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Worship Moves Back to the Nave in September

With the hottest days of summer coming to an end (we hope), Grace Church worship moves back to the nave in September.  The September 7 service will be kicked off with the return of bagpiper Tommy Thompson. He'll start playing on the front steps at 9:45, just to let the larger community know that something special is happening at Grace.

During our summer in the Great Hall, we tried some things to enliven our worship and increase our sense of community.  Now, your worship team is looking for ways to enliven our worship in the nave.  Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  Share your ideas with any member of the worship team (Judy Handy, J White, John Thayer, Madeena Nolan or Ken Lyon), or send them to Judy here:  murf0202@gmail.com

We think it'd be really nice to have banners or pennants to brighten up our space. If you're feeling like doing a little creative sewing, or know where we can get some banners, do let us know. 
Short Subjects

Exploring Cathedral Partnership. At the "Pray for Grace" finale earlier this year, one of the priorities we identified was to explore the possibility of some kind of partnership with our Cathedral. With strong support and of Susan Lehman, we arranged tours of Grace Church with Canon Missioner Rob Rhodes in July and with Dean Gail Greenwell this week. We shared information about our programs and began thinking about ways we could support each other.  In particular, we were reminded of the many programs that our Cathedral offers to all Episcopalians and the broader community. You'll be noticing more mention of what's happening at the Cathedral in this and future eGraceNotes issues.

Candace Moxley tells us that the Healing Graces Room is available to all healers for use, for pay or not.  Make arrangements for use of the room through Candy (candy.moxley@yahoo.com, 513-376-7044).

Bring Toothbrushes & Tooth Paste to Church. J White tells us that she knows of school kids who can use toothbrushes and toothpaste. Ransack your medicine chest and bring your unused brushes and past to church Sunday.   


Cathedral Special Music Brochures Now Available. Christ Church Cathedral's 2014-15 music brochure is now available for download here. The brochure lists all of Christ Church Cathedral Music Department's upcoming concerts, performers, as well as their partnerships and other related information. In addition you will also find the music for special worship services. If you would like a printed copy mailed to you, contact Crystal Jones (cjones@cccath.org).

Thanks ...

... Susan Lehman for her support and encouragement in facilitating our conversations with the Cathedral.

... Barbara and Hawley Todd for the lovely flowers at Snack 'n Chat each Sunday. 

... Amy Lloyd for providing us with a solo at worship last Sunday. 

If you want to thank anyone in the congregation for something they did week (leading the meditation in the Friday Prayer and Meditation group, going above and beyond on a routine responsibility, donating food or cooking for the Community Dinner, etc.) then please send that thank you to Ken Lyon (eGraceNotes@gracecollegehill.org) or the office (office@gracecollegehill.org), so those people can get recognition in Grace Notes.

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.
Announcing the Cathedral Academy

Are you someone who has been a Christian for a long time, but sometimes still wonders about the "basics"? Or, are you someone new to the Church and to the concept of God who wants a better understanding of what Christianity truly is, and how you may live it? Or, perhaps you are well read and well steeped in Christianity, but still long to go deeper. 


The Cathedral Academy, Christ Church Cathedral's new Christian Formation program for adults, is designed to help you find answers. Structured much like university courses, the academy classes will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings at the cathedral beginning this fall 


The purpose of the academy is to give those who are interested a course of study that can deepen their spirituality and expand their faith. The first course, Transforming Questions, will begin on Wednesday, September 10, and meet weekly through November 19.

"We invite members of the Diocese of Southern Ohio and their friends to participate in this 'radical'--as in going back to the root--formative class," says the Rev. Canon Manoj Zacharia, the cathedral's sub-dean.


The Rev. Scott Gunn

As the class facilitator the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, explains, "We will seek to move into a deeper life in Christ, by engaging in some of faith's most basic questions: Who is Jesus for us? Does the Holy Spirit play a role in our lives? Do churches matter, or can I be a solitary Christian? What does it mean to pray, really? How do I read the Bible?"


The course has been designed to provide participants, through listening and sharing, a way to wrestle with foundational questions in the context of faith in the company of fellow seekers. Indeed, the interaction with others is critical to answering these questions for oneself. That is why the concept for academy is structured around an evening of community that will begin and end with prayer, include a meal, as well as the class. Nursery and child care will also be provided.


The format will allow participants in this first class to learn about themselves, one another, and the Jesus they are seeking.


Pre-registration is necessary. Please register by emailing the sub-dean at mzacharia@cccath.org. Registration for the class will close on September 3. 


Fall Academy Schedule

  • 6:05 p.m. Evening Prayer with Eucharist
  • 6:40 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:15 p.m.Class Lecture with Discussion
  • 8:15 p.m. Compline
  • 8:30 p.m. Closing

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 East 4th Street at Sycamore.  Parking is available.  

Altar Flowers

Flowers this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in memory of her father Shella Bryeans by Carol Lyon.

You can donate a bouquet of flowers on the altar on any Sunday in honor of or in memory of anyone. The suggested donation is only $35. Just sign on the flower sheet by the door or call the church office or email spikelyon@gmail.com or donate online at gracecollegehill.org.
Prayers and Thanksgivings

Fr. Bob Hufford was taken ill last week and has been in the hospital. After a couple days of good care, he is feeling and sounding much better. His hospital address is the Rev. Robert Hufford, Good Samaritan Hospital, 375 Dixmyth Ave.,Room 1111,#1, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220. His phone there is 513-362-3892. If you prefer to send a card to his home, his address is still 52 Bishopsgate Dr., #703, Cincinnati, OH 45246. He asks our prayers for his health and getting into Marjorie P. Lee Community!


Prayers for healing are asked for Rev. Ernestein, Patty Rogers, Sarah and Joe Rogers-- Patty's parents, Carl, Jackie, Robb Martin, Kim Martin, Melissa, Jordan and Brandie, Bill, Viola and Irma, Lee Hardy, Rhonda Sharp, The Partin Family, D.L., Merrilee Atkins, Maree White, Anna Keefer, Virginia Chapel and Family, Our President and Our Country, Anni Gibson, Bill Jenne, Don Wake, Albertha Howard and DeConte Howard, Johnny, Peter Harten, Phillis Dietz, Peter Hawkins, Judy Handy, Laura Hubrich (Phillis Dietz' daughter), Madeena Nolan, Gwynne and Naomi Gabbard, Marla, Mae Armstead, The Garland Family - Teresa, Debbie and Jay, Sherry Ridgeway, Jayna, Jan Sharp, James McNabb Nickname: Cousin, Bev Olinger, David McManus, Kathy Casebolt's family and friends, Ruth Bertram, Paul, Katharine Thayer, Grace Moore, Stella Parker, Jim and Nancy Vath, Darryl Handy, James. 


Prayers are asked for members often not able to come to church: Elizabeth Kelly, Janet Henthorn, Mary Jane Showers, Naomi Koester, Elva Gscheidle, Jo Carroll, Anne Henneberg, Phillis Dietz, Raymond Betts.


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.
 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, 513-541-2415).


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