Month: June 2016

Vestry minutes – 6/21/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink. (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:     Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer, Check-in, Scripture & Study: Carlton opened with a prayer and each of us shared …

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Seven questions every church should ask

By The Rev. Carlton Kelley I have been asked to share the seven questions that formed the basis for my sermon on Sunday, June 26, 2016.  These questions were taken from the January 8, 2012,  Anglican Journal and written by the Canadian priest, the Rev Dr. Gary Nicolosi. Please bear in mind, as Fr. Nicolosi …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/3/16 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh   2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, an army commander is cured from leprosy, Paul tells us not to grow weary of doing what is right, and Jesus sends seventy disciples on a …

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Master Planning Committee will merge with Stewardship Ministry

By Jeff Tibbits, with The Rev. Carlton Kelley Since the time our Grace Happens Here: A Guide to Our Ministries was printed and distributed to parish members back in September 2015, Grace’s Stewardship Ministry has lost half of its members and all of its leaders. Gone now are Barbara Klugh to a well-deserved retirement after …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 6/26/16 (The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh  2 Kings 2:1-2,6-14; Psalm 77:1-2,11-20; Galatians 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings Elijah anoints Elisha as his successor and is taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire, Paul reminds us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and Jesus …

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Grace Youth Group Survey

Do you have a child between the ages of 12 – 18?  Please take our short Youth Group Survey to help us shape the youth formation program for this fall.  It’s only ten questions, and your feedback is extremely valuable. We want to hear from you. To Begin…Click here We request one response per family, …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 6/19/16 (The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh  1 Kings 19:1-15a; Psalm 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the Lord passes by Elijah in the sound of sheer silence, Paul tells us that since Christ came, the Law is no longer relevant, and Jesus heals a …

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From the Music Room: Worship and Music

By Katherine Will  “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3) Spring and summer are my favorite times of year. I love the flowers blooming in my garden, the warmth of the sun, and those few stolen moments sleeping on the beach.  But for those …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 6/12/16 (The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh  1 Kings 21:1-21a; Psalm 5:1-8; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text.  In this week’s readings, Elijah proclaims God’s judgment against Ahab, Paul affirms that our right relationship with God comes through Jesus Christ, and Jesus forgave the sins of a woman who anointed …

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Voice of the Rector: On Baptism

By The Rev. Carlton Kelley As we know, Holy Baptism is our foundational sacrament of redemption in which we are buried with Christ so that we might be raised with him to newness of life.  Not only does this sacrament grant the grace of the reality it signifies – new life – but it makes …

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