Month: November 2017

Voice of the vestry: Season of Paradox

By Clare Andreasson Senior Warden Fall is a season of paradox.  We gather in the harvest of a season of beauty and bounty.  We look back in gratitude for all that we have been given.  And we let go.  Leaves change from green to gold.  They fall from the trees.  The plants that have provided …

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Vestry minutes – 10/17/2017

Oct 17, 2017 6:00 pm Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Karl Bastian, James Deaton, Maria DiStefano-Post, Eddie Grim, Kathryn Holl, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Bill Smith, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Jeff Wescott (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None Staff Present:  None Clergy Present: Rev. Kathryn Costas Prayer and Check-in: The vestry checked in with one another. …

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Grace will host Safe Harbor Dec.  2 – Dec.  9

  New homeless shelter now open The building has changed, but the mission remains the same.  Every year from November through April Safe Harbor offers shelter—a warm, safe place to sleep and a hot meal— to the homeless during the coldest months of the year. Staffed by a coalition of more than twenty local churches, …

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Grace Pilgrimage – a tradition since 1998

By Donna Olendorf Director of Children & Youth Formation From the earliest days of the Church until today, Christians have made pilgrimage a part of their faith. And, in 1998, having adopted a curriculum that holds pilgrimage as its central feature, Grace youth also embraced this tradition, traveling to distant lands in search of God …

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ECW has been committed to service for over 150 years

By Ellen Schrader Two weeks ago I set out to write a brief piece about the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and its history at Grace.  An odd feeling came over me as I held the notebook of the first secretary of what was then called the Women’s Auxiliary, dated Nov. 14, 1895.  I was handling …

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