Our hearts break as we pray for the families of Police Officers killed and those wounded in Dallas and now Baton Rouge: Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women in law enforcement in our neighborhoods, cities, and on our highways. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; protect their families; strengthen them in their trials; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Announcing that Grace’s Curates, The Revs. Jodi and Christian Baron have been called to serve as Co-Rectors of St Phillip’s Church in Beulah, MI. Congratulations, Barons! Jodi and Christian have been preparing for this day for a while now and it was made “official” last Friday. The Barons last Sunday at Grace will be this Sunday, June 26. Their last day on our staff will be June 30. The notice is short, but Grace will send them off well with celebrations at special Coffee Hours this Sunday following both services, a Children, Youth and Families Picnic at Holland State Park, Wednesday July 29 from 5:00-7:00pm, and a “Say Hey to the Barons Drop In” at Our Brewing Company, Tuesday July 5 from 5:00-7:00pm. Join us for all or some of these opportunities to offer our blessings and prayers for the Baron family.
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