Month: June 2015

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/5/15 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 5:1-5,9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, David becomes king over all of Israel, Paul tells of his mystical vision and a thorn in the flesh, and Jesus returns to his hometown and then sends …

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Vestry minutes – 6/16/2015 meeting

June 16, 2015 Vestry Members:  Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable, Dave Triplett-EPS (Engineered Protection Systems) Staff Present:  Ann Hackett Clergy Present:  Katheryn King, Daniel Richards Check-in, Scripture & Study:  Daniel started …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for June 28, 2015 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, David grieves the deaths of Saul and Jonathan, Paul promotes good financial stewardship, and Jesus heals a woman and a girl. 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: This week …

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Voice of the vestry: We are servants of the church

By Eddie Grim Some people think that they know what a vestry does, but actually don’t, and a lot of people realize that they only have a vague idea at best. Before we think about what the vestry does, we need to be clear about what the vestry is not, It is not simply a …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for June 21, 2015 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. We have two familiar—and still thrilling—lessons this week: David defeats Goliath and Jesus calms the storm. 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49: If you remember from last week’s …

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Ministry of the week: Daughters of the King

By Ellen Schrader Commonly referred to as DOK, this international religious order for women was founded in New York in 1885 and includes women from the Episcopal, Anglican, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic traditions. We are under the oversight of the Episcopal Church USA. Each Daughter makes a lifetime vow to live by a Rule …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for June 14, 2015 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Samuel anoints David to be king, Paul reminds us of the new life offered in Christ, and Jesus tells parables to explain the kingdom of God. 1 Samuel …

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Why we refinanced the church

By Donna Olendorf Senior Warden Before I joined the vestry, I never worried much about church finances – the pews were full, the liturgy was rich, and our outreach programs won grants and accolades. Then I became a member of the group responsible for church finances and suddenly the picture reminded me of Dorian Gray …

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Welcome our newly received members

Following a period of study and orientation, four parishioners were received into Grace Episcopal Church, on Saturday, May 30: Mike Cotter, Jeanie Rhodes, Irene Cotter, and Jim Friestad St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Cadillac, MI hosted the service at which The Rt. Rev. Whayne Hougland, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, presided. We welcome …

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