Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

Budget approved at Special Diocesan Convention

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By Helen Hankins and Irene Cotter For a number of years, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan has held its annual convention in May. This year was no exception and Grace Traverse City was blessed to have served as host. On November 1, as your delegates,we also took part in a second and Special Diocesan… Read more »

Serve others and your needs will be met by those around you

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By The Rev. Daniel P. Richards Whom do you serve?  This question in today’s world seems out of sync, maybe even unnecessary.  We don’t think of ourselves as servants particularly, though, if we think a little more, some answers may emerge. We serve customers in our businesses.  We serve editors and readers in our writing. … 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 »

Doing amazing things

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By The Rev. Daniel P. Richards Every week I introduce people to Grace, in worship services, sure, but I also tell someone about our congregation every week, one on one. They are always impressed by the number of things we do as a congregation. What I don’t get to say in so many conversations is… Read more »