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Issue 181, August 26, 2012

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The Community Meal is Growing

Attendance is growing at the free Community Meal. In August, we served about 60 people. Note that this free meal is available to all who want a nice meal and the opportunity of conversation with those who come. 


The meal is growing in another way as well.  In September, we'll serve two meals: Wednesday, September 12 will be an Italian-style meal, served from 5pm to 8pm; another meal is scheduled for September 26.    


Note that money is not accepted at these meals (so as not to embarrass those who cannot contribute money).  If you'd like to pay for your meal or just support this ministry monetarily, click here to contribute with your credit card, or see J White in person with your cash. 


These meals are joint efforts of Life Renewal Discipleship Church and Grace Church.  In addition to money, there are three other ways you can contribute to this effort.     

  • Come the night before about 7 pm to help prepare the meals.
  • Contribute fixin's to be used at upcoming meals (J says that whatever you contribute, they'll figure out a way to prepare and serve).
  • Read the next article for an appeal for kitchen utensils from J White. 
Give Your Kitchen Utensils a Second Career in Grace Church's Kitchen

Dear Grace Family & Friends:

Many of us have "retired" from cooking large meals every day. Now, let's "retire" our pots, pans, and other kitchen utensils by giving them a "second career" in Grace's Great Hall kitchen.  They will be used to prepare food for the Community Dinners, as well as the Snack 'n Chat that follows every Sunday Service, the Parolee lunches, cooking classes... and the list goes on.

Specifically, we can use the following:
  • Stew/stock pots, 10 qt.
  • Sauce pans with covers, 2, 3, 4 & 8 qt.
  • 12" skillet with cover
  •  6" or 8" non-stick skillet
  • two 9" inch round cake pans
  • 9" square cake pan
  • 9"x12" baking pan
  • 9"x5" loaf pan 
  • Heavy duty roasting pan
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Mesh strainer
  • Colanders 
  • Mixing bowls of various sizes
  • Wooden spoons of various sizes
  • Heatproof rubber spatula set
  • Cooling racks
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • two 12 cup muffin tins
  • Knives:
    • 10" chef knife
    • 9" to 12" serrated
    • 3" to 4" paring
  • Forks for meat in varying sizes
  • Cutting boards
  • Sturdy can opener

Miscellaneous Wish List

  • Swivel bladed vegetable peeler
  • Grater with various size holes
  • Kitchen timer
  • Corkscrew
  • Whisks
  • Shears
  • Food processor
  • Dish towels
  • Dishwashing liquid

This is a list of the basic needs for our Great Hall Kitchen. All these items will be appreciated and used in the service of our community in Jesus' name.


Much love, peace & blessings, J White, Pastor Rita Bryant and Robbon.  

Long-time Grace Church Member Maureen Back Dies

Maureen Back died August 14 at the age of 90. The funeral was August 20 at Spring Grove Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to St. Ursula Academy. 

Phillis Dietz remembers serving with Maureen on Grace's altar guild for more than 30 years. Until recently, she was a regular member of the Grace Church Bridge group.
Queen City Rainbow Band to Give Concert to Benefit Grace Church

The Queen City Rainbow Band continues celebrating our 10th Anniversary as we feature our Mo-Tones Big Band performing a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church.  For many years, Grace Church has opened their doors to us to allow for rehearsal space and a storage facility with little in return.  So, to thank them for their graciousness and in an attempt to help with some building updates and maintenance, the Mo-Tones Big Band presents an "Indoor Bandstand Concert!"

When:  Saturday, September 15th. Doors open at 6:30pm; Concert at 7pm
Where: Grace Episcopal Church
Cost:  $10/person


Tickets include 1 Free Bag of Popcorn and a chance to receive two tickets to the Mo-Tones' Jazz Brunch on Sunday, December 30th!

The Mo-Tones Big Band, under the direction of Andy Garitson, will play your favorite tunes from the early days of Glenn Miller all the way to the hit television series "Family Guy".  Promising to leave room for dancing, you''re sure to enjoy this wonderful evening of LIVE ENTERTAINMENT as we bring back our very good friend, and vocalist, Sherry McCamley!

Get your tickets from J White, or contact the office (office@gracecollegehill.org, 513-541-2415) to reserve your places.
Thanks to ...

... all those who helped make our Friday evening with IHN such a success.  The meal of meatloaf, mac and cheese, green beans, salad and brownies and ice cream was wonderful thanks to Mary McLain, J. White, Virginia Chapel, Wanda Miller and Judy Handy. (Two sisters, aged 12 and 10, said they could have eaten the whole bowl of green beans they loved them so much.  But I think they did get their fill!) Thanks also to Ruth Bertram, Mary and Wanda for doing the serving and cleanup and acting as table hosts. Finally, big thanks to Mike Nolan, his grandchildren Max and Gwendolyn, Camille Boykins,  and J. White for keeping the children happy with coloring, board games, etc.   We all enjoyed interacting with these very nice guests and hope they had a wonderful time at their free Kings Island day on Saturday.  (And we were glad the pregnant mom did not deliver on our watch!)

... all who made the August Community Meal a success.    

... Mary McLain, Grace Staples and Ruth Bertram for preparing and serving food for the parolees and workers on Parolee Day.

... Hawley Todd for getting yet another year of Education for Ministry classes organized and for helping one of our members get the support needed to enroll.

