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.
Annual Meeting Jan. 20 after 10am service
Please plan to attend as we come together to elect new Vestry members, Convention delegates and Nominating Comm. members; consider changing our bylaws; and receive updates from our Rector, Vestry, and Treasurer.
Healing offered this weekend
Prayers for healing will be offered at the Saturday 5pm and Sunday 10am services during communion, with the anointing with oil and the laying on of hands.
Office closed Mon., Jan. 21
The office will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Food pantry will be CLOSED. Jubilee House will be OPEN.
Please take a poinsettia home
This is the last weekend that the poinsettias from our Christmas flowers will be available for you to take home. Find them in the Commons.
Do you have two hours a month you could volunteer to helpchildren? The PoWeR! Book Bags program in our Grace Food
Pantry needs some people to help children during the two hour Friday food pickup. You would explain the program and help the kids choose their own books. Research has shown out of 300 impoverished children only one owns a book. Would you like to help change that statistic? Please call Penny Campo-Pierce at 231-590-1320 to find out more.
Would you like to provide Altar Flowers
or a Sanctuary Lamp?
There is a new flower chart in the Parish Hall with dates available to give flowers in honor of someone, in memory of a loved one, orin thanksgiving ,,,,or any reason that feels good to you. The cost is
$45.00. There is also a sign-up (clipboard) for our Sanctuary Lamp (a symbol that blessed elements are present), which you may also dedicate as you would altar flowers. The lamps cost $7 and will last seven days. Please fill out the form attached to the chart (for either flowers or lamp) and turn it into the office with your check, or place it in the offering plate during a service. Please indicate on the memo line 'altar flowers' or 'sanctuary lamp'. If you wish to have something special, beyond our usual $45 arrangement, please call our florist Cherryland Floral, and they will be happy to work with your request, but you will need to pay the full cost, including anything over $45. The Altar Guild appreciates your faithfulness in providing beautiful flowers for our beautiful worship space.
Thank you from Ann Hackett
Dear Vestry and Grace Church family,
It's just about now that I'm beginning to understand the meaning of retirement. I spent the first few weeks after knee surgery concentrating on rest and healing. The next several days involved preparing for the visit of family over the new year holiday. Fortunately, I was able to move around more easily by then, but only with delicious naps. Now I face a wide-open calendar! That must be a sign of retirement!
It's time I say thank-you for the wonderful "send-off" you planned in November. The coffee hour was plentiful, special and beautiful. The centerpiece (Barb!) was stunning and graced my dining room table for weeks. I've never seen anything like it. While many parishioners expressed congratulations in person, I treasure greatly the beautiful memory album with all of the notes and cards. My family, as well, enjoyed reading through them during the holidays. As I read and reread them, I can hear the 'voices' of each person and it brings memories of the relationships and work we shared. Finally, I am grateful for the Vestry's generous donation to me in honor of my work at Grace over the past decade.
With humble thanks, Ann Hackett
The Altar Flowers are given this weekend by Beth Still, in loving memory of Doug Still, 4/12/55 - 1/20/16.
The Sanctuary Lamp is given this weekend by Teresa Hittner,
in celebration of the life and love of her father, Anthony Hittner.
Worship Participants this weekend
Dixie Stephen, Eucharistic Minister
Kate Wood, Lector
Marcia Lee, Eucharistic Minister
Anne Montgomery, Lector
Bill Rouse, Helen Hankins, Sam Cripps, Eucharistic Ministers
Pat Storrer, Jeff Wescott, Lectors
Penny Campo-Pierce, Intercessor
Susan Burks & Joyce Rouse, Ushers
Service attendance last weekend
Jan. 12 & 13, 2019
Sat. 5pm 30
Sun. 8am 11
Sun. 10am 106
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
Tues., Jan. 22 at 10:30am - JOIN US!
The new Grace Stitch & Chat Circle met for the first time on Tuesday, January 8, at 10:30 am, and will continue every Tuesday. All 'stitchers' are invited to join us (this is the reinvented prayer shawl- needleworkers group). We will be there every Tuesday so come often. We will continue to discuss the book, Knit One, Purl a Prayer: A Spirituality of Knitting by Peggy Rosenthal while we work on our projects. You don't have to read the book to join us. If you'd like to get a book, let Sandy know. She is ordering them at Horizon Bookstore. We look forward to stitching with you, getting to know you, and forming an active, fun, and meaningful community at Grace. Contact: Sandy Seppala Gyr via email at:
; or via phone at: 703-597-7925.
Interested in Peace and Justice issues?
Episcopal Peace Fellowship will meet Jan. 22 at 6pm at Jubilee House. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation!
Interested in the ministry of Vergers?
Diocesan Meet & Greet gathering Feb. 2
at St. John's, Grand Haven
What is a Verger, anyway? They are lay ministers who assist the clergy in the conduct of public worship, especially in the marshaling of processions. Vergers may be full-time or part-time, paid or volunteer. The history of the verger dates back to the middle ages when the verger was the "Protector of the Procession." They would lead the way, making room for the procession to enter the church from the town square, and with their virge (mace) in hand would literally clear the way if necessary. The basic vestment of the verger is a black cassock. The ministry of vergers is supported and encouraged by the Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church. Some parishes in our diocese have Vergers, others are interested in starting the ministry. Contact Chuck Wilbert at St. John's, Grand Haven for more information about this gathering. Email:
, or call him at
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
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.
Morning Prayer 8:15 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
& Daily Prayer
This Weekend's Readings
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Next Weekend's Readings
The Third Sunday after The Epiphany
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
The Daily Office
Mick & Brenda Kelly
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
341 Washington St.,
Traverse City, MI 49684
For Pastoral Emergencies
The Rev. Kathryn Costas
Staff Contact Information
What's Happening at Grace?
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Turn in your Oleson's receipts to benefit the Grace Food Pantry!
Oleson's Community Share Program
Here's how it works:
- You shop at Oleson's for groceries (liquor sales do not qualify for points)
- 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.
- We submit receipts back to Oleson's
- 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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