Posts Tagged: Traverse City

Engaging the Word: 7/23/17 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 11)

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Jacob’s vision of a ladder to heaven, Morgan Bible, c. 1250. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, we have the story of Jacob’s dream, Paul continues to contrast living according to the flesh or in the Spirit, and Jesus teaches the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Genesis… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 6/20/2017

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2017 vestry members (Clockwise from top left): Maria DiStefano-Post, Clare Andreasson, Eddie Grim, Mike Mittelstaedt, Jeff Wescott, Bill Smith, Karl Bastian, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Grace Holl, James Deaton, Sue Kelly.

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Karl Bastian, James Deaton, Maria DiStefano-Post, Eddie Grim, Kathryn Holl, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Bill Smith, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Jeff Wescott(Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None Staff Present:  None   Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in: Carlton opened with prayer and we checked in with one another. Scripture… Read more »

Special vestry meeting minutes – 7/5/2017

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Vestry Members: Clare Andreasson, Karl Bastian, James Deaton, Maria DiStefano-Post, Eddie Grim, Kathryn Holl, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Bill Smith, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Jeff Wescott(Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Ken Andrews Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Clare opened with a prayer. Ann gave an overview of the issues with the church plumbing. The… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 7/16/17 (The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 10)

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 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 25:19-34; Palm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week we learn about Isaac and Rebekah’s twins, the psalmist revels in the word of God, Paul tells us the law is powerless because of Jesus Christ, and Jesus tells the Parable of the Sower. Genesis 25:19-34: Last… Read more »

As Christians, we are called…

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By The Rev. Carlton Kelley Interim Rector Many of you were quite happy that I preached the sermon I preached on June 25 which called into question the propriety of the Senate’s health care bill.  Some of you were not.  I want to take this opportunity to explain more fully why I preached that sermon…. Read more »

Worship is not a spectator sport

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By Katherine Will Director of Music and Worship As I sat in a pew recently for worship, I had a thought about the difference between attending worship and attending a sporting event or other type of entertainment.  We treasure tickets on the fifty yard line or at center court, so that we can be close… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 6/25/17 (The Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7)

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Exhortation to the Apostles by James Tissot (1836-1902). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 21:8-21; Palm 86:1-10, 16-17; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Abraham casts out Hagar and Ishmael, Paul explains how we are united to Christ through our baptism, and Jesus warns the apostles of the challenges of discipleship. Genesis 21:8-21: In this week’s reading, we… Read more »