Tuesday, September 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
A Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM) is a “Lay person licensed by the bishop to administer the consecrated elements of the eucharist…. Prior to the current lay ministry canons, specially licensed lay readers administered the chalice at the eucharist and were known as ‘chalice bearers.’” Training will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 6 to 8 p.m., in Rooms 7 & 8. If you did not already get an email to RSVP, you can RSVP at http://bit.ly/LEM924. If you cannot attend this particular training, please RSVP at the same website and tell us what meeting time might work for you.
Please note: Vergers should plan to attend this training.
Martin Heggestad will lead a seven-week Bible study group open to people from Blue Ocean as well as St. Clare’s. We will use Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible, by Anthony Bartlett, which offers an innovative and exciting take on scripture as God’s invitation to a just, forgiving, and nonviolent life. Bartlett’s book draws on René Girard’s radical interpretation of Christianity. The group is intended for people who have some background in Bible study (such as previous participation in a Disciples group). We will meet on Sunday mornings between services (from about 9:30-10:30) September 29 through November 10. If you would like to participate or have questions, contact Martin at email@example.com.
Join the 45th Annual Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday afternoon, October 6. St. Clare’s will again host the event, and the walk will start at our building. Registration begins at 1 p.m.; the walk will be preceded by a brief send-off service at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary, with short addresses by a few local representatives. At the end of the walk, all are invited for some simple nourishments (homemade soup, bread and cookies) in the social hall. We walk to help the hungry; 25% of the raised funds at this year’s event will go to 6 local organizations in Washtenaw County (the participants are asked to bring food and toiletry items to the walk). The remainder of the funds will go towards hunger, disaster and displacement relief efforts worldwide, as well as natural disasters emergency response, and will be distributed through Church World Service. Please see Rachid Hatem or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the walk and receive your fundraising envelope, or to assist with providing food and hospitality for the event (we need 10 volunteers to each prepare a pot of soup to feed 20 people, and 4 additional volunteers to set up, serve and clean up between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.—volunteer at www.saintclareschurch.org/CROPWalk2019). Thank you in advance for your participation in this worthy community effort!