eGraceNotes from Grace Episcopal Church
News for and about Grace Episcopal Church
May 16, 2007
In This Issue ...
The Rev. Ray Betts Named Rector Emeritus
Bishop Breidenthal Seated
Betts Art on Display
EfM Graduate to be Presented
More Directory Proofs Online
Magnetic Church Conference Comes Again
Thanks to the Work Day Workers.
Vacation Bible School Coming in June
Jane Kirkwood Dies
Newcomers Class
"Welcome" Page Added to Grace Church Web Site
Poverty Symposium Offered
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The Rev. Ray Betts Named Rector Emeritus

The Rev. Ray BettsAt its last meeting, Mission Council unanimously voted to make the Rev. Raymond Betts Rector Emeritus of Grace Church in appreciation for his service during his time as rector and in thanks for his many recent and important endeavors on behalf of Grace Church. 

This Sunday, May 27, we will honor Fr. Betts during and following the service at a coffee hour in his honor.  Please notify anyone you know who would like to honor Fr. Betts and invite them to our services.
Bishop Breidenthal Seated

Bishop Breidenthal Seated

The seating of our newly consecrated bishop, Thomas Breidenthal, in his cathedra (seat) at Christ Church Cathedral last Saturday was a joyful occasion. Your editor was there and caught the moment. 

Pentecost is coming May 27. We are looking for people who can read a lesson in a language other than English.  Please contact Fr. Bower (, 513-541-2415) if you can help out.
Betts Art on Display at Cathedral

Ray Betts and Christus Rex Art

Several works by Rector Emeritus Ray Betts are on display at Christ Church Cathedral as part of a larger collection of artwork from around the Diocese. Fr. Betts contributed several pen and ink versions of Grace's Christus Rex and two watercolors of Church of the Advent.

When you are downtown, drop by the
Cathedral and take a look. They will be on display through June 15.
EfM Graduate to be Presented Sunday

EFM LogoGrace Church honors one of the graduates of Grace Church's EfM (Education for Ministry) class this Sunday, May 20.  Chris Wallhausser will receive his certificate here since he will be unable to attend the regular ceremony at Procter Conference Center.  Additionally, Chris, who is the organist at North Presbyterian Church, will play our Offertory.  

Plan to be here to welcome and congratulate Chris on completing the course.

The Grace Church EfM group will go into its ninth year this fall. You can read more about EfM
 More Directory Proofs OnlineDirectory Photo

The pictures we took last Sunday for the upcoming directory of members and friends are now online. Check out your pictures (and those of other members and friends of Grace) here. 

Magnetic Church Conference Comes Again

Magnetic ChurchHold the date.  The Magnetic Church Conference with Andy Weeks is coming again to the Diocese October 12 and 13. In January, three Grace members joined a packed house in Chillicothe and came away inspired. Participants asked for a second conference so more people could learn and practice evangelism.

The Magnetic Church Conference is non-confrontational, practical evangelism to help our churches attract and retain new members. To learn more about this ministry, see More information will be forthcoming as the date approaches.
Thanks to the Work Day Workers

Grace Church thanks those who made last Saturday's work day such a success.
Vacation Bible School Coming in June

Bible School is planned for June 11 through 14. from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  A volunteer sign-up sheet is on the piano.  Please help if you can.
Jane Kirkwood Dies

Jane Kirkwood died on May 6
.  She and her husband Jim were active members of Grace and Jim was a member of the Vestry for many years.  May the soul of the departed rest in peace.
Newcomers Class Not Just for Newcomers

Newcomer's class meets this Sunday, and each third Sunday of the month, after the 10:00 am service.  All are welcome.  Current members who may want to refresh their knowledge of the church or learn more about what is happening at Grace are also welcomed.
"Welcome" Page Added to Grace Church Web Site

Grace Welcome PageWe have added a new "Welcome" page directed toward newcomers, and we would appreciate your feedback. What is missing?  What is overdone? We know that many, if not most, church visitors check out churches via the web before they visit, and we'd like to make sure that we're describing Grace in an attractive and honest way.

Send your feedback to the editor at
Poverty Symposium Offered at Hebrew Union College

The Third annual symposium on Poverty, Welfare, and Religion: Family, Gender, and Justice
is being sponsored by Hebrew Union College and The Union Institute.  It will be held on May 19 and 20 at Hebrew Union College.  There is no charge for the symposium but you must register in advance.  See more information here
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