Rosemary Hagan

Reshaping our Diocese to Increase Connections

by Rosemary Hagan, D. Min., North Region Chair If you are new to being an Episcopalian it might come as a surprise that our parish, Grace Church, does not “stand alone”. We are a member parish in a larger geographical region called a Diocese. We are also part of the greater Episcopal Church in this …

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Contrition as response to abuse

By Rosemary Hagan, D. Min Jesus tells us only one sin will not be forgiven, and that is the sin of blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.  I don’t know about you, but I grew up confusing this with not using God’s most Holy name if I should swear. Most biblical scholars tell us the lesson …

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Report from the 142nd Diocesan Convention

By Rosemary Hagan, D.Min. A few weeks ago your Diocesan Delegates and Alternate Delegates attended the 142nd Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan Convention.  Present from Grace were Elizabeth Blondia, Rosemary Hagan, Chuck Wolterink, Mary Pierce and Greg Hagan, along with The Reverends Carlton Kelly and Meredith Hunt. Our own Maggie Miron was present as a …

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Spiritual direction – A journey of growth

By Rosemary Hagan Spiritual Director Spiritual direction is one of the classic spiritual disciplines Christians have used since the early days of the church. Spiritual direction is often described as a focused time with God that leads to spiritual transformation and renewal. Across time, a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit is working within …

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Education for Ministry call for enrollment

By Rosemary Hagan Grace parishioner Helen Hankins graduated in May of this year from Education for Ministry (EFM), a four year lay theological education program offered at Grace Church. In addition to Helen’s participation, Julia Hogan, Catherine Turnbull, Katherine Will, Greg Hagan, and Ellen Schrader completed their second year, and Nancy Johnson completed her third …

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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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