eGraceNotes from Grace Episcopal Church
News for and about Grace Episcopal Church
June 7, 2007
In This Issue ...
"Stewardship Lifters" Conference This Saturday
New Vicar Being Selected
Grace to Join Gay Pride Parade
Evening Vacation Bible School Coming
Mission Council/Vestry Minutes Are Online
Share Your Food Pantry Items
June Volunteer Schedule Online
Summertime--Time for "Questions on the Porch"
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 "Stewardship Lifters" Conference This Saturday
A conference on stewardship will held this Saturday, June 9 at Procter Conference Center.  We need two or three people to attend.  If you are interested and able to attend, please call Jim Edgy at 513-541-2415.

You can read more about it
New Vicar Being Sought
Interim Vicar John Bower has announced intention to retire (for the third and last time, he says) so Mission Council is in the process of seeking a new Vicar. They ask that you keep them in your prayers as they make this important decision.
Grace to Join Gay Pride Parade This Sunday

Members of Grace Church will be joining people from other Episcopal Churches in cooperation with Integrity (the Episcopal national gay organization) to march in the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 10, beginning at 1:00 pm.  The march is from Burnet Woods in Clifton to Northside (all downhill!).If you are interested in participating, talk with Jim Edgy (513-541-2415,

You can read more about the parade in an Enquirer article here.
Evening Vacation Bible School Scheduled

This year, Grace's Vacation Bible School will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm June 25 through 28.

Teachers and volunteers are needed. Curriculum and daily activities are provided but with flexibility to allow for leader contributions. If you're interested in participating in any capacity, contact Sheila Jenkins-Morgan (

More information coming soon ...
Mission Council/Vestry Minutes Are Online
Did you know that the minutes of all Mission Council and Vestry meetings are online in the Grace Church Public File Cabinet? If you're wondering what's going on "behind the scenes," this is one good place to find good information. To see them, click
Share Your Food Pantry Items
Please share your bounty by bringing non-perishable food items to church each Sunday.  These will be passed on to the food pantries operated by Christ's Community in College Hill and Churches Active in Northside.  Place items on the pew against back wall.
June Volunteer Schedule Online
The volunteer schedule for worship assignments for June is on line here. Check it out, you might be on it!
 Summertime--Time for "Questions on the Porch"

Lyon's PorchSummertime is the perfect time to reflect with others on some of those pesky religious questions you and others may have.  Questions like,

  • "Who is Jesus, really?
  • "What is Judgement?
  • "How do I know which parts of the Bible are true?"  
  • "What is atonement?"

You are invited to join Ken and me on our front porch to ask your own questions and to share your own experiences on Sunday evenings at 1414 Hillcrest, one block east of Grace,  July 8 through August 12 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Something cool and refreshing will be served.

We will hope you will join us for "Questions on the Porch."

Article contributed by Carol Lyon.

Contact Carol (513-542-2941, with your questions; otherwise, just come.

Ken Lyon Honored By Students

Ken Lyon was honored by 18 of his present and former Education for Ministry (EfM) students on May 25 at a luncheon at the home of Jim Edgy.  After mentoring classes of scores of students from many denominations and backgrounds over the past eight years, Ken had announced his retirement.  At this point, his students went into action to prepare a surprise celebration following his final class.  After the delicious buffet offered by the host in his home's beautiful garden setting, the highlight of the event was the presentation and perusal of a scrapbook of tributes and EfM event photos from students.  

Ken Lyon's Last EfM Meeting

Ken (second from the right in the picture) has been a member of Grace Church for over 30 years, which have included two stints as Junior Warden.   He has worked behind the scenes by chairing many important projects such as the worship committee, handicapped accessibility, pipe organ replacement, rector search and as Grace Notes co-Editor.  He established Grace Church's website and currently edits the eGraceNotes e-newsletter as well as supplying photography for it and for the upcoming member directory.

Congratulations, Ken, from all of us.

Article contributed by Grace Staples.
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