Posts Tagged: Traverse City

Voice of the Vestry: CHANGE

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by Eddie Grim We humans have a complex and varied relationship with change. It is a profound love and hate relationship. We celebrate the coming of spring while we grumble and complain about the accompanying rain. We smile in pride as our children grow to adulthood, but at the same time fear each new step… Read more »

Reshaping our Diocese to Increase Connections

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by Rosemary Hagan, D. Min., North Region Chair If you are new to being an Episcopalian it might come as a surprise that our parish, Grace Church, does not “stand alone”. We are a member parish in a larger geographical region called a Diocese. We are also part of the greater Episcopal Church in this… Read more »

Grace’s young iconographers

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by Elizabeth Wolterink, Youth Group Leader How many of you played Lent Madness?  While we were all playing and learning about our spiritual forbearers, the High School Youth Group has been taking their saintly studies a step further.  During Lent, each student chose a saint and has been learning about them while creating an icon… Read more »

Jesus Was A Freak-Loving Freak

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This may not surprise some of you. I had an experience in my family some years ago that led me to this story.  You know how people can go quiet and either quit or slow communications? Often times, those on the other end start making up explanations for why the communication has changed pace? These… Read more »

Mad about the saints!

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by James Deaton As Holy Week approached, many Michiganders were concerned how a certain team from Ann Arbor would fare in a certain college basketball tournament. Here at Grace, our minds were set on higher things, heavenly realms, as we waited on pins and needles to see who would win Lent Madness. This online discipline—er,… Read more »

Love your neighbor

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I was pondering the commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself” while it was being read in church recently.  I have known this my entire life, but what does it mean to me?  Love is a feeling, but feeling lovingly towards someone is not enough.  It doesn’t mean anything without some action involved in loving… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry

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by Glen MacPherson “It’s the Homeless Newspaper!  Only one dollar suggested donation, otherwise free.  Get your Homeless News, right here!” It’s a baritone incantation, more melody than carnival bark, beautiful in a way, a non-threatening siren.  George was peddling his publication as we stood in line for the State Theater.  Tracie procured us a copy… Read more »

Children and Youth Council established and working on behalf of our young people

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by Sue Kelly and Catherine Turnbull Grace has established a new Children and Youth Education Council as recommended by the vestry and rector to oversee the educational programs for children and youth at Grace. The council met for the first time on February 22 and established its simple yet profound mission: Serve God, love kids… Read more »