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227, August 4, 2013

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

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Grace Church's "Christmas in August" Wish List

 

   

 

Although it isn't Christmas, Grace church is starting a wish list for the items and materials we would like to have now but just aren't in this year's budget. You may have these items around the house and don't need anymore or maybe you're willing to pick up an extra when buying something you need.

 

For the kitchen, we wish we had the following items that we could especially use for the community dinners.           

  • Soup Pots, especially with lids
  • 12 inch frying pan or bigger. We're cooking for a lot of people.
  • Refrigerator to store the food for the day or two before it is cooked.
  • Freezer to store food for the longer term.

For the office, we wish we had the following items:

  • More pens
  • More pencils
  • More 8 by 11 inch paper, especially white
  • 8 by 11 photo paper--25 to 50 sheets would be wonderful. We want to use photos for the Annual Giving Campaign.
  • Roll of stamps to send out Annual Giving Campaign letters

For landscaping we wish we had the following items:           

  • 15 Clematis vines for the Garth, preferably in red, pink or blue.
  • Perennials for the upper Belmont gardens--preferably deer resistant--like Gaillardia, Rubekia, Dahlias, and ground cover like Ajuga for the triangle by the parking lot door.

If you have any of these items to donate or if you have gift cards we could use to buy them, you may bring them on Sunday mornings to church, Monday or Tuesday Mornings to the office or between 5 pm and 7 pm the evenings of the community dinner. If you have questions, or would like items picked up, please call Carol Lyon (513-919-0542, Spikelyon@gmail.com).

Building & Grounds Committee Figuring Stuff Out

Grace Church's Buildings and Grounds Committee, under the leadership of Junior Warden Wanda Miller, has been meeting weekly to prepare a plan for dealing the the most urgent maintenance issues. So far, the group's priorities are:
  1. Figure out what to do to keep our roofs from leaking, both short and long term.  Options range from very expensive complete roof replacements to less expensive (and less long-lasting) repairs.
  2. Figure out what to do about three large dead trees that present some danger of falling down. 
  3. Figure out what needs to be done to repair fallen wood screens in the tower.   
  4. Figure out what needs to be done so that the Great Hall's air conditioning system can keep up in the summer and the heating system can keep up in the winter. 

The whole list is longer than this, but these are the items that are occupying most of the committee's time.  If you'd like to help the committee, or have ideas for them, contact Wanda Miller. Or simply attend their next meeting Wednesday, August 7, at 3pm at the church. 

Selected Short Subjects   
 

The Annual Giving Campaign Committee, consisting of Carol Lyon, Wanda Miller, Grace Staples and J. White has begun meeting to plan for this year's campaign. They have chosen as their theme "Faith in Action." Look for more information coming soon.

 

Where to find those special Grace Church prayers online....  You can read Grace Church's Prayers of the People (composed by adults and children of Grace Church) and the Grace Prayer & Meditation Collect (composed by the Prayer & Meditation group) online here:  gracecollegehill.blogspot.com/search/label/Prayer.

 

Education for Ministry resumes at Grace Church this Fall under the mentorship of Hawley Todd.  Students study and reflect on scripture, church history and theology. Graduates of this four-year program report that it's a life-enhancing experience.  For more information, contact Hawley Todd (513-967-6581 or todd@episcopalhealing.org).
Thanks to ...
 

... Junior Warden Wanda Miller and the members of her Building & Grounds Committee (Roger Perna, J White, Don Wake, David Mukasa, and Ken Lyon) for the work they are doing to find cost-effective ways to keep our wonderful facility in good condition.   

 

... Carol Lyon and the members of her Annual Giving Campaign Committee (Wanda Miller, Grace Staples and J White) for the work they are doing to plan for this year's campaign.   

 

...  Judy Handy for leading last Friday's Prayer & Meditation Group.    

 

Tell us when you know someone should be thanked for their contribution. Email egracenotes@gracecollegehill.org.

