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GRASS LAKE, MI PERMIT NO. 46 April 18th, 2019

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Desire to aspire: Michigan congressman visits Jackson county veterans Raymond Tucker Cordani Douglas Brinker is a fighter. The 56-year-old veteran has served in the U.S. Navy, as well as tours of duty in Beirut and Iraq when he served in the army. Discharged and stateside, Brinker continued to fight another battle—suicide. The veteran says that he has survived two suicide attempts. Having outlasted, Brinker, proud and brave, became an inspirational speaker and a certified peer support specialist. “I hope to help one person every day, he says.” In the hallway near the elevator a certain dignitary was talking with a television reporter and petting a service dog. U.S. Representative Tim Walberg visited with veterans. Congressman Walberg visited the veteran affairs building on Lansing Avenue. Walberg (R 7th District) says that he visits the agency twice a year, “ more when I can.” On the second floor of the Veterans Affairs office in Jackson veterans and supporters from all military branches set up tables and passed out literature and swapped war stories. The subject of discussion that Monday morning was red tape, the gridlock that holds up the services that veterans Grass Lake Sportsmen Club teaches youngsters and Adults Gun Safety Raymond Tucker Cordani

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This past weekend, members of the Grass Lake Sportsmen Club held its spring hunter safety class. The two-day course, Saturday and Sunday, took place on the clubhouse on Leach Road. More than 50 hunters, veterans, neophyte alike participated the course. Fred Naegele, 55 and his 10-year old daughter Marley took a break during the morning session beneath the pavilion on a bright but chilly day. “I’m here to learn how to be safe with a gun,” Marley said beneath the bracing winds rolling across the knolls in the hinterland. “A gun’s not a toy,” she said. “She loves turkeys,” her father said. “She likes the way the big birds strut.” Marley’s preferred firearm is a 12 -gauge shotgun with a tripod. In the clubhouse, between the morning session and the afternoon class, participants ate hot dogs, and drank coffee, andpop.Taxidermied busts of game animals, the boar, the coyote, deer, bear and the turkey that Marley longs to bag as a trophy. Instructor Don Bell offered the

need as they return from active duty. “I’m concerned for the vets,” the Congressman said. “There are few complaints in Jackson and Ann Arbor. But the red tape is cumbersome and it shouldn’t have to be that way.” Walberg says that many veterans are homeless, or shell shocked from the battlefield. “Most vets aren’t getting the support that they deserve,” Walberg says. Brinker spent a lot of time speaking with other vets even as he reminisced over his time in the service. But it has exacted a heavy toll. Brinker is candid about his struggle with mental illness, the very element that made him want to take his own life. “I’m more of a listener,” he says. “But Walberg has gone to bat for me.” Brinker talks about his son who recently enlisted in the Marine Corps at Parris Island in South Carolina. In an interview with the Grass Lake Times, Walberg spoke of the progress that the U.S forces arewaging against radical terrorist cells in the Middle East. “The CIA and intelligent agencies that continue to make progress,” he said. Walberg also credited President Donald Trump. “The administration is taking a stance for our vets,” the

Congressman says. Brinker is due to have surgery for a torn ligament and is waiting for an opening at the clinic so he can have the operation. “This has been a priority for so many vets, to receive the benefits that the U.S. government promised to service men and women,” he says. Walberg is currently serving his sixth term in Congress as the representative for south-central Michigan. He served in the Michigan House of representatives from 1983 to 1999. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is the ranking member of the subcommittee on health, employment, labor and pensions.

reality of owning and operating a gun. Bell said that it takes two days to properly prepare new hunters as well as veterans with teaching experience. “We take this very seriously,” said Bell, who has facilitated gun safety classes since 1991. After lunch, students returned outside for the afternoon’s activities.They took to the gun range behind the club house. Those looking to learn more about gun safety took up 22. Caliber rifles, and shotguns forskeet shooting. The flat hollow booms heralded the reality of what it means to be a responsible gun owner. Marley was right: a gun is not a toy. “I need this,” said G. Davis, who with Bell helped to facilitate the day’s events. “We do this twice a year, in the spring and in September,” Davis said. The expert hunters place great importance of ethics, “even when no one is around,” said Davis, bedecked in neon orange vest and cap. Prior to the afternoon practice Bell told kids that, “Safety is paramount,” Bell said emphatically. “Don’t point the barrel of the rifle at anyone. “No horsing around. At all. No laughing, giggling, no nonsense—there is no room for error.” Things got noisy quickly.

