Posts Tagged: Donna Olendorf

Will our children have faith?

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By Donna Olendorf Senior Warden Come mid-August, I will step into a new role at Grace, filling the very large shoes left empty when Catherine Turnbull resigned her post as Director of Children and Youth Formation. Though I won’t formally join the staff for another month, I’ve already started learning my way around the GEC… Read more »

Grace Youth Group Survey

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Do you have a child between the ages of 12 – 18?  Please take our short Youth Group Survey to help us shape the youth formation program for this fall.  It’s only ten questions, and your feedback is extremely valuable. We want to hear from you. To Begin…Click here We request one response per family,… Read more »

Children build faith through worship

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By Donna Olendorf Senior Warden I love to watch children with their parents during church on Sundays. The littlest ones snuggle up against dad’s shoulder, smiling at being held by their fathers; the toddlers pour over picture books while they sit on mama’s lap; the school age children color mandalas in between prayers. And when… Read more »

Officers discerned at vestry retreat

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The vestry enjoyed a prayerful retreat at the Augustine Center on Feb. 6 – 7, 2016. Under the guidance of Parish Administrator Ann Hackett, The Rev. Greg Brown, and Canon William Spaid, the group discerned new leaders and laid plans for the year ahead.  Named to office: Senior Warden – Donna Olendorf Junior Warden –… Read more »

Election results – 149th Annual Meeting

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Elections The 149th Annual Meeting was held on a snowy Sunday, January 17, and included several important elections. Clare Andreasson, Eddie Grim, Maria DiStefano-Post, and Marian Vermeulen were elected to fill three year terms on the vestry, while Anne Montgomery was appointed to replace Dixie Stephen for a one-year-term. Elizabeth Blondia, Bob Foote, and Rosemary… Read more »

Let us celebrate – and give thanks!

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By Donna Olendorf Senior Warden As we prepare for our unified worship service in recognition of Daniel’s ministry on November 15 at 10 am, we have so much to celebrate. We celebrate Daniel’s ministry and the dedicated time he and his family–Amy, Rachel, Jolie, and Henri–have shared with us at Grace Church. Daniel leaves us… 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 »

Ministry of the week: Serving on the vestry

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By Donna Olendorf Senior Warden Being a vestry member is a way to offer your unique God-given gifts to the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church. This 12-member board meets monthly and is responsible for church property, financial oversight, and human resource responsibilities. Vestry work is always done in partnership with the rector, but our authority… Read more »