Posts Tagged: Traverse City

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 »

Vestry Minutes – 7/21/2015 meeting

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2014 Annual Meeting. Photo by Don Olendorf.

July 21, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Dave Eitland, Ward Kuhn Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Vestry members shared what has been… 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 »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/2/15 (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Christ preaching before a crowd. Woodcut. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-13 Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the prophet Nathan confronts David, Paul teaches how a diverse community can live in unity, and Jesus tells us, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/19/15 (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost)

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The sick are brought to Christ by Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet (1644-1717). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34,53-56. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God promises David that his “house” will last forever, Paul tells us that through Christ the barriers between Jews and Gentiles have been broken down, and we see further… Read more »