The Rev. Whayne Hougland, Rector of St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina was elected Saturday, May 18th to be the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Hougland to our diocese!
The Diocese of Western Michigan recently hosted the “Walkabout Weekend” as an opportunity for members of the diocese to meet the four candidates for the 9th Bishop of our Diocese to be elected May 18th. Each host site Kalamazoo, Traverse City and Grand Rapids offered a question and answer period. Click here to listen to the candidates responses through the audio file from the Traverse City portion of the experience. Please pray for the candidates and our Diocese as we approach election day.
The Standing Committee of the Diocese has announced that four candidates will be on the ballot for electing the 9th Bishop of Western Michigan. Our own Rector, The Rev. Jen Adams is one of them! Pray for all of the candidates and for our diocese as we move through this final phase of discernment and election.
“Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.” On Thursday we will give thanks for the life and celebrate the new life of Eric Heiberg, former choir member, vestry member, and active presence at Grace Church. Visitation is at 1:00 in the Church Commons. The service will be at 2:00 with reception to follow.
Join us this Wednesday for the last in our Lenten Wednesday series. Supper at 5:45, Holy Eucharist at 6:30 and practice stations at 7:00. During Lent, we’re exploring the practice of “Forgiveness”. One break out station is geared toward young children, the other is a viewing and discussion around the PBS series “Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate.” All are welcome!
Join us for Forum this Sunday, March 10th at 9:15 and hear Founder and Producing Director of Shakespeare Behind Bars, Curt Tofteland speak on his reconciling work in the prisons and juvenile justice system.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead when you go to bed on Saturday night! We look forward to seeing you spring into church Sunday morning for education at 9:15am and fabulous Lenten worship at 8:15 and 10:30.
Grab your friends and grab a rake!
It’s that time of year again, time trim a few bushes, rake a few leaves, and eat a few doughnuts. Come one, come all.. but come with your work boots on!
Thanks for all those Grace folks who got pictures taken for the upcoming directory. If you missed the chance, get us a digital photo in jpeg form to the Church Office by Nov 18th and we’ll still be able to include you!