Posts Tagged: Voice of the Clergy

All are welcome

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The Episcopal Church, through the work of its General Convention, has affirmed the role of gay and lesbian people within the church for over thirty years including full access to the ordination process, and offered historical support of gay and lesbian persons as children of God and entitled to full civil rights in the larger… Read more »

Grace has been good for me

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By The Rev. Katheryn King More than a few years ago now, Roy Oswald wrote a document about leaving a parish ministry called “Running Through the Thistles.” The point being, there may be pain involved in closing out one’s life in a particular place and time. That would be Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City… Read more »

Home for the Holidays

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By The Rev. Katheryn King Associate Rector Carolers and crooners have been proclaiming this invitation for decades. These verses recall memories of decorated rooms with wreaths and evergreens, whether designer or simply Gramma’s tree hung with packs of Juicy Fruit gum. Traditions continue with cookies and cocoa, fabulous foods but most especially, time with friends… Read more »

A Prayer for the Keep

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By the Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards Three years ago our Vestry faced a decision.  We had several people with the gifts and experiences to fill the normal positions on the Vestry, and quite well.  But we also had this situation that had arisen a few times over the years that I wanted to address… Read more »

Lay Eucharistic Visitors bring communion to those who cannot attend worship

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I AM the bread of life window St. Joseph’s Church Central City, Kentucky. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Rev. Katheryn King Associate rector, Grace Episcopal Church As early as 150 C.E. (Christian Era) Justin, the martyr, in writing an explanation of Christian worship to the Roman authorities, described the celebration of Holy Communion pretty much as we celebrate today. At the end of the description, he notes that members take the Lord’s Supper… 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 »