and about Grace Episcopal Church
After a long summer hiatus, the Hip Hop Service
resumes Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 pm. Come and see
young people create a lively worship experience.
in mid-month, our innovative multi-mode Healing Service takes
place. Learn more and see what else is happening at
Grace at on the Grace Church
|Grace Hosts Film & Discussion Series
The series starts this Sunday at 4:30 pm with a
presentation on the timely subject of "Religion and
Politics." Reception to follow.
|How (Some) Others See Us
A couple of weeks ago, we had three visitors from Saint Ursala
. This is not unusual--we regularly have visitors
from religious schools, sent to learn more about religions
other than their own. What was unusual in this case was
that one of these visitors, Laura Kaiser, wrote to the Vicar
asking further questions and sharing the following
Thank you so much for allowing
us to visit your church a couple of weekends ago. All three of
us agreed that it was a really amazing experience. I do not
know if it is all Episcopalians or just Grace Church in
particular, but from the moment we walked in the door to when
we finally left, everyone made us feel extremely welcome.
Although we learned a lot about other things, that sense of
welcomeness is the lasting impression that we took away from
One of my religion teachers once said
that religion could be defined as the way you look at the
world. Your congregation's approach towards life, each other,
and even strangers is truly unique and beautiful. Thank you
for allowing us to experience it.
Please convey our
gratitude to your congregation. You have been blessed with a
wonderful group of people. I cannot express how happy we all
were that we visited Grace Church. The Lord knew what He was
doing, even if we do not always. Thank you
|Excuse Our Mess--It'll be Lots Better Soon
We have been given an anonymous gift that
will enable us to repair the plaster in the Sanctuary and
hallways. While this is being done, you may encounter
scaffolding, tools, and some dust in the building. We
will make every effort to have it clean for services but if we
slip up, please be patient with us.
have begun work on painting the rest rooms but you will have
no trouble as all of the paint will be dry on Sundays.
|Help the Kids Have a Safe Halloween
Life Renewal Discipleship Church, the group
that worships here on Sunday afternoons, has invited Grace
Church to join with them in providing a safe Halloween for the
children of the neighborhood. On Thursday, Oct 30,
between 6 and 8 pm we will provide treats for the children,
movies, games and play. We will also have a pot luck
supper for all of us.
This will be a fun way for
our two churches to get to know each other and to help the
neighborhood at the same time. We hope many of you will
come and join in this fellowship. And if you can help by
providing candy, fruit, or other appropriate items for the
kids, and bring a dish to share, we will appreciate it.
|Attention All Readers of Lessons and/or Prayers
There will be a meeting on Sunday, Nov 2 of all lay
readers who read the Lessons or Prayers of the People
immediately following the service in the Vicar's Office.
If you are a reader or if you would like to become one, please
make every effort to attend this
Thanks to all who helped with
the pot luck last Sunday, especially to Belinda and Roger
Perna, Grace Staples, Susan Givler, Lisa Perry and Tammy
Robertson for their work before, during and after the lunch.
Give Blood, Promote Grace Vicar's Standing Amongst
The clergy of College Hill
Churches (via their organization, the Ministerium) have
arranged for a bloodmobile to come to St. Claire Church on
Monday, November 3, from 11 am to 8 pm. If you can
donate blood, please call 513-681-6071 to make an
There's a rumor that the clergy may
have a little friendly competition going amongst themselves as
to whose church will contribute the most, so be sure to sign
up--and when you do, be sure to tell them you're from
|Mission Trip to New Orleans
There will a mission trip to New Orleans to
help rebuild homes. We will be leaving after service on
Sunday, December 14, Return Friday, December
19. Let Ernestein know if interested.
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|Coming Events at Grace|
Here's a snapshot of what's coming up at Grace in the
next couple of weeks. For a complete and uptodate list, go to
the Grace Church
You can help us keep this
calendar complete by letting the Vicar know of any missing
events. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org