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Issue 169, May 26, 2012

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

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Sunday is Pentecost....Wear Red!
Altar Flowers
Coming Attractions
Thanksgivings
Short Subjects
Prayer Requests
Sunday Service Participants
Our Values
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Sunday is Pentecost.  Wear Red!

 

 

This Sunday, May 27th, we observe The Day of Pentecost. This is when we celebrate the Lord's gift of the Holy Spirit as the birthday of the church. It was upon receiving this gift that the Apostles were able to go out into the world to preach, heal and baptize in the name of Jesus.

 

The first Pentecost is described in Acts 2:1-4:  

 

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.   And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.  

 

"The reading from Acts is the account of the first Pentecost Day when the Holy Spirit empowered the infant Church to proclaim Jesus as Lord to all people. In the presence of people from many parts of the world, they spoke the Word to all.

 

"We gather in Eucharist as people reborn by water and the Holy Spirit in baptism. Gifted with God's Spirit, we are sent to proclaim good news to every people and language and nation and to be built into a royal priesthood in Christ.*"  

 

At Grace Church then, we will remember this time in several ways - we will wear red or orange or yellow to remind us of the tongues of flame, we will read prayers in several different languages and we will celebrate with joyous music (including handbells and drumming) and birthday cake!  

 

Come join us!

 

 

*From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year. Copyright 2007 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York 

Altar Flowers

 

Altar flowers last Sunday were given in memory of John Akande Mukasa by David and Maria Mukasa. 

 

Altar flowers this Sunday are given in honor of Thomas Cameron by John Thayer. 

 

To donate altar flowers on the Sunday of your choosing, see the sign-up sheet in the church near the upper Belmont entrance. Or call the office. Or donate online here.  
 Coming Attractions

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).

 

Here's the schedule as we know it through Sunday a week.   



Thanksgivings

 

 

 

We received no thanksgivings this week. Think about the things you're thankful for. Then let us know at office@gracecollegehill.org.
Short Subjects
Absalom JonesSunday School Sunday Next Sunday. Our youth will participate and be honored Sunday, June 3. Sunday School for youth will resume in September.  Bible study for adults at 9am continues.




 







Absalom JonesThe Rev. Susan Lehman, one of the priests serving Grace Church, is conducting a five-week Bible Study for Women on Thursdays, from noon to 12:50 pm at Christ Church Cathedral downtown. The classes begin this Thursday, May 31, and will run until June 28. The course will be structured for women to attend as their schedules permit.

"This is an opportunity for women to come together," says Susan. "We will begin with the Book of Genesis and will be discussing some fundamental issues regarding our origins and our destiny."

 

Women are asked to bring their own lunches. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Prayer Requests
Prayer Requests

Please keep these people in your prayers for their special needs: Chris and Charlie, Alex, Judy Handy, Derek, Dave, Cindy, Denise, Rick, Rhonda, The Partin Family, The Sharp Family, Angie and LaMont, Tonya, Mitchell, Rita, Nadine Renee, Bob, Teresa and Kids, Jo Jo, Jared, Shirley L. Allen, Connor Gamble, Melissa, David Sharp, Phyllis Dietz, Rev. Ernestein, Regina and her children, Shelly, Albertha, DeConte (Dee), Patty Rogers, The Rogers Family, Ken Lyon, Carl, Robb Martin, Kim Martin, Melissa, Tara, Paul, The Erik Handy Family, The Darryl Handy Family, The Burlew Family, The Fantetti Family, Harry Shafer, Viola and Bill and Johnny, Chris, Lee Hardy, Christine Hicks, Marjorie,  Melissa. 

 

"Shut-ins." Please remember these members and friends who are often not able to attend:  Mary Lou Bellows, Nancy Hall, Maureen Back, Janet Henthorn, Carl Relyea, Mary Jane Showers, Elizabeth Kelly, Jane Strohmeier, Naomi Koester, Elva Gscheidle, Mary Ratliff, Jo Carroll, Anne Henneberg.

 

Please contact the Church Office (513-541-2415, office@gracecollegehill.org) with the names of the persons to be included on this list.  If you email, please place "Prayer Request" in the subject line.  Please also indicate whether the name of the prayer recipient is to be listed in the bulletin.

 

Names remain on the list for about a month. Please let us know if people should be put back on the list.   

 

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.
Worship Service Participants

Here is the worship volunteer schedule through the end of April. The whole schedule is available on our website (gracecollegehill.org).

If you're scheduled and can't make it, find a substitute and let Ken Lyon (webmaster@gracecollegehill.org, 513-542-2941) know so the schedule can be updated. 

Sunday Service Volunteers are needed in all volunteer positions. We will provide training as needed. We are a Common Ministry Parish - everyone is encouraged to serve. Contact Judy Handy (jhandy23@cinci.rr.com, 513-681-5829).      

Sunday, May 27: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: Fr. Bob Hufford
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mathias Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Ken Lyon
  • Lector: Carol Lyon
  • Prayers of the People: John Thayer
  • Offering Counter: John Thayer
  • Usher: Mary McLain
  • Altar Guild: Wanda Miller
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
  • Sunday School: Virginia Chapel

Sunday, June 3: Eucharist II & Sunday School End-of-Year Program

  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Jamanuel Thrower
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Grace Staples
  • Lector: Maria Mukasa
  • Prayers of the People: Toussaint Thrower
  • Offering Counter: Roger Perna
  • Usher: Wanda Miller
  • Altar Guild: Carol Lyon
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, June 10: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: Fr. Bob Hufford
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mathias Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: John Thayer
  • Lector: Tammy Robertson
  • Prayers of the People: Maria Mukasa
  • Offering Counter: John Thayer
  • Usher: David Mukasa
  • Altar Guild: Lisa Perry, Tammy Robertson
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
  • Sunday School: Grace Staples

Wednesday, June 13: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF

Sunday, June 17: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Jamanuel Thrower
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Lector: John Thayer
  • Litany of Healing: Judy Handy
  • Offering Counter: Roger Perna
  • Usher: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Altar Guild: TBA
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
  • Sunday School: Maria Mukasa

Sunday, June 24: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: Fr. David Howard
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mathias Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: John Thayer
  • Lector: John Thayer
  • Prayers of the People: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Offering Counter: John Thayer
  • Usher: Grace Staples
  • Altar Guild: Wanda Miller
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
  • Sunday School: Virginia Chapel

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