Month: December 2016

Voice of the vestry: understanding what God provides to make his people whole

By Anne Montgomery It all started a year ago with the invitation to run for the vestry.   It has been a tumultuous year for the church and my family.   On the high road, for my family we had a wonderful reunion around our son’s wedding. The Lord blesses us with a new daughter-in-law and a …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 01/01/17 (The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ)

 By Barbara Klugh Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:15-21. . Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God gives Moses and Aaron the words of the priestly blessing, Paul reminds us of our adoption as God’s children, and, in accordance to the Law,  Jesus is …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/25/16 (Christmas Day)

 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God’s people learn that the exile is over and  God is bringing peace, the writer of Hebrews tells us that the Son is the image of the Father, and we …

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Stewardship update

By Helen Hankins, Clare Andreasson, and Marian Vermeulen The uncertainty inherent in times of transition opens doors for us to wait in hope and to grow in faith.   It also invites us to listen attentively to one another, and to listen together for the ways that God is speaking to us and through us. These …

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Vestry Budget Mtg. Minutes – 12/10/2016

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:  Kerry Nelson Staff Present:    Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer:  Carlton opened with a prayer inviting the Holy Spirit to be present in our meeting. …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/18/16 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This is the last Sunday before Christmas, so it’s not surprising that our readings point to the birth of Jesus. Isaiah 7:10-16: Setting the scene: The year is around 735 BC, Ahaz is king …

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2017 vestry candidates announced

The nominating committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for election at our Annual Meeting on January 22, 2017. Candidates to serve for three-year terms on the vestry, our governing board, are Karl Bastian, James Deaton, Kathryn Holl, Bill Smith, and Jeff Wescott. We will elect three diocesan delegates to the annual convention. …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/11/16 (The Third Sunday of Advent)

 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:4-9; James 5:7-10 ; Matthew 11:2-11. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Isaiah predicts the restoration of Israel, James tells us to be patient as we wait for the Lord, and, as John pointed to Jesus, Jesus points to his own …

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