Posts Tagged: Traverse

Volunteer for Safe Harbor

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Jubilee House in the throes of a cold, snowy winter.

Our next, and last, host week of this season for Safe Harbor is from Saturday, March 14th through Friday, March 20th. You can sign up to volunteer using VolunteerSpot. Here’s how it works in three easy steps: 1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: 2) Review the options listed and choose… Read more »

New vestry members elected at 148th Annual Meeting

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By Donna Olendorf The 148th Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 18, and included several important elections. Nancy Flowers, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittlestadt, and Jeff Tibbets were elected to fill three year terms on the vestry, while Eddie Grim will be appointed to replace Denny Meyers for a one-year-term. Elizabeth Blondia, Sandy Foote, and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/18/15 (Second Sunday after Epiphany)

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Samuel learning from Eli, by John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh 1 Samuel 3:1-20; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51. Go to to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, we have the call of Samuel and the call of Jesus’ disciples. Paul explains why what we do with our physical bodies matters if we are… Read more »

Reading the Bible – Two Plans in 2015

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Oil painting by Lorenzo Costa (1460 - 1535). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Dave Eitland Happy New Year!  Blessed New Year! We, at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington Ave, Traverse City, Michigan, USA continue our effort to give people worldwide the gift of the Bible by a discipline of daily reading and prayer.  Daily prayers will be based on the wonderful and enduring Book of Common Prayer,… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/11/15 (First Sunday after Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ)

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By Barbara Klugh Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11. Go to to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week we have especially rich readings. We hear about the very beginning of creation, Paul performs a second baptism to “incomplete” Christians, and Jesus himself is baptized by John. Epiphany: The word… Read more »

It’s winter and God is in his heaven

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By Dixie Stephens Winter brings conflicting feelings for gardeners. The enjoyment of our much-needed rest soon gives way to restlessness. By New Years, I am aching for the physical challenge of working the soil; chafing under woolen clothing that feels too heavy; and pleading with God for a sunny day. During these months, I spend… Read more »