July 2019 Vestry Corner

July 2019 Vestry Corner

Who We Are as a Church by Mary Lu Barth In thinking about what makes a church “work”, I think of the rector as the CEO, the staff are all VPs, the members are the congregation, and I see the vestry as a Board of Directors.  None of these entities can succeed...
June 2019 Vestry Notes

June 2019 Vestry Notes

(Highlights of the June 19, 2019 Vestry meeting) Transition: New Interim Rector, the Rev. Maryjane Peck, attended the first Vestry meeting since she took the position on June 1st and discussed some transition period plans. In order to develop a parish profile, the...
Safe Church at Saint Clare’s

Safe Church at Saint Clare’s

by Martin Heggestad “Have always therefore printed in your remembrance, how great a treasure is committed to your charge.  For they are the sheep of Christ, which he bought with his death, and for whom he shed his blood.  The Church and Congregation, whom...
Vestry Corner May 2019

Vestry Corner May 2019

Friends, Inez Wisdom saw a need for a sacred place, and when she had patients who were unable to pay for their medical expenses, she brought them along in a common mission to build the chapel that was the foundation for St. Clare’s. The legacy started by Inez Wisdom...
April Vestry Notes

April Vestry Notes

(Highlights of the April 17, 2019 Vestry meeting) Safe Church: Church leaders, staff and supervisors of children are required by the Diocese of Michigan to be trained to recognize and prevent abuse of children and vulnerable adults. A six-hour training session was...
An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

by John Little Dear friends, Proverbs 15:23 tells us “… how good and delightful is a word spoken at the right moment – how good it is!” This issue of our “Vestry Corner” is a unique invitation not previously expressed. We are, without question, a parish filled with...