Month: March 2015

Engaging the Word: Readings for 4/5/15 (Easter Day)

By Barbara Klugh Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24;  1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text.  Happy Easter! In this week’s readings we have an abundance of Good News. Peter realizes that the Gospel is for everyone, not just the Jews; Paul explains the significance of the …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/29/15 (Palm Sunday)

By Barbara Klugh  The Liturgy of the Palms: Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29  The Liturgy of the Word: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 13:22-37. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. The Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11:1-11: Our first Gospel reading this week is Mark’s account of Jesus …

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Voice of the vestry: Grace at heart of Traverse Deanery

By Chuck Wolterink On March 7, I attended the meeting of our Deanery, which was held immediately after the Bishop’s Town Hall meeting.  I have been to a number of Deanery meetings before, but I have never been entirely clear about exactly what a Deanery is or about the details of our own Deanery in …

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Ken & Glenda Andrews receive Sara Hardy Award

By Donna Olendorf “We receive so much more back than we give,” Glenda Andrews told a standing room only crowd at the Traverse City Government Center on Monday night, as she and her husband Ken were honored with the Sara Hardy Award for humanitarian service. Dozens of Jubilee House volunteers and patrons, as well as …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/22/15 (Fifth Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh  Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Extraordinary readings this week: Jeremiah offers God’s people the hope of a new covenant, David prays for God’s forgiveness and mercy, the author of Hebrews teaches us that Jesus is our Great High …

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

By Barbara Klugh Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Numbers 21:4-9: The fourth book of the Bible, Numbers covers almost 40 years of the Israelites’ desert wanderings following their Exodus from Egypt. The book’s name comes from the two censuses that …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/8/15 (Third Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. We have powerful readings this week—God speaks the Ten Commandments to the Israelites, Paul explains the message of the cross, and Jesus cleanses the temple. Exodus 20:1-17: The Book of Exodus tells …

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