Posts Tagged: City

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/2/14 (21st Sunday after Pentecost)

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By Barbara Klugh Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 1-7: 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s reading we have the miraculous story of the Israelites crossing the Jordan River, Paul encourages us to live lives worthy of God, and Jesus teaches the importance of servanthood and humility…. Read more »

Jubilee House wins Community Champion Award

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By Glenda Andrews On October 23, Jubilee House was honored by the Grand Traverse Community Collaborative and was presented the Mary Lee Lord Community Champion Award.  The Community Collaborative is made up from all of the human services agencies private and governmental in the Grand Traverse area and the award is in recognition of Jubilee… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/26/14 (20th Sunday after Pentecost)

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By Frederic Edwin Church Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 34 1-12; Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17; I Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s reading, we say goodbye to Moses, Paul describes his ministry in Thessalonica, and Jesus gives us words to live by. Deuteronomy: The Book of Deuteronomy records Moses’ farewell speeches… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/19/14 (19th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Moses in the Cleft of the Rock by Phillip Parham http://www.theartisans.us Used by permission.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Moses again boldly intercedes with God on behalf of the Israelites, Paul writes a warm and loving letter to the Thessalonians, and Jesus outsmarts the Pharisees and Herodians. Exodus: In last… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/12/14 (18th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Adoration of the Golden Calf, by Nicolas Poussin (1594 - 1665). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 . Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings the Israelites dance around the golden calf, Paul’s letter reminds us to keep the unity in our community, and Jesus tells the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Exodus: In last… Read more »

Food Pantry receives challenge gift

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$ucce$$!: Grace Church members were challenged to match a gift of $1000 for the food pantry and exceeded that amount as of Monday, September 29. In 22 days $1945 was given to the Food Pantry. The family matching the gift will subsequently donate another $1000 for a total accumulation of $3945.  Gratitude is extended for… 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 »