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Earlier this month two local restaurants, Missy’s Lil’ Grass Shack in Grass Lake Village, and the Brass Stag on E. Michigan Avenue, discovered that someone had turned off the propane. The alleged incident left both eateries without the propane for their kitchens. It happened on Friday, April 12th. Pete Julian, owner of the Brass Stag said he came to work only to find that there was no propane. “This is the last Friday in Lent, but I had no gas to cook the fried perch basket meal. The house was packed but I had no gas,” Julian said. Missy Leutze, owner of the Grass Shack said the occurrence also hamstrung their dinner crowd last Friday. Both Leutze and Julian contacted the Jackson County Sheriffs Office. Undersheriff Chris Kuhl verified that deputies spoke with both business owners who said that an unknown suspect shut off their gas. Neither business saw it happening. “We do have an open investigation,” Kuhl said. “We would like to have information and would like to talk to anyone regarding the crime.”

Pure Homiletics: MYSTERY HISTORY -- HOLY THURSDAY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER The Primacy of Paul Raymond Tucker Cordani

The Story Behind the Story... The Eucharist is a mystery. Where did the mystery begin and how does it end? The mystery of the Eucharist began before time and therefore it has no end because it has no beginning. The Church, the Eucharist, and the priesthood began in the mind of God. These truths of the faith simply exist. Like Melchizedek, like Christ, they have no origin, no beginning, and no end. There is always a story behind the story. Mystery stories c an be particularly beguiling because the facts of the story, the details necessary to understand the unfurling of the narrative, unfold poco a poco ... A feast of friends ... In the Christian Scriptures there exist four accounts of the institution of the Eucharist. The evangelists Matthew, Mark, and Luke recorded their renditions in the gospels that bear their names. The fourth account was written by Saint Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians. Paul’s version was the first to be written, decades before the gospels were composed. Saint Paul was not present at the Last Supper and he died having only heard the Oral Tradition of the gospels, which had not been written at the time of his death in AD 67. So how did Paul know what happened that night in the upper room? The stories got around. They gelled into truth— which is what “gospel” means, and were passed on to each successive generation. “It is impossible for us not to speak of what we have seen and heard.” By the time Saint Paul put into writing the events of the institution of the Eucharist—and the priesthood by extension— stories had been circulating for years about the Lord’s final words given to the disciples before he was crucified. He charged them, “Do this in memory of me.” Prefer nothing to the Lamb... Saint John, who wrote the final gospel at the close of the 1st century, describes a different scene of the meal with Jesus and the apostles. In lieu of the depiction of the Eucharistic offering in the other Christian works, John presents Jesus as the servant who washes the disciples’s feet, a gesture of service that he intends for them to carry on after he has gone to the Father. Then again, John’s portrayal of Jesus as the Lamb of God and the Word made Flesh and the Bread of Life made it such that his remembrance of the final gathering between Jesus and his apostles could only be remembered in an unforgettable way. The Synoptic gospels spend a few lines on the Last Supper. John devotes four whole chapters to the “Last Supper Discourses,” all the while drawing up a portrayal of Jesus that is larger than eternal life. Throughout his work, Jesus is depicted as the Paschal Sacrifice offered once and for all for all mankind. He is the Lamb of God. Wash your feet before you eat ... Regardless of who is telling the story, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, or Paul, the night of the Last Supper saw the continuation of the “new and eternal covenant” through the words

and actions of Jesus, which he intended to be carried on after he was gone.After washing the disciples’s feet, Jesus reclines once more at table and says, “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do for others.” This lasting legacy of service handed down from God to humanity forever is the creation of the ministerial priesthood and the one, single sacrifice of the Body and Blood of the Lord as we await his glorious return. To be a guest as the supper of the Lamb is worth waiting for. It was not happenstance that all the evangelists and Saint Paul set the story of the Last Supper on the night of the Passover in Jerusalem. There could have been no other night in the year for it to happen.This they knew as kairos— vertical time, which is the right time. Saint John depicts the Lord as omniscient and fully engaged in the moment. “Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. … He was fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and that he was returning to God.” “He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.” The washing of the feet and the giving of the Eucharist and the priesthood was only a prelude to his supreme act of love—his Passion, death, and Resurrection, which took place in accordance with the Scriptures.The certainty of this truth was what impelled Paul to proclaim to the nations “Christ Jesus, and him crucified.” Paradise by the Light of the World This was the new and eternal covenant that God the Creator designed from the beginning, “plan B,” ever since Adam and Eve decided to listen to the counsel of a talking snake. Rather than to disappear into myth or history Jesus left us this eternal reminder of the depth of his love for mankind. Contingent on that reminder is the command issued to us to offer to the world the sacrifice that he gave us as a perpetual offering, for he said, “Do this in memory of me.” Without the priesthood there would be no Eucharist. Without the Eucharist there would be no fixed moment in time in which to behold the Eucharistic sacrifice, which he left us as a memorial of his life, death, and resurrection. The Eucharist is so special a gift from God to mankind that Jesus found it necessary to create a class of men to carry on his work after he returned to God, as Moses found it necessary to establish an entire tribe, the Levites, to carry out the priestly office of sacrifice in the Old Testament. The words that Jesus spoke at the Last Supper are not nostalgic, not a farewell address, but are the continuation of the pact that God made with humanity beginning with Abraham, who welcomed the Archangel Michael into his home and washed his feet and then received the gifts of the Eucharist from Melchizedek, the king-priest. “Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and, being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abraham.” Augustine’s Theorem Saint Augustine of Hippo, the “Doctor of Grace,” said, “The New Testament is hidden in the Old Testament and the Old Testament is revealed in the New Testament.” In other words, there is no distinction between the Old and the New for “we

