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| Coffee on the Garth--What a Treat!
Sunday, we enjoyed coffee hour outside on the Garth, thanks to
Jim and Bruce Beisner. They not only provided the food and
drinks, they completely redecorated the space with flowers,
plants, banners and even a water feature!
picture, Jim Dietz congratulates Bruce and Jim on their good
To see more pictures of Grace members and
friends engaging in animated conversation on the Garth, click
|Another Grounds Work Day Coming
Grace members and friends will again gather Saturday morning,
May 12, from 9:00 am to noon, to continue to spruce up the
grounds around Grace.
Lunch will be provided, but do
let us know you are coming by calling 513-541-2415 or emailing
To see pictures of previous
grounds work days, click here and
Long-time Grace member Nancy
Brown Bauer died late last month at age 100. Although she was
well known in the city and community for her work in dance,
your editor knew her as a member of the Grace Church Bridge
group, where she played a very sharp game of bridge for many
Enquirer obituary here.
| Bishop Breidenthal to be Installed Saturday at Christ
The service to install our new bishop
Thomas Breidenthal at Christ Church Cathedral is Saturday, May
12 at 1:00 pm. Everyone attending the installation service is
invited to wear red, "the festival color." No tickets are
If you would like a ride, contact Ken Lyon,
See more information on the Cathedral web
| Bishop Breidenthal to Preach on Ascension Day
The Cincinnati West Deanery
will host a joint celebration of the Feast of the Ascension at
Ascension and Holy Trinity Church, Wyoming, beginning at 7:30
pm on Thursday, May 17. The celebrant and
preacher will be our new Bishop, the Rt Rev Thomas
Each congregation is asked
to bring something for the refreshment table.
If you plan to attend and can take something, please
let Jim Edgy know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the Ascension and Holy
Trinity web site, which includes directions, here.
| Grace Artwork on Display at Cathedral
part of the bishop's installation at Christ Church Cathedral,
select churches of the Diocese will display artwork that
characterizes their congregation.
contribution will be a series of works by former rector Ray
Betts depicting the Christus
Rex in our Peace Chapel. The art will be on display at
the installation and through June 15.
making good progress towards publishing our new Grace photo
directory of members and friends, but we still don't have
everyone's pictures and survey sheets. Ken Lyon and Greta
Kappes are working very hard to make this a useful
directory. Please have Ken take your
picture and fill out and return a survey to Greta.
directory not just for our members. It is
for the larger Grace Church family. If you
attend or participate in any way, we want you to be in the
the pictures we've taken so far, click here. If you'd like to have your picture
retaken, we'll be happy to take more after the next few 10:00
am service. As you can probably notice, this is a learning
process for your
Flower Beds Adopted|
Did you happen
to see Wanda Miller gardening at Grace last Saturday? She has
adopted the bed along the walk from the parking lot to the
lower Belmont Entrance.
You may see
Jim Edgy out there as well. He has adopted
and created a new bed to grow flowers
to be used on the altar on the Hamilton
Avenue side of the
Hour Hosts Needed
coffee hour following the 10:00 am service provides an
important way for newcomers to meet the people of Grace, as
well as for current members and friends to keep in
touch. This spring and summer, we will have
coffee hour on first and third Sundays. In the fall, we will
have coffee hour every Sunday.
like people to sign up to host our coffee.
Responsibilities include making coffee, arranging for
some things to eat and beverages for non-coffee drinkers,
welcoming people at the coffee hour and clean up following.
You don't have to do it all; you can get some friends to help
out. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board by the
upper Belmont Door, or simply email email@example.com.
current schedule is as follows:
6, Jim and Bruce Beisner
20, Jim and Bruce Beisner
3, Bob and Florence Poyer
17, Nancy Hargrave and Kelly Lain
Leader from Nigeria to speak in Columbus
Leader of Changing Attitude-Nigeria, Davis Mac-Iyalla, will
speak at St. Stephen's, Columbus on May 21 at 7:00
Anglican Church of Nigeria has pressured the Nigerian
government to pass the most sweeping anti-gay bill in the
world, aimed at silencing Mac-Iyalla, director of Changing
Attitude-Nigeria, a support group for Gay and Lesbian
Mac-Iyalla has been falsely
arrested, beaten and held for days. He's received death
threats and been forced to flee his home.
as part of his US tour, Mac-Iyalla will also address the
Episcopal Church's Executive Council on the situation in the
Church of Nigeria, and will appear in New York, Chicago, four
cities in Ohio and the San Francisco Bay Area.
information about the event at St. Stephen's, contact the
church at 614-294-3749.
| New IRS
Regulations Re Non-Cash Gifts|
IRS has issued a new regulation concerning non-cash
gifts. If you purchase something and give
it to Grace Church, you must have an acknowledgement from
Grace Church naming the item and the amount you paid for the
item. Otherwise, you will not be able to
deduct it from your taxes. So if you
purchase something, please bring the receipt to the office. We
will make a copy of it and enter it into your giving record so
that you will be safe when the tax man calls.
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