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A Grace Welcome by Lela Maxey Wallis

  To be honest, for me it feels like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to get our family to church on a Sunday morn. So I don’t take it for granted when we are here with you. I am thankful for this space, for the people who fill the pews with us and getting to sit next […]

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A Grace Welcome: At the River Clarion

 Image Via here Today the Gospel reading gives us the account of Jesus’ baptism at the River Jordan. Around the same time that I was re-reading this story, I came across this poem by Mary Oliver, and even though it’s not necessarily a poem about it, I instantly had this image of baptism. Maybe not […]

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A Grace Welcome: Look Deeper

I was recently in Oregon with a friend of mine, and we spent our first full day hiking around a state park that had a number of natural waterfalls. Before we began on our trek, we sat at a picnic table and thought about what we hoped to get out of the day. We decided […]

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A Eucharist Reflection on the Good, Better, and Best

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In […]

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A Grace Welcome: Playing Hide and Seek with God

Good morning and welcome to Grace. Here at Grace we follow what’s called the “church year,” or “liturgical year” or “liturgical calendar.” Just as some organizations have a fiscal year that’s different from the calendar year, we have a spiritual year that’s different from the calendar year. The American calendar year has its seasons: New […]

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