January 21. Officers will be elected. Reports on the
past year and plans for the future will be presented.
Discussion may ensue.
Warden John Thayer is preparing the Annual Report. He
plans to include a goodly list of the interesting events
of 2006 and is looking for personal comments to include.
To have your thoughts on included in the Annual Report,
get them to the office by January 15.
|The Clericus is Coming!
The Clericus (Latin for "clergy") of the Cincinnati
West Deanery is coming to Grace for their regular lunch
meeting on January 2. We will be providing a wonderful
lunch for them and need two or three people to assist
Jim Edgy in serving and clearing. Contact the office
(513-542-2941, firstname.lastname@example.org )
if you can help out.
Besides Grace, the Cincinnati West Deanery consists
of the following churches: St. Stephen's (Finneytown),
St. James (Westwood), Holy Spirit (Forest Park), Christ
Church (Glendale), St. Philip's (Northside), Church of
St. Simon of Cyrene (Lincoln Heights), Church of
Ascension & Holy Trinity (Wyoming) and St. Luke
The Diocese of Southern Ohio has ten deaneries. You
can see a map of them here.
|Mary Ellen Methot Dies
Mary Ellen Methot died November 20. Mary Ellen was a
member of Grace Church for many years. Always active,
she contributed in many ways. A sampling: she sang for
many years in the choir, she led a literacy program from
Grace Church, she served on Vestry, she donated the
black leather chairs in the office and she spruced up
the ladies' rooms.
Her son Chris sent us the following obituary, written
by Mary Ellen:
Mary Ellen Schlemmer Methot,
formerly of New York and Cincinnati, died November 20,
2006. She was 93. She adored her son, Chris and brother,
Born in Washington, DC, Mary Ellen earned her degree
in Interior Design and Decoration from Pratt Institute.
She returned to Cincinnati after 20 years in New York
and seven in Dayton, Ohio. She was a Professional member
of ASID. After more than 30 years at the A.B. Closson
Jr. Co. as a designer, she retired to volunteer at the
Cincinnati Art Museum and devoted her last 17 years to
teaching adult literacy. She reveled in the
accomplishments of her students.
She leaves her son Christopher Methot and his wife
Patricia of Grafton MA. Memorials may be made to the
Cincinnati Art Museum.
|Missing Someone in Church?
“We Missed You" cards are in the rear of the church.
Send one to an absent friend by taking it with you to
mail or by putting it in the collection plate for us to
|Staff Office Schedule
This is the normal schedule for staff members who
will be at the church during the week.
- Father Bower is in the office Wednesday through
Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
- Jim Edgy, Parish Administrator, is in the office
Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
- Bob Jones, Sexton, is in the building Tuesday
through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
- Dionne Campbell, bookkeeper, comes in every other
|Read All About It on the Website
One of the values we try to honor at Grace Church is
"honesty and integrity." Openness about what's going on
at the church is essential.
To this end, Mission Council Minutes are posted on
our web site. We commend them to you; they are not your
usual boring minutes. There's an index to the minutes
and other information here.
Your editor has been updating the format and
information on the Grace
Church website. Please review the contents of our
website and let him know how it can be made better.
Please send all announcements for the Bulletin Insert
to the church office (email@example.com ,
513-541-2415) by Tuesday of each week.
|Got a Spare PC?
We would like to equip the Vicar's office with a PC
that can be tied into our office network. If anyone
would like to donate one--new or used--that would be
|Invite Your Friends and/or Guests
to Christmas Services
Christmas Services are wonderful times to introduce
friends, neighbors, and family to worship in the
Episcopal Church. Our services will be at 7:00pm
Christmas Eve and at 10:00am Christmas Day.