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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

(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

Read how and why we are implementing the diocesan Safe Church policy in 2019, and how it affects our church, by Martin Heggestad.

Vestry Corner May 2019

Mike Meyer reports on Outreach: “We are happy to say that the Outreach Commission has been reestablished … Is there an injustice or need in our community?

April Vestry Notes

Highlights of the April vestry meeting including safe church training, worship style, volunteering during services and name tags.

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...

Updated Church Organization April 2019

The 2019 Vestry accepted responsibilities as liaisons for our various church commissions. Please see the updated Church Organization diagram here. Note (added April 18, 2019) while the vestry liaison are up to date, other aspects of the organizational structure are...

Reflections on our Holding Pattern

from Knut Hill, Senior Warden It is Lent, and I am waiting. Haven’t I waited long enough? I’ve already got a taste of what I am waiting for. My fellow Saint Clarians, I am writing to you from inside our small Chapel. Enjoying the unique space in here, I am thinking...

February Vestry Retreat

The Vestry retreat on February 9 was uplifting and productive.  We elected Knut Hill as Senior Warden for 2019 and re-elected Junior Wardens Linda Klimach and Kathy Daly.  We thanked our outgoing warden John Little for his outstanding and untiring service to...