Posts Tagged: Traverse

Voice of the vestry: Who we are, what we do

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Known as the "Rector's Warden," the Sr. Warden's job is to support the clergy.

By Donna Olendorf When I told my daughter that I had been selected to serve as Sr. Warden at Grace, she said “Congratulations!” Long pause. “What’s a Sr. Warden?” I suspect she’s not the only one who’s unsure about the role that a vestry warden plays, and in fact, I’ve been reading up on the… Read more »

Ministry of the Week – Service Participants

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By Joel Wegman This week we publish a few words about the Service Participant Ministry, which is not one, but really a collection of several different ministries for people to serve in different roles in conducting our three weekly worship services. Together with The Rev. Daniel and/or The Rev. Katherine, Lectors read from scripture, Intercessors… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/22/15 (First Sunday in Lent)

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Photo by Keith King, Traverse City Record Eagle.

By Barbara Klugh  Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 2:1-9; 2 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Lent: Ash Wednesday—this year on February 18—is the first day of the season of Lent.It is the time when Christians symbolically go into the wilderness with Jesus for forty days to prepare… Read more »

Glenda & Ken Andrews win Sara Hardy award for Jubilee Ministries work

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Glenda and Ken Andrews will be presented with the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award on Monday, March 16, 2015. A celebration will take place at 6 p.m. in the second floor training room, with the award presentation at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, Second Floor, Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City. Lee Hornberger, Chair… Read more »

Centering Prayer at Grace Episcopal Church

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By Joe and Marilyn Dressel Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence, traditionally called contemplative prayer. It consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It furthers the development of contemplative prayer by quieting our faculties to… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/8/15 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany)

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Healing Peter's Mother-in-law, from a 13th century manuscript from the Athos monasteries. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s reading have to do with God’s creative power and compassion—as our Creator, in the words of the prophet, in the calling of Paul to share the Gospel, and as… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/1/15 (Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

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By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings have to do with the question of who speaks with authority on behalf of God. Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Bible, and the last of… Read more »