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Issue 183, September 8, 2012

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

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Thanks to ....
Altar Flowers
Your Prayers are Asked
Selected Short Subjects
Coming Attractions
Worship Service Schedule & Participants
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Healing Services Coming Soon

From Hawley Todd,

Dear Friends,  


It's time again for our monthly Celebrations of Wholeness and Healing at Grace Church.


This Sunday at 10 am, we will have our "traditional" healing service. Well, it's as traditional as I would lead one!


And on Wednesday at 7:00 pm we have our drumming and Spirit lead Celebration. Bring open hands and open hearts and any instrument you would care to share!


On Wednesday, there will also be a Community Dinner going on in the Great Hall from about 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Feel free to come and have a free meal and visit with whomever else is there!


Blessings and love to you all. Remember even if you are not able to be physically present with us, you can pray wherever you are and join us in the Spirit. 

Sunday Services Return to the Church

This is just to remind you that beginning this week, 9/9/12, our Sunday worship services will be held in the sanctuary.


We hope that all who are able will gather with us in the Great Hall at 10:00  to process into the nave, making a joyful noise as we transition from our summer worship space.


With our move back, will also be a return to using the hymnals, as well as having the scripture printed (though in the back of the bulletin).


Additional bulletin changes will include having the Creed, Prayers of the People and Confession together on a pew card,  and continuing to use the Prayer Book for the Eucharistic portion of the service.


Looking forward to seeing you!


Judy Handy 

Absalom JonesAltar Flowers

This week's altar flowers were given by Charlotte Battistone in honor of her and her late husband's 64th wedding anniversary.
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.    
Thanks to ...

... everyone who helped with the music slide presentations over the summer. Thanks to their hard work, we were able to project our service music on the screen in the Great Hall. Thanks to Ken Lyon for helping with the equipment, to Rhonda Sharp and Toussant Thrower for helping prepare the presentations, and to Don Wake for operating the projector.

... to John Thayer for his beautiful handbell offertory last Sunday.

... everyone who helped plan and prepare Ken Lyon's birthday celebration at Snack 'n Chat last week, especially to Mary McLain for baking cookies, to Grace Staples, Wanda Miller and Rhonda for getting ice cream, to J White for coordinating the snack list, to Roger Perna and Judy for their monetary donations, and most especially to Wanda Miller for the delicious pate and to J White for her famous meatballs.

... Belinda Perna for volunteering to provide nursery care on September 23 (for Mother Kimberly's twins and any others who are there).
Queen City Rainbow Band to Give Concert to Benefit Grace Church Sept. 15

This is a reminder of the Queen City Rainbow Band's upcoming BENEFIT CONCERT for Grace Episcopal Church.  Saturday, September 15th, they'll present an "Indoor Bandstand" event that is sure to keep your toes tapping and maybe even lead to dancing to our classic Big Band sound!  They've shaped this evening of LIVE music and entertainment into an evening that you're definitely NOT going to want to miss.


A 13-piece ensemble will perform some of your favorite Jazz selections, pop arrangements, and some familiar theme songs like Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy".  A very talented vocalist, Sherry McCamley, will also be there adding her beautiful voice as she sings "Someone to Watch Over Me", "At Last", and Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why."


What: "Indoor Bandstand" Benefit  Where: Grace Episcopal Church             

When: 9/15/12(Doors @ 6:30pm; Concert @ 7pm)  Cost: $10 per person

 All of the proceeds go to Grace Episcopal for building upgrades and maintenance.  This is a "thank you" for Grace's long-standing partnership with the Queen City Rainbow Band. 

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

 ... for healing:  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, JB, Maria Mukasa, Christine Zuniga, Mona, Tim.


... of Praise & Thanksgiving  


By Dave and Cindy for Dave's recovery from an aneurysm, by Rhonda for her husband DL Sharp's recovery from an infection, by Patty Rogers' family for Patty's progress in recovering from cancer, also for Maree's continued improvement, for Maria Mukasa's recovery from surgery, for Elizabeth Kelly's return home from the hospital, and for Ollie Thrower's getting a part in her high school play. 


... for "Shut-ins." Please remember these members and friends who are often not able to attend:  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.
A. Raymond Betts Art Show Coming to Grace

News from the Outreach Team

Ohio State Parolees

Grace Church hosted and served a home-made hot lunch to 9 parolees plus 8 staff and volunteers on July 26th and again on August 23rd. Despite very high temperatures during both of these workdays, the parolees accomplished a great deal in mowing, cleaning up and trimming outside landscaping, cleaning floors, moving heavy loads, etc. Our new Parole Officer, Jennifer Winn, has stated she will not bring anyone who is not willing to work and she is very pleased with our attitude and interaction with the parolees. In fact, she said she would be willing to contribute a side dish whenever needed. We have a few new parolees filling in for others who have left and we are getting to know them. All repeatedly thanked us for the good lunch of baked barbecued ribs that Mary made. We prayed with them, ate with them and thanked them. They are definitely made aware of how grateful we are.


Interfaith Hospitality Network

Grace Church served dinner to 3 adults, 6 children and another 9 volunteers on August 10 at First UCC Church. (Another 5 guests stayed with relatives for the weekend because the mother was working late.) Meal preparers included Mary McLain, Virginia Chapel, J. White, Wanda Miller and Judy Handy. Wanda, Mary and Ruth Bertram helped with serving and table hosting. Grace Staples assisted with cleanup and joined Mike Nolan, Camille Boykins and J. White in activities with the children.


Belinda Perna has stepped up to take on the role of IHN Coordinator for Grace Church in 2013. Belinda will shadow Mary and Grace at the Nov. 2 hosting at CHPC. Meantime, J. White is recruiting additional helpers to train before the date. We will need all our volunteers to make this work. We will be informed of our 2013 Friday dates in December.


Community Dinners and CCCH Pantry

Monthly community dinners are feeding 60 people and more using Grace's Great Hall utensils and utilities. Donations for the CCCH pantry continue to decline at this time.


Grace Staples & Mary McLain  

Selected Short Subjects

There will be a Stewardship Committee meeting on Monday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 PM, in the church office. Please attend if you have an interest in helping us plan our 2013 stewardship campaign

Wanda Miller found a lady's watch in the Great Hall Kitchen.  It is a nice watch, so I'm sure whoever lost it will want it back.  It is in the church office if it is yours or if you know who it belongs to.

Roger Perna writes, "I attended Aaron Fleming's complimentary yoga class at Grace Church earlier this week and was very pleased. I left the class energized and stress relieved; I felt better than I did when I arrived.  Aaron is an excellent teacher; he is very patient with students.  He is holding an open house on Saturday from 1-4 PM.  "His beginner classes will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 AM and again from 5:45-7 PM.  He also is offering a class specifically for seniors on Thursdays from 4-5:30 PM.  If you have any interest, please take me up on my invitation to attend the open house.  His web site is collegehillyoga.com."
 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).


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 9: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing
  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mathias Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Lector: Judy Handy
  • 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: Mary McLain
  • 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
  • Nursery: Belinda Perna
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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