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Dear Friend,
There's so much happening this Sunday at Grace that we decided to do a special eGraceNotes issue just to tell you about it.  Read on ....
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In This Issue ...
Rudolph Featherstone Guest Preacher This Sunday
African Crafts & Jewelry Sale Follows Service this Sunday
"Got Questions" Group Meets this Sunday at Noon
What Questions?...
Got a DVD Burner?...
Rudolph Featherstone Special Guest Preacher This Sunday
Rudolph FeatherstoneThe Rev. Dr. Rudolph Featherstone, a self-described "child of God and follower of Jesus Christ,"  will be our guest preacher this Sunday. 
Dr. Featherstone was born and reared in Washington D.C.  He has been a Lutheran since the age of twelve, and has served Lutheran congregations in the Bronx, New York, South Jamaica, New York, and Detroit, MI.  He has also pastored a Baptist congregation in Boston, MA and a Presbyterian congregation in Columbus, OH. 
He taught our Vicar at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH, and has since retired as professor Emeritus of Cross-Cultural Theological Studies & Mission.  
Learn a more about this interesting person here and here. Then, come and meet him this Sunday.
African Crafts & Jewelry Sale Follows Service this Sunday
African Jewelry
Grace Church will host an African Crafts & Jewelry Sale this Sunday and next to support African Team Ministries, Inc
African Team Ministries, Inc. provides funds for orphan and refugee relief, missions and evangelism in East Africa. 
This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your Mother's Day shopping or simply to buy a unique gift for a special person, while supporting a great cause. 
"Got Questions" Group Meets this Sunday at Noon
Got Questions?Our discussion of the book "Faith Club" was so interesting that the group decided to continue our after-church conversations, but to focus on the questions we have about our faith. 
The first meeting of the new "Got Questions" group will be brunch meeting this Sunday at noon at Bennyce Hamilton's home at 6708 Devonwood Lane in College Hill.  Maps to Bennyce's home will be available at the service. 
This is the first of a series of brunch meetings that will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month, until we run out of interesting questions.  Everyone is invited to attend any or all of these meetings, which will be held at various parishioner's homes. 
What Questions?
A couple of Sundays ago, interested folks met after church to begin to list some of the questions we might discuss in our "Got Questions?" group.  Here's the "starter" list that we came up with.
  • Why am I now a Christian?
  • How does Jesus dying 2000 years ago atone for my sins?
  • What do we know about Jesus and how do we know it?
  • What happens after we die?
  • How important is a person's religious beliefs in connection with politics?
  • Do we have to believe in the Trinity?
  • Is anybody excluded from heaven?
  • Is there a line to be drawn between "them" and "us?"
  • What are the implications of my faith for me today?
  • Am I a Christian?
  • Is being a Christian being violent?
  • Why is Old Testament violence in the bible?
  • Why, when God acts, does someone have to die?
  • Why is there so little in the bible that Jesus said? 

This Sunday, we will add more questions, and then will pick one to start with.

Got a DVD Burner? 
Ken Lyon, who will be facilitating the "Got Questions?" group, would like to show a short video at the first session this Sunday.  However, he needs someone with a DVD burner on their PC to transfer the video to a DVD disk.  If you could do this, please contact Ken at or 513-542-2941. 
Upcoming Events
Apr 13          "Got Questions" Brunch Meeting,  noon at
                   Bennyce  Hamilton's Home.
Apr 13 & 27   African Crafts & Jewelry Sale
                   following 10:00 am service.
Apr 16          Mission Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Apr 19          Evening Prayer & Confession Service 5:00 pm.