Month: February 2015

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/1/15 (Second Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 17:1-7,15-16 Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings we learn about God’s covenant with Abraham, Paul encourages us to emulate Abraham’s faith, and Jesus tells us what following him entails. Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16: Last week we read …

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Voice of the vestry: Who we are, what we do

By Donna Olendorf When I told my daughter that I had been selected to serve as Sr. Warden at Grace, she said “Congratulations!” Long pause. “What’s a Sr. Warden?” I suspect she’s not the only one who’s unsure about the role that a vestry warden plays, and in fact, I’ve been reading up on the …

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Ministry of the Week – Service Participants

By Joel Wegman This week we publish a few words about the Service Participant Ministry, which is not one, but really a collection of several different ministries for people to serve in different roles in conducting our three weekly worship services. Together with The Rev. Daniel and/or The Rev. Katherine, Lectors read from scripture, Intercessors …

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Voice of the clergy – Rites of passage

People of Grace, This Lent walk with others in the light of Christ.  This often feels like a season of darkness and shadow as we journey through repentance and reconciliation.  These are hard places where the desert images of Scripture take on full emotional and spiritual color. I learned taking long hikes in the deserts …

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Lenten Studies

6 pm: Simple meal of soup and bread in Parish Hall 6:30: Lenten study classes: 1) Learning to Pray,  2) Theological Reflection People of Grace, There are two classes, at least, going on Wednesday nights during Lent. I will be teaching one and the Rev. Katheryn King will be teaching the other. I want to …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/22/15 (First Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh  Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 2:1-9; 2 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Lent: Ash Wednesday—this year on February 18—is the first day of the season of Lent.It is the time when Christians symbolically go into the wilderness with Jesus for forty days to prepare …

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May We Serve You?

Voice of the Associate Rector By the Rev Katheryn M King May we serve you? Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV I was sad to hear the other day that one of our members of our Parish was in and out of the …

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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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