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Glenda & Ken Andrews win Sara Hardy award for Jubilee Ministries work

Glenda and Ken Andrews will be presented with the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award on Monday, March 16, 2015. A celebration will take place at 6 p.m. in the second floor training room, with the award presentation at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, Second Floor, Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City. Lee Hornberger, Chair …

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Centering Prayer at Grace Episcopal Church

By Joe and Marilyn Dressel Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence, traditionally called contemplative prayer. It consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It furthers the development of contemplative prayer by quieting our faculties to …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/15/15 (Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text.  Sometimes God seems to be working behind the scenes. Not so in this week’s readings. God takes Elijah up to heaven by a chariot of fire, God calls on heaven and …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/8/15 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s reading have to do with God’s creative power and compassion—as our Creator, in the words of the prophet, in the calling of Paul to share the Gospel, and as …

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Jubilee House renovation project is complete!

By Glenda and Ken Andrews Watching Jubilee House grow has been a rewarding journey – like a spring flower you watch in anticipation from that first bud in the snow until it is in full beautiful bloom. When Jubilee House opened in 2006, our grandchildren were four and five years old. They are now 13 …

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Brad Will reflects on his vestry service: “Never say never”

By Bradley Will Ann Hackett, in reminding me to write this column, encouraged me by saying, “Once you complete this, you are all done with your work on Vestry!” So, instead of the usual ‘thought for the month,’ which is usually shared by my Vestry colleagues, maybe I’ll share my thought for the past three …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/1/15 (Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings have to do with the question of who speaks with authority on behalf of God. Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Bible, and the last of …

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Volunteer for Safe Harbor

Our next, and last, host week of this season for Safe Harbor is from Saturday, March 14th through Friday, March 20th. You can sign up to volunteer using VolunteerSpot. Here’s how it works in three easy steps: 1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/716979054068 2) Review the options listed and choose …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/25/15 (Third Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:6-14; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings are about deciding how we want to live our lives. Will we go the way of our egos and run away from God or submit to God’s plan …

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New vestry members elected at 148th Annual Meeting

By Donna Olendorf The 148th Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 18, and included several important elections. Nancy Flowers, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittlestadt, and Jeff Tibbets were elected to fill three year terms on the vestry, while Eddie Grim will be appointed to replace Denny Meyers for a one-year-term. Elizabeth Blondia, Sandy Foote, and …

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Financial Peace University classes begin on January 22nd

By Katherine Will Debt and credit cards seem to be the American way of life. We use our cards to pay for gas, groceries, a new washer and dryer, and a mocha at the coffee shop. We intend to pay everything off each month, but somehow, when we aren’t looking, the balances get bigger and …

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