Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

Repetition & ritual allow us to live deeply into the mysteries of faith

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By The Rev. Carlton Kelly (Part II of II: continued from 10/21/2016) Another visual reminder of the uniqueness of Christian liturgical worship is the use of vestments for those who lead our liturgies.  It is in these vestments that the colors of the liturgical year are most obvious.  The foundational vestment for all clergy and… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 10/17/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Kerry Nelson, Don Olendorf, Connie Riopelle Staff Present:  Ann Hackett    Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened with prayer and we all… Read more »

Continue the great chain of leadership

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As we look forward to celebrating our 150th anniversary, we give thanks for the more than a thousand individuals who have guided Grace Church over the generations. Now maybe God is calling you to continue the great chain of Grace leadership. Nominations are open for the Vestry, Diocesan Convention Delegates and Alternates, and next year’s… Read more »

Find a place to escape with God

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By Marian Vermeulen A bright October sun warmed Stanley and I as we headed down the driveway, bound for the trails. I was driven out here to escape the world. Shortly before I had ventured onto Facebook to indulge in one of my weaknesses (window shopping on Horses  for Sale in Michigan groups) and was… Read more »

Safe Harbor looks different at Grace this year

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What is Safe Harbor? Dedicated to the preservation of the physical health and spiritual welfare of people experiencing homelessness, a primary goal of Safe Harbor is to offer food, shelter, and hope for guests  staying in a shelter. According to county-wide statistics, the average Safe Harbor guest is over the age of eighteen including 74%… Read more »

What are you seeking?

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By The Rev. Carlton Kelley We will have a baptism, always an occasion of joy, of Alice Elizabeth Walters, daughter of John and Libby Walters on Sunday, October 16 at the 10 am Liturgy and again on All Saint’s Sunday, November 6 at 10am of Lilly Lutz, daughter of Jessica and Gary Lutz. It seems… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 9/20/2016

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Grace Church Vestry 2016. Front row (l to r): Nancy Flowers, Sue Kelly, Clare Andreasson, Helen Hankins, Chuck Wolterink. Back row: Marian Vermeulen, Jeff Tibbits, Maria DiStefano-Post, Donna Olendorf, Eddie Grim, Mike Mittelstaedt.

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton started with a prayer and we checked in with each other. Scripture… Read more »