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are all one in Christ Jesus.” Jesus is the mediator between the Old and the New covenants, unifying us with God for eternity through his one, single, perfect sacrifice. This was God’s plan from the beginning. At the Last Supper Jesus established the priesthood to ensure his holiness settled into mankind for its sanctification for all time. It could be said then that the priest is a complete sacramental being, “appointed to act on behalf of men and women relative to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.” This is an act of faith, for “Who has know the mind of the Lord? Who has been his counselor?” Such is the vocation of the priest: to bring to God’s people the invisible signs of God’s invisible grace—the sacraments. The seven sacraments, indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch. “The Eucharist is the ‘source and summit of the Christian life.’” Epistle Anonymous Perhaps the New Testament work that sheds the clearest light on the priesthood is the Epistle to the Hebrews. Tradition has always ascribed authorship to Saint Paul. In the past century, however, scholars have come to believe that Saint Paul did not produce the work any more than it is a letter or that it was addressed to the Hebrews. Rather, this lengthy sermon written in excellent Greek describes the new and eternal priesthood of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man who came, not to be served, but to serve. Christ is the eternal high priest whose one, single sacrifice occurred for all time and it nullified the priesthood ascribed to Moses, the practitioners of which sacrificed the flesh and blood of goats and bulls day after day in the temple. These sacrifices, while important in God’s plan, served as a prelude to the priesthood established by Christ, the eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Christ is the Word Made Flesh (Jn 1:14), the eternal Son of the Father, made higher than the angels, and the New Moses who with God the Father created the universe The priest, the prophet and the kindred ... Ultimately the priesthood is a life of service that men who have been chosen by Christ may provide the sacraments to the “people of God” entrusted to their care. The priest by virtue of his creation is a consummate sacramental being, carrying out the work of salvation in persona Christi, as one who stands in the person of Christ to offer sacrifice to the people for the salvation of the soul of mankind. Christ Jesus, on the night before he died, left us the model for servitude for the sake of the Name. The story behind the story is clear: one, single sacrifice, offered for all, with the words of the consecration given to the apostles as they gathered for meal and for prayer. Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master’ and rightly so for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, so you should do for others.“Do this in remembrance of me.”

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Crusade for Christ MinistriesHouse of Prayer 6288 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake Pastor Melvin L. Parker Sunday Worship-10 a.m. Monday Bible School -­ 7 p.m. ---------------------------Christ Lutheran Church 4250 Page Ave. Michigan Center Sunday Worship - 9:45 am Pastor Ryan Prondzinski ---------------------------Divine Wings Spiritual Fellowship 7446 Cain Road Jackson Fellowship Service @10:30AM Sundays Facebook @ Divine Wings Fellowship ---------------------------Faith Baptist Church 4030 Kalmbach Rd. - Chelsea Pastor Adam Summers Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ---------------------------Family Worship Center 1901 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake Pastor James Bryde 522- 4062 website: email:

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM Youth Ministries (6th -12th grade) Sunday 6:30 P.M ----------------------------

Waterloo Village UMC

Village of Waterloo Rev. Mary Barrett Coffee/Adult Sun. School Sunday Worship – 11:00 a.m. Visit Creator’s Closet Free Store Open Mon. & Sat. 9-Noon

First Waterloo UMC Corner of Parks and Territorial, Waterloo Township Rev. Georgie Dack Sunday Worship – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. ---------------------------Grass Lake Assembly of God 2900 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake Sunday Worship – 10:30 a.m. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Youth Programs, Wed., 6:30 p.m. Senior Chapel, Fri. -- 10:15 a.m. ---------------------------Grass Lake Baptist Church 939 E. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake Pastor Tim Butterfield Sunday Worship – 11:00 a.m. Sunday School – 10:00 a.m. Sun. Evening Worship – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. ---------------------------Grass Lake UMC Pastor Gunnar Carlson 449 E. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Sun. School 10:30 a.m. ---------------------------First Church of Christ, Scientist 147 E. Michigan Ave Jackson, MI 49201

