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Issue 185, September 22, 2012

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

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... those who are preparing Grace Church to have its picture taken Monday.  We'll publish a list of names next week. 
Mo-Tones Concert Raises $1000
Last Saturday's concert at Grace by the Mo-Tones raised $1000 for Grace Church building improvements.  The band, under the baton of Andy Garitson provided an enthusiastic audience with fine renditions of a variety of big band style music. 

Singer Sherry McCamley brought the audience to its feet with her solos.

A spirited auction for the privilege of conducting the band during a Glenn Miller number pitted one bidder trying to keep Roger Perna off the podium against other bidders wanting to see him conduct. Roger's supporters won with a $50 bid, and our Senior Warden did an enthusiastic job.

And yes, there was dancing on the newly-polished Great Hall floor.

This benefit concert was initiated by the Rainbow Band, of which the Mo-Tones big band is a subset, as a thanks for Grace's hospitality during the ten years that the band has been practicing here. Concert coordination on Grace's side was handled by J White.

You can see more photos of the concert here or by going to Grace's website and clicking on the Photo Albums link on the left site of the page.
Selected Short Subjects
A Google Virtual Tour photo shoot is scheduled for Monday at 8am. We've had a flurry of activity getting ready, and have more to do Sunday afternoon.  You'll notice the difference the next time you visit Grace.  You can see what a virtual tour looks like by looking at the one done for St. James Westwood recently, here.

Grace Staples highly recommends the website smartvoter.org It is so user friendly and displays candidate-provided information (in depth) for dozens of candidates on your ballot for city, county, state, and national offices as well as issues.  Candidates also provide answers to League of Women Voters questions.  It's not only easy but it is comparing apples to apples answers and info.  You'll find some surprises.  Be an informed voter!


Executive Committee meetings are open to anyone who wants to bring their suggestions, questions or concerns.  The Committee meets every Monday at 5:30pm in the office.


We've made up a new worship volunteer schedule that takes us through the end of 2012. Check it out and let Ken Lyon (webmaster@gracecollegehill.org) know of any mistakes or changes.  If you can't serve at a time you've been listed, use the volunteer list at the bottom of the schedule to find a replacement, please. The article below lists the schedule through the end of October. The website has the whole schedule. Click here or go to the Grace website and click on Worship Service Participant Schedule link on the left side of the page.  


Hawley Todd and Roger Perna are exploring having Confirmation Classes this year. If you're interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or in being confirmed the next time the bishop visits, contact Hawley or Roger.  


Virginia Chapel tells us that she's looking for people who would be willing to lead children's Sunday School on a rotating basis.  Sunday School is quite important to the growth of our young people and to the ability of our church to attract and keep people with children.  To find out more, contact Virginia at virginia.chapel@fuse.net or (513) 522-5893.    


You can take an Introduction to the Old Testament course offered by Yale University from the comfort of your own home--for free. Yale has made several of their course offerings available to the public via the internet.  See here for more information. 

Absalom JonesAltar Flowers

This week's altar flowers were given by David and Maria Mukasa. They will be used in Monday's photo shoot.

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.    
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.  


... for those in the hospital. Maree White's surgery went well; her prognosis is good and she might be out of the hospital on Tuesday of next week. Please pray for a fast healing period both physical and mental. When she leaves the hospital she will go to a rehab facility. Please keep both Marie and her sister J in your prayers.


... of Praise & Thanksgiving  (Let us know what you're thankful for at office@gracecollegehill.org). 


... 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

 Pastor Rita and Deacon Bryant Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Ministry

Pastor Rita and Deacon Cornell Bryant of the Life Renewal Discipleship Church, which worships at Grace Church on Sunday afternoons, are holding a fifth year celebration of their ministry. 

You are invited to attend a special Appreciation Celebration on Saturday, October 6th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Smoke Q Restaurant 275 Pictoria Drive, Springdale, Ohio. Pastor Rita does not receive a salary therefore we asked you to join us in our efforts in "thanking" Pastor and Deacon Bryant for their sacrificial dedication, spiritual teaching, guidance and wise counsel. Please RSVP to: Sister Joann Tolbert, (513) 851-8824.


Celebration Worship Services will be held:

  • Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 4:00pm, Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr., of New Jerusalem Baptist, guest minister, and  
  • Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 2:30pm, Dr. Wanda Stallings, Pastor of the New Birth Christian Church, Starkville Mississippi, guest minister.
 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 October, as of today.  The up-to-date schedule through the end of the year 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 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: Maria Mukasa
  • 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
Sunday, October 7: Eucharist II
  • Celebrant: The Rev. David Howard
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Jamanuel Thrower
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Wanda Miller
  • Lector: Maria Mukasa
  • Prayers of the People: Judy Handy
  • Offering Counters: Roger Perna, Ken Lyon
  • Usher: David Mukasa
  • Altar Guild: Tammy Robertson & Lisa Perry
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
Wednesday, October 10: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing
  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
Sunday, October 14: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing
  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mariah Mukasa
  • Healing Ministers: J White, Ray Betts, Tammy Robertson, Hawley Todd, Bill Jenne
  • Lector: Tammy Robertson
  • Litany of Healing: Maria Mukasa
  • Offering Counters: John Thayer & Carol Lyon
  • Usher: Wanda Miller
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
Sunday, October 21: Eucharist II
  • Celebrant: The Rev. Bob Hufford
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Jamanuel Thrower
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Wanda Miller
  • Lector: Mary McLain
  • Prayers of the People: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Offering Counters: Roger Perna & Wanda Miller
  • Usher: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Altar Guild: Jacqueline McCray
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Roger Perna 
Sunday, October 28: Eucharist II
  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Mathias Mukasa
  • Healing Minister (lead): J White
  • Chalice: Wanda Miller
  • Lector: Judy Handy
  • Prayers of the People: Mary McLain
  • Offering Counters: John Thayer & Bill Jenne
  • Usher: Mary McLain
  • Altar Guild: Wanda Miller
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Roger Perna 
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