Month: February 2011

Prayer for Kirsten

I just heard from our daughter, Kirsten Cox, in North Carolina. Her car was broadsided this afternoon. It was totaled and she has a broken arm with several of the small bones in the forearm broken as well as bruises. She may have to have surgery to have a pin put into the arm. I’d ask your prayers for healing and for guidance and wisdom for her doctors.

Thank you so much,
Martha and Tom Berger

Clean Up Help Needed

If you would like to volunteer, I am looking for 3-5 people to help clean the church on Tues 3/1/11 from 7pm-8:30pm.

We have an event during the day and need to clean up and reset for church.


Pat Prenger

Karios Cookies needed!

I will be part of a ministry team which will be presenting a Christian program called, Kairos, at the North Central Correctional Institution (NCCI) in Marion, Ohio. NCCI is a "Medium" security prison which sits right beside the Marion Correctional Institution on the north side of Marion, Ohio.

Our team will be comprised of approximately 40 men who come from many different Christian churches. As a group we will be attempting to take 10,000 dozen home-made cookies inside the institution with us. We prefer taking chocolate chip cookies inside, this is so that there might NEVER be a chance of any arguments over which kind of cookie an inmate got from a cookie tray. We don’t need any, "He got one of that kind and I didn’t get any of them." Certainly the 36 inmates who will be taking part in the weekend program will receive a lot of cookies, however, the reason we need such a large number of cookies is that every inmate in the entire institution will (hopefully) receive about two dozen; it depends on how many cookies we can bring inside with us. I humbly request your help with my share of 200 dozen.

Our team will go into NCCI on Thursday afternoon, March the 10th. The program is completed by the following Sunday evening. It is an exhausting time for each and every inmate and team member on the weekend, but we all receive HIS blessings from the experience.

I will be in Church this coming Sunday and also next Sunday so I will be able to collect any cookies that are baked for this Kairos weekend. I have placed plastic bags in the church building which contain a sheet describing the size of cookies needed, how we request they be packed, etc. I really, really appreciate any cookies you would be willing to bake for our weekend.

Also, and most importantly, prayer cover is needed for the entire weekend. I have a sign-up sheet so people can put their name in a time slot in which they are willing to pray. If we have the weekend covered in prayer, God’s work will surely be done that weekend in the institution.

Oh, by the way, the team does not ever stay overnight in the institution. We sleep on the gym floor at St Mary’s Catholic Church near downtown Marion. But we have to get up, shower, shave, eat breakfast, then meet at the institution’s entrance building at 6:30am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Thank you for your consideration.

Your brother in Christ,

Chuck Miller


Christ our Hope Anglican Church, Dayton, OH, will celebrate an Instructed Eucharist tomorrow, Sunday, 27 Feb 11, 10:30 a.m.

Fr. Greg

Girl Scout Cookies

To all who ordered Girl Scout Cookies and those who would like some cookies:

My granddaughter, Damia, and my daughter, Andrea, will have cookies at Christ Our Hope after Sunday School and after church for you. We should celebrate because for once they are not arriving the day before Lent!!!!

Martha Berger

Refugee seeking employment

Dear church family,

I have a young woman, a Congolese refugee with a family of 5, seeking employment as a housekeeper. Times are difficult for African refugees in Dayton, and she is willing to be a hard worker. Her services will include:

Clean & Disinfect Bathrooms
Clean & Disinfect Kitchen
Sweep and Mop Floors
Dust Furnishings

Cobweb Removal
Traffic Glass/Fingerprints
Vacuum Furniture & Steps
Vacuum Carpets
Remove Trash

Her duties can be tailored to meet your preferences.

She speaks limited English (though she speaks multiple languages). I will provide a translator for the initial meeting to describe details for your preferences. She will charge $40 for weekly or bi-monthly cleanings as listed above – well below commercial services. Any additional work can be billed hourly.

Her husband did some landscaping work for me last summer; he was honest, reliable, and hard working. This dear lady will be the same. If you, or someone you know would like a dependable, reasonably priced cleaning service, please email me at

You will be helping a family make it in Dayton!

Many thanks, and please pass along this information.

Funeral service for John Trimbach

Nancy Trimbach’s husband John passed on to be with the Lord Sunday morning. If you would like to contact Nancy, e-mail Amanda (amanda.roberts @ and ask for her address. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 25th, 5-8 p.m. at The Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26th at 1 p.m.

Come and Enjoy Great Coffee and Live Entertainment–Friday Night, the 25th of February at 7 pm!

Come to the Dominion Academy Coffee House! 

Enjoy coffee, baked goods, goodies, and live entertainment.