Sun Worship and Sun School 10:30AM

Wed Testimony Meeting 12:30 PM

---------------------------Harvest Baptist Church 17999 Washburne Rd Pastor Bobby D. Toler Sun School – 10:00 a.m. Sun Service, 11:00 a.m. Sun Eve Service, 6:00 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m.Bible Study/Prayer

Leoni Baptist Church 245 N. Portage Rd, Leoni Township Pastor Tom Duckham Sunday services: 11 a.m. ---------------------------Michigan Center Bible Church 150 Broad St, Michigan Center Sunday services: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes: 9:30 a.m. ---------------------------Our Lady of Fatima Church 911 Napoleon Road, Michigan Ctr Fr Satheesh Caniton Alphonse, SdC Confessions 3:30-- 4 p.m. Saturday Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Masses: 8:00, 10:30 a.m. ---------------------------Pious Union of St. Joseph 971 E. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake Fr. Leo Joseph, SdC Phone: (517) 522-8017 Masses, M-T-TH-F-S 11:30 a.m. Wed 8:30 a.m., Sun. Mass 10:00 a.m. ---------------------------Mt. Hope Bible Church 12884 Trist Rd., Grass Lake Pastor Allan Macky Sunday School for all ages: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Services: 11 a.m, 5:45 p.m. Youth Group (grd 7-12): Sun. 5:30 p.m.Wed. Prayer Meeting: 6:30 p.m.

Salem Grove United Methodist 3320 Notten Rd. Grass Lake Between Chelsea and Grass Lake Pastor Mary Barrett Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. ---------------------------St. Barnabas Episcopal Church 20500 Old US -12, Chelsea Fr. Bill Stech Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m. We are an open and affirming congregation ---------------------------St. Jacob Ev. Lutheran Church Pastor Kurt Uhlenbrauch 12501 Riethmiller Rd. Sunday Worship – 10:15 am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:00 am ---------------------------St. John’s United Church of Christ Gary Schooler, Pastor 270 Bohne Rd., Grass Lake Sunday Worship – 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Communion: First Sunday of month ---------------------------St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 361 E. Grove St. Michigan Center 517.764.2950 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Bible Study ---------------------------The Federated Church Rev. Clive Heyd, Pastor 519 E. Michigan Ave, Grass Lake Sunday Worship - 10 am Sunday School - 11:15 am Wednesday Bible Study - 9:30 am

100 Years Ago From the Archives 100 YEARS AGO From the archives

Yancey "Doc" Ayers Born May 21, 1891

Yancey "Doc" Ayers was the Tigers pitcher of note that year. He was known for throwing the spitball. Ayers played for the Detroit Tigers from 1919 through 1921.

He attended Woodlawn High School in Woodlawn, Virginia where he tried out for the school's baseball team. He gained the nickname "Doc" after he enrolled in the Medical College of Virginia. While at MCV, he bought a book on pitching and became enamoured with the game. When the call came for college baseball tryouts he reported as a pitcher. Ayers was a noted spitball pitcher who was allowed to throw the pitch after it had been banned in the major leagues after the 1919 season, having received special permission to do so. In 1920, he struck out 103 batters and led the American League in strikeouts per nine innings (4.44). In 299 career games, Ayers posted a 65–79 win– loss record with a 2.84 earned run average and 109 games finished. According to the 11 Jan 1953 issue of News, Doc held the record for the most strikeouts in organized baseball in 1913, while pitching for Richmond in the Virginia League. He struck out 390 batters in 342 innings and 47 games.

Doc Ayers was born in Carroll County, Virginia on May 20, 1890.

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After getting married in 1914, Ayers moved to a farm near Draper, Virginia. After he left baseball, Doc returned to his farm in the Draper

Community of Pulaski County, and sold cars for the Wysor Motor Company to supplement his farming income. According to his WWII Draft Card, he was 6'1" tall, 272 pounds, with a ruddy complexion, gray eyes and grey hair, and wore glasses. Doc died of a heart attack in the Pulaski Community Hospital, and was buried in the Grantham Family Cemetery in Pulaski County. His wife died in Jefferson County, KY only seven months after his death, and is buried next to him. Circa 1919 Local News While a deputy sheriff was taking him to Dowagiac to face a charge of burglary, Joseph Leonard, 25, leaped to his death from a swiftly moving G.R.&I. train near Mattawan. The body of Fred E. Boyer, 34, of Three Rivers, was found on the Pere Marquette tracks. One person in every 79 residents of Detroit has tuberculosis. There are more than 8,300 cases in Detroit at present. Seven hundred and fiftyeight persons died of tuberculosis in Detroit last year. There were more, but they were not reported. Michigan members of the House were registered seven to six against the literacy test for immigrants in the final roll call on the immigration bill.

