Men’s Devotional Group
The St. Clement’s Men’s Devotional group meets on Thursday evenings at 7pm where we are going through the book “Life Together” – Dietrich Bonhoffer.
Looking forward to (virtually) seeing you!
Also, please feel free to invite your friends who attend (or not) other churches, denominations, and who may be geographically located elsewhere. The great thing about doing this via zoom, is there are no limitations as to who can attend.
St. Clement’s Vestryman
Lectionary Bible Study on Zoom
Starting Tuesday, September 15th at 4pm
Becoming Beloved Community
As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God.
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The Choir at St. Clement’s is continuing to add exciting new music to enhance the worship services!
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming Advent events!
A Letter from Bishop Megan About the Fires in Northern California
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we receive news of multiple fires across the diocese, and beyond, I invite your prayers and care for one another. We are knit together through the love of our Father in Heaven, whose Son died and rose for us. Let us together as one family support and care for one another in prayer.
We pray for the safety of all, and especially for first responders and those who suffer loss. We pray for those who are remembering past trauma, and suffering anxiety and worry.
O merciful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men: Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servants for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their souls with patience, comfort them with a sense of thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 831)
Bishop Megan has further suggested ways to give to support those affected by the fires. To support these Diocesan efforts to provide disaster relief to those affected by the fires, St Clement’s has set a goal of $500.00 in donations over the next two and a half weeks. (Goal Date: September 13.) Money we collect will be divided e between Episcopal Relief and Development and the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund: Disaster Relief. Donating through St. Clement’s is helpful to our church as a community. Timely donations are helpful to our neighbors as a whole.
HOW TO GIVE
Realm/Give. Please choose from the drop down menu either Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) or EDC (Episcopal Diocese of Northern CA) Disaster Relief.
Checks Should be made out to St. Clement’s with either ERD-Disaster Relief or EDC-Disaster Relief in the memo line.
Or just write Disaster Relief on your check and it will be divided equally.
Easy to use online BCP
Candle Walk (Children’s Book)
The Rev. Anne McKeever, Diocesan Recovery Facilitator
Isolation is perilous for people in recovery. We learn that our sobriety depends upon keeping connected to sober people, being accountable to others, being of service to others.
Some people in recovery attend one or more meetings a day. Many people attend several meetings a week.
With quarantines, self-isolation, and lockdowns spreading in response to the COVID-19 virus, and with many in-person support groups ceasing to meet as ordered, other sinister viruses can spread as well: powerlessness, loneliness, anxiety, fear, shame, all the hurts and harms that fuel addictive behaviors.
As our Diocesan Recovery facilitator, I’ve begun compiling this collection of online/virtual recovery support resources. It’s just the beginning. Please share with me resources you find, too.
Please share these resources with your congregations and friends. Learn who might need frequent check-ins by phone. Let’s work together to stay as healthy as possible in these tender times.
- Rev. Anne’s article and curated list of resources are available here: conta.cc/2wr45Yj
- Here is an additional article from Episcopal News Service: Episcopal churches reluctantly close their doors to 12 step meetings