|News for and about Grace Episcopal Church
||May 2, 2009|
What! Another eGraceNotes so soon? Yes, we thought it important to let you know of the Building Bridges dinner & discussion on Tuesday, and to pass along some other news of possible interest as well.
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|"Building Bridges" Comes to Grace Tuesday;
All Are Invited
Vicar Ernestein encourages all members and friends of Grace to attend the "Buiding Bridges" dinner and discussion this Tuesday, May 5, at 6 pm at Grace.
The College Hill Ministerium, an association
of College Hill pastors, and Christ's Community in College Hill
are sponsoring "Building Bridges," a series of dinners to bring neighborhood people
together. Each table of eight has its own facilitator to help direct
conversations about racial and other issues facing College Hill to
help neighbors understand each other in the spirit of Christ.
are encouraged to bring teens 13 and up. There is no charge. Reserve your seats at 513-541-5676, extension
122, or email Janis McLemore at JMCLEMORE@chpc.org
|Worship Committee Formed
Mission Council meeting minutes
report that a Worship Committee has been formed to plan the details of worship
services and to coordinate and communicate with organist, choir, altar
guild, flower guild, healing volunteers, lectors, prayer readers,
ushers, deacon, priests, worship leaders, etc.
Members of the Worship Committee include: Bennyce Hamilton (chair), John Thayer,
Tammy Robertson, Lisa Perry, J. White, and Judy Handy.
Gary Givler wants to know if there are others at Grace who are interested getting together for some kind of golf outing. He assures us that skill level is not important.
Contact Gary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you're at all interested.
|A Letter of Thanks to Grace
This email just in from Jeffrey Martin
I would like to thank Grace Church for being a part of my
life as I moved my parents to Mexico. It has been a difficult
process and Grace Church was a wonderful island of peace in the stormy
We are all well and in Tepoztlán Mexico. We arrived
through Mexico City two days ago with much worry with the flu situation,
but all seems to be well.
May God bless all of you and guide you all in this odd
Kind regards to all the parish and Mother Ernestine,
|Sunday's "Sharing Sunday" Contributions to Christ's Community Food Pantry
Many thanks to all who contributed non-perishables on Sunday for the food pantry at Christ's Community in College Hill
The first Sunday of every month is "Sharing Sunday."
See the Grace Calendar Page
for the most up-to-date listing of events at Grace and of possible interest to Grace people. Let us know at email@example.com
if we've missed anything.
Coming Special Events:
- Building Bridges. Tuesday, May 5, 6 pm, at Grace. See above article for more.
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.
|Keep in Your Prayers ...
Maureen Back, 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.
Please let us know if you need pastoral care
or know of someone who does. This includes
information about illness, hospital stays, requests for visits, communion, and
prayers for special concerns. Please help us to serve you.
|Walk for Hunger
A Hunger Walk to benefit the Free Store is coming May 25. Anyone interested in joining a group of
walkers from Grace Church should contact Vicar Ernestein. The entry fee is
$20 with a T shirt, $15 without a T shirt if you register prior to May
12. After that, the price goes up $5.
|Worship Leader Training
A diocesan workshop for
training and continuing education of Worship Leaders is being offered on
Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. James,
Zanesville. If you are interested in leading worship at Grace
Church, you should attend this training. Ken Lyon is among those who are attending; contact him about sharing a ride.
The purpose of this training is to equip lay persons to plan
and officiate at major liturgies in their congregations when a priest is not
available. This workshop will provide the necessary training to be
licensed as a Worship Leader with the recommendation of the priest or Rector.
Instruction in the use of the prayer book and liturgies of the church will be offered. Morning
Prayer, funerals and wedding planning will be discussed. Teaching on
choosing hymns and suggested resources for music will be presented. The day
will conclude with an instructed Eucharist.
The cost of the workshop is $10
which includes lunch. Register and pay online by May 10.
Checks may also be mailed to Kay Sturm at the Bishop's Center, 125 E Broad St,
Columbus, OH 43215. For more information, contact Kay Sturm at 800-582-1712 ext
136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Jubilate: Dimensions in Liturgy and Music
Belinda Perna brings this workshop to our attention, saying, "This opportunity, along with the Worship Leader Training, will enhance our efforts to lead Grace Church into the future as a strong member of the Body of Christ. We need to have as many Gracers as possible take advantage of these opportunities. I pray that we have a dozen or more people from Grace at each of these events."
This workshop, held at Procter Conference Center on Saturday, May 9, from 10 am to 4 pm, will be led by Dr. David Hurd, Professor of Church Music and Organist, The General Theological Seminary and Director of Music at the Church of the Holy Apostles, New York City.
a lecture/demonstration format, Dr. Hurd will explore "psalms, hymns
and spiritual songs" as categories and context for the church's song though
the ages and in our own time. He will also discuss the impact of the
1979 Book of Common Prayer and 1982 Hymnal on worship norms in the
Episcopal Church, and the continuing unfolding of liturgical forms and
musical settings with their opportunities and challenges. The day will
conclude with a sung Eucharist including music both old and new.Register here
|Safe Church Training
Many of us are required to take this training for the prevention of sexual misconduct and child abuse. Ken Lyon will attend the session in June at All Saints in Pleasant Ridge. If anyone wishes
to go with him, let us know.
The diocese requires Safe Church Training for:
* All clergy
* All wardens
* All full time employees of
* All who
regularly work with or around children or youth
* All licensed by
the Bishop as Eucharistic Visitors
* All who have
the authority to begin new programs which involve children or youth
The Diocese strongly encourages Safe Church
* Vestry or mission council
members and congregational officers
* All who give
any kind of pastoral care
* All who contract their
services to the diocese or congregations
* All who
occasionally work with or around children or youth
Workshops offered in the Cincinnati area:
* June 27, 2009 All Saints,
Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati.
Fill out the online registration or
contact Geraldine McDaniel at the Diocesan House. Phone: 513-421-0311. Cost for
training is $15, which you can mail along with registration or pay online.