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The bill was adopted. Beggars are becoming less numerous in Detroit every day, according to Justice Sellers. “I believe it is on account of the prosperity of the city. Beggars are victims of hard times and there are no hard times in Detroit.” Lake ports are experiencing the greatest ship-building boom in years. Shipyards and dry docks are working day and night. Employees, mostly skilled, are scarce, and wages are 10 to 15 per cent higher than in past years. A warning has been issued by the Lenawee county from Adrian. Seed oats tested at M.A.C. have shown low germination. The statement advises that extreme care should be taken to prevent poor results. The Reading Circle met with Mrs. Updike Monday evening. Mrs. Silkworth entertained the ladies with her interesting account of her trip to Florida.

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Grass lake Warriors Sports update

Grass Lake High School Varsity Baseball falls to Lumen Christi Catholic High School Jackson 10-8 Monday, April 15, 2019 5:00 PM

Grass Lake High School Varsity Baseball beat Hanover-Horton High School 9-8 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:00 PM

The Warriors played a very tough Hanover Horton team and came out victorious. The warriors were lead by a great pitching performance from Ryan Simmons who struck out 6 over 4 innings. Steve Grysko came in for relief and got the win for the Warriors. Travis Fernamberg and Ryan Simmons each had a double, while Steve Grysko, Travis Fernamberg, Ryan Simmons, Cameron Darrow and Braedon Leathed all had RBI's for the warriors. Braedon Leathed, Brock Harms and Travis Fernamberg all had lead the team with stolen bases.

The Grass Lake Warriors had a tough loss against Lumen Christi. The Warriors out hit Lumen Christi 12 to 5, and were lead by Senior Steve Grysko. Grysko went 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 doubles and a single. Shane Holcomb had a tripleand 3 rbi's, Ethan Allain scored twice and had a double also. Bradlee Ramsey had 2 hits and scored a run, Cameron Darrow had 2 hits, scored a run and had an rbi as well. Ryan Simmons pitched a great game for the Warriors striking out 5. Grass Lake High School Girls Varsity Soccer falls to Manchester High School 8-0 Tuesday, April 9, 20195:30 PM

The girls suffered a tough loss last night but look forward to their next game against Jonesville on Wednesday. Kiki Black had a total of 10 saves in net.

The kids raised a 22s and emptied their magazines into a large berm consisting of tractor-trailer tires with targets waiting to be pulverized. Meanwhile, on a mound behind the club house, the skeet shooting was fun to watch as marksmen blasted the orange skeet sailing into the cool blue sky.

G. Davis speaks to participants at the Grass Lake Sportsmen’s club. More than 50 people registered for the two day event on April 12 and 13. Experts taught experienced hunters and neophyte alike.

Ten Hunter Safety Tips Tip 1: Always keep the barrel of your firearm pointed in a safe direction. Tip 2: Firearms should be unloaded when not in use. Tip 3: Don’t rely on your gun’s safety. Treat all firearms as if they’re loaded and ready to fire. Tip 4: Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it. Tip 5: Use proper ammunition. Tip 6: If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care. Tip 7: Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting. Tip 8: Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting. Tip 9: Don’t alter or modify your gun, and have it serviced regularly. Tip 10: Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.

Pay It Forward project

Locking Arms Around the Globe to Make Our World a Better Place Brenda Cooper

For the past 40 days we have been looking for ways to encourage others and to giveback during the Lenten Season. I called it “40 Days of Giving” and many of you participated in giving back to your community, your co-workers, neighbors and family members. Easter is just around the corner now. Eggs filled with candy will be hid for the annual Easter egg hunt. Baskets overflowing with peeps, chocolate bunnies and bubbles will be given to girls & boys alike, and months from now, the dreaded smell of a lost decaying hard boiled egg will be found somewhere under the couch. I can smell the vinegar and colored dye now. How I remember those days fondly. Easter is this coming Sunday, April 21st. Besides the hippity hoppity Easter bunny and the cute kids dressed in spring formal, churches around the world will Page 4

hold services talking about how Jesus has risen from the grave and defeated death. Together, as a community, we will wrap up our 40 Days of Giving but the acts of kindness and pay it forward projects will continue to live on, just as Jesus does. While the world celebrates Easter this week, there is another National Day right around the corner that the world will be celebrating together! April 28th is National Pay It Forward Day! Oh yes! We have our own national day! Small acts, when multiplied by literally millions of people, can change our world! This year, on National Pay It Forward Day, the goal is to inspire over 10 million acts of kindness around the world. On this special day, people and organizations from around the globe, in different countries with special traditions, in different states and cities around our nation, will be locking arms and joining forces to spread joy, share kindness, and to pay it forward to others.

be a part of the 10 million! We have thousands right here in Grass Lake! Let’s lock arms as a community and knock this one out of the park! Let’s impact our world together.

