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Food Pantry + Jubilee House = Outreach Renovation

By Glenda Andrews Jubilee House Coordinator Grace Church is a very giving, caring church. The love and warmth coming from the people of Grace can be felt not only emotionally but also physically. Our love shines through in the many ministries of Grace, and the ministries that serve God’s children in need, are in need. …

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Mentors shape our children’s faith

 By Catherine Turnbull  “Faith, typically, first reaches us through the example and witness of others,” says L. William Countryman in Living on the Border of the Holy. “Through the tradition, we enjoy the company of a vast array of witnesses and fellow pilgrims, even as we discover GOD at work in new ways in our …

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To follow Christ, you have to choose, not once, but a million times…

By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards Life lessons usually come with sweat and blood and leave scars behind. Or you can read a lot of books. I prefer the books, but I have to say that I don’t actually get the lesson into my bones until I’ve lost a little skin. Right now, it …

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Website celebrates 2nd anniversary – 17,266 visits and counting

By Donna Olendorf Two years ago this month, Grace launched its rebranded website and, just over a year ago, replaced its hard copy newsletter with a Grace Notes blog (http://gracecopy.cloudaccess.host). Since then 9,430 visitors from as far away as Kenya, Australia, and Brazil have paid 17,266 visits to the website to enjoy its rich content …

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How does God fit into your life journey?

By Rosemary Hagan Spiritual Direction is a ministry that helps a person in his or her efforts towards becoming “a human being fully alive.” In our busy lives it is often difficult to hear the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual Direction can help one to be more attentive and responsive to the promptings …

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Voice of the Vestry: the curmudgeon contingent

As Bishop Whayne Hougland might say, “What’s up, y’all?” I don’t know about you, but for me it’s been a long, cold, difficult winter, and combined with a variety of bothersome ailments, things breaking around the house, and my unreliable internet connection, it has made me even more depressed and frazzled than usual. I remember …

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6th century liturgy will be celebrated on March 22

By Pete Clapp Once a month, Grace celebrates its Saturday evening service with a historical ceremony that uses different liturgical forms from the early days of Christendom.  On March 22, 2014, the 5 pm mass will be a 6th century liturgy from the city of Rome.  The material that follows is a commentary on that …

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Transfiguration: Jesus reflects the glory of God

By The Rev. Katheryn King  I had the privilege of knowing Donny when I served in South Dakota. I hope everyone has the privilege of knowing a “Donny.” Donny was one of the Olsen farmers, who were brothers and farmers for many generations.  These brothers worked hard together. Some were herdsman, some farmed grain and …

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Food Pantry is moving to the brown garage

By Donna Olendorf The idea is simple. Move the Food Pantry out of Jubilee House and into the detached brown garage adjacent to the church on the Boardman Avenue rental property. And it’s a good idea, too. There will be more space for cars, more room for food, and a much-needed separation between families seeking …

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