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Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine Hesitancy

Hello, beloved St. Clarians, I wanted to write this month’s Vestry Corner about vaccination and vaccine hesitancy. I’m so happy to have had my vaccine and to soon be rejoining in-person activities such as services at St. Clare’s! With some people in my family hesitant...

Safe Church

Safe Church

Living into our Baptismal Covenant, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, and its affiliated congregations, and other entities, strive for justice and peace among all people. The obligation to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human...

Native American View of the Gospels

Native American View of the Gospels

Do you want to know more about Native American spirituality, as our Land Acknowledgement program takes shape? If so, The Four Vision Quests of Jesus is one of the most original and helpful books that I can recall. The author, Steven Charleston, is a Choctaw. Even...

Filthy Rags

Filthy Rags

I was pondering Paul this morning, and specifically the bit in Romans where he compares his pre-conversion life to filthy rags (for the scripturally-knowledgeable who are raising their eyebrows right now: stick with me). As a Christian from the baptismal class of...

Earth Day is every day

Earth Day is every day

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” For some of...

Vestry Corner: March

Vestry Corner: March

Profile Committee Report, by Christine Cook As I promised in my January St. Clarian article, once we finalized the responses to the questions for the online ministry profile, I would share them with the congregation. This article is an effort to provide transparency...

Vestry Corner: February

Vestry Corner: February

The Episcopal Church and Slavery Atonement, written by Linda Klimach As the four Sacred Ground circles completed our 10 week study and dialogue series on race and racism, we learned that the 75th Episcopal General Convention (2006) had debated and passed a resolution...

Election Results

Election Results

A huge thank you to all of you who agreed to serve on vestry, to serve as a delegate to Diocesan Convention, or to serve on the Genesis Board. We can't do what we do without you! At our Annual Meeting on January 24, we elected four people to 3-year terms on vestry...

What’s This Profile Committee I’ve Heard About?

What’s This Profile Committee I’ve Heard About?

by Christine Cook In the last two months, Maryjane Peck, Linda Klimach, and I have made announcements regarding the Profile Committee, and I thought it might be a good idea to explain in a bit more depth what this Profile Committee is and what we’re doing. I did...

2021 Vestry Nominees

2021 Vestry Nominees

The Vestry is pleased to present the nominees for election to St. Clare’s Vestry. Below are six candidates for four three-year terms. Outgoing and continuing Vestry members are listed in this post. Click here to read more

Nominees for Delegates, Genesis Board

Nominees for Delegates, Genesis Board

At our Annual Meeting on January 24, we will elect three delegates to represent St. Clare's at Diocesan Convention. The six people listed below have agreed to be nominated. The three nominees with the most votes will be our delegates and the other three will be...

The Great Conjunction

The Great Conjunction

by Linda Klimach, Senior Warden This month, in the Southwest skies just after sunset, a rare and amazing celestial event is happening; the closest visible 'encounter' between our two largest planets since 1622. Jupiter and Saturn, traveling in their separate orbits,...