We thank all of you who have already submitted pledge cards.  There is still time to submit your pledge!  Just drop it by the office or mail it to Grace.  We appreciate your faithfulness in helping us plan our budget for 2019.

Healing offered this weekend at 5p and 10a services
Come to the Columbarium during communion for the laying on of hands, anointing with oil, and prayers for healing.

Morning Prayer moves to 10am on Tuesdays
In order to allow more people to participate in our weekly Morning Prayer service, we have changed the starting time to 10am on Tuesday mornings.  Join us in the Sanctuary for this quiet service, which lasts about 30 minutes.  Feed your soul!!

Prayer Vigil in remembrance of school shooting victims on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6pm 
in the Sanctuary
Feb. 14 marks the one year anniversary of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. To remember the seventeen students and staff members who died, and to pray for an end to gun violence, Grace Church will host a prayer vigil beginning at 6pm in the Sanctuary. Special thanks go to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Traverse City Chapter, for the planning of the vigil, and to the Grace Chapter of Episcopal Peace Fellowship for their participation. Refreshments will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Please join us.

Grace Connections Reflection for February: 
The Heart of Grace
Almost two thousand years ago, the Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder said "home is where the heart is." That phrase is universal today and suggests that regardless of circumstance or place, our sense of security and trust is with the people we love and not just our birth family. With many of us far from our families of origin, we create groups of friends and places of community that nourish, support and help us grow, hopefully like our families did when we were young. Grace Church can be such a place for caring, sharing and growth if you choose it. The connections we make in a Christian ethic of love, forgiveness, acceptance and grace provides community if we choose to reach out. Ministry opportunities allow us to learn and grow, widening our experiences and opening our hearts and minds, just as we were encouraged to do as children. There are opportunities to use and develop gifts God has given us and discover the joy of sharing with others. Take some time over the next few weeks to look at the Grace Connections board and prayerfully consider where you might commit to caring and sharing in the life of our church community.

Registration is now open for Episcopal Youth Camp's summer programs...
... for children, youth, and families. At camp, we come together to form Christian Community as we play and pray, sing and share, and look outside of ourselves to service in and with the wider community. This summer we'll be walking the Way of Love, answering the Presiding Bishop's call to journey with Jesus and establish a personal rule of life. More information including program descriptions, dates, and locations, are available on the camp website at www.episcopalyouthcamp.org .

Altar Flowers
The Altar Flowers and Sanctuary Lamp are given this weekend by the Altar Guild, to the Glory of God.

Worship Participants this weekend

Sat. 5pm
Dixie Stephen, Eucharistic Minister
Brenda Lau, Lector

Sun. 8am
Marcia Lee, Eucharistic Minister

Sun 10am
Roberta Deuker, John Strickler, Sam Cripps, Eucharistic Ministers
Jeff Wescott, Pat Storrer, Lectors
Penny Campo-Pierce, Intercessor
Barb Backus, Joyce Rouse, Ushers
Sandy Seppala Gyr, Welcomer

Service attendance last weekend
Feb. 2 & 3, 2019
Sat. 5pm      26
Sun. 8am       9
Sun. 10am   103

For the month ending Dec. 31, 2019
Total Operating Income:  $47,197
Total Operating Expenses:  $32,708
Mortgage Balance:  $294,047



Grace Stitch & Chat Circle Continues 
every Tuesday at 10:30am - JOIN US!

All needleworkers welcome!

For more information, contact: Sandy Seppala Gyr via email at: sansep19@gmail.com; or via phone at: 703-597-7925

Women's Book Club meets Mon., Feb. 11 6pm at Jubilee House
Our February book is Promise Me Dad by Joe Biden. The March selection is Everything Happens For A Reason by Kate Bowler. The group meets the second Monday of the month at Jubilee House, and invites the women of the parish to join us for lively discussion and fellowship!

STAG Valentine's Day Dinner: Monday, Feb. 11
Join the men of St. Theo's Amity Guild for their annual Valentine's Day Dinner. A special menu is planned, and all spouses, significant others, and anyone who would like to join in the fellowship of the evening are invited. See you there!

Cooking for Seniors offered by Oryana Feb.26

Did you know that Oryana runs cooking classes at Grace? Perhaps you've participated in the past, or maybe you've always wanted to try out a class. Here's your chance!

Tuesday, February 26, 6 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Heather Campbell, MS, RD
$35/Oryana owners
$40 non-owners
Call 947-0191 to register or via eventbrite.com
Sound nutrition for seniors is incredibly important to ensure physical and mental health. Some of the challenges older adults face include a weakening sense of taste, poor appetite, and difficulty chewing hard foods. Join Heather in a discussion of the unique nutritional needs of seniors and how you can help them stay healthy by learning some easy techniques to create delicious, nutrient dense food including soup and smoothies. 

Weekly Worship Schedule
Morning Prayer 10:00 am
Men's Prayer Group 7:30 am
Centering Prayer 11:00 am
Holy Eucharist 5 pm
Holy Eucharist 8 am
Holy Eucharist 10 am

Lectionary Readings
& Daily Prayer

    This Weekend's Readings
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 6:1-13
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11
Psalm 138
open bible  
Next Weekend's Readings
The Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany

Jeremiah 17:5-10
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26
Psalm 1

  The Lectionary Readings

The Daily Office

 Sue Kelly
John Minnema
Chuck Wolterink
Sue Bush
Barb Johnson


Prayer Lists
Did you know Grace has 2 prayer lists?  
* To be added to the prayer list found in the bulletin contact

** If you would like to be added to the Daughters of the King (DOK) prayer list and be prayed for daily,contact Penny Campo-Pierce at 231-946-1224 or  pcampopierce@charter.net

                   Contact Us 
341 Washington St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone 947-2330;  Fax 947-3011
Website www.gracetc.org

For Pastoral Emergencies
The Rev. Kathryn Costas

   Staff Contact Information

What's Happening at Grace?

What's Happening in our Diocese?

Diocesan website

What's Happening in the National Church?

National Church website

Turn in your Oleson's receipts to benefit the Grace Food Pantry!

Oleson's Community Share Program

Here's how it works:
  1. You shop at Oleson's for groceries (liquor sales do not qualify for points)
  2. Turn in your receipts to the church.  Look for the envelope on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, and place your receipts inside it.
  3. We submit receipts back to Oleson's
  4. We are granted cash rewards for the food pantry ($1 spent on groceries = 1 cent in Community Share points)

For every $5000 in receipts we submit, we receive $50 in cash for our food pantry.  Every little bit helps!


Thank you for participating!


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