Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

Mac and cheese and lemonade – you just made my day!

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by Glenda Andrews, Jubilee House Coordinator These are the words the Jubilee House volunteers recently heard while at your Grace Episcopal Jubilee House. There has been news lately about Safe Harbor and the Safe Harbor volunteers staying open for extended hours during our cold spring.  This permanent facility has been a blessing for our city… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry: CHANGE

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by Eddie Grim We humans have a complex and varied relationship with change. It is a profound love and hate relationship. We celebrate the coming of spring while we grumble and complain about the accompanying rain. We smile in pride as our children grow to adulthood, but at the same time fear each new step… Read more »

Reshaping our Diocese to Increase Connections

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by Rosemary Hagan, D. Min., North Region Chair If you are new to being an Episcopalian it might come as a surprise that our parish, Grace Church, does not “stand alone”. We are a member parish in a larger geographical region called a Diocese. We are also part of the greater Episcopal Church in this… Read more »

Grace’s young iconographers

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by Elizabeth Wolterink, Youth Group Leader How many of you played Lent Madness?  While we were all playing and learning about our spiritual forbearers, the High School Youth Group has been taking their saintly studies a step further.  During Lent, each student chose a saint and has been learning about them while creating an icon… Read more »

Jesus Was A Freak-Loving Freak

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This may not surprise some of you. I had an experience in my family some years ago that led me to this story.  You know how people can go quiet and either quit or slow communications? Often times, those on the other end start making up explanations for why the communication has changed pace? These… Read more »

Mad about the saints!

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by James Deaton As Holy Week approached, many Michiganders were concerned how a certain team from Ann Arbor would fare in a certain college basketball tournament. Here at Grace, our minds were set on higher things, heavenly realms, as we waited on pins and needles to see who would win Lent Madness. This online discipline—er,… Read more »

Love your neighbor

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I was pondering the commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself” while it was being read in church recently.  I have known this my entire life, but what does it mean to me?  Love is a feeling, but feeling lovingly towards someone is not enough.  It doesn’t mean anything without some action involved in loving… Read more »