Month: October 2015

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/1/15 (All Saints’ Day)

By Barbara Klugh  Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the prophet Isaiah declares the coming conquest of death, John foresees a new heaven and a new earth, and Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. Isaiah 25:6-9: The first …

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Vestry minutes – 10/20/2015

October 20, 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 Staff Present: Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Daniel led us in a discussion about transition, and the …

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Serving on Grace’s Vestry

By John Strickler It’s amazing how quickly time slips by as we age. When I was a kid, the only thing that flew by was summer vacation. Now, seasons pass by like a week, and years like a season. So it has been with my service on Grace’s Vestry. When I agreed to stand for …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/25/15 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Our readings this week are about restoration. God restores Job’s life and fortunes, answers the psalmist’s cry for deliverance, Jesus is shown in Hebrews to be the perfect high priest who …

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Grace happens here in transition

By Barbara Klugh for the Stewardship Ministry Team I imagine all of us are catching our breath as we adjust to the news of Daniel’s leaving. We’re now beginning a period of transition, and I want to highlight that in this coming year our gifts of time, talent, treasure—and teamwork—will be more important than ever. We …

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Daniel is leaving

October 9, 2015 Dear People of Grace, It is with mixed emotion that we share the news that Daniel has accepted a new position as rector of Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and will be leaving Grace Episcopal Church at the end of November. We are happy for his new calling, …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/18/15 (21st Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  Job 38:1-7,34-41; Psalm 104:1-9,25,37b; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God appears to Job out of a whirlwind, the author of Hebrews presents Jesus’ qualification for the office of high priest, and Jesus redefines the meaning of greatness. Job …

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Jubilee House gives hope to the homeless

Connie Riopelle Interim Director, Jubilee House He was about 50, a little gray, a little bald, walking with a slouch, wearing a large backpack and windbreaker, and he was dirty when he entered Jubilee House.   He very meekly said he couldn’t pay anything but had been told to go to Jubilee House for help.  After …

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We live in a spiral of faith…

By Catherine Turnbull Director of Children and Youth Formation I’ve been working on a document that describes the action and goals of all the levels of our programs for youth at Grace Church.  It’s been a daunting undertaking.  I kept making the mistake of trying to line our programs up along a timeline, or stack …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/11/15 (20th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Job feels abandoned by God, we learn in Hebrews that Jesus is our great high priest, and Jesus tells us about the dangers of wealth. Job 23:1-9, 16-17: …

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