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May 16, 2008
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Dear Friend,
Does your address book have the information you need to contact Grace Church? You may want to record the following now so you'll have it when you need it:
Phone:    513-541-2415
Address:  5501 Hamilton Avenue
              Cincinnati, OH 45224
And don't forget our web site at  It has all kinds of interesting information.

Ken Lyon,  Editor

In This Issue ...
Ladies Luncheon Follows Sunday's Service
It's Payback Time--Let's Help Paint a Church...
Vicar's Open House
No More Shopping Bag Orders, Please
Join the Parade...
More Opportunities to Walk
Yard Sale at Grace Saturday
Greta Kappes
Stewardship Conference Coming Up
Mission Trip to New Orleans...
Episcopal Relief and Development Responds

Ladies Luncheon Follows Sunday's Service

Ladies Lunch

It's not too late to sign up for the Ladies Luncheon.
  • Men, sign up to serve.
  • Ladies, sign up to be served.

Sign up with hostess Belinda Perna at 513-542-8464, or email her at

It's Payback Time--Let's Help Paint a Church
Fr. John Bower is now the Interim Vicar at St. Mary Magdalene in Maineville and they need our help.  This Saturday, May 17, beginning at 9:00 am they are going to repaint their sanctuary and are asking for volunteers from Grace to help. 
If you can assist, let Jim Edgy know.  Let's pay Fr. John back for some of the good he left with us.
Open HouseVicar's Open House
You are invited to attend an Open House at the Vicar's home on Sunday May 25, from 2 to 5 pm.  See her address in Sunday's bulletin, or contact the office at the phone or email given above.
Cloth Shopping BagsNo More Shopping Bag Orders, Please
Barbara Todd thanks everyone who ordered cloth shopping bags and made contributions to the Rector's discretionary fund.  The response has been fantastic! She now has enough orders to keep her busy for the foreseeable future, so she's taking no new orders at this time.
We thank Barbara for this generous way of supporting the Vicar's Discretionary Fund.
Join the Parade
Pride ParadePlan to join others who are representing Grace Church in this year's Pride Parade on June 15 after the 10:00 am service. 
Mother Paula Jackson, Rector of The Church of Our Savior in Mt. Auburn is being honored as one of the parade marshals.  In support of her and as a major outreach to the gay/lesbian communities, we and other churches will form a "human float" to march behind her in the parade. 

The parade begins in Burnet Woods in Clifton and ends at Hoffner Park in Northside.  For those who are unable to walk that distance, rides will be provided. 
This is going to be a fun, colorful, exciting event.  If you can walk, please see Jim Edgy or Laura Hall--Grace's representatives on the planning committee.
More Opportunities to Walk
Here are two more opportunities to walk that may interest you.

If interested, see brochures outside the office doors, or click on the links above.

Yard Sale at Grace Saturday
Queen City Rainbow Band LogoThe Queen City Rainbow Band, which practices at Grace every week and which provided the great music for our Christmas party, is having a yard sale this Saturday in our parking lot.  At the sale, you'll find small appliances, kitchen items, some clothing, household decorations and all the other things you normally see at yard sales.
The sale starts at 8:30 am, so you may have to get up early to get the best deals.
Profits will go to The Queen City Rainbow Band to help purchase new music, pay rent and insurance and fund out-of-town trips.
Greta Kappes
Gretta Kappes is with her daughter in Michigan.  If you would like to send her a card, we have her address in the office.
Stewardship Conference Coming Up
The Diocesan  Stewardship Conference will be held on June 14 at the Procter Conference Center.  If you're interested in attending, please see Roger Perna.
Mission Trip to New Orleans
A mission trip to New Orleans to assist rebuilding will take place December 14 to 20.  Housing will be provided but individuals must assume cost of portion of transportation, food, and personal items.
If you are interested, talk with the Vicar.

Episcopal Relief and Development Responds 

Episcopal Relief & Development LogoUsing already-established partnerships in Myanmar and China, Episcopal Relief and Development has been able to help provide quick assistance to many of the most vulnerable people in these disaster areas. You can read more about it here.
If you want to help people affected by the cyclone in Myanmar or the earthquake in China, make a donation online at, or call 800-334-7626, ext. 5129, or mail your gift to: Episcopal Relief and Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.
Coming Events 
  • Drumming, Rieke and Healing: Begins again in September.
  • Evening Prayer & Confession: May 17 and every 3rd Saturday at 5:00pm.
  • Walk to Wellness: May 17.
  • Ladies Luncheon served by men:  May 18 following 10:00am service.
  • Stewardship Committee: May 21 and every 3rd Wednesday at  10:00am.
  • Mission Council:  May 21 and every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm.
  • "Got Questions Brunch" & Discussion: May 25 following the 10:00am service.
  • Hunger Walk: May 26
  • Outreach Committee: June 4 and every 1st Wednesday at 6:00pm.
  • Hip-Hop Service: June 7 and every 1st Saturday at 5:00pm.
  • Pride Parade: June 15.