Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

22 March 2015

Being an Authentic Child of God - Bp Whayne Hougland - Fifth Sunday in Lent - 22 March 2015

In the life of an Episcopal parish, the official visit of the diocesan bishop is one of the high points of the life of ministry of the Church.

The Rt Rev Whayne Hougland today visits the parish of Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City, Michigan for the first time as the Bishop of the Western Michigan Diocese of the Episcopal Church. His message interweaves the life of the Church and the gospel of John's account of Jesus teaching on being a child of God.

Recorded at the 1000 am worship community. 

Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-13
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33

The Collect

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.