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Legacy Giving to Grace

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Have you ever thought about a gift or bequest to Grace through you will or trust? The Grace Episcopal Church Foundation has put together a simple slide show to give you some possibilities in giving. Always check with your financial and legal professionals before making such a gift. Contact the Parish Office for more information…. Read more »

Voice of the clergy – Happy Easter

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Christ is Risen! As Christians around the world gather today to celebrate the Resurrection, we make this acclamation in hundreds of languages as we have for two thousand years. In this shout we make a claim about the world and God. We declare that the world is as Jesus proclaimed: his rule of love and service, grace and mercy has begun,… Read more »

2014 Stewardship Ministry Overview

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This post will act as a compilation of the various resources and plan created to train disciples on giving at Grace during the emphasis that occurred in fall 2014. The majority of the ministry emphasis was shaped by the book by Kristine Miller and Scott McKenzie (M & M) called “Bounty: Ten Ways to Increase… Read more »

Voice of the clergy – Rites of passage

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People of Grace, This Lent walk with others in the light of Christ.  This often feels like a season of darkness and shadow as we journey through repentance and reconciliation.  These are hard places where the desert images of Scripture take on full emotional and spiritual color. I learned taking long hikes in the deserts… Read more »

Lenten Studies

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6 pm: Simple meal of soup and bread in Parish Hall 6:30: Lenten study classes: 1) Learning to Pray,  2) Theological Reflection People of Grace, There are two classes, at least, going on Wednesday nights during Lent. I will be teaching one and the Rev. Katheryn King will be teaching the other. I want to… Read more »

May We Serve You?

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Voice of the Associate Rector By the Rev Katheryn M King May we serve you? Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV I was sad to hear the other day that one of our members of our Parish was in and out of the… Read more »

Got Stock?

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An ideal way of giving to the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation is giving appreciated stock, securities, retirement accounts, certificates of deposits, and other financial tools. Giving appreciated stock saves capital gains tax and  provides a charitable donation. Contact your broker or Ann Hackett at the Parish Office for more information. The Grace Episcopal Church Foundation… Read more »

Is the Christmas story necessary?

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By The Rev. Katheryn King Is the Christmas Story Necessary? That might seem like a silly question.  Yet it is not silly at all when we remember that two of the four New Testament gospels do not have stories of Jesus’ birth or infancy.  Mark’s simply begins with the ministry of John the Baptist.  Then… Read more »

Giving thanks

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By The Rev. Daniel P. Richards Giving thanks is primary, a first act. It is so basic that it determines everything else in our lives, our personalities, our relationships to God, others, even ourselves. When someone is shaped by a primary gratitude, that is they are given to realizing that whatever comes their way is… Read more »