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May 26, 2015

God willing


The Right Reverend Thomas E. Breidenthal

Bishop of Southern Ohio


will ordain


Nicholas B. England

Jennifer Lee Oldstone-Moore

Gene Alan Stack, Jr. 

LindaMay Watkins


to the Sacred Order of Deacons

in Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church


on Saturday, June 6, 2015

the Commemoration of Ini Kopuria


at Christ Church Cathedral

Cincinnati, Ohio

Eleven o'clock in the morning 


Your prayers and presence are requested

Reception to follow


Clergy: White stoles


Upcoming events
May 27: East area website training
May 28: Columbus area website training
May 28: Anti-Racism training 
May 29: Safe Church training (Procter)
June 6: Ordination of Deacons
June 25 - July 3: 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church
Summer Camp schedule
What's new this week:
Cappella San Marco Concert at St. Mark's, Columbus

On Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., the ensemble Cappella San Marco, which consists of singers from the Saint Mark's Choir, will perform a special concert of Music for the Feast of Corpus Christi by the Renaissance composers William Byrd and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted in support of the Saint Mark's Choir's upcoming residency trip to Lincoln Cathedral in England.

The singers for this program are Margaret Wells (soprano); Stefanie Bester (mezzo-soprano); Heather Chute (alto); Steve Barker (tenor); Daniel Ehrman (tenor); and Matthew Bester (bass).

St. Mark's is located at 2151 Dorset Rd, Columbus. Please call 614.486.9452 for more information, or visit

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Offerings from Christ Church Cathedral
Cathedral logoCathedral Café

Cathedral Cafe All are welcome to the official grand opening of a new ministry of Christ Church Cathedral, the Cathedral Café, on Wednesday, May 27, at 11:45 a.m. 

The café, located on Fourth Street in downtown Cincinnati, will offer free coffee, free wifi, and most importantly, a great place to gather.

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. Fourth Street. Call 513.621.1817 for more information.

Choral Scholar
Public Policy Spotlight



Repeats, reminders, etc.
Concert to benefit Honduras Health

The Church of the Epiphany, Nelsonville, will hold a concert of favorite Broadway tunes on Saturday, May 30 at 4 p.m. at the church. The concert will benefit Honduras Health, a ministry of Bruce and Jane Ergood of that church.  

Tree-Lined Roads string ensemble will play, along with Bruce Ergood on clarinet, and Celeste Parsons will sing. There will be a free-will offering and refreshments following the program.

The Church of the Epiphany is located at 193 Jefferson Street in Nelsonville. For more information, contact Amy Abercrombie at 740.664.3370.

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Campus Ministry grants available

Parishes, campus ministries, and extra-parish communities are invited to apply for campus ministry grants.  Grant requests are due on June 15, and grants for the 2015-2016 school year will be rewarded by August 1.  

Please follow this link to apply for a grant using our online form: 

Here I Am

Job opportunities

Parish Administrator

Christ Church, Springfield, is seeking a caring and compassionate individual who is able to be an ambassador for the parish in the role of Parish Administrator. This individual will often be the first point of contact for the public and must be both sympathetic to the individual and delicately objective as needed. 

Qualifications include:

  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office), including some basic financial record keeping

For a full description of the duties associated with this part-time position, please see 


Youth and Children's Ministry Coordinator
St. Patrick's, Dublin is looking for a coordinator of youth and children's ministries.  The job would entail formation programming, recruiting volunteers, building relationships with families, teaching, curriculum development and activity planning and leadership. Interested parties should contact the Rev. Stephen Smith at


Parish Office Manager

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, is looking for a full time Parish Office Manager. We seek a candidate who is well-organized with good administrative management skills and 'follow through' to join a vibrant church staff of four clergy and more than a dozen, mostly part time, staff.The candidate should have good technical skills and be comfortable around PCs and Macs. The Parish Office Manager will serve as the communication hub for clergy and staff and be the primary liaison with vendors and service providers. He or she will also be the gatekeeper for building facilities management, coordinating maintenance and repairs, maintaining a database of vendors and providers, and inputting schedule information into the HVAC controls software. The Parish Office Manager will also coordinate with the directors of communications, finance, and membership to assure efficient parish operations. Please send resume to Church of the Redeemer, c/o the Senior Warden,

Marketing Coordinator

Procter Center is seeking an energetic marketer to be a part of its dramatic growth. This is an opportunity for a marketer with career development aspirations to build extensive hands-on experience, use her/his creative talents and thinking, expand her/his experience with a broad range of tools, and be a part of a compelling growth story.
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Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Gabriel's Place is seeking a dedicated, high energy Executive Director to lead the organization in fulfilling its mission "To provide a safe, beautiful and spiritually nourishing place for the Avondale Community to: Gather in mutual respect. Learn and interact. Develop community-based enterprises and promote peace in the community." 

A successful Executive Director will lead Gabriel's Place internally to achieve its mission and be an active representative of the organization in the community, fostering and developing strategic relationships with partners and donors. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  

For additional information visit the Gabriel's Place website at or send your resumé to

Youth Minister

Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Youth Minister of our cathedral. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in both Christian formation and community building, capable of building upon the strong community focus of the departing youth minister and renewing programs that bridge our youth group from our children's Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes to young adulthood. See more

Associate Musician for Children and Youth

Christ Church Cathedral, a vibrant and inclusive faith community in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, seeks a quarter-time associate musician to lead and develop its choral music program for children and youth.

The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. choral conducting or sacred music), extensive experience as a choral conductor of children's/youth choirs, and an appreciation of the Anglican sacred music tradition.

Duties for this position will include: leading the Cathedral Choir of Children and Youth in weekly rehearsals, developing and implementing music theory instruction, actively recruiting new choristers, selecting and leading liturgically appropriate anthems in cathedral liturgies, leading the choir at other parishes and concert venues in the city, and directing an annual week-long summer choir camp. For more information about the cathedral and a detailed job description, visit

Director of Music/Organist

St. Philip's, Columbus, is seeking a part-time Director of Music/Organist. Responsibilities include directing and rehearsing Chancel Choir (15 members), selecting music for Sunday services, playing organ for one Sunday service and other service as required/necessary. The music program includes traditional and gospel music.

To apply or for more information, please contact the St. Philip Music Committee at

Director of Christian Education

Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield, seeks a person to serve in a half-time position as Director of Christian Education and Coordinator of Outreach Ministries. See more


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