|Easter is Special This Year at
From the Vicar ...
The Celebration of our
Lord's Resurrection this year has special implications
for Grace Church. We have an exciting and busy week
coming up. In addition to the usual Maundy Thursday and
Easter Sunday services, we are hosting Good Friday and
Easter Vigil services as well. What a wonderful contrast
to the situation at Grace Church just 16 months ago!
On Good Friday, there will
be a three-hour service at Grace beginning at Noon
sponsored by the College Hill Ministerium. The St.
Claire Reader’s Theatre will present the Gospel
according to St. John and Praise Dancers from St. Simon
of Cyrene will also participate. Clergy from the area
will preach and lead prayers. This series of
meditations, prayers and hymns is designed so you can
arrive when you can and leave when you must.
Four area Episcopal
Churches are coming together at Grace to celebrate the
Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 pm Easter
Clergy and choirs from St. Stephen's,
Finneytown, St. James, Westwood, St. Philip's,
Northside, and Grace Church are combining to offer this
very moving Easter worship. Our Visitor for the evening
is the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Omosebi, who visited us this
past December. We expect that Grace Church will be a
marvelous venue for this service.
Vigil service begins with the Lighting of the New Fire
in the darkened church and procession of the lighted
Paschal Candle to the Altar. Then comes a segment of
lessons and prayers offered by members of the
participating congregations--followed by Baptism,
Confirmation, and Reception. This is all followed and
completed by the celebration of the first Holy Eucharist
Several people from Grace Church will
be Baptized, Confirmed, or Received from other
communions. The fact that we have these persons wishing
to unite with our congregation is tremendously exciting.
This service does not replace the 10:00 Easter
Day Holy Eucharist. Because of the special nature of
this event, it would be well worth anyone's while to
take part in both services. (Do I ask too much?)
See you in church--a lot!
God is good. ALL THE
|Grace Grounds Greenup/Cleanup
A Work Day for our Grounds will be held on Saturday,
April 14. Work will include raking, spreading mulch,
planting, cleaning winter debris, and other general
tasks. Sign up to help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rain date is Saturday April 21.
|Summer Camp 2007 Scheduled at
Camp Dates and Prices have been established for
summer camp at Procter.
details on these neat camps for all ages here.
- Entering Grades 4/5, July 24-28, $200
- Entering Grades 6/7, June 18-23, $200
- Entering Grades 8/9, June 25-30, $200
- Entering Grades 10-12, July 2-7, $200
- Family Camp, July 19-22, Adults $100, Under 18 $50
- Adventure Camp, July 15-19, $200
- Creative Arts Camp, July 24-28, $200
|Leadership Training Coming This
The Anglican Academy is now accepting applications
for the 2007-2008 class of the Southern Ohio Lay
Leadership Initiative (SOLLI).
This two-year program prepares lay leaders for
effective service in congregations, the diocese and
ecumenical agencies. There is a charge for the program
but scholarships are available. If interested, see Fr.
Bower or John Thayer.