Marktplaats Thanks you! Thank you to everyone who helped out this past week at Marktplaats! A special thanks to Debbie Coyle, Alex Foster, Renee Krueger, and Prescott Slee, for your leadership & coordination. We will have numbers in soon for the amount earned for the Grace Youth fund. All the time and care given this project is greatly appreciated. Look to hear more from youth soon!
We’re moving into high gear with planning for our Sesquicentennial celebration – 150 Years of Grace! The celebration will begin on June 10, 2018 and go through June, 9 2019. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 10th which will include a special meal after the 10:00 service. We will be sending out a mailing this week announcing some of the celebratory highlights of the year. Remember that we’re eager to receive any photos you have of special events or groups at Grace Church, whether those pictures be digital or paper. If the pictures are digital, please send them to Mary Miller at the church email or bring in a flash drive to her. If the pictures are paper, you can bring them in and Mary will scan them and return them to you. Thanks for helping us prepare for 150 Years of Grace!
Service Times Reminder: Just a heads up that we change our service times to the summer schedule on Memorial Day weekend. Sunday services from May 27 through September 9 will be at 8:15am and 10:00am.
This weekend Grace will celebrate Earth Day in lots of ways! We’ll have a cleaning of the Grace grounds on Saturday from 8:30-11:00am. Bring rakes, a fork rake if you have one to help with mulch, and be sure to leave some room for a donut or two! Grace Youth will be going on a hike, leaving Grace on Saturday at noon and returning at 3:00pm. On Sunday we’ll have services at 8:15 and 10:30am with Forum Hour at 9:15. Our guest speaker at the Forum will be Dr Brian Bodenbender, Professor of Geology at Hope College. He and Grace member, Dr Ed Hanson will lead a presentation and discussion on environmental concerns and care. As a part of our 10:30 service we will process outside and bless the grounds of Grace, stopping at three stations to sing, hear about actions for earth care, and sing. The 10:30 service will be followed by a special Coffee Hour, outside if weather permits. The day will end with an Organ Recital with Dr. Stephen White, Music Director at St Thomas Episcopal Church in Battle Creek as our guest recitalist. Join us as we take good care, process, bless, make music, and share!
We welcome you to Grace’s website and encourage you to come for a visit! Grace is a congregation of about 450 members committed to worship, hospitality, education, outreach, and care. All those who come to Grace are welcome at our Sunday table and the many tables we set throughout the week for our programs, projects and worship experiences. As Episcopalians, we’re a part of the Diocese of Western Michigan, the larger Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Enjoy our website. Contact us. Visit us. At Grace, the doors are open for all.