Posts Tagged: Traverse City

Welcome to the Resurrection

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By The Rev. Carlton Kelley Holy Week is the pivotal point of the church’s entire year. In a very real sense, without Holy Week there would be no liturgical year because there would be no church! That is another way of saying without Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, his institution of the Eucharist, crucifixion and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 4/9/17 (The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday)

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 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14 – 27:66. Go to to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This Sunday begins Holy Week, the week preceding Easter and the most significant week of the church year. In this week’s readings, we ponder Isaiah’s account of the humiliation and vindication of… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 4/2/17 (The Fifth Sunday in Lent)

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Ezekiel’s vision from Luther Bible, 1534. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45. Go to to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Our texts this week reveal the power of God to bring about restoration and new life. Ezekiel 37:1-14: Ezekiel was a temple priest who was exiled to Babylon in 597 BC along with three thousand… Read more »

Rector Search Committee update – March 2017

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By MaryLee Pakieser and Sandy Seppala Gyr The Rector Search Committee continues on its journey to discern a new rector for Grace. As we reported, the Community Ministry Portfolio, which describes our parish and ministries for potential candidates, was posted on the clergy transition web site in December. Our posting will remain open until March 31. We elected to place an advertisement with Episcopal Digital Network, which reaches more… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 2/21/2017

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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: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in: We reflected on the question: what brings you delight? Scripture… Read more »