Posts Categorized: Ministry of the week

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 »

Ministry through music here at Grace

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By Katherine Will One of the keys to our worship as Episcopalians is the understanding that our liturgy functions on many levels of awareness. There is an intellectual component as we study Scripture. There is an emotional component as we express our love, sorrow, repentance, and all the other feelings that find their place in… Read more »

We are called to serve

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By Katherine Will Music and Worship Coordinator We at Grace are a people called to serve and we do it with an assortment of gifts in a variety of ways.  One of those ways is by assisting in our liturgy each week, either as a Lector, a Lay Eucharistic Minister, an Acolyte, an Intercessor, or… Read more »

Reverence: Joy and Respect

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By Katherine Will Director of Music and Worship Worship in an Episcopal church is unlike most activities we encounter in our everyday life. While a participatory activity, there is a different sense of inspiration and spirituality than we might encounter at a baseball or football game. Our liturgy is designed to help us encounter God… Read more »

Ministry of the week: Bread for the World helps end hunger

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“Bread for the World is a collective Christian Voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live…Bread for the World works in a bipartisan way through… Read more »

Ministry of the week: CROP Hunger Walk

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By Ann Hackett Part I I can walk. And I can talk. That’s all that needs to be done for the CROP Hunger Walk. These two simple actions alone on my part seem to make little difference in alleviating world hunger or hunger in northern Michigan. But these two actions multiplied by hundreds of others… Read more »