Posts By: Donna Olendorf

Grace Upstairs: Spiritual development is a spiral

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By Catherine Turnbull Director of Christian Education The biggest change we’ve made upstairs this fall is a shift away from a curriculum that offers children an interpretation of each week’s Bible story, to an open curriculum that encourages children to try interpreting the stories individually, just for themselves. Dispensing with interpretation is the most difficult… Read more »

Stewardship means sharing God’s love

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By Ken Andrews Stewardship. What is the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions stewardship? I used to think that stewardship was the campaign each year to pledge financial support for the Church, but I have come to realize that it is so much more than that. Stewardship should happen 365 days a… Read more »

Open invitation to Gift Planning session October 21

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By Dave Eitland Stewardship Committee Have you ever thought of giving to the Parish beyond regular weekly offering? Have you ever thought of giving a bequest to the Church? Have you thought and prayed about how your legacy of giving might look? Will your legacy giving reflect your values as a Christian disciple? The Grace… Read more »

Ministry Minute: GEC Website (9/8/13)

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Our website (http://www.gracetraversecity.org) is an online channel for information about Grace Episcopal Church. We promote discipleship by sharing stories by and about Grace members whose lives reflect their commitment to Jesus Christ. The website features regular updates from key ministries, including the rector, the vestry, the education director, and former Sr. Warden Barb Klugh, whose… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry: What matters now?

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By Kerry Nelson As part of our monthly Vestry meeting we spend 15-30 minutes on study. This could be reading this week’s scriptures followed by discussion or Daniel reading a passage from the latest book he is studying and asking a pointed question. No matter what the topic, the ensuing conversation is thought provoking and… Read more »

Jesus grabbed my heart

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By Connie Meyers I am Connie Meyers, a disciple of Christ….well, at least I am trying to be a disciple of Christ! You would think that a person that has been a Christian, an Episcopalian no less, since six weeks of age would have been spiritually formed by now. Several years ago I realized that… Read more »