and about Grace Episcopal Church
John's Parting Words
and sisters in Christ,
Thank you so
much for the very lovely reception/coffee hour on Sunday last.
I so appreciate the efforts of those who
provided it, and of those who stopped by for a chat and to
wish me Godspeed. (I look forward to
hanging the picture which is coming in our study.)
A number of people have had some very moving things to
say to me, and I have been greatly moved by them.
together at Grace Church has been one of many shared
blessings. I have been moved by the
determination that the mission of Grace Church will continue
to grow and develop.
richest blessings continue to pour out upon you as you move
forward in ministry together with your new partner,
Ernestein. We will see each other from time
to time as our paths continue to cross around the
diocese. Pray for me, as I will for thee,
that we may merrily meet in heaven.
We have even
more cause to be thankful, given these bits of financial good
- The Church Foundation has
awarded Grace Church a grant of $40,000 to replace the
heating system in the 1957 wing. Our
request for a loan to do the remainder of the work that is
needed is being considered. Keep this in
- We have been awarded a grant of
$500 from the Evangelism Commission to purchase new
Episcopal Church signs for both Hamilton and Belmont
have been awarded a sizable grant to assist in paying for a
full time Vicar over the next two
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Rev. Ernestein Flemister Comes to Grace
members and friends welcomed the Reverend Ernestein Flemister
as the new Vicar of Grace Church this past Sunday.
Ms. Flemister celebrated Eucharist and was
greeted at a reception in her honor following the service.
more pictures here.
Give Thanks For ...
We are often
reminded to be thankful for all that God has given us. Lately,
there have been many occasions to give thanks. Among them are
reminder: Since all we have has been given
to us by God, it is important to remember not just to give
back during our lives, but also in our end-of-life
planning. Please consider remembering Grace
Church in your will.
- Thanks to the volunteers who
called all our members and friends to find out how they are
and to tell them about the receptions for Fr. Bower and for
our new Vicar, the Rev. Ernestein Flemister.
Thanks to: Maureen Back, Charlotte
Battistone, Ruth Bertram, Susan Dewbrey, Phillis Dietz, Judy
Handy, Greta Kappes, Elizabeth Kelly, Mary McLain, Wanda
Miller, Florence Poyer and Grace Staples.
- Fr. Bower thanks everyone for
their prayers for his wife Louise. She is
doing well following her surgery for a hiatal
- From Louise Bower: "Thank you
for the altar flowers. What a cheery
sight the summer flowers are in our home this week as I go
the the ups and downs of this recovery.
Thank you also for your prayer and
concerns. My prayers and love go with you
as you begin this new day in your resurrected life as a
- From newly anointed Rector
Emeritus Ray Betts: "Thanks to all the fine people of Grace
Church who made such a wonderful day for me on Pentecost
- Thanks to community activist
Phyllis Schoenberger, Mary McLain and the Department of
Corrections for arranging for 20 men to come and work at the
church last week. They worked on the
grounds, painted the Vicar's office, moved pews from the
great hall and polished and fed the paneling in the choir
and around the high altar. We are
grateful for this assistance.
- Thanks to Hawley, Josh and Tina
Todd; Mary McLain, Florence Poyer, Molly Russell, Grace
Staples, Wanda Miller, Morgan Morgan, and Sheila
Jenkins-Morgan for their help with our Vacation Bible
- Thanks to Grace Staples and
Wanda Miller for the wonderful reception they prepared for
Ms. Flemister, members and friends after church
- From Bob Jones,
Sexton: "To all at Grace Church, thank
you for the flowers and for thinking of my father at his
time of passing. I and my family would
like to say thanks so much."
- Thanks to all who have brought
food and supplies for the food pantries at Christ's
Community in College Hill and at Churches Active in
Northside. We delivered a large box of
items recently and are working on a second.
Please continue share your bounty by bringing
non-perishable food items to church each Sunday.
Place your items on the pew against back wall of the
- And finally, your editor gives
hearty thanks to Jim Edgy for providing most of the
information that gets shared with a broader audience in
his contributions, this would be a very slim
|Ruth Koeppe Dies
Long-time Grace Church member Ruth Koeppe died June 29 at
the age of 88. Visitation is Tuesday, July 3, at 9:00 am
followed by a memorial service at 10:00 am, all at Hodapp
Funeral Home in College Hill.
Evenings: Questions on
Summertime and the livin' is easy--a perfect time to reflect
with others on some of those pesky religious questions you and
others may have.
like, Who is Jesus, really? What is
Judgment? How do I know which parts
of the Bible are true? What is
are invited to join Ken and Carol Lyon Sunday evenings on our
porch at 1414 Hillcrest, one block east of Grace, July 8
through August 12, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to ask questions
and share your own experiences.
Hour Host/Hostess Openings
openings for coffee hour hosts & hostesses.
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. There is a sign up sheet on the
piano near the upper Belmont Door.
1: Grace Staples and Wanda Miller
- August 5:
only add to the beauty of our worship, but they also are a way
to celebrate people who have been meaningful in our
If you wish to dedicate flowers on any
Sunday, sign up on the sheet on the piano near the upper
Belmont door or call the office at 513-541-2415 or email
- July 8:
Phillis Dietz in celebration of the 2nd birthday of
Granddaughter, Nina Hubrich
- July 15:
Jay and Mary Weiss
- July 22:
- July 29:
- August 5:
- August 12:
- August 19:
- August 26:
Ken and Carol Lyon in thanksgiving for family and
2: Ken and Carol Lyon in thanksgiving for family and
Late this afternoon (Monday), we got a call telling us
that something interesting was happening to the front of Grace
Church. Here's what it looked like at about 5:30
This looks to be a great enhancement to our face to
the world as it comes up Hamilton Avenue.