Posts Categorized: Voice of the Clergy

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 »

We are planting acorns…

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By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards We are planting acorns. This work that we are involved in now is really a fifty or hundred year work. It is the work of planting forests of faith that will shelter, protect, ad provide for our parish for lifetimes. This may be an age and a culture… Read more »

God acts when I slow down…

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By The Very Rev. Daniel Richards Rector Since the Reformation, Christianity has been mired in major debates about faith. That isn’t news; it is history. We often talk about how the Anglican tradition is poised to be revolutionary and, in fact, the Episcopal church has been in the forefront of several controversial issues that are… Read more »