When:  7 pm, Friday, February 25th

Where:  Christ the King Anglican Church/Dominion Academy — 925 North Main St.  Dayton, OH  45405

A great time for a great cause:  Emily Albert, Deanna Brown, Emma Veley, and Ruthie Herman from Christ Our Hope parish are part of Dominion Academy’s National Honor Society and they need your help to restore the  playground behind the building. 

Bring all your friends!

Resounding Joy Concert at COG April 3

Resounding Joy, a Choir ministry of Dayton Christian High School will be performing at Christ Our Hope Anglican Church on Sunday April 3, 2011 at 6pm. Our own Theresa & Suzie Herman, as well as Bob Prenger will be performing in the choir. Please plan on attending and invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Let’s fill up the church! The concert runs about 75 minutes, with a brief intermission. The theme is Declaration!

Desperately needed items for CCS/refugees

Catholic Social Services is welcoming new refugees now, and their stock has been depleted significantly. They are in need of couches, tables, dressers, and kitchen chairs. If donors are not able to bring donations to CCS, a pick-up can be scheduled. Please call 223-7217, ext. 4297. Callers will receive a recording; leave a message, and someone will return the call. Please spread the word.

Spit Zone Raincoat Advisory

Please let the children who generally sit in the spit zone know that I might wear a raincoat tonight!  Anyone who sits in the spit zone ought to also consider a raincoat!

Dcn Chris

New Modern Language Liturgy

If you would like to see the new modern language Service of Holy Communion we will begin using 20 Feb 2011, please click on the “Prayer Book” page and you will find it there.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me and I will do my best to provide an answer.

Fr. Greg

Prayer Request: Ron Sebree

Dear friends,

Many of you know my former husband, Ron. This week he was diagnosed with lung cancer, which has spread extensively. There is serious liver involvement. He is currently at Doctors’ Hospital West in Columbus. He will get the first dose of chemotherapy today and will have be having a brain scan. If there lesions in the brain he will also have radiation therapy.

This has come about very suddenly. He went to his doctor on Monday, was hospitalized, and on Tuesday morning was told he has cancer. He has had a persistent cough and has not felt well since December. The type of cancer is small cell carcinoma which grows very fast. It was initially thought to be gall bladder cancer because of the appearance of the GB on the CT scan.

Ron, his wife Patty, and I are on good terms. They have good support from their church family in Columbus.

I am so grateful for all of you, and the support, love, and prayers you have offered on behalf of my family in recent months. May our family come to a deeper, abiding faith as we walk this journey together. May the Lord bless us and keep us, may He make His face shine upon us and be gracious unto us. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us and give us peace.


Ride needed

Tomorrow (Friday) at 11 AM, Innocent has an appointment at the Federal Building downtown. We’re looking for someone to provide transportation for him. If you’re able, please call or email Barb TONIGHT (878-9826, baharvey @ Thank you!

Beth Moore Bible Study

Hi Women of the Church,

Lisa Trimbach and others are starting the Beth Moore Bible Study “Breaking Free.” Lisa Trimbach, Darlene Prenger and are almost done with “A Woman’s Heart – God’s Dwelling Place” and it has been a wonderful study. We are looking forward to starting another one! Please contact Lisa Trimbach if you would like to join us for this Bible Study. This series will last 12 weeks. We will meet once a week for 2 hours.

We will decide when/where we will meet after we have an idea of who is coming to the study. Right now we meet on Monday at 12:45. Below is more information about the study:

Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories – Member Book

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Author : Beth Moore

Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories – Member Book by Beth Moore leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God’s children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom.

This in-depth women’s Bible study draws parallels between the captive Israelites of the Old Testament and New Testament believers in Jesus as the Promised Messiah. Beth looks at the Book of Isaiah through the lives of the kings who ruled during the prophet’s ministry. These kings exemplify many of the obstacles to freedom with which we must deal. Using Scripture to help identify spiritual strongholds in your life, no matter how big or small, Beth explains that anything that hinders us from the benefits of knowing God is bondage.

Join Beth Moore on a Bible journey unlike any other. God intends for you to know and believe Him, glorify Him, experience His peace, and enjoy His presence. Breaking Free is Beth’s life message that she wants to share with you. Taped live at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, this study includes testimonies of how women like you have found freedom and have been delivered from personal captivity.

The Member Book Includes:

  • 10 weeks of personal interactive study for five days a week
  • 10 Scripture Memory Cards
  • Viewer guide for use with the DVD teaching sessions

Answers to prayer

1. My office mate Kieth Gruhot has returned safely from Austrailia after his stay in the hospital with a colon infection. He seems no worse for the wear

2. I was able to drive my parents back from Effingham IL without incident. No one was harmed inthe accident although the car was totaled.

Thanks for your prayers

Jon Miller