... J White for all the work she has done to get new renters into the building and for all the work she has done to make the monthly (now bi-monthly) dinners a success! Also, thanks for working with the Rainbow Band to get the fundraising event coordinated.

... the Queen City Rainbow Band for the fundraising concert they are planning for September.

... Ruth Bertram for the cleaning supplies and the office supplies you purchased and donated last week.
Absalom JonesAltar Flowers

This week's altar flowers are given In thanksgiving for our 30th wedding anniversary and for the 26th birthday of son, Drew, on August 28, by Sam Spade.

There is no one signed up for next week's flowers. 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.   

Selected Short Subjects

Food Pantry Sunday is next week. Remember to bring non-perishable groceries for the College Hill Food Pantry to the 10 am worship service the first Sunday of every month.

Choir will be starting up soon
. Contact Bill Jenne (
williamjenne1@aol.com) for more information.

Beginning August 1, guidelines go into effect that will ensure that women receive a comprehensive set of preventive services without having to pay a co-pay or meet a deductible. The guidelines add new protections to the list of preventive services already required under the Affordable Care Act. Grace Staples reminds us that these services are available at Planned Parenthood for those who don't have a regular doctor. See more info here: diosohio.org/dfc/newsdetail_2/3154747

Researchers from the Human Population Laboratories of the Public Health Institute and the California Department of Health Services, and from the University of California, Berkeley, found that people who attended religious services once a week had significantly lower risks of death compared with those who attended less frequently or never, even after adjusting for age, health behaviors and other risk factors.  

The study will be published April 4 in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine.  See the article here: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/4132    

The Episcopal Church Requests Your Opinion about Violence Directed at Women and Girls
The Episcopal Church is requesting input from members across the church that will form the foundation of the church's participation at the 2013 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting.


The survey is only 11 questions.  No name is required; demographic information is limited to the location of the respondent and gender.Click  www.formstack.com/forms/dfms-cswsurvey to give your comments and suggestions. Deadline to participate in the survey is September 1. 

Episcopal Night at the Cincinnati Reds Sept. 21

Join your fellow Episcopalians for a great night out at the ballpark and raise funds for a young adult mission trip by attending the third annual Episcopal Night at the Reds Game on Friday, September 21.
The Cincinnati Reds will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ballpark at 7:10 p.m. We have a block of 100 tickets in Section 536 available; cost is $10 each. The deadline to order tickets is Sept. 1.


Get tickets at diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/2012-episcopal-night-at-the-reds-game/


For more information contact Maggie Foster, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at ayouth@diosohio.org.
 Coming Attractions

The online Grace Church Calendar lists most everything we know about that's happening at Grace Church. Here's a snapshot of a week's worth of the online calendar as of today.  If something's not listed, or if you see errors, please tell the office (office@gracecollegehill.org, 513-541-2415).


Your Prayers are Asked
Prayer Requests


Please keep these people in your prayers for their special needs: Judy Handy, Rev. Ernestein, 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, Lee Hardy, Christine Hicks, Debbie, Chris and Charlie, Derek, Dave, Cindy, Denise, Rick, Rhonda, The Partin Family, The Sharp Family, Angie and LaMont, Tonya, Mitchell, Nadine Renee, Bob, Teresa and Kids, Jo Jo, Jared, Shirley L. Allen, Melissa, David , Theresa Buskirk Neabrey, Patience , Marrilee Atkins, Leroy, Carol Lyon, Karen and Diana, , Maree White, Verene and Katrina, Tom, Tim Nagel, Tim Nagel, Jr., Steve, Mike, Estil and Cloma, Gayle, Elaine Robinson, Earl Sharp, Rita Lyon, Maria, KC Smith's sisters, Anna Keefer, Brenda Armbruster and her family, Maria Mukasa and JB.


Please give thanks for the life of Maureen Back and for Rose Koch, Barbara Todd's mother. 


"Shut-ins." Please remember these members and friends who are often not able to attend:  Mary Lou Bellows, Nancy Hall, 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 Schedule & Participants

Here is the worship schedule through the end of September, as of today.  The up-to-date 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 Participants 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, September 2: Eucharist II
  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Toussaint Thrower
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Carol Lyon
  • Lector: Tammy Robertson
  • Prayers of the People: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Offering Counter: John Thayer
  • Usher: Wanda Miller
  • Altar Guild: Tammy Robertson & Lisa Perry
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, September 9: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mathias Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Lector: Mary McLain
  • Litany of Healing: Mary McLain
  • Offering Counter: Roger Perna
  • Usher: David Mukasa
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Wednesday, September 12: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF

Sunday, September 16: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: The Rev. Bob Hufford
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Jamanuel Thrower
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Carol Lyon
  • Lector: Judy Handy
  • Prayers of the People: Toussaint Thrower
  • Offering Counter: John Thayer
  • Usher: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Altar Guild: Jacquelyn McCray
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, September 23: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: The Rev. Kimberly Knight
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: John Thayer
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Ken Lyon
  • Lector: Toussaint Thrower
  • Prayers of the People:
  • Offering Counter: Roger Perna
  • Usher: Mary McLain
  • Altar Guild: Carol Lyon
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, September 30: Eucharist II

  • Celebrant: The Rev. David Howard
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mariah Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Carol Lyon
  • Lector: Ken Lyon
  • Prayers of the People: Grace Staples
  • Offering Counter: John Thayer
  • Usher: Wanda Miller
  • Altar Guild: Wanda Miller
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
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