eGraceNotes from Grace Episcopal Church
News for and about Grace Episcopal Church January 2, 2008
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Dear Friend,
Happy New Year!  I suspect that you are off and running on your New Year's resolutions and hopefully one of your resolutions is to help make this the best year ever for Grace!!
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Anita Triggs, editor
In This Issue ...
Grace Christmas Party
Hip Hop Mass
Parish Retreats
Mission Council Spotlight
Volunteer Needed
Healing Service
Potential New Tenant at Grace
Body Recall & Yoga

Grace Christmas Party 

Grace Christmas Party a Great Success! 

Our Thanks to all who made our Christmas Party such a great success.  To the Rainbow Band, Tom Mitchell Director, for their excellent music, to Roger and Belinda Perna, chairs of the event, to Grace Staples, Chuck Bowles, & Bruce Beisner, for the wonderful decorations, to Belinda Perna, Bennyce Hamilton, Ernestein Flemister, Mary McLain, Chuck Bowles, and Jim Edgy for the food, to Roger Perna for the dance music, Anita Triggs for designing the invitation, to Fred Martens for designing the program, and for all others who made this such a wonderful evening.  And especially for those of you who rose from your seats and helped served.
Hip Hop MassHip Hop Service this Saturday!

Join us for the next Hip Hop Service this Saturday - January 5 at 5:00 pm.  Enjoy God's message in new and uplifting way.  Members of the Truth & Destiny Step Team and Liturgical Dance Team will be present to help motivate and inspire all who attend, so tell a friend or neighbor about this wonderful event.
Parish Retreats

The Vicar would like to conduct a retreat for each organization within the Grace community.  Therefore, please talk with her about a possible date.  She would like for the first retreats to be with:
 -The Mission Council
 -The Altar and Flower Guilds
 -The Choir
Contact Ernestein at or 513.541.2415
Mission Council Spotlight - John S. Thayer 

John moved to Cincinnati in 1966 to join the University of Cincinnati faculty where he is now Professor of Chemistry.  In 1973, he came to Grace Church for the first time to attend the funeral of a colleague, Thomas Cameron, whose death drastically changed his life.  As a result of this, he joined Grace Church and was confirmed in June of 1973.  At the suggestion of Ray Betts (the Church Rector at the time), he joined the Adult Choir and subsequently sang in 3 operas, 16 musical theatre productions, and upwards of 50 choral concerts!  In 1982, he founded the Grace Church Hand Bell Choir; when that dissolved, he became a handbell soloist.  In the past, John has led morning and evening services of prayer and even preached a few sermons.  Recently, John has served on Vestry and as Treasurer.  In 2006, Grace Church elected John Senior Warden, the role he currently holds.  He has lived in College Hill since 1976, where his sister Christine joined him in 1995.  His outside interests include music, writing, and gardening.
In future eGracenotes I will spotlight a member of the Mission Council, so enjoy their bios and get to know the leadership of Grace who work very hard to keep the church alive.  -

Anita L. Triggs, Editor

We Need Volunteers!

Coffee Hour

Jan 6 Needed
Jan 20 Needed

Flower Schedule

Jan 6 Needed
Jan 13 Needed

Healing Service 2Kick Off 2008 at Grace's Healing Service

Join us Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 pm for our Healing Service using African Drumming and Reiki as well as the traditional laying-on of hands. Future Healing Services will take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Mission Council Considers New Tenant

The Mission Council is considering renting our sanctuary to another church to hold its services here.  These would occur on Sunday afternoons.  If this materalizes, they will begin worshiping here January 6.  We will inform you as soon as this is finalized.
Annual Parish Meeting

The annual meeting for the Parish will be held on February 3, with an alternate date for bad weather of February 10.  Reports from each committee will be due in the office on January 15.
Body Recall LogoGrace Church Body Recall & Yoga Classes

Body Recall, Tuesday - 10:00 a.m.
Yoga, Tuesday - 6:00 p.m.
Only $8.00 per session. See Laura
Upcoming Events
  • Jan 5  Hip Hop Mass 5:00 p.m.
    Jan 9  African Drumming, Reiki, Traditional Healing Service 6:30 p.m.
  • Jan 16 Mission Council Meeting 6:00 pm
  • Feb 3  Annual Parish Meeting