Katheryn King

Grace has been good for me

By The Rev. Katheryn King More than a few years ago now, Roy Oswald wrote a document about leaving a parish ministry called “Running Through the Thistles.” The point being, there may be pain involved in closing out one’s life in a particular place and time. That would be Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City …

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Home for the Holidays

By The Rev. Katheryn King Associate Rector Carolers and crooners have been proclaiming this invitation for decades. These verses recall memories of decorated rooms with wreaths and evergreens, whether designer or simply Gramma’s tree hung with packs of Juicy Fruit gum. Traditions continue with cookies and cocoa, fabulous foods but most especially, time with friends …

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Lay Eucharistic Visitors bring communion to those who cannot attend worship

Rev. Katheryn King Associate rector, Grace Episcopal Church As early as 150 C.E. (Christian Era) Justin, the martyr, in writing an explanation of Christian worship to the Roman authorities, described the celebration of Holy Communion pretty much as we celebrate today. At the end of the description, he notes that members take the Lord’s Supper …

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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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