Posts By: Donna Olendorf

Vestry minutes – 3/21/2017

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2017 vestry members (Clockwise from top left): Maria DiStefano-Post, Clare Andreasson, Eddie Grim, Mike Mittelstaedt, Jeff Wescott, Bill Smith, Karl Bastian, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Grace Holl, James Deaton, Sue Kelly.

Vestry Members: Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Eddie Grim, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Bill Smith, James Deaton, Karl Bastian, Kathryn Holl, Jeff Wescott (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Carlton Kelly Scripture & Study: None for this meeting with the late start. Approve/Amend the Agenda: The… Read more »

Welcome to the Resurrection

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By The Rev. Carlton Kelley Holy Week is the pivotal point of the church’s entire year. In a very real sense, without Holy Week there would be no liturgical year because there would be no church! That is another way of saying without Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, his institution of the Eucharist, crucifixion and… Read more »

Rector Search Committee update – March 2017

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By MaryLee Pakieser and Sandy Seppala Gyr The Rector Search Committee continues on its journey to discern a new rector for Grace. As we reported, the Community Ministry Portfolio, which describes our parish and ministries for potential candidates, was posted on the clergy transition web site in December. Our posting will remain open until March 31. We elected to place an advertisement with Episcopal Digital Network, which reaches more… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 2/21/2017

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2017 vestry members (Clockwise from top left): Maria DiStefano-Post, Clare Andreasson, Eddie Grim, Mike Mittelstaedt, Jeff Wescott, Bill Smith, Karl Bastian, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Grace Holl, James Deaton, Sue Kelly.

Vestry Members: Clare Andreasson, Karl Bastian, James Deaton, Maria DiStefano-Post, Eddie Grim, Kathryn Holl, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Bill Smith, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Jeff Wescott (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in: We reflected on the question: what brings you delight? Scripture… Read more »

Keeping up with your pledge

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In a perfect world the projected income for the budget would come along in neat packages of 1/12th in January, 2/12ths in February, etc. But, like in our own lives, income and expenses ebb and flow throughout the year. To the extent that is possible, there are ways to keep your financial giving to Grace… Read more »

Register now for the Bishop’s April workshops

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The Rt Rev. Whayne Hougland, Bishop of the Western Diocese of Michigan, will host a workshop at Grace Church on Saturday, April 1. This annual gathering gives leaders in the Episcopal churches in the Traverse Deanery area a chance to connect, share thoughts and pray together. The Bishop’s presentation will be called “Adaptive Leadership in… Read more »