Posts Categorized: Ministry of the week

Ministry of the Week – Service Participants

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By Joel Wegman This week we publish a few words about the Service Participant Ministry, which is not one, but really a collection of several different ministries for people to serve in different roles in conducting our three weekly worship services. Together with The Rev. Daniel and/or The Rev. Katherine, Lectors read from scripture, Intercessors… Read more »

Centering Prayer at Grace Episcopal Church

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By Joe and Marilyn Dressel Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence, traditionally called contemplative prayer. It consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It furthers the development of contemplative prayer by quieting our faculties to… Read more »

Ministry of the week – Worship Planning Committee

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By Katherine Will The Worship Planning Committee is a visioning group that meets according to the seasons of the church year. Their primary responsibility is to help lead God’s people into worship. The members of the committee discuss ways to make our worship services accessible and meaningful, and they help give feedback and suggestions to… Read more »

Ministry of the Week – Bread for the World

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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… Read more »

Join the CROP Walk on October 12, 2014

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By Ann Hackett 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 does effect… Read more »

Giving Back to Africa’s Papa Kindomba will visit Grace on September 7

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Dr. Jerry Kindomba is the Project Manager of Giving Back to Africa’s innovative educational program at Centre Salisa in the Mpasa community on the edge of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He will be coming to Grace Church in Traverse City on Sunday, September 7, to visit the Church School…. Read more »