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|Ash Wednesday Services at
Get your Lenten observance off to a good start at
Grace's Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday, February 21
at noon or 7:00 pm.
|Come to Dinner and Worship with the
Exodus Youth Saturday |
The youth of the Diocese are participating in an
Exodus weekend at Grace this weekend. You are invited to
dinner and worship with the Exodus Youth on February 17
starting at 6:00 pm.
Immediately following the dinner at 7:00 pm will be a
small group discussion with members of the congregation.
After the group discussion, the worship will begin.
It will go all the way to 11:00 pm but people may leave
at any time. The worship consists of different hands-on
stations promoting spiritual thinking and prayer.
All are welcome and we hope to see you there. Please
bring a dessert to share at dinner. If there are any
questions please contact Zack Cornelissen at zcornelissen@
|Annual Meeting Information is
What a difference a year makes! You can read all
about it in articles about the Annual Meeting which have
been posted online. The Annual Report is both a
documentation and a celebration of the events of our
past year. The printed version was beautifully made up
by Jim Edgy and is available for keeping or mailing to
friends or relatives.
Read the Annual Meeting report online here.
Read the meeting minutes here.
|Sign Up to Sponsor Altar Flowers
Our volunteers are doing a great job under the
direction of Carol Lyon but we must still pay for the
flowers. If you wish to memorialize or honor a person or
event, sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board by the
upper Belmont Door.
|Invitation to the Ladies of Grace
The Episcopal Church Women at Ascension and Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming invite you to their
February 21 luncheon at noon. Their guests, VJ and Russ
Schuster, will show their multi-media presentation,
The Psalms. Bring a salad to share. Drinks and
dessert will be served.
|Magnetic Church Conference Provides
Ideas for Evangelism at Grace |
Jim Edgy and Allen Reed attended a conference
presented by Andrew D. Weeks on Jan 19th and 20th, held
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chillicothe. The
conference was sponsored by The East Region of The
Diocese of Southern Ohio. One hundred and four people
attended the Saturday session.
The conference was titled The Magnetic Church:
Practical evangelism to help your own church attract,
welcome and retain new members. Mr. Weeks, a gifted
lay evangelist and a humorous, inspiring speaker
presented many ideas on the "nuts and bolts" of
attracting and retaining new members.
Some of the ideas we hope to institute at Grace in
the near future are:
and distinct from ushers, focus solely on making
newcomers feel comfortable and welcome.
- clear labelling of our entrances for visitors,
- a welcome brochure,
- a greeting ministry.
at the monthly coffee hour, if not at every service, is
also a possibility.
The conference was so successful that the Diocese is
considering presenting it in the fall, in Cincinnati.
All Grace members are encouraged to attend if this
Article contributed by Allen