Posts Categorized: Voice of the Clergy

The Daily Office

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By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards Christians have gathered for prayer at various hours of the day from the time of the apostles. Morning and Evening Prayers have been marked for us in the Anglican tradition by the prayer book services. They represent a merging of the morning and afternoon offices of the Benedictine… Read more »

More than just survival

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By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards The opportunities to reach out with time and money are endless it seems. For those who work in the community of Traverse City it is clear that the needs people have are varied and sometimes very difficult to answer. But then there is toothpaste. Everyone needs toothpaste. The… Read more »

Signs of God’s gracious gifts abound

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By the Rev. Katheryn King “From his fullness we have received grace upon grace.” John 1:16” Indeed! Grace upon grace is how I would describe this year. The leadership of staff and Vestry, the volunteers in so many varied ministries, faithful worshipers, and delightful children are all signs of God’s gracious gifts I thank God… Read more »

Give thanks: it changes everything

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By The Very 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… Read more »