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Wine at 10:30 service

Wine at 10:30 service

We will begin sharing the wine this Sunday at 10:30. I, along with our worship committee, after listening to the feedback from our congregation at the forum, as well as the guidelines from the diocese, considered this question carefully. We will try out this method...

Gratitude & Advocacy

Gratitude & Advocacy

I’ve been grateful, during my first 6 months here, to be able to jump right in to learning about and participating in advocacy work through the End Gun Violence Michigan (EGVMI) initiative, of which our diocese is a sponsoring member. It takes a lot of time and...

Teach-In: Gun Violence in America & Michigan

Teach-In: Gun Violence in America & Michigan

It has already been a very difficult summer. The wave of mass shootings never seems to crest. It's all right to feel challenged, sad, and frustrated. But we can't give up. So this summer, we're preparing for a fall of action with teach-ins and training. Join us for a...

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

After a months-long process that incorporated feedback from parents, children, youth, the Children and Youth Commission, and the Vestry, we are ready to advertise for our new Children and Youth Program Coordinator position. We are all a part of the next steps! First,...

June 10

June 10

The next few weeks have all kinds of excitement as we kick off the summer. This Sunday, we have a baptism at 10:30, followed by a brief congregational meeting to elect our Genesis board representative, followed by our forum on communion wine. And later in the day, the...

Explore the Building

Explore the Building

In the Harry Potter series, the castle that is Hogwarts School is a full character; the castle is full of secrets, moving staircases, secret passages, and even a room that can turn into whatever you need it to be at the moment. I feel like our building is a little bit...

The Community That is St. Clare’s

The Community That is St. Clare’s

Dear friends, Last weekend, I had the wonderful experience of getting to share an evening and a day with our vestry- in person! One of the themes we named was that, while circumstances in the world around us are increasingly challenging, we are all grateful for the...

Guest Preacher and Discussion Forum This Sunday

Guest Preacher and Discussion Forum This Sunday

Welcome to our guest preacher, the Rev. Matthew Lukens, Campus Chaplain at Canterbury House at the University of Michigan! Rev. Matthew and Rev. Anne didn’t have the good fortune of going to seminary in the same place, but we did attend seminary at the same time, and...

Worship in the Spring & Summer

Worship in the Spring & Summer

Thanks to all who expressed their hopes and preferences for worship in the spring and summer of this year. I wanted to share a summary of the data with you:  2/3 of the respondents expressed that their preferences were driven by concern for safety for themselves,...

Sermon Easter Sunday

Sermon Easter Sunday

Every Tuesday morning, our family, which is me and my husband Myles and my 2 year old Isaiah, has a very important vigil. We generally talk about it the night before when we prepare for it, and so it’s on our minds when we wake up. We spend the morning listening very...

Wine with Communion at the 8:30 Service

Wine with Communion at the 8:30 Service

You may have seen that we are now permitted by our diocesan guidelines to share wine at communion. The task force appointed to reflect and give recommendations on the matter suggests that each congregation take some time to consider their particular context, theology,...

Easter Joy!

Easter Joy!

Invite your friends to join in Easter joy! We can all use an invitation to a joyful celebration of hope and new life this year. It’s really easy to invite a friend to join us: Send them a Facebook invitation to our Easter service! [https://fb.me/e/4po7h23uX ]...