Month: August 2010

Prayer request: Terri Sebree’s Dad

Terri’s Dad Evertte Gilbert (sp) has been hospitalized since Saturday, with a decline in his overall health, and will need total nursing care now. Terri and her Mom are having to decide if this is the right time for Hospice, and if so what does that look like.

Terri asked for our prayers concerning the Lord’s wisdom and direction through this difficult time, and also our prayers for she and her parents to know God’s peaceful presence.

Prayer Request

Jenny Gruhot a high school student and daughter of Jon Miller’s office mate Keith Gruhot was taken to Children’s Medical Center today (30Aug10) because her heart rate was around 40 BPM and she was light headed and dizzy. As of 4:30PM they did not know why and were still testing. Please pray for Jenny, Keith, Cindy (mom) and her brother and sister.

Jon Miller

Diocesan Synod – local attenders and volunteers

Dear Christ the King and Christ Our Hope, Dayton, and Trinity, Mason,

Our congregations are partners in hosting the Synod of the Missionary Diocese of the Central States, at Christ the King, September 23-24. The synod is the annual gathering of all ordained persons, delegates from congregations, and lay leaders for both business and godly fellowship.

Everything in this message, and more, including the REGISTRATION page, can be found on the synod pages on the diocesan web site:

All persons from our congregations are encouraged to attend any or all parts of the synod to the extent that you are able. Although there is a $35 synod registration fee (even for guest attenders), volunteers have their registration fee WAIVED. All persons attending the synod must register (even volunteers), with the exception of persons only attending the closing Eucharist at 10:30 on Friday.

Many volunteers are needed to assist in the orderly conduct of the synod in the capacities shown on the “Local attenders and volunteers” page on the diocesan web site. Please go there, look over the list, and jump right in. Many hands make light work.

We are grateful that Jon Miller has volunteered to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator and that Karen Perry has volunteered to head up the Thursday Lunch team.

All are also welcome to attend the Thursday evening banquet at the Dayton Woman’s Club. The cost of the banquet is also $35/person. (Unfortunately, we are not able to waive THAT cost, even for volunteers.)

Questions or any other matters, may be addressed to who may also be reached at 937-409-8674.

Andy Figueroa

Shakespeare in the Summer; Please forward this to Christ the King and Christ our Hope.

Dear everyone,

Unfortunately, something has come up and I have to travel to Cincinnati on Sunday, thereby postponing Shakespeare Theater

and the reading of "Much Ado About Nothing" until the week of September 5th. I apologize for the belatedness of this email,

which was delayed by the disconnection of our internet for most of the week. Again, I am sorry to disappoint people this

Sunday, but Reader’s Theater will resume on the following week. Thank you for understanding.


Jon Hartlaub

Potluck lunch this Sunday at Christ Our Hope

This is new info for CKAC and a “for your information” for COH:

This Sunday’s picnic has been moved to Christ Our Hope in celebration of confirmations and the building dedication. They would love to have us join them in this celebration, so please plan on attending. Please bring an entrée and either a side dish or dessert to share.

Directions from CKAC:

– Go south on Main.
– Go under I-75 and turn left to get onto 4-N.
– Take the Harshman exit and turn left onto Harshman.
– Turn right onto Valley Pike.
– The church is located at 3425 Valley Pike (on the left, the All Seasons Banquet Center). The building used to be the Family Inn.

Bishops visit/confirmation this weekend


This is a reminder that the Bishop is visiting our parish this weekend. To celebrate the occasion there will be 2 events:

Saturday, 8/21, 7:00 p.m. Parish Gathering at Evanhoe home (4301 Spring Hollow Court)

(Brink snack or dessert to share; non-alcoholic beverages provided)

Sunday – 8/22, 10:30 Our regular church service. During the service there will be confirmations.

After the service we will have a potluck lunch. Please bring an entrée and either a dessert or side dish to share.

Thanks for all the effort you are making to make this weekend special.

Karla Herman

Church set-up this Saturday


I am going to be at Christ Our Hope on Saturday at 11:00 to set-up for our regular church service and potluck lunch. The green room needs to be cleaned and tables and chairs set-up in there.

If you can, please come set-up for our Bishop’s visit this Saturday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m.


Karla Herman

Extra kitchen serving ware?


If your kitchen has some extra serving pieces that are not used very often, would you consider donating them to the new kitchen at Christ Our Hope? We are having our first lunch at the church and thus the need to stock the kitchen.

Candy mentioned this at prayer on Wednesday.

You could start bringing donations to the church on Sundays.


Karla Herman

Thanks for the building help!

Dear CTK parishioners,

Over the past several weeks there has been much work going on in the building. I would like to acknowledge some who have volunteered to make certain that we are good stewards of what God has blessed us with.

I would like to thank and express my appreciation to Tammy Abshear, Judee Evaniuk, Amanda, Nathan, James and Steven Roberts for their hard work purging, organizing, and cleaning the church kitchen. I walked through the kitchen after you all had spent hours working Saturday, and it actually smelled clean and fresh! I cannot begin to thank-you enough for what you are doing. I, along with many others applaud your efforts. I want to encourage the rest of the church body to express your appreciation to these ladies and young boys by putting forth extra effort to keep the kitchen organized and clean. When you use this area, remember it is your responsibility to clean up after yourself. Make certain all your dishes are washed, dried, and put away in the proper cabinets (cabinets and drawers are labeled). Make certain to wipe off all the counters, put all trash in the trash cans, and take all leftovers with you. Thank you for your cooperation in this manner.

