|News for and about Grace Episcopal Church
||March 14, 2009|
Your editor is looking forward to the latest in Grace's "Stir the Pot" Series Sunday afternoon. I expect we'll have an interesting discussion triggered by Mr. Gore's film. See more below....
|Grace's "Stir the Pot" Film & Discussion Series Presents "An Inconvenient Truth" This Sunday
"An Inconvenient Truth," will be the subject of the next of Grace Church's
"Stir the Pot" series this Sunday, March 15 starting at 4:30 pm. This
series of thought-provoking movies, discussions and delicious soups has
been well-received. All are invited. There is no charge.
film offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent
crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by
exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is
former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000
election, reset the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, allout
effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change.
Come expecting some lively discussion.
in the "Stir the Pot" series is "Do Not Go Gently" on April 26, dealing
with a film about the power of imagination and aging. What role does
creativity play in the process of aging? How important is imagination
to the experience of being human? What are the most inventive artists
expressing at very old age? Filmmaker Melissa Godoy will lead the
|Keep in Your Prayers ...
Eloise Pinto, Ruth Bertram, Joyce Markham; Mrs.
Matthews; Judy Handy, Shelly Martin, Barbara
Todd; Kim Martin, Robb Martin; Florence and Bob Poyer;Dean Bryeans, Mary Hall, Chris; Irene Bryeans; Joshua, Caleb, Anne, and Darryl
Handy; Marcus Flemister;
Kim Herrmann, Al Berghausen; Teri; Mary Lou Bellows; Jackie Lewis.
In the coming week at Grace:
- Choir Practice, Sunday, March 15, 9 am.
Eucharist Rite II, Sunday, March 1, 10 am. Guest Celebrant and Preacher: The Reverend Rosa Autry. Coffee Hour follows the service.
- Stir the Pot Series: An Inconvenient Truth. Start Time: 4:30 PM. This month, Grace's continuing series of
films and discussions features "An Inconvenient Truth," a film about
one man's view of global warming. A light meal is included. All are
welcome to come and particiate. No charge.
- Mission Council Meeting, Wednesday, March 18, 6 pm.
Choir Practice, Thursday, March 19, 7 pm.
- Mission Council Retreat, Saturday, March 21, 9 am to 3 pm.
Coming special events:
- Maundy Thursday Service, April 9, 7 pm.
- Community Good Friday Service, April 10, noon to 3 pm.
- Stir the Pot Series:
- Do Not Go Gentle, Sunday, April 26. A film about the power of imagination and aging. The filmmaker will be with us.
Traces of the Trade, Sunday, May 17. In this film A Story from the Deep
North, filmmaker Katrina Browne
discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family
in U.S. history. This event is being
co-sponsored by Ascension and Holy Trinity Church, Wyoming.
See the Grace Church Calendar
for more complete and uptodate information on meetings and services at at Grace. Let us know if we've missed anything.
After the quiet and
meditative atmosphere of Lent, Easter breaks forth with a glorious
celebration. Part of that celebration is a visual feast of flowers.
If you would like to be part of making this happen either sign up at church on
Sunday or call the office at 5123-541-2415. The high altar will have two
arrangements and the communion table will have an arrangement in front of it. These arrangements may be supported with a suggested donation of $50 each. The peace chapel will have two smaller arrangements for
a suggested donation of $25 each. And potted spring plants and Easter
lilies will be surround the baptismal font. The suggested donation is $10
The donations may be made in memory or in honor of a loved one or simply to the
glory of God.
|Community Good Friday Services Scheduled for April 10
College Hill Ministerium will again sponsor Community Good Friday
Services on April 10 from noon to 3 pm, with several College Hill
churches participating. All are invited to attend all or part of the
|Reflections on Psalms for Lent Offered at Twin Towers
In preparation for the Easter holiday, Russ and VJ
Schuster will share reflections on some psalms.
Their presentation will be offered at 2 pm Thursday,
March 26, in the Hader Room at Twin Towers.
It will feature slides from the Schusters' travels in the
US and Europe over the past 50 years. Music and the reading of more than ten
psalms will compliment the slides.
The cost to attend is $2 for Twin Towers residents or $3
for the general public.
For more information, or to reserve a seat, call
|Who Are the Real Sodomites" at Church of Our Savior
Integrity Cincinnati is sponsoring a session
entitled "Who Are the Real Sodomites" on March 22 between 3
and 6 pm at Church of Our Savior, Hollister Street, Mt. Auburn. The Rev. Dr. Paula Jackson will lead this by
discussing what the Sodom story in the Bible really means when it is set in the
context of the time it occurred and what it means about our lives today. If you would like to attend this stimulating
and exciting discussion, see Jim Edgy for more details.
|Safe Church Training Offered
Who needs to attend? The diocese requires Safe Church Training for:
* All Clergy
* All wardens
* All full time employees of
* All volunteers who
regularly work with or around children or youth
* All volunteers licensed by
the Bishop as Eucharistic Visitors
* All volunteers who begin new programs involving children or youth
The Diocese strongly encourages Safe Church
* Vestry or mission council
members and congregational officers
* All volunteers who give
any kind of pastoral care
* Those who contract their
services to the diocese or congregations
* All volunteers who
occasionally work with or around children or youth
When are the next workshops offered?
March 21, 2009 Holy Spirit
April 24, 2009 Redeemer
June 27, 2009 All Saints
How can I register?
Fill out the online registration or contact Geraldine McDaniel at the Diocesan House, 513-421-0311. Cost for
training is $15, which you can mail along with registration or pay online. If several people want to attend the same
workshop, let Jim Edgy know and he will do a group registration for you.
|Answering the Prophetic Call in Prayer and
Join renowned theologian Dr. Walter Brueggemann on March 20-21
for a special conference, "Answering the Prophetic Call in Prayer and
Proclamation." Sponsored by the diocese's Social Justice Network and
Public Policy Committee and Faith in Life, the conference will explore the
struggle of proclaiming the prophetic word through prayer and preaching.
The conference will be held at the Procter Camp & Conference Center,
beginning with dinner and a focus on prophetic prayer on Friday, March 20. The
all-day workshop on Saturday will offer discussion with Brueggemann and
hands-on practice in the art of prophetic preaching. Costs vary, depending upon
See more information and register for this event.
& Development Conference
The Stewardship and
Development Commission will sponsor its annual conference at Procter Camp &
Conference Center on March 28.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The keynote speaker will be the Rt. Rev.
Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of Southern Ohio. Five workshops will be offered:
Stewardship 101; A review of published stewardship programs; Stewardship as a
Spiritual Journey; Planned Giving/Legacy Stewardship; and How to raise
resources in tough economic times. The program will end about 3 p.m. Cost is
$15, with a maximum of $60 per congregation.
See more information or register.