Month: July 2014

Education for Ministry call for enrollment

By Rosemary Hagan Grace parishioner Helen Hankins graduated in May of this year from Education for Ministry (EFM), a four year lay theological education program offered at Grace Church. In addition to Helen’s participation, Julia Hogan, Catherine Turnbull, Katherine Will, Greg Hagan, and Ellen Schrader completed their second year, and Nancy Johnson completed her third …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/3/14 (8th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 16; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Jacob wrestles with God, Paul is in anguish that the Israelites have rejected Jesus Christ, and Jesus feeds five thousand. Genesis: In last week’s reading, Jacob married Laban’s daughters, Rachel and …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/27/14 (7th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Wonderful readings this week—Jacob the trickster gets tricked, our psalmist praises God for his guidance through the law, we read one of the most glorious passages Paul ever wrote, and Jesus tells more parables about …

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Reflections on Education for Ministry (EFM)

By Julia Hogan I’ve come broken and bewildered, Cynical but seeking, Hoping for wonder, while keeping my nose above water. Then community happened, at EFM. There are no bad questions. Doubt is not white washed here. We, God and people, linking arms to walk the road of divine discovery. We have shared anger, sickness, celebration …

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Voice of the Vestry: Beacons of faith

By Mary Merrill Two of Grace’s dearly loved parishioners recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows. If you were present for this worship service, you know how touching the ceremony was. Frank and Joyce Faustman were wed on June 29th, 1944, while the world was at war. The timing of this …

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An open letter of thanks for Outreach Renovation support

By Glenda Andrews And now the campaign of 2014 for Jubilee Ministries has come to a close.   The grants have been awarded, the green envelopes have been opened and the construction work will begin. This has been a long journey for Grace’s Outreach Jubilee Ministries. Before these ministries could move forward, the first step was …

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A holistic approach to stewardship

By Tammy Devine   I wonder: Might Christ be turning the money tables upside down? I wonder: Is Christ inviting us to steward a deeper relationship with God one where we are listening and attentive to caring and nurturing all that we have been given? Through the waters of baptism we are called to live …

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Join Meredith and David on a pilgrimage in the Holy Land

June 25, 2014 Dear Friends in Christ, In September 2015, a little over a year from now, David (Lillvis) and I will be flying to Jerusalem in order for me to serve as Chaplain at St. George’s College from September through December 2015. This means that I will be on each course offered by the …

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