Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

Voice of the Vestry: Analog Church

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Vinyl records are making a comeback. Musicians from all genres are offering them, and fans are buying. Paper notebooks from companies like Moleskine and Detroit-based Shinola have been hot for more than a decade now. In our so-called paperless society, paper is popular again. There has been steady growth in indie bookstores—the brick-and-mortar variety—and recent… Read more »

Finding treasures in God’s good earth – Vacation Bible School

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by Elizabeth Blondia For three mornings this past week, ten adults, seven middle schoolers, and 12 young participants from Grace Church met at Art and Linda Schubert’s beautiful farm in Leelanau County to search for and find Treasures in God’s Good Earth. The weather was beautiful, the flowers were blooming, the garden was flourishing, and… Read more »

Going forward: what did we learn by going outside?

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by The Rev. Kathryn Costas, Rector in the Interim Keeping in mind that Grace is a downtown church, we wondered what that might mean for folks. When participants entered the parish hall, they were given a card with a number on one side that identified their table and the other side identified who they would… Read more »

Can you Adopt-A-Spot?

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by Ann Hackett, Buildings & Grounds Coordinator Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.                            -Colossians 3:23-24 ESV  When I read this verse, I wonder how I am doing nurturing my… Read more »

Youth Group closes busy year

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by Elizabeth Wolterink, Youth Group Leader   Thank you all for voting in the Youth Group’s icon project!  We had lots of votes for our “most saintly saint,” with all of the saints receiving some votes.  The winner was St. Michael the Archangel, written by Travis Holl.  Travis’ icon pictured St. Michael slaying a dragon,… Read more »