Month: September 2016

What are you seeking?

By The Rev. Carlton Kelley We will have a baptism, always an occasion of joy, of Alice Elizabeth Walters, daughter of John and Libby Walters on Sunday, October 16 at the 10 am Liturgy and again on All Saint’s Sunday, November 6 at 10am of Lilly Lutz, daughter of Jessica and Gary Lutz. It seems …

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Vestry minutes – 9/20/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton started with a prayer and we checked in with each other. Scripture …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/2/16 (The 20th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, we disciples experience the full range of human emotions—from total despair and hopelessness to faith and trust in God’s power and sustaining presence. Lamentations 1:1-6: Lamentations is a heartbreaking book …

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Keep your heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God

By Sue Kelly Growing up, my family moved about every five years for my dad’s job as an electrical engineer with General Electric.  My parents were from Michigan but we lived in Indiana, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and New York.  Sometimes the moves were an adventure but as I became a teenager, they became more traumatic.  (Think …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/25/16 (The 19th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings,  Jeremiah offers hope for the future, Paul instructs Timothy and us about the proper Christian attitude regarding wealth, and Jesus tells a parable about the eternal consequences of greed. Jeremiah …

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Where do my children belong?

By Donna Olendorf Director of Children and Youth Formation Finding a good learning fit for our children is one of the most challenging–and rewarding–aspects of being a parent. We want our children to be nurtured in an environment that promotes learning, builds confidence, and encourages relationships. We want them to be comfortable, but not so …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/18/16 (The 18th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah grieves for his people, Paul tells us to pray for everyone, and Jesus challenges us to choose who—or what we will serve. Jeremiah 8:18-9:1: Our reading this week is …

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Jubilee House to Dance with the Stars

It is exciting to inform you that Jubilee House has been chosen as one of six charities to participate in this years’ Swingshift and the Stars, Dance-off for charity.  Swingshift is a local dance competition featuring professional dancers and is patterned after the popular television program, Dancing With The Stars.  A large portion of the …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/11/16 (The 17th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah announces God’s drastic judgment, Paul is jubilant and humbled by God’s forgiveness, and Jesus tells us what makes the heavens rejoice. Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28: This week’s reading is a …

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God is with us – even when we disagree

By The Rev Carlton Kelley The Church throughout our entire history has dealt with issues that have caused conflict to one degree or another.   Saints Peter and Paul had a very serious disagreement about whether it was necessary that male converts to the faith of our Lord be circumcised. Obviously, Paul won the day and …

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