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Blessing of the Animals - 2011 Print

On October 2, 2011 Grace Church went to the Dogs and we even had a rat in the crowd! We celebrated St. Francis Day with the Annual Blessing of the Animals. It was a great day and all were invited downstairs after the service for treats and a very special collar for each pet compliments of the Sunday School kids!

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Baptism Print

Baptism - Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

On Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 Grace Church had the privilege to welcome 4 children to receive the sacrament of Baptism.

The four children were:

Haylee Elizabeth Breitinger, Daughter of Matthew and Trisha Breitinger

Trevor Michael Breitinger, Son of Matthew and Trisha Breitinger

Ki'mani Jahquez Mathews, Son of Rochelle Linn Brown

Gabriel Ray Prater, Son of Ray and Melanie Prater

 

 

 

 

 

 
Youth Sunday and Graduation Print

On May 15th, 2011 we celebrated three graduates.

Theresa Bender, daughter of Keith and Linda Bender.  Theresa is graduating from Madison High School and will be attending Marshall University this fall.

Joseph Pierson, son of John and Pam Bobbitt Pierson.  Joe will graduate from Mansfield Senior High School.

Stephen Ashby, son of Joe and Kay Ashby.  Stephen graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Music Education last December.

Theresa  and Joe both received Bibles at our 10:00 a.m. service.  Stephen was unable to attend the service.

The Youth Group took charge of the 10:00 a.m. service and did a wonderful job.  Participating in the service was Theresa Bender, Philip Crane, Gabriel Diemer, Kiersten Jones, Michael Jones, Sydney Mitchell, Mitchell Saterfield, Samuel Taylor, Sylvia Taylor, Cody Tracht.

 

 

 
Easter Egg Hunt Print

Easter Egg Hunt 2011

Saturday, April 23rd Grace Episcopal Church hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for children of the church and the neighborhood.  About thirty children found candy filled eggs and each received a Beanie Baby. The Beanie Babies were generously donated by Wayne Craft, a volunteer.  A good time was had by all and will be an annual tradition.

Thank you to all who donated candy, eggs, and your time for the Easter Egg Hunt.  

 

 

 

 

 

                                             Even the Adults had a great time!

 

 
First Annual High Tea Print

On Sunday, November 7th Grace Church had their first Annual All Saints' High Tea.  All 80 tickets were sold out in advance.  Ten families agreed to sponsor a table of eight and they brought in their best china and silver, etc to make this a beautiful and exciting event.  Special thanks to Lyn Baker and Pam Pierson who put this all together, to David Crane who played beautiful piano music throughout the evening, to the ten families that made each table look special and beautiful and of course we can't forget the countless people that helped set up, tear down, cook and clean up afterwards.  Please enjoy the pictures below.  It was a night to remember.

 

Larry and Pam Armstrong                                             Joe and Kay Ashby

 

Jim and Lyn Baker                                                    Phil and Dorothy Duckworth

 

David and Carolyn Gross                                           David and Ginny Harmon

 

Joanne and Nancy Mudra                                          John and Pam Pierson

 

Helen Taylor and Mary Jo Hall                                    Jack and Fran Welsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Children's Choir Print

Dim lights

Congratulations to the Grace Church Community Children's Choir for a wonderfully successful premier at Grace Church on Sunday, October 24th, 2010!  The Choir includes Grace Church members, grandchildren of members and friends from the neighborhood.  It was both beautiful music and a joyful experience for all!  The Choir continues to rehearse every other Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. and will be offering their gifts in worship on the 4th Sunday of each month!

Thanks again, you did a wonderful job!

 
Blessing of the Animals 2010 Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 we celebrated St. Francis Day with Blessing of the Animals.  All pets were invited to Church and they joined us in worship.  Each pet had a special blessing and then joined us downstairs after the service for treats.  It was a fun day and all had a great time.

 
Founders Day Celebration Print

2nd Annual Founder's Day Celebration

Did you know that every Tuesday Evening since October of 1945 an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting has been held in the Parish Hall of Grace Episcopal Church!  In Fact, this is the oldest continuous meeting of AA in The World!!!!  AA members also meet at Grace Church 7 times each week to support one another in their road to recovery.

On Sunday, June 13th, 2010 Grace Church celebrated our 2nd Annual Founder's Day Picnic for all Mansfield Area AA members and their families.

Good food, games, fellowship and a prayer service was the agenda for the day.  A good time was had by all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Trinity Sunday Print

Confirmation and First Communion Sunday

with The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth Jr. - Bishop of Ohio

 

 

 

 

 
Lay Ministry Recognition Sunday Print

Grace Episcopal Church

Lay Ministry Recognition Sunday!

 

On May 16th, 2010 Grace Episcopal Church recognized and gave certificates for all who give of their time to make Grace such a great place to worship. 

Altar Guild

Karen Davis, Barb Eldridge, Marcia Gagich, Rita Glasser, Ginny Harmon, Diane Heaberlin, Jeanette Metcalf, Debbie Saterfield, helen Taylor, Louise Taylor, Mark Taylor, Jason Whitehead.

Ushers

Larry Armstrong, Jim Baker, Jim Boreman, Mike Diemer, Leo Eldridge, David Gross, Roger Metcalf, Don Pugh, Eric Saterfield, Ted Sazdanoff, Doug Seiler, Andrew Stump, Donald Stump, Mark Taylor, Richard Taylor, Scott Taylor, John Toney, Jack Welsh, Bob Windsor

Lay Readers, Lectors, Chalice Bearers

Pat Adams, Steve Ashby, Pam Bobbitt-Pierson, David Dauterman, Karen Davis, Phil Duckworth, John Evans, David Harmon, Carol Loveless, Jo Richards, Carolyn Stevens, Jason Whitehead, Nancy Widman, David Williamson, Marianne Williamson

Christian Education/Youth

Karen Davis, Mike and Betty Diemer, Louise Taylor

 

Choir

Steve Ashby, Pam Bobbitt-Pierson, Philip Crane, Dorothy Duckworth, Phil Duckworth, Ginny Harmon, Diane Heaberlin, David Hubbard, Joey Pierson, John Pierson, Barb Sanders, Debbie Saterfield, Cody Tracht, Kyle Tracht, Jason Whitehead.

Funeral Luncheon Ministry

Cathy Evans, Chair

Food Pantry Volunteer and Supporters

Grace Church Employees

Pam Armstrong, Linda Bender, Lee Singleton, Lori Turner, Dick Vogus

Acolytes

Theresa Bender, Philip Crane, Gabriel Diemer, Jacob Mitchell, Sydney Mitchell, Mitchell Saterfield, Zach Saterfield, Andrew Stump, Emily Stump, Cody Swanger, Samuel Taylor, Sylvia Taylor, Cody Tracht, Kyle Tracht, Alex Widman

 
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