Happy paying it forward this week Grass Lake!

Let’s do this Grass Lake! Let’s be a part of this movement on April 28th. If you have been sitting on the side lines waiting to join in on these pay it forward projects, now is your chance! It’s your turn! Buy someone a cup of coffee in line behind you at my favorite hot spot, the Roaming Goat this week. Buy lunch for the car behind you in the drive thru line. Bake some banana bread or fresh chocolate chip cookies and deliver them to your neighbor. Give a gift to your hard working, child loving Girl Scout Leader or Boy Scout Leader. Give back to others through small and simple acts of kindness and

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373 LAKESIDE DRIVE P.O. BOX 216 GRASS LAKE, MICHIGAN 49240 Phone: (517) 522-8464 Fax: (517) 522-4955 e-mail: SYNOPSIS OF REGULAR MEETING MINUTES GRASS LAKE CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD UNAPPROVED April 9, 2019 Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm. at the Grass Lake Charter Township Hall, 373 Lakeside Drive. Board Members Present: Bray, Lester, Loveland, Zenz, Stormont, Butterfield and Brennan.

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Shadow Shadow is a sweet, little short- haired black cat. One of her favorite things is playing with bottle caps, chasing them around until exhausted! Shadow also likes to be brushed if you’re so inclined. Shadow can be shy, but playful and even tolerates water. Litter trained she’s also been spayed, given a microchip and parasite preventative. She’s ready willing and able to be adopted by just the perfect human (s)!


Items approved: 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of March 12, 2019 Regular Meeting & March 26, 2019 Work Session 3. Accounts Payable – including Payroll 4. Treasurer’s Report 5. Cemetery, Township Hall, Fire Station & Sports-n-Trail lawn care 6. Hip Shades – Township Hall & Sports-n-Trail 7. Renegades Charitable Gaming License

Bella is a lovely, gentle, 2-year-old Coonhound. She transferred here as a stray, so we don’t have any history for her. She appears to be housebroken and certainly is very loving. This is a sweet dog who absolutely hates being here at the shelter. Bella can also be choosy about her dog friends. If there are children in the home they should be ages 12 and up She is spayed, brought up-to-date on her vaccines and is microchipped. She also happens to be a very pretty dog.

Meeting adjourned at 7:08 pm. Prepared by Clerk Zenz. Approved by Supervisor Stormont. Copies of unapproved meeting minutes will be posted on the “News & Meeting” page on the Townships website: within seven days of the meeting and are also available upon request at the Township Office. Office hours are 8:00 to 4:30 Monday thru Thursday. Email requests to cathyz@ Approved Minutes are posted on the “Minutes” page on the Townships website after approval by the board.

God's Encouraging Word …when I deal with death

our hate, our sin. And where there is sin, there is death.

Rev. Kurt Uhlenbrauck

How much does Jesus hate sin and death? Jesus detested sin and death so much he fought and defeated them. Jesus took our sin. In our place,

Everyday tragedy bombards you. The world news scene is constantly flooded with horrible stories. Another bombing, another mass shooting, and another natural disaster fill your newsfeed. This sad and frustrating news isn't just out there. It's personal. A co-worker is diagnosed with a terminal illness. A close friend dies. You're attending the funeral of a family member.

Jesus suffered and died. He endured the punishment we deserved. When Jesus died, his death was not a result of his sin. Jesus' death came as punishment because he shouldered the sins of the whole world - every one of your and my sins. Since Jesus dealt with the cause of death - which is sin, death lost its sting.

No matter how many happy days we enjoy, these sad days come too. When faced with death, our hearts may cry out, "It shouldn't be this way!" And we're right. It shouldn't be like this. Death is a jolting end of life. Death is a separation of body and soul. We don't want that. God doesn't want that. God didn't intend it to be like this when he created the first man and woman. Why is it then that death eventually comes to all people? Quite simply and tragically, death comes because of sin. The first man and woman rebelled against God. When they chose to rebel, they brought death upon themselves. And they have passed both their sin and death on to all their descen-dants - to you and to me. We see their rebellion in our little revolts-in our lies, our pride, our arrogance,

You will face death over and over again-in the relentless stream of world news and in the sad news that death is striking those you love. Listen to Jesus' words. Trust Jesus. He is the resurrection and the life. For God promises, "As in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive" (1 Cor 15:22). One day death will come to you. And even though you die, because you believe in Jesus you will live eternally with him in heaven. Join us this Easter, Rev. Kurt Uhlenbrauck St. Jacob Lutheran Church, Grass Lake, Michigan

Jesus comforted a friend who was grieving the death of her brother by proclaiming: "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die" (John 11:25f). Jesus promised that because he is "the resurrec-tion and the life," all believers will be raised to eternal life too. Jesus gives eternal life to all who believe in him.

