Month: June 2014

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/6/14 (4th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week we have the story of Isaac and Rebekah, poetry from Song of Solomon instead of a psalm, Paul’s internal conflict between sin and grace, and Jesus’ invitation to find …

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There’s a place for you at Grace this summer

By Ann Hackett Parish Administrator What, in God’s name, is going on? It’s Monday night in the summer at Grace Church and the parking lot is full. What did you miss? · A music group, Grace Harmony, rehearsed in the sanctuary after first studying the scriptures for the week. Their study points to what music …

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Voice of the Vestry: Sharing our love

By John Strickler Several weeks after his passing, Nan and I continue to grieve the death of Grace parishioner Bill Hankins. I know many of you do as well. The strange thing is that we’ve never known Bill and Helen well, or at least not intimately. Although we lived not 10 miles from each other …

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Engaging the Word Readings for 6/29/14 (3rd Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings are about our relationship to God. We are reminded that God provides, that we are freed from the power of sin by God’s grace, and that our simple gestures of loving service are …

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Eight by Eight: Another way to share a meal

By Mike and Irene Cotter In Daniel’s parting remarks last month before he left on sabbatical, he invited each of us to share our blessings over a meal together. As we reflected on this idea, we realized that yes, we could do this, and maybe it might provide the opportunity to know on a few …

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What’s for dinner? – Sharing summer hospitality

By Barbara Klugh Maybe it’s not quite on the calendar, but it sure feels like summer. As most of you know, Daniel encouraged us to share summer hospitality by hosting dinners for folks at Grace. He suggested a mix of those we know well and those we’d like to know better. I thought eek! This …

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Voice of the Vestry: We blossom with new life

By Dixie Stephen As I ponder the writing of this month’s Voice of Vestry, a rain storm, complete with thunder and lightning, is carrying forth. I am reminded of the significance of renewal. We have “weathered” a difficult winter and a spring that has struggled to break through the throes of the past six months. …

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