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The Alpha and the Omega: a personal reflection

The Alpha and the Omega: a personal reflection

In a Dark Time, by Theodore RoethkeIn a dark time, the eye begins to see,I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;I hear my echo in the echoing wood --A lord of nature weeping to a tree.I live between the heron and the wren,Beasts of the hill and serpents of the...

Lay Leadership Roles

Lay Leadership Roles

Vestry 2021-2023: Announcing a wonderful opportunity! Dear fellow parishioners.  It is time, once again, to consider nominees for our upcoming Vestry elections.  As you likely know, membership on the Vestry is for a three year term, and is a wonderful...

Turbulence Ahead

Turbulence Ahead

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 This month presents a difficult challenge for our country. Political tensions are surging, the...

There’s a day after…

There’s a day after…

Dear Friends, I read an interesting interview with three university presidents talking about their decision to close or open in the fall.  Chancellor Carol Christ of Berkeley said two things that resonated with me and I believe apply at St. Clare's...

July Vestry Corner

July Vestry Corner

Beloved St. Clarians, In his message on racial healing, Presiding Bishop Curry paints a picture of 1967 saying “the nation was in turmoil. There was war abroad, and turmoil within, and anxiety about whether the very democracy would hold.” My mother was only a year old...

May/June Vestry Notes

May/June Vestry Notes

(Highlights of recent Vestry meetings) Zooming: Your Vestry continues to meet via zoom. In May the Vestry transferred $20,000 to the Haiti Outreach Mission from the Haiti Outreach Mission account where wine sale and other funds designated for Haiti were being kept....

June Update From Your Vestry

June Update From Your Vestry

Greetings from your Vestry with a word about what we’ve been paying attention to during these awkward and often inconvenient times. We all agree that while our “virtual worship” does not convey the same sense of community and fellowship we’re accustomed to, good ol’...

May Vestry Corner

May Vestry Corner

May 2020 Vestry Corner                                                   Mary Lu Barth The Genesis Board is a group made up of four members each from TBE and St. Clares.  Its purpose is to oversee the operation and maintenance of the building.  The...

Congregational Survey Results (CAT-Congregational Assessment Tool)

Congregational Survey Results (CAT-Congregational Assessment Tool)

Click here to find the long-promised report from our congregational survey that many of you completed late last year. We had hoped to distribute it this in March and to have forums after our services to discuss it. Unfortunately the situation does not allow this but...

Reflections from the Vestry, April 2020

Reflections from the Vestry, April 2020

Dear Friends, St. Clare’s is continuing in our mission during these troubled times. We hope that you all have had the opportunity to worship with us remotely in our Zoom services. It has been wonderful to see so many faces even if we aren't in the same physical...

Vestry Notes March/April 2020

Vestry Notes March/April 2020

Highlights of recent Vestry meetings Meeting Virtually: Your Vestry has been meeting virtually since the SARS-CoV-2 (aka COVID-19, aka Novel Corona Virus) pandemic forced most of us to self-isolate. Here are some highlights of the March and April meetings that were...

From the Vestry, March 2020

From the Vestry, March 2020

From the Vestry of St. Clare's Church: A message on our efforts to provide spiritual support while protecting our clergy, staff and parishioners from the risks of contagion during this pandemic.  You should all be aware that, at the direction of Presiding Bishop...