Month: May 2015

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 7, 2015 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Saul becomes Israel’s first king, Paul looks beyond his present suffering to his eternal home, and Jesus is accused of demonic possession by the scribes. 1 …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/31/15 (First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday)

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29;  Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Trinity Sunday: This Sunday celebrates the doctrine of the Trinity—the unity of the three Persons of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In Journey into the Heart of God, Philip Pfatteicher says, “Trinity …

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Vestry minutes – 5/19/2015 meeting

Vestry Minutes May 19, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, Dixie Stephen, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests: Mark Stackable Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Check-in, Scripture & Study: At Daniel’s urging we all …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/24/15 (The Day of Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, which always falls fifty days after Easter and marks the end of the Easter season. At Pentecost, we celebrate the presence and …

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Ministry of the Week – Grace Hikers (Strollers)

For several years a group of Grace parishioners has been getting together on Saturdays in the spring through fall to hike the many beautiful trails in the Grand Traverse region. The group averages 10 to 15 people, and some of our favorite hikes have been to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire Bluffs, Boardman River, and …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/17/15 (Seventh Sunday of Easter: Sunday after Ascension Day)

By Barbara Klugh  Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1;  1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This is the last Sunday of the Easter season, is sometimes called “Expectation Sunday.” It occurs during the nine days between the Ascension of Christ and Pentecost. Acts 1:15-17, 21-26: Before …

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Website strives to reflect the life of Grace

By Donna Olendorf Few things reflect the pace of modern life more accurately than a website. And what a lot has changed since we rebranded www.gracetc.org back in the spring of 2012. Sermons are now videotaped and posted almost weekly thanks to Mackinac Video Productions, and we have also posted a rolling calendar of daily …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/10/15 (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

By Barbara Klugh  Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Great readings this week. God’s spirit moved among the Gentiles, and both John’s letter and John’s Gospel help us to live the new life we have been given. Acts 10:44-48: On Easter …

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Voice of the clergy – get ready for Tapas Talks

From the Rector Celebrant  Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers? People    I will, with God’s help. Do you remember these lines from our baptismal vows?  I am calling you in for the fellowship and breaking of bread part.  It is time to renew …

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