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Announcing the Rev. Toby Darrah as our new Curate!

Announcing the Rev. Toby Darrah as our new Curate!

We have wonderful news: following a Spirit-filled discernment process, the Rev. Toby Darrah, who served as our seminarian last summer, has been placed at St. Clare’s as our curate for the next three years, through the Trinity Wall Street curacy program, with...

A New Maundy Thursday Tradition

A New Maundy Thursday Tradition

Maundy Thursday has always been one of my favorite services: the celebration of community and love and eating together; Jesus' command to love one another and to remember him and this love in the Eucharist; the strange and silly and sacred practice of washing each...

Advent 4 or Christmas Eve?!?

Advent 4 or Christmas Eve?!?

Advent and Christmas collide in a unique way this year! Sunday, December 24, is the 4th Sunday of Advent; it’s also, of course, Christmas Eve! We’re melding the two in a way that seems just right (to me at least!). Our 4th Sunday of Advent service will be at...

The View From Here

The View From Here

The longer I spend here, the more I think the best part of the job is the great vantage point you get as the rector! There are opportunities to look out and see the totality of what is happening in the congregation, and you also get frequent glimpses of what’s...

September 10

September 10

September 10 is Super! Survey! Start-the-school-year! Sort the data! Saint Clare's Ministries! Sunday (In other words, a whole bunch of great things are happening on Sunday, September 10, and I kind of figured out how to make them all start with "S.") First of all,...

“Introducing” our new Children and Youth Program Director!

“Introducing” our new Children and Youth Program Director!

We’ve been blessed this year to have Lauren Doyle on our staff, who has done a wonderful job as our Children and Youth Program Coordinator, organizing the logistics and materials (and pizza!) for our children and youth programs, and being an incredible second adult in...

Summer Seminarian

Summer Seminarian

Please welcome our summer seminarian, Jenny Darrah! About Jenny Jenny Darrah will work with St. Clare’s this summer as a seminarian intern. Jenny is a postulant to the priesthood. Her sending parish is Holy Cross Novi, where she was active in the social justice...

New COVID policy, effective April 30

New COVID policy, effective April 30

The vestry, following a congregational survey and interviews with those who identified themselves as more cautious and willing to be interviewed, updated our COVID policy. The new policy is summarized in the graphic below and was effective April 30. We are currently...

What’s a Verger?

What’s a Verger?

Verger: that person in a black robe who sits next to me (Rev. Anne) on Sundays! What's it like to serve as a verger at St. Clare's? It’s not that difficult, but it is very important. It’s also an embodiment, in our common worship, of St. Clare’s tradition of strong...

Reflections from St. Clare’s – a Podcast

Reflections from St. Clare’s – a Podcast

Did you miss a sermon, or wish you could hear it again? Have you heard a good word in the last few months and want to share it with a friend? Our Reflections from St. Clare’s podcast is now available everywhere you get podcasts! Each week, it includes the Sunday...

Spiritual Communion This Lent

Spiritual Communion This Lent

The day that I announced that I was leaving Grace Church in California and that you all announced that you’d called me as your rector was a great but also very long day. Myles and I woke up super early that morning to FaceTime with a realtor who was showing us the...

Summer Seminarian: Housing Connection Needed

Summer Seminarian: Housing Connection Needed

We have the opportunity to have a summer seminarian this summer at St. Clare’s! There is a diocesan grant available to help us with the cost, but to make this opportunity financially feasible, we need to find free or lower cost, furnished housing in the Ann Arbor area...