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Grace Returned to the Nave Last Sunday with Bagpipe and Ice Cream

Bagpiping by Tommy Thompson in front of Grace Church last Sunday told everyone that Grace worship had returned to the nave.




At the end of the service, Mr. Thompson provided a rousing rendition of "Amazing Grace" as we trooped to the Small Assembly Room for a Snack 'n Chat Ice Cream Social. Yumm!
Native American Spirituality to be Explored at Our Cathedral

As a small congregation, we don't often have the opportunity to have well-known leaders come to inspire us here at Grace.  Happily, Christ Church Cathedral does provide us with opportunities to attend events that we can't sponsor on our own.  


One such event is coming up October 3 thru 5 at our Cathedral.  At the Native American Weekend, Bishop Steven Charleston (Choctaw) will explore native American Spirituality and its relationship with Christianity.




Since Grace is a place of Spirituality and Healing this represents a chance for us to learn about the spirituality of the Native Peoples.  Let's get a group together to hear this well-known Native American.  Contact Carol Lyon (spikelyon@gmail.com, 513-919-0542) if you're interested in forming a group to attend all or part of this event.  


Read more about it in the Cathedral's newsletter here.  


Thanks to Carol Lyon for this article.   

Crusade Coming, Hosted by Next Dimension Family Worship Center

St. Augustine Prayer Workshop at St. Andrew's, Fort Thomas

We received the following from St. Andrew's-Fort Thomas Rector Jeff Queen:

I'm sending this to Cincinnati area Episcopal Churches to invite you to a prayer workshop being hosted by my parish on the weekend of Sept. 26th and 27th. The workshop will focus on the use of the recently revised and republished "St. Augustine's Prayerbook," by Forward Movement Publications.  Dr. Derek Olsen, noted scholar and liturgical editor for the revision of the book, will be on hand to lead workshop participants through the history and formation of this classic devotional manual as well as provided guidance on how to use this rich resource in you every day life.  Cost for the workshop is $10, with each participant receiving a copy of the new "St. Augustine Prayerbook," with their registration for the event.  This workshop is appropriate for lay and clergy alike. 


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is located just minutes from downtown Cincinnati off I-471 and the Memorial Parkway exit (#4).


Read more about the workshop at
You can register on the web or you can call the the parish office at 859-441-1092.   

Short Subjects


Mission Council has appointed Ken Lyon to be Grace Church Treasurer, with Ruth Bertram acting as assistant Treasurer.  Even in a small church, or maybe especially in a small church, managing finances is not really a one-person job.  With Ken's appointment as Treasurer, Judy Handy now becomes sole leader of the Worship Team




You can vote for your favorite original artwork that will be used for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card. Forty-eight artists submitted 70 entries expressing a local understanding of God's incarnation for the celebration of Jesus' birth. Submissions and voting instructions are here. Voting is open until September 19. Winner will be announced on October 1.




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).

Thanks ...

... to everyone who contributed in last Sunday's Snack 'n Chat Ice Cream Social, and especially to Wanda Miller, Anthony Canady and J White for coming Satrurday to dip up the treats.  This was a good change of pace.

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.
Altar Flowers

Flowers last Sunday were given by John Thayer in loving memory of his sister, Christine, on the anniversary of her passing.

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. Hufford is recovering in Lee Gardens (the skilled nursing care unit of the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community). He has been able to rein in his blood sugars and improve his overall muscle weakness. He is engaged in Physical Therapy every day and is enjoying the company of other patients. As always, he loves having visits, calls and cards.  You can reach him through the Main Desk at MPL, which is 513 871-2090. You can mail cards to Fr. Bob Hufford c/o Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, 3550 Shaw Ave., Room 3D, Cincinnati OH 45208. He is there temporarily, but is hoping to get a permanent independent living unit soon.


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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Absalom Jones From the Editor...

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