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The Recipe Exchange Dear Lynn, My family loves potatoes, but I need some variety. Does anyone have some good potato recipes they will share? Carol from Hillsale

Donna from Manitou Beach says her Orange Kiss Me Cake is fruity and light, perfect for a spring or summer dessert. Belinda from Archbold sent in her recipe for Easy Pineapple Cake. Gayle from Hastings serves her Breakfast Raspberry Cake with Custard Sauce. It is a delicious way to start the day. Please stop by my blog, Food, Fun and More at Send recipes and requests to The Recipe Exchange at ORANGE KISS ME CAKE 1 whole large orange, 1 c raisins reserve 1/3 c of juice 1/2 c chopped walnuts 2 c flour 1 t baking soda 1 t salt 1 c sugar 1/2 c shortening 1 c milk, divided 2 eggs Topping: 1/3 c sugar 1 t cinnamon 1/4 c chopped walnuts DIRECTIONS: Using a food processor or a blender, grind the whole orange. Reserve 1/3 cup of juice. Add raisins and walnuts and process until grinded. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. Add shortening and 3/4 cup of milk. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed or 2 minutes. Add eggs and rest of milk. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 more minutes. Fold in grinded orange mixture. Pour into a well greased and floured 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. Test with a toothpick for doneness. Drizzle reserved orange juice over hot cake. Topping – Combine sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Sprinkle evenly over cake. Let cool and serve.

Wolf Lake Yacht Club Upcoming Events

Open House April 24th 3:00 to 7:00 PM

Bert and Nancy Fodor 60th Anniversary Whistlestop Depot Grass Lake Come in and wish them Happy Anniversary!

The annual club garage sale is almost here. (May 2-4th) Please remember the club if you are spring cleaning and purging or if a family member, neighbor or friend wants to get rid of their treasures. Please dropped off your donations BEFORE Tuesday May 1st. Please no TV’s or computers. Bags and hangers also needed.This is one of the club’s biggest fundraisers. All items not sold will be donated to St Vincent De Paul in Jackson. Help is also needed during the sale Thursday-Friday 8:30 -3pm and Saturday at 11am to help pack up unsold items. If you can’t make it early to the workbee come later and help pack up. If there are any questions please contact Jessica Dameron 734-320-2007

EASY PINEAPPLE CAKE 1/2 c melted butter 2 c sugar 2 c flour 1 t baking soda 1-20 oz can crushed pineapple, 1 egg, beaten undrained 1 t vanilla 1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts Icing: 1/4 c soft butter 1-8 oz pkg cream cheese, 1 t vanilla softened 1 3/4 c powdered sugar 1/2 c chopped pecans or 1 c shredded coconut walnuts DIRECTIONS: Melt butter in a 9x13 inch cake pan. Mix together sugar, flour and baking soda. Stir into melted butter. Add pineapple with juice, egg, vanilla and pecans. Stir until well mixed. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done. Icing – Cream together butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Add powder sugar and mix well. Add just a little milk if needed. Fold in coconut and pecans. Frost cake when it is hot out of the oven. BREAKFAST RASPBERRY CAKE WITH CUSTARD SAUCE 2 eggs, separated 3/4 c sugar 1/2 c soft shortening 1 1/2 c flour 1 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 1/3 c milk 1 t vanilla 2 c fresh raspberries Sauce: 3 large egg yolks 1/4 c sugar Pinch of salt 2 c milk, very hot but not boiling 1 t vanilla DIRECTIONS: In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks, sugar and shortening until blended. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl. Using a wooden spoon, stir dry ingredients into egg mixture along with egg whites until well mixed. Stir in milk and vanilla then gently fold in raspberries. Pour into a greased 9 inch tube pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Sauce – While cake is cooking, lightly whisk egg yolks in a medium sized saucepan. Beat in sugar and salt, then the hot milk. Over medium high heat, continue to whisk mixture briskly and continuously until mixture is thick as cream. Do not boil. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Let cool and serve with warm cake.