I would also like to express my appreciation to Marian Wright for setting up the refreshments and for making certain that the kitchen remains clean on Sunday mornings. Keep up the good work!

In addition, Ed Evaniuk has spent many hours painting the lunchroom/fellowship hall and is beginning to paint the kitchen. Thanks Ed! Now that this area is looking bright and clean, let us work to keep it that way. Take all books, papers, writing utensils, and eating utensils (plates, cups, and napkins) with you when you leave the fellowship hall. Put trash where it belongs and wipe off tables after you have eaten.

Joe McNamara spent some time Saturday morning doing some "high altitude" work for the church. My nerves still have not quite settled down! He fixed a light fixture in the sanctuary and climbed out on the roof to investigate where water may be leaking down the back wall. Thanks Joe for taking the time to help out in this way! You would never catch me doing what you did!!

Mark Perry has been doing some spot painting in the sanctuary. Zach Fehrman has agreed to get a group together to thoroughly spruce up and clean the gallery/parlor area before Synod. Thanks to both of you!

Michelle Caldwell, Suzanne Green and Amanda Roberts have been hard at work in the offices. Teachers will be in the building over the next two weeks sprucing up and cleaning the classrooms. Sunday School Teachers make certain that you put all your materials away and arrange the rooms for school before you leave on Sundays.

Most of all, I am truly grateful to the Baugham family for all you do! I know that you were working in the building on Friday evening and then came back again on Saturday to do more! Thanks!

Over the next week or so, all of you should be contacted and asked to help further prepare our building for Synod. If you have not been contacted by Sept.1st and wish to help, please contact me and I will let you know what you can do! Let’s all do our part to make the building shine!

Thanks again to all,
Gary Laughlin

Confirmation potluck this Sunday


To celebrate confirmation, the Bishop’s visit and the dedication of our building on Valley Street we will be having a potluck lunch after church on Sunday. Please bring a main dish and either a side dish or dessert. Drinks will be provided.

I am bringing a large sheet cake, fyi.

See you Sunday!

Karla Herman

COH/CKAC: Moving Party!

Hi Everyone,

There are several parish families that will be moving the weekend of August 27.

If you’d like to help, I know each family would greatly appreciate it!

Here are the details:

The Abshear family will be moving on Friday, August 27th early in the morning. Meet at 26 Huffman any time after 7 a.m. They plan to clean as they go, so cleaning help will also be welcome.

The Ruiz family will be be getting started around 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 28 at their current house: 207 Volkenand Avenue. They need help loading things into the truck, then unloading at 26 Huffman. They will also need someone to watch the kids for a few hours. Cleaning help would also be gratefully accepted!

Zack Fehrman will be moving into 30 Simms St., so there may be a few odd things from his old place that he’ll need help moving as well. We’ll know more then.

Thanks for your willingness to help, everyone! 🙂

Saturday Night with the Bishop

Saturday Night With the Bishop

We are pleased to have Bishop Dan Morse and his wife Marianne visiting Christ our Hope for the Bishop’s episcopal visit and confirmation during the weekend of August 28 and 29.

You are invited to a casual get-together with the bishop and his wife at Chuck and Anita Evanhoe’s home (4301 Spring Hollow Court) at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, August 28.

Please bring a snack or dessert to share. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Since this is the first time Bp Morse will be visiting Christ our Hope (the newest mission church in the diocese!), we really hope to have a big turnout. If you have any questions, please call Candy Jacques (298-6454) or Anita Evanhoe (236-8388). Please try to clear your calendar so that you can be a part of this evening.

CKAC/COH – prayer request

Hello Karla –

Can you please circulate the following:

My sister-in-law, Phyllis McEldowney, passed away last night. She has been suffering greatly with spinal cancer for about 5 years, so now is relieved and joyously celebrating with the Lord. We appreciate all the prayers and concerns of our parish families during Phyllis’ illness. Viewing will be at St. Charles Catholic Church on Ackerman (corner of Akerman & David) in Kettering from 10-11 a.m. with the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.

Dorathea Fortener

One hour prayer walk beginning at Forest Ridge Gazebo this Saturday, August 21st, 8 am!

Christ Our Hope’s  Intercessory Prayer Team will be hosting a one hour prayer walk this  Saturday morning, August 21st,  beginning at 8 a.m.  All are welcome to join in.  Meet us at the Forest Ridge Gazebo.   We will pray together for about 10 minutes, then you’ll get some instruction and suggested routes to take.  Maps will be available.  Our intention this time is to pray and ask God to bless individual households.  As an alternative to walking, you can consider staying at the gazebo and praying for the neighborhood.  Questions?  Contact Jeff Brown, 510-2094.

Bible Bee need

From the Freemans:

Hello All,

We are still desperately in need of judges and runners/scouts for the Bible
Bee, which is August 28th. Because of this they have decided to offer an
incentive and will pay judges $50 and runners/scouts $20 for the day. Would
you please consider serving our Lord and children as they recite God’s Word
from memory?

Please contact Liz.Rising to let her know how you might be
able to serve.

Thank You & God Bless,

Newborn items for refugee family

Dear church family,

Esther, a Congolese mom living on Neal, is due to give birth within the next few weeks. She will need everything for the baby including diapers & wipes – really everything a newborn needs. If you can help out, please contact me (Barb 878-9826, baharvey) Thanks!

CKAC:Karla Herman on vacation

Hi – I will be on vacation from 8/7 to 8/22. I will have some email access until the 15th. So, if you need a message forwarded to the church, please email Erin Caldwell or Amanda Roberts for CKAC and Chris Herman for COH to have that message distributed throughout the church.


Karla Herman