Category: Calendar

Update — Tom Berger

Tom is still in Kettering Hospital recovering from a surgical procedure yesterday to alleviate his pain.  Today he is experiencing a lot of post-op discomfort, but they are hoping the NG tube will be removed soon which will make things somewhat better.  Martha and Tom are both extremely grateful for the love and prayer they are receiving from our church family.  They are hopeful that Tom will be able to come home soon, perhaps Saturday.

Heavenly Father, the giver of all health, and the aid of all who turn to you for help, we thank you for preserving our brother Tom through this time of great pain and suffering.  We thank you for your healing power and grace. We pray that you continue in him the good work that you have begun; that, as Tom daily increases in bodily strength, he may humbly rejoice in your goodness, that his life may continue to be a testimony of your faithfulness, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen



Family Seder Supper this Wednesday

Family Seder Supper this Wed, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Green Room

Family oriented Christian Seder Supper, with symbols of the Jewish Seder explained, and fun, food & fellowship, ending with communion around the tables, then quiet “Stripping of the Altar” as we prepare for Good Friday.

What is provided:
– Meat (Turkey & Lamb)
– Drinks
– Tableware

What to bring:
– Food to share (Salads, Desserts, Side Dishes)
– Yourselves

Come on out for a special time together as we remember our Lord’s Last Supper, and how he began our Sacrament of Communion.

For questions, please contact Barb Zepernick at

Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Lenten Soup Supper Tonight

Cross veiledThere will be NO Noon Eucharist today or Evensong tomorrow night due to Fr. Greg’s being away on retreat.

The Lenten Soup Supper and teaching will take place, however, this evening at 6:00 p.m.   Hope to see you all there.

No Sunday School This Week

Due to Fr. Greg’s being out of town and the vacation absence of many of our brethren, we are going to shift gears a little. Therefore, we will NOT be having ANY Sunday School this week. Everyone is invited to come early to church (9:30 or thereafter) to have a time of fellowship and preparation for Morning Prayer. Sunday School will resume next week (August 7).
Thank you for your understanding. I look forward to praying with you all.

Dcn. Dave

See Greg and Susan Current Tonight

Come to the celebration of The Feast of the Ascension and see Greg and Susan Current during the dessert afterwards. They will be leaving for Mississippi this weekend. The service starts at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy dessert immediately following. You are welcome even if you cannot make it to the service.

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

Father Greg to Be In Dayton Around 7:00 p.m.

Father Greg is expecting to be at his new apartment around 7:00 p.m. tonight.   We hoping to welcome him in Christ Our Hope’s typical fashion with moving help.  He will be living at Yorktown Colony Apartments, 1022 Courtney Drive — Apartment B in Dayton (near the Air Force Museum and Evanhoe and Associates).  Dss. Candy is bringing food!  I don’t think you will be able to miss us.

Father Greg is going to call when he gets closer to give a more accurate time, but plan on 7:00 for now.

Crown Biblical Financial Study

Duane Veley will help teach a Crown Biblical Financial Study class starting Thursday, September 2nd from 6:30-8:30 pm in room 301 at Sulfur Grove United Methodist Church (on Brandt Pike by Walmart).  The two-hour class includes Scripture memorization and interactive discussions.  Childcare will be available.  The Biblical Financial Study is a 10 week in-depth study of what Scripture teaches about stewarding money and possessions. If you want to know more, talk to Duane.

Dcn. Chris

NOTICE: Special Meeting to Vote on Proposed By-Laws


In order to form Christ Our Hope Anglican Church, there will be a special meeting July 25, 2010 after Sunday Services to vote on the attached proposed by-laws for Christ Our Hope Anglican Church.  The meeting will be just long enough to vote.  If you are unable to attend, I have also included a absentee ballot and a proxy form.

Proposed By-Laws 2010-07

Proxy Form

Absentee Ballot for Proposed By-Laws

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Greg Herman

Calendar of Events

I have started a Calendar of Events of Interest to Christ Our Hope page on the Christ Our Hope blog.  Please send me your events so that I may put them on the blog and keep our congregation informed of what’s happening in our community.

Holy Communion Services Begin on Sunday, May 9th!

Christ our Hope Anglican Church announces Sunday Services.

Holy Communion Services Begin on Sunday, May 9th!

All Seasons Banquet Hall
3425 Valley Street
Riverside, OH

The All Seasons Banquet Hall (Formerly the Family Inn) is a large brown building with a big parking lot located on the North side of Valley Street (opposite side of the street from Stebbins High School) between Harshman Road and Union Schoolhouse Road.

Beginning Sunday May 9th, 2010

Fellowship and Food at 9:30 am
Worship and Holy Communion at 10:30 am

Holy Communion Services Begin on Sunday, May 9th!

Seeking Your 2010 Prayer Walk Ideas

It was great to see so many folks last night at the BBQ and for prayer.  Thanks to Karla and Greg for your hospitality!

I forgot to announce something.  Please put this on your calendar:

Family Prayer on Wednesday May 12th is coming up, and one really cool “tradition” we have at Christ Our Hope is the annual prayer walk.   We will meet at the Carol and Chris Herman’s house at 4170 Beech Tree Ct.  Phone: 236-1424 at 7 pm just like we normally do.  We want to look to you for ideas to make this time extra special.  Let me give you some background to set the mood and to help you begin to be creative:

Wednesday, May 12th is a rogation day.  That’s a fancy word that comes from a Latin verb, rogare, and it means “to ask.”  The idea springs from the Gospel of John, Chapter 16, Verse 24: “Ask and you shall receive.”  A common feature of “ask” days in former times was a ceremony called “beating the bounds.”  The idea was to have the parishioners proceed around the boundaries of the parish and ask God for its protection and blessing in the coming year.  This year, as God is forming Christ Our Hope, it is a poignant statement of our purposed intent to co-labor with Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit to extend the Kingdom of God and spread the gospel of true Hope, which is found only in Christ Jesus.

This year we could walk as we did last year, and that would be excellent.  Or, we could also be a bit more elaborate if that is something you want to do.  So, if you are so inclined, please give your ideas or suggestions to Dss. Candy Jacques by May 1st.  Her email address is

Dcn. Chris

PS—And bring a friend!