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea to offer Date: May 6 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. series of free mental health Topic: Finding Help: When to get it classes this spring CHELSEA, Mich. – This spring, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a "Minding Your Health Series," which includes three educational programs aimed at improving mental health in the community. These events are free and open to the public. All classes will be held inside the Chelsea Wellness Center, located at 14800 E. Old US Hwy. 12 in Chelsea. Please register by calling the Chelsea Wellness Center at 734-214-0220. The dates, times and class topics are:

and where to go Description: Learn when to seek mental health treatment and where to find the support needed. Date: May 29 Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Topic: Aging at Home: Is it safe? Description: Learn about the medical conditions and medications to watch for as you age, risk factors of living alone, how to complete a home safety assessment and when to consider a driving evaluation. Individuals will also learn about geriatric psychiatric evaluations and neuropsychological evaluations.

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Al-Anon meeting 10:30 am. 12 step program for anyone afflicted by another’s alcoholism. Location: First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. 517937-9503.


The Jackson County Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on Saturday, April 20th, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Henry Ford Allegiance Health‘s auditorium “A” located on the first floor inside the Anderson Building. For more information contact Bob Hoffman at 517-7827640 or Suzi Howe at 517-782-8382 Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday the 20th at 10:00 am at Grass Lake United Methodist Church. Songs, puppets and a lot of fun activities in the sanctuary.


Jazzercise from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Grass Lake Community Schools. For more information contact Laura Kulwicki at laura. Zumba with Alicia 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at George Long Elementary School in the small gym.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10194 meets on the third Thursday of the month at Grass Lake United Methodist Church. 449 E Michigan Avenue. Grass Lake Yoga Thursdays from 6:30 pm. to 7:30 p.m at Federated Church of GL. For more information go to

Grass Lake Charter Township meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall.

New Teen Center at Christ Lutheran Church, 4250 Page Avenue in Michigan Center. Games and activities. Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and

Grass Lake Village Council meets the first and third Tuesdays at 119 N. Lake Street at 7:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 252 meets at Ryan’s Restaurant on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

Lost Railway Museum meets on the second Saturday of each month. Open to the public; volunteers welcome.


Easter Brunch at Cascades Manor, 1970 Kibby Road in Jackson.



Road Runners meet every Saturday at Roaming Goat at 7:50 a.m. Check out their Facebook page @ GLRoadRunners for more information.


Zumba with Alicia 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the George Long Elementary School cafeteria.

Upcoming Events Spring Tea at the Coe House. Join us on April 27 at 2:00 p.m. for “Spring Tea.” Enjoy tea, sweet treats and good company. We will be showing the changes of the Coe House and the new displays before the house opens in May. RSVP to Belinda at 313-686-1384. Cost is $10.00. Jackson County Genealogical Society is pleased to welcome Mr. Jeff Mason, who will discuss “Genetic Genealogy.” Our seventh meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Event scheduled to be held at the community room of the Jackson District Library Meijer Branch, 2699 Airport Road in Jackson. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Robert Hoffman, Publicity Chair at 517-782-7640. Swiss Steak Dinner Grass Lake United Methodist Church Friday, April 26, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Adults - $12.00; Ages 5-11 $5.00; Children 4 & under free, take-Out available.

Alcoholics Anonymous Grass Lake Group meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at Grass Lake Federated Church 519 E. Michigan Ave.

Coe House Museum Spring Tea Saturday, April 27th 2:00 PM $10 per person. For more info call Belinda (313) 686-1384

Grass Lake Masonic Lodge meets the first Wednesday of the month at Village office building - 119 Lake Street at 7:30 p.m.

Grass Lake Senior Center

Located at Grass Lake Charter Township building 373 Lakeside Drive Grass Lake, MI 49240 We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and have game night each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Ping Pong Night the 2nd Monday of each month.

Tuesday 10:00 Exercise- $1 10:00 Sewing etc., Euchre 10:30 Mah Jongg 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Games 1:00 Line Dancing- $3/4

Wednesday 10:00 Game 11:00 Floral Design 12:00 Lunch  12:30 Games 12:45 Square Dancing   2:15 Exercise- $1 6:30 Game Night


Saturday, April 27th, 2019 8:00-3:30 Daily AYSO Soccer Fields Parking Lot 955 Willis Rd, Grass Lake

Thursday 10:00 Ping Pong, Euchre, Mexican Train all day 10:00 Quilting  10:30 Ukulele  12:00 Lunch 12:30 Tech Support 1:00 Exercise- $1 1:00 Games

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Earth Day 2019

April 27, 2019 at Sparks Foundation Park from 1pm-4pm (Cascades Park, 1401 South Brown St. Jackson, MI 49203, Across from the Manor House)

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The Grass Lake Times April 18th 2019 Edition, Vol 152 Issue 16  

The Grass Lake Times April 18th 2019 Edition, Vol 152 Issue 16 Your Town. Your Paper

The Grass Lake Times April 18th 2019 Edition, Vol 152 Issue 16  

The Grass Lake Times April 18th 2019 Edition, Vol 152 Issue 16 Your Town. Your Paper