Posts Tagged: Daniel P. Richards

A Prayer for the Keep

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By the Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards Three years ago our Vestry faced a decision.  We had several people with the gifts and experiences to fill the normal positions on the Vestry, and quite well.  But we also had this situation that had arisen a few times over the years that I wanted to address… Read more »

Daniel is leaving

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October 9, 2015 Dear People of Grace, It is with mixed emotion that we share the news that Daniel has accepted a new position as rector of Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and will be leaving Grace Episcopal Church at the end of November. We are happy for his new calling,… Read more »

Draft Minutes – Parish Informational Meeting 7/19/15

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2014 Annual Meeting. Photo by Don Olendorf.

July 19, 2015 Presiding: The Very Reverend Daniel P. Richards hosted the informational meeting. The meeting began at 11:45 am after the 10 o’clock service. Seventy-five people were in attendance. Tapas Talks Summary – Click here for Daniel’s full summary. Alpha program – This small group ministry based around video presentations was proposed by Rev…. Read more »

Tapas Talks summary

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By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards July 2015 Through Christ Jesus you are being built in the Spirit together with others into a place where God lives.   Ephesians 2:22 As we approach my seven year anniversary as rector of Grace, we have come to a time of discernment, again. This is an ongoing… Read more »

Welcome our newly received members

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Following a period of study and orientation, four parishioners were received into Grace Episcopal Church, on Saturday, May 30: Mike Cotter, Jeanie Rhodes, Irene Cotter, and Jim Friestad St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Cadillac, MI hosted the service at which The Rt. Rev. Whayne Hougland, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, presided. We welcome… Read more »

Courthouse bell tolls again

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A small crowd gathered on the lawn at the Grand Traverse County courthouse to partake in a Restore the Bell re-dedication ceremony on Sat., May 2, 2015, at the Grand Traverse County courthouse. The bell rang for the first time in six years at noon. The Very Rev. Daniel Richards gave the invocation.

Giving thanks

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By The 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 is… Read more »