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Voice of the Vestry: the curmudgeon contingent

As Bishop Whayne Hougland might say, “What’s up, y’all?” I don’t know about you, but for me it’s been a long, cold, difficult winter, and combined with a variety of bothersome ailments, things breaking around the house, and my unreliable internet connection, it has made me even more depressed and frazzled than usual. I remember …

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The Daily Office

By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards Christians have gathered for prayer at various hours of the day from the time of the apostles. Morning and Evening Prayers have been marked for us in the Anglican tradition by the prayer book services. They represent a merging of the morning and afternoon offices of the Benedictine …

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6th century liturgy will be celebrated on March 22

By Pete Clapp Once a month, Grace celebrates its Saturday evening service with a historical ceremony that uses different liturgical forms from the early days of Christendom.  On March 22, 2014, the 5 pm mass will be a 6th century liturgy from the city of Rome.  The material that follows is a commentary on that …

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Transfiguration: Jesus reflects the glory of God

By The Rev. Katheryn King  I had the privilege of knowing Donny when I served in South Dakota. I hope everyone has the privilege of knowing a “Donny.” Donny was one of the Olsen farmers, who were brothers and farmers for many generations.  These brothers worked hard together. Some were herdsman, some farmed grain and …

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Six questions about giving

Dave Ramsey’s three big principles are save, spend, and give. We want you to enjoy your saving and spending, but giving is really some of the most fun you can have with money. We get a lot of questions on the topic though, so let’s take a look at the most common ones.  1 ) …

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Food Pantry is moving to the brown garage

By Donna Olendorf The idea is simple. Move the Food Pantry out of Jubilee House and into the detached brown garage adjacent to the church on the Boardman Avenue rental property. And it’s a good idea, too. There will be more space for cars, more room for food, and a much-needed separation between families seeking …

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More than just survival

By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards The opportunities to reach out with time and money are endless it seems. For those who work in the community of Traverse City it is clear that the needs people have are varied and sometimes very difficult to answer. But then there is toothpaste. Everyone needs toothpaste. The …

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Middle schoolers learn the Jesus Creed

By Amy Richards “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.’”All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. This is what the middle school …

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