Even though everyone who does something special may not be recognized each week (although we do try), we are aware of how hard members of this congregation work together to keep this church going.  Most of the work done in this church is by volunteers, so thank you to every one in this congregation for keeping our dream of Grace Church alive by your consistent contributions.  None of us could do it without all of us working together.
 Take the Bishop's Survey on Racial Profiling

  

Following Trayvon's death in Sanford, Florida, Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal and the Diocese of Southern Ohio authorized a multi-faceted study on racial profiling. We have collected 1,167 responses from congregations alone. Our goal is 2,000 responses.

  

It is now time to hear specifically from the people of this diocese, whatever your race or ethnicity, wherever you stand on the spectrum of those who have been profiled or those who have found themselves profiling others.

  

Participate in this brief, anonymous survey at surveymonkey.com/s/VP7K8RW.
Remembering 
 

Remember that special someone who helped you when you needed it the most? You can donate a bouquet of flowers on the altar on any Sunday in honor or in memory of them.

   

After the service, you may take the flowers home and give them to that special someone or you may leave them on the altar for the other services to enjoy.  

  

The suggested donation is only $35. All the Sundays between new and December are available. Just sign on the flower sheet by the door or call the church office. Or donate online at gracecollegehill.org/payments.shtml.

Prayers and Thanksgivings

Prayers for healing are asked for

Judy Handy, Rev. Ernestein, Patty Rogers, The Rogers Family, Carl, Jackie, Robb Martin, Kim Martin, Melissa, Jordan and Brandie, Bill and Viola, Lee Hardy, Christine Hicks, Derek, Rhonda Sharp, The Partin Family, Mitchell, Jared, Shirley L. Allen, D.L., Merrilee Atkins, Carol Lyon, Maree White, Verene and Katrina, Rita Lyon, Anna Keefer, Christine Zuniga, The Coal Miners and their families who are being laid off, Virginia Chapel, Our President and Our Country, Sam Spade, Bill Jenne, Kathy Wills, East Price Hill and The Lauck Family, Don Wake, Patience and her family, Peggy Partin, Cleo Leach, Malachi Francis, Trish G. Russo, Albertha Howard and DeConte Howard, Amandita Sullivan, Horistine, Eugenia and Kenneth, Helen, Pat Jones, Jacque, Kasey McAdams, Johnny, Lexi Woeste, Emily and Caleb, Earl and Ann, Angie Evans , Vickie, Drew Gibson, JB (Jo), John, Ruth, David, Alan Weinrich's Family and all who are touched by pancreatic cancer, Sonya, Peter Harten, Pirfa and Family, Bishop Black, Cathleen, Angie, Lisa, Sunny, Fred, Judy and Freddy, Gavin , Ava, David and Carol Rossman, Marissa Aleaander, Phillis Dietz.

 

To add or subtract from this list, 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.
Upcoming TaiChi/ChiKung Classes

Beginning level TaiChi classes
Thursday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00am in the SAR room, starting Thursday, August 8, ending Thursday, September 5.

 

Beginning/Intermediate level ChiKung/TaiChi classes Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8PM in the SAR room, continuing Friday, August 9, ending Friday, September 6. Please join us in further enjoyment of your abundant Chi.  

 

Jackie is offering a free ChiKung or TaiChi class to any Grace congregant that may be interested.

Contact Jackie Millay at 513-541-4900.
 Coming Attractions

The online Grace Church Calendar lists most everything we know about that's happening at Grace Church. Here's a snapshot of about 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 service schedule as of today. 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. C
ontact Worship Team Leader Bill Jenne (williamjenne1@aol.com).   

The up-to-date schedule is available on our website (gracecollegehill.org).
Sunday, August 4: Eucharist II in the Great Hall
  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: John Thayer
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Chalice: Ken Lyon
  • Lector: Tony Saylor
  • Prayers of the People: Maria Mukasa
  • Offering Counters: Roger Perna, Carol Lyon
  • Usher: Wanda Miller
  • Altar Guild: Tammy Robertson & Lisa Perry
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • Projector: Don Wake
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, August 11: Eucharist II in the Great Hall

  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Handbells: John Thayer
  • Acolyte: Ken Lyon
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Chalice: Wanda Miller
  • Lector: Grace Staples
  • Prayers of the People: Judy Handy
  • Offering Counters: Ken Lyon, John Thayer
  • Usher: Grace Staples
  • Altar Guild: Jacqueline McCray
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • Projector: Don Wake
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Wednesday, August 14, 7pm: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing in the Nave

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Lead Drummers:    Bob Laake, Rich Spirit
  • Ministers of Healing:     Hawley Todd TSSF, J White, Gwynne Gabbard, Amy Wehr, Sam Spade, Bill Jenne, Colleen Kerns, Fran Malone, Jackie Millay, Matt Peffly, Sherri Elmore, Tammy Robertson, Teri Dettone, Tina Todd

Sunday, August 18: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing in the Great Hall

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Handbells: John Thayer
  • Acolyte: Don Wake
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Lector: Ken Lyon
  • Litany of Healing: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Offering Counters: Bill Jenne, Ruth Bertram
  • Usher: David Mukasa
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • Projector: Ken Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, August 25: Eucharist II in the Great Hall

  • Celebrant: The Rev. David Z. Howard
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: John Thayer
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Chalice: Grace Staples
  • Lector: Maria Mukasa
  • Prayers of the People: Mary McLain
  • Offering Counters: Roger Perna, Carol Lyon
  • Usher: Ruth Bertram
  • Altar Guild: Wanda Miller
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • Projector: Don Wake
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, September 1: Eucharist II in the Great Hall

  • Celebrant: The Rev. David Z. Howard
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Handbells: John Thayer
  • Acolyte: Ken Lyon
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Chalice: Carol Lyon
  • Lector: Tammy Robertson
  • Prayers of the People: Leah Wilson
  • Offering Counters: John Thayer, Ken Lyon
  • Usher: Phyllis Mukasa
  • Altar Guild: Carol Lyon
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • Projector: Don Wake
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, September 8: Eucharist II in the Nave

  • Celebrant: The Rev. Bob Hufford
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: John Thayer
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Chalice: John Thayer
  • Lector: Mary McLain
  • Prayers of the People: Tony Saylor
  • Offering Counters: Bill Jenne, Ruth Bertram
  • Usher: Don Wake
  • Altar Guild: Tammy Robertson & Lisa Perry
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Wednesday, September 11, 7pm: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing in the Nave

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Lead Drummers:    Bob Laake, Rich Spirit
  • Ministers of Healing:     Hawley Todd TSSF, J White, Gwynne Gabbard, Amy Wehr, Sam Spade, Bill Jenne, Colleen Kerns, Fran Malone, Jackie Millay, Matt Peffly, Sherri Elmore, Tammy Robertson, Teri Dettone, Tina Todd

Sunday, September 15: Celebration of Wholeness and Healing in the Nave

  • Officiant: Hawley Todd, TSSF
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Handbells: John Thayer
  • Acolyte: Don Wake
  • Healing Ministers: J White, Hawley Todd, Tammy Robertson, Bill Jenne, Laurie LeClaire, Gwynne Gabbard, Sam Spade
  • Lector: Judy Handy
  • Prayers of the People: Grace Staples
  • Offering Counters: Roger Perna, Carol Lyon
  • Usher: Mary McLain
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, September 22: Eucharist II in the Nave

  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: Ken Lyon
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Chalice: Carol Lyon
  • Lector: John Thayer
  • Prayers of the People: John Thayer
  • Offering Counters: John Thayer, Ken Lyon
  • Usher: Wanda Miller
  • Altar Guild: Jacqueline McCray
  • Flower Guild: Wanda Miller
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon

Sunday, September 29: Eucharist II in the Nave

  • Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Lehman
  • Keyboards: Bill Jenne
  • Acolyte: John Thayer
  • Healing Ministers (leads): J White & Hawley Todd
  • Chalice: Ken Lyon
  • Lector: Tony Saylor
  • Prayers of the People: Ken Lyon
  • Offering Counters: Bill Jenne, Ruth Bertram
  • Usher: Grace Staples
  • Altar Guild: Carol Lyon
  • Flower Guild: Carol Lyon
  • 9am Adult Bible Study: Ken Lyon
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