Issue 150 January 7, 2012

A spiritual home where all are welcome; a healing place in a broken world.

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College Hill Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr,
Cincinnati Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Prayer Requests
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College Hill Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr, on Sunday, January 15

The greater College Hill community will gather to remember Martin Luther King's ministry on Sunday afternoon, January 15. This will be a celebration Dr. King's life and his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. Special music is part of the program, and there will be speakers who marched with Dr. King. 


Absalom Jones The commemoration starts with a symbolic "Freedom March" starting at the House of Joy (5912 Hamilton Avenue) at 4:30 pm. After the short walk to St. Clare Church (1443 Cedar Avenue), an (indoor) service will begin at 5 pm.  


Absalom Jones We look forward to seeing you there, and to meeting others from the community for this special event.


You can get an idea of what this event like from the pictures of a previous MLK celebration here


This celebration is sponsored by the College Hill Ministerium, the organization for clergy of all denominations in and around College Hill (of which Grace Church is a member).   

Cincinnati Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Monday, January 16

Greater Cincinnati's celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day features several events on Monday January 16. 

The day starts off with a King Legacy Awards Breakfast at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 8am.

At 10:30 am, the 37th Annual Commemorative Civil Rights March begins at the Freedom Center and proceeds to Fountain Square for a very short Interfaith Prayer Service at Fountain Square. At 11:15 am, the march continues to Music Hall.

Absalom Jones
At noon, the day's events culminate in a Commemorative Celebration at Music Hall, with speakers and singing, and a new theatrical performance.  Note that much of the singing will be provided by the Martin Luther King Jr. Chorale, which practices here in College Hill at the House of Joy and which is co-lead by College Hill's own Bishop Todd O'Neal.

Click any of the links above for more details about the events, or simply visit the Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition website.
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... everyone who donated to Episcopal Community Service Foundation's Holy Bucket Brigade's Columbus Foundation Big Give in November. 


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PPrayer Requestslease keep these people in your prayers for their special needs:   


Jonathan S., Noah, Chico & family, Lauren, the Daniel family, the Cavalieri family, Virginia Chapel's family, Anne, Darryl, Caleb & Joshua, Brian, Kim, Robb, Erik, Alison, Alexis & Nathanael, Marie, Irene Bryeans, Dean Bryeans, Diane, Maxwell & family, Barbara, Beverly, Bob and Rita, Alice, Christine Zuniga, Nathaniel, Zachary, Bonnie, Kristine, Judy J., Marci, Susan, Pat J., Rehan, Dee, Kim H, Mary S., Margaret K., Beth Tracy, Karen and Diana, The Partin-Sharp family, Rita, Mimi, Brenda, the Fantetti family, the Bennett family, Luanne, Fr. John, Gayle, Ernestein, Marie, and Life Renewal Discipleship Church.  


Please pray for all on our prayer lists and the following members and supporters who are not always able to attend services: M. Back, M. Bellows, J. Carroll, E. Gescheidle, N. Hall, A. Henneberg, J. Henthorn, E. Kelly, N. Koester, E. Pinto, M. Ratliff, C. Relyea, MJ Showers, and J. Strohmeier.

Requests for prayers may be called in to the church cell phone: 513-763-9520. Please also indicate whether the name of the prayer recipient is to be listed in the bulletin.           


Pastoral Care

If you need pastoral care or know of someone who does, please call or email the office (513-541-2415, office@gracecollegehill.org). Keep us informed about about illness, hospital stays, requests for visits, communion, and prayers for special concerns.
What's Happening at Grace


The online Grace Church Calendar lists most everything we know about that's happening at Grace Church. If something's not listed, or if you see errors, please tell the office (office@gracecollegehill.org).


Note especially:

  • Adult Bible Study resumes Sunday at 9 am in the Parlor. 
  • Snack 'n Chat - Sundays after service, Small Assembly Room
  • College Hill IHN Hosting - January 6, 4:30 pm thru overnight, First UCC
  • Healing Service is coming up next Wednesday. Drumming starts at 6:30 pm. Come when you can.  
  • Mission Council - Monday, January 16, 5:00 pm
  Selected Short Subjects
  • Susan Lehman
    Absalom Jones
    Anisa Willis
    Senior Warden Roger Perna is happy to to announce that we will be having two new supply priests in the near future. On February 19, Susan Lehman will serve, and on March 4, Anisa Willis will be with us. We have started a tradition of taking our new supply priests to lunch during the week prior to their visit with us and anyone is welcome to join us for that event. More later . . .
  • Roger is also happy to announce that the Diocese's Commission on Congregational Life has granted us $10,400 to supplement our 2012 budget.      
  • Hawley Todd reports that the Quantum Touch Course that starts Monday at 10 am is almost full. You still may be able to get in by contacting Hawley at  todd@episcopalhealing.org.   
  • Bob Laake, who provides the healing drumming for our Wednesday night Absalom Jones services, has renamed his business for 2012. He's now Rhythm for Wellness.  We look forward to seeing him this coming Wednesday evening.  
  • Since Chuck Bowles will be leaving in the near future, we will need volunteers for Altar Guild and Flower Guild. Please contact Chuck Bowles at  bowles1453@aol.com if you are interested. Chuck will train you before he leaves.  
  • Bring a snack to share at Snack 'n Chat after our 10 am Sunday services. 
  • Please sign the Grace Flower Donation Sheet on the front table.There is a special flower box for small donations that can be combined to provide a Sunday arrangement.
  • Alison Acord, who, along with her partner Christina Haan, provided much great music at Grace a few years back, will perform at our Cathedral's Music Live at Lunch on January 10 at 12:10 pm. Bring your lunch or purchase one for $5.   
  • If you have a program that will significantly impact the lives of women and children and need extra funding, apply for a United Thank Offering grant. The applications are available online at www.episcopalchurch.org/uto. The deadline for the applications Is January 15.     
Sunday Service Volunteers

Here is the Sunday Service volunteer schedule for the next two Sundays. If you're scheduled and can't make it, find a substitute and let the webmaster know so the schedule can be updated. You can see the whole schedule and list of participants here.
If you'd like to serve in any capacity, contact Judy Handy (jhandy23@cinci.rr.com).

January 8: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: Fr. Bob Hufford
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Jamanuel Thrower
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Carol Lyon
  • Lector: Tammy Robertson
  • Prayers of the People: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Offering Counter: John Thayer
  • Usher: Mary McLain
  • Altar Guild: Chuck Bowles, Jackie McCray
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
  • Sunday School: Roger Perna

January 15: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: Fr. David Howard
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: John Thayer
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: John Thayer
  • Lector: John Thayer
  • Prayers of the People: Judy Handy
  • Offering Counter: Roger Perna
  • Usher: Tammy Robertson
  • Altar Guild: Chuck Bowles, Maureen Back
  • Flower Guild: Chuck Bowles
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Roger Perna
  • Sunday School: Virginia Chapel
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