Irene Cotter

Stephen Ministry: To survive these moments, we pray and pray again

By Irene Cotter It’s winter.  And like many of you, I’m feeling the gray of every day in my bones.  I’m wishing for sunshine. But is that all?  The past weeks have left me feeling the darkness in a deeper way.  Is that true for you, too? The losses we’ve experienced as a parish run …

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Welcome our newly received members

Following a period of study and orientation, four parishioners were received into Grace Episcopal Church, on Saturday, May 30: Mike Cotter, Jeanie Rhodes, Irene Cotter, and Jim Friestad St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Cadillac, MI hosted the service at which The Rt. Rev. Whayne Hougland, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, presided. We welcome …

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Budget approved at Special Diocesan Convention

By Helen Hankins and Irene Cotter For a number of years, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan has held its annual convention in May. This year was no exception and Grace Traverse City was blessed to have served as host. On November 1, as your delegates,we also took part in a second and Special Diocesan …

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Eight by Eight: Another way to share a meal

By Mike and Irene Cotter In Daniel’s parting remarks last month before he left on sabbatical, he invited each of us to share our blessings over a meal together. As we reflected on this idea, we realized that yes, we could do this, and maybe it might provide the opportunity to know on a few …

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