Posts Tagged: Grace Episcopal Church

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/24/14 (11th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Painting by Carlo Cignani (1628 - 1719). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week we read the holy drama of Moses’ birth and rescue, the psalmist thanks God for deliverance from enemies, Paul exhorts us to present ourselves as living sacrifices to God, and Jesus asks his disciples… Read more »

Grace library divides the wheat from the chaff

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Grace Church Library is located in the Parish Hall building, lower level, room LL2. In the recent past, Daniel has been very helpful in dividing the wheat from the chaff. We have a well-stocked library of readable, current topic books. In addition to new purchases, donations are welcome; they are screened for their content and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/17/14 (10th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Christ and the Canaanite Woman by Jean Germain Drouais (1763-1788). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:10-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Again we have great readings. Joseph has a happy reunion with his brothers, Paul is firm that God has not rejected his chosen people, Jesus teaches the crowd, and heals the daughter of a determined… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/10/14 (9th Sunday after Pentecost)

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By Barbara Klugh Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. We continue to have selections from the Bible’s greatest hits this week. Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery, and Jesus walks on water. Genesis: This week, the Genesis narrative turns to Joseph, Jacob’s… Read more »

Education for Ministry call for enrollment

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By Rosemary Hagan Grace parishioner Helen Hankins graduated in May of this year from Education for Ministry (EFM), a four year lay theological education program offered at Grace Church. In addition to Helen’s participation, Julia Hogan, Catherine Turnbull, Katherine Will, Greg Hagan, and Ellen Schrader completed their second year, and Nancy Johnson completed her third… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/3/14 (8th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Miracle of the Bread and Fish, by Giovanni Lanfranco (1582 - 1647). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 16; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Jacob wrestles with God, Paul is in anguish that the Israelites have rejected Jesus Christ, and Jesus feeds five thousand. Genesis: In last week’s reading, Jacob married Laban’s daughters, Rachel and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/27/14 (7th Sunday after Pentecost)

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By Barbara Klugh Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Wonderful readings this week—Jacob the trickster gets tricked, our psalmist praises God for his guidance through the law, we read one of the most glorious passages Paul ever wrote, and Jesus tells more parables about… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry: Beacons of faith

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By Mary Merrill Two of Grace’s dearly loved parishioners recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows. If you were present for this worship service, you know how touching the ceremony was. Frank and Joyce Faustman were wed on June 29th, 1944, while the world was at war. The timing of this… Read more »