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Issue 170 June 2, 2012

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

In This Issue ...
Pentecost Celebrated Last Sunday.
Sunday is Sunday School Sunday.
Peanut Butter?...Toilet Tissue? Canned Goods?
Altar Flowers
Coming Attractions
Short Subjects
Prayer Requests
Sunday Service Participants
Our Values
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Pentecost Celebrated Last Sunday





Grace Church celebrated Pentecost--the birthday of the church--last Sunday with drums, handbells and flame-like colors recalling the tongues of flame that rested on the apostles. Readings and songs in several languages continued the disciples' tradition of speaking in many languages so the Good News could be understood by all people. Birthday cake followed during Snack 'n Chat following the service.  


See more pictures here: picasaweb.google.com/gracecollegehill/Pentecost2012

Sunday is Sunday School Sunday


Tomorrow is Sunday School Sunday, when we congratulate our youth on completing another year of class and where we celebrate their accomplishments during the preceding year.  They'll be active participants throughout our worship service.
Peanut Butter?  Toilet Tissue? Canned Goods? It's all needed at the Pantry. 


This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month ---already!  Time to bring in the items you've been saving for the Christ Community in College Hill pantry.  What do they need?  Probably whatever non-perishables that appear on your own family's grocery list again and again. 

Now that the children are out of school, the demand on the family's cupboard is even more extreme.  So yes, peanut butter and jelly, cereals, macaroni and cheese, canned meats or tuna,  canned soups,  fruits and vegetables are all good choices.  And, as Roger Perna mentioned Sunday, toilet paper can't be purchased with food stamps but folks still need it!

Don't have any of these to spare?  Not to worry, just bring as much folding money as you can spare and put it in the can on the sign-up table.  CCCH will do the shopping for you.  And each hungry tummy says THANK YOU! 


Altar Flowers


Altar flowers last Sunday were given in honor of Thomas Cameron by John Thayer. See the flames?  


Altar flowers this Sunday are given in memory of Irene Bryeans by Ken & Carol Lyon. 


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.  



Judy Handy is thankful for all the people who made last Sunday's Pentecost celebration a success, and especially:

  • J White for all her ideas and ever-present support.
  • Tammy Robertson, for all her work on the bulletin - especially for finding the beautiful graphic for the cover.
  • Bill Jenne, for coordinating the music.
  • Bob Laake, for teaching and leading the congregation with his drumming.
  • John Thayer, for his TWO handbell offerings.
  • All who volunteered to read in a different language, including signing - Grace Staples, Ollie Thrower, Albertha Howard, John Thayer, Bill Jenne, Maria Mukasa, Madeena Nolan and Rhonda Sharp.
  • Roger Perna, for providing the balloons.
  • Fr. Bob, for his input, support and for helping us to better understand Pentecost.
  • Jamanuel Thrower,  for finding and using the wind-maker for the reading.
  • Carol Lyon, for the beautiful flowers.
  • Wanda Miller, for seeing that the garden cross was draped in red to match the altar cloths..
  • Bob Jones, J. White and Ken Lyon, for announcing our celebration via our sign and eGraceNotes.
  • All who wore flame-colored clothing and otherwise supported and participated enthusiastically!



Many thanks to the Uganda Class for taking time on a recent Saturday to make our grounds look much better.   And  thanks to Wanda Miller for providing pictures, which you can see here:  picasaweb.google.com/gracecollegehill/UgandaClassWorkDay2012 


An emailer who wants to remain anonymous is thankful for eGraceNotes, "which keeps me informed about all kinds of ministries."  


Wanda Miller thanks Bob Jones for the work he did to get our lawnmower repaired last week.


Rhonda Sharp thanks Ken Lyon for sorting through all of the emails each week to prepare for eGraceNotes announcements. 


Think about the things you're thankful for. Then let us know at office@gracecollegehill.org 

 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.   


Short Subjects
Absalom JonesWanda Miller shares this posting from Loyola Press:

The Paschal Mystery in Everyday Life
The liturgy of the Church, the celebration of the sacraments, and the seasons of Lent and Easter are particular times when we pay attention to what Jesus Christ has done for us through his passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension. Yet these are not the only times when we experience the Paschal Mystery. It is a part of our everyday life; it is the undercurrent of all that we do and all that we are.

What does this mean? How do I experience the Paschal Mystery? How does it affect me on a day-to-day basis? How do I become aware of its presence in my life in a real way and not just something I know about?  .....

Read the rest here.

We now have 120 people who have "liked" Grace's Facebook page.  You can see what others are posting and post your own comments at  facebook.com/gracecollegehill.
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, June 3: Eucharist II & Sunday School End-of-Year Program
  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mathias and Mariah Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Grace Staples
  • Lector: Maria Mukasa & Grace Youth
  • Prayers of the People: Toussaint Thrower & Grace Youth
  • Offering Counter: Roger Perna
  • Usher: Wanda Miller & Grace Youth
  • Altar Guild: Lisa Perry, Tammy Robertson
  • 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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