Month: May 2013

New Spiritual Formation Series Starts in September

We are excited to share with you our next venture into relevant, biblical teaching and significant relationships. Grace Episcopal, Feast of Victory Lutheran Church in Acme and First Congregational Church in Traverse City have collaborated to offer The Apprentice Series, a spiritual formation series that explores how our beliefs about God, ourselves and our world …

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Sing in your own voice: Report from Diocesan Convention 4/20/13

By Chuck Wolterink, Convention delegate The annual Diocesan Convention was held on April 20, 2013, at the Western Michigan University Conference Center in Grand Rapids. I attended as one of three delegates elected from Grace at our last annual meeting; the others were Ann and Jamie Hackett, acting as alternates for Bob Foote and Jeff …

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Add your voice to campaign to end hunger – Bread for the world ministry minute 5/26/13

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.  God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors whether they live in the next house, the next state or the next continent.  By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger …

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Whayne Hougland elected next bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan

The Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr., was elected at a Special Electing Convention on May 18,2013,  to be the 9th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. The Rev. Hougland, currently rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, was elected on the 8th ballot out of a field of four candidates. …

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Service connects us to God’s spirit – Service participants ministry minute 5/12/13

The ministry minute this week focuses on service participation. Service participants are those individuals who provide assistance for our worship services. This ministry includes ushers, lectors, intercessors and Lay Eucharistic Ministers; ministries that are integral to our worship in the church. Participants volunteer to assist as their schedules allow. The time required of participants is …

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God speaks to us through the ‘thin spots” – Stewardship ministry minute 5/5/13

By Bill Montgomery I speak to you this morning as a member of the Stewardship Committee of Grace Church. The goal of this ministry is to help God’s people grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of the time, talents, and treasure that God has supplied to each of us. In other words, …

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