stewardship

Let us “magnify” the Lord

By Barbara Klugh Stewardship Committee As we know, Grace Church is in the midst of transition even as we prepare to welcome Christ on Christmas. Daniel has moved to his new call, the Rev. Katheryn will be joining her husband Dave in Oregon in a couple of months, and Erika has completed her time at …

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Now is the time – An open letter from our treasurer

December 2, 2015 Dear People of Grace, I am encouraging all the children of God who call Grace home to prayerfully consider their financial commitment to Grace Episcopal Church. Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of our parish. Commitment Sunday is over, December is here, and we need …

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Grace happens here in transition

By Barbara Klugh for the Stewardship Ministry Team I imagine all of us are catching our breath as we adjust to the news of Daniel’s leaving. We’re now beginning a period of transition, and I want to highlight that in this coming year our gifts of time, talent, treasure—and teamwork—will be more important than ever. We …

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Growing into Grace: Stewardship Devotional Guide

Each of us has a voice for prayer, and our conversations with God are as varied as our lives. We are young, we are old, we are happy, we are sad, but the common thread is gratitude for the blessings that God bestows. Written by church members for the 2015 Stewardship Campaign, these reflections in …

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The Gift: how my life became grounded in gratitude

By Pete Clapp It happened in the winter of 1965. I was 34, living in Detroit, working for the diocese of Michigan as a chaplain at Ford Hospital, had four pre-school kids (each a year apart), and lived precariously from paycheck to paycheck in a rental property a block from the hospital. Sometime in early …

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Stewardship is grounded in gratitude: Share yours on World Gratitude Day

By Dave Eitland with the Stewardship Ministry Team Oh, let us give thanks to the Lord for God is good, and God’s mercy endures forever! The awesome task that the Team has in educating the Parish is to ask the question this season, “What are you grateful for?” God is the source of all things. …

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Take the gratitude challenge: submit your story

By Barbara Klugh This fall we on the stewardship committee are doing something different and we need your help. We are giving the people of Grace a 21-day devotional guide about gratitude. Since we have a highly gifted and literate congregation, we believe it will be more meaningful if folks in our church community write …

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What are you thankful for?

By Dave Eitland with the Stewardship Ministry Team What are you thankful for? Stewardship is a journey grounded in gratitude, revealed in prayer, lived in faith. This definition of stewardship comes from the book called Bounty: Ten Ways to Increase Giving at Your Church by Kristine Miller and Scott McKenzie. The Stewardship Ministry Team and …

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A holistic approach to stewardship

By Tammy Devine   I wonder: Might Christ be turning the money tables upside down? I wonder: Is Christ inviting us to steward a deeper relationship with God one where we are listening and attentive to caring and nurturing all that we have been given? Through the waters of baptism we are called to live …

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There’s a place for you at Grace this summer

By Ann Hackett Parish Administrator What, in God’s name, is going on? It’s Monday night in the summer at Grace Church and the parking lot is full. What did you miss? · A music group, Grace Harmony, rehearsed in the sanctuary after first studying the scriptures for the week. Their study points to what music …

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Consider legacy giving

By Dave Eitland For we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7 At Grace, we have two ways of giving legacy gifts: · If your desire or calling is to make a gift to